updated 9/29/2010 11:46:09 AM ET 2010-09-29T15:46:09

ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The CBORD Group, Inc., the leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, is pleased to announce its new partnership with ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.

"CBORD is excited about the opportunity to provide its clients with an ASSA ABLOY product set. CBORD solutions have already been integrated for a number of years with HID Global security products, a division of ASSA ABLOY. This new partnership will present CBORD users with an extended product offering to integrate their CBORD Card System to ASSA ABLOY electronic locks," said Cindy McCall, Vice President of Marketing for CBORD.

The partnership will better position CBORD® systems and ASSA ABLOY door security components, giving CBORD customers more alternatives for their campus security systems.

"CBORD shares our passion for providing solutions that better secure college and university campuses," said Martin Huddart, Vice President of Electronic Access Control for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. "This partnership will enable CBORD to seamlessly integrate with ASSA ABLOY's IP-enabled and offline locksets."

CBORD and the HID division of ASSA ABLOY have worked very closely in the past resulting in the very successful collaboration on the CBORD Squadron series of access control panels as well as other CBORD CS Access™ elements. This new dimension of the partnership will, over time, extend the integration of the two company's products.

CS Access is CBORD's IP-based door access control technology software platform tailored specifically for the unique needs of college and university campus security systems. CS Access has powerful privilege management capabilities that allow schools to track and configure patron access on a 24/7 basis. The system also supports integrated alarms management and surveillance solutions for a fully optimized campus security system.

The ASSA ABLOY locksets, powered by CS Access, provide campuses with an intelligent locking system that is simple to install, easy to manage and fully upgradeable.

About The CBORD Group, Inc.

The CBORD Group serves colleges and universities, corporations, healthcare facilities, chain restaurants, supermarkets, and a host of other market segments. CBORD's products are used in campus ID card privilege control, access control, integrated security, housing services, food service, catering, nutrition services, online ordering, and other institution-wide activities. Founded in 1975, The CBORD Group serves more than 6,000 clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Australia. To learn more about CBORD, visit us at www.cbord.com .

The CBORD Group, Inc. operates as a unit of Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ROP). Roper Industries is a market-driven, diversified growth company and is a constituent of the Fortune 1000, the Russell 1000, and the S&P 500 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, radio frequency, and research/medical applications.

About ASSA ABLOY 

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety, and convenience.

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