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Vanderbilt end users, technology partners and integrators will participate in the SIA Education@ISC panel
Vanderbilt VI Connect integrates Vanderbilt’s Security Management System with third-party applications

Vanderbilt, a global leader in the delivery of innovative, highly reliable technologies that help organisations ensure safety and security, announced recently it will showcase Vanderbilt VI Connect, a custom-configurable data management system, during this year’s ISC West Conference and Expo, being held April 6-8, 2016, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Vanderbilt will also introduce Eric Widlitz, the company’s new Vice President of Sales for North America, at the event.

 VI Connect

Vanderbilt VI Connect integrates Vanderbilt’s Security Management System (SMS) with third-party applications by automating business workflows between disparate systems. Designed for enterprise and higher education facilities, VI Connect dramatically reduces the time it takes to update records in multiple systems, and allows users to automate management of door access, One Card transactions, event management and privilege control systems. 

VI Connect helps to reduce the workload of system administrators and eliminates the need to manually input data into multiple systems. The system allows for real-time, detailed management of student or employee records such as university or office affiliation, dormitory assignment or course enrolment. Privileges based on this data help to determine an employee or student’s access control permissions, which are automatically assigned in the SMS. 

Eric Widlitz joins Vanderbilt as VP of Sales, North America

In his role as Vice President of Sales, Widlitz will be responsible for the management of the North American sales team, remaining focused on expanding the company’s reach in target markets. Additionally, he will work with existing channel partners, while expanding technology and integration relationships into underserved networks. 

Widlitz spent the last 20 years with HID Global, where he served in such roles as Managing Director of Identity and Access Management, Americas; Vice President, OEM Channel and Government Applications; Manager of Technology and Government Applications; and Western Regional Sales Representative, among others. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. 

“We are excited to have Eric take the helm of the sales team here in the North American market,” said Mitchell Kane, President, Vanderbilt. “Eric brings a wealth of management and leadership experience in the security and access control markets. As Vanderbilt continues to expand its business capacity, he will be the right person to shape the best sales strategy and execute these goals to accommodate our ongoing growth.”

Access control trends in the education sector

Vanderbilt end users, technology partners and integrators will participate in the SIA Education@ISC panel, “Access Control Trends in the Education Sector,” from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, in Room 307 in the Sands Expo Center. Moderated by Martha Entwistle, Editor of Security Systems News, the session will explore trends in access control in an educational setting, how integration plays a key role and ways in which universities can utilise their access control systems in an emergency situation. Representatives from the College of Saint Rose and Ripon College will be on hand to discuss the threats today’s universities face and how these threats can be mitigated through advances in access control technology.

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