22 Feb 2016

Vanderbilt Showcases Products at Kratos Sales Conference

For four years now, Vanderbilt has supported valued partner Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions (Kratos PSS) at the company’s annual sales meeting, which serves as a way for the integrator and various manufacturers to connect, network and work together to strengthen their partnerships.

This year, Vanderbilt’s message at the conference was clear: the emergence of the company’s Vanderbilt VI Connect solution, along with growth in a number of markets and most notably, the higher education market with projects at this major university, the College of Saint Rose and Oregon State University.

VI Connect is a custom-designed data management system that integrates Vanderbilt’s Security Management System (SMS) with third-party disparate systems of any size, allowing for an automated business workflow between them. A popular solution in higher education and enterprise organizations, VI Connect processes and manipulates data based on custom requirements and routes it to the appropriate third-party systems in their respective required formats. This eliminates the need for manual updates and cumbersome import/export processes typically required when managing multiple systems. Integrators like Kratos can work with end users to help reduce the workload for system administrators and eliminate costly human errors, as well as help these users better leverage the investments they have made in third-party systems.

As part of the sponsorship, Vanderbilt was able to present information about new products, updates to existing products and answer any questions that the sales team might have regarding the company’s access control solutions.

“Kratos really notices the positive things we are trying to accomplish as a company,” said Brian Mathieu, Vanderbilt. “There was great energy in the room, and every member of the Kratos management team thanked each vendor for being a part of the conference. VI Connect was also well received.”

Kratos PSS is a division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, and helps clients develop a security management system that focuses on providing the security industry’s most-coveted goals: usability, maintainability, flexibility, scalability and reliability. Kratos PSS deploys Vanderbilt’s access control solutions as part of this goal, offering organizations the ability to ensure that employees always have access to their assigned areas at the appropriate times, while simultaneously protecting corporate information and property.

Vanderbilt works closely with SMS Certified Dealers, Distributors and Strategic Partners to ensure that each receives the quality of service that is crucial to the success of this business – including best-in-class sales support, installations and service.