Published on 12 April, 2011
|A number of educational sessions were held at ISC West to provide knowledge to the security industry about their field|
ISC West opened with the debut of the revamped ISC Premier Education SeriesSM featuring sessions on the IP Technology Advancement Center & Certificate (IP-TAC2), the Master Security program, Remote Video Surveillance, Dataveillance, Workplace Violence and the CSO Forum. The ISC Premier Education Series is a revamped curriculum developed by the ISC Education Advisory Board composed of representative members of the security distribution channel.
ISC West special event highlights included the 8th Annual AIREF Golf Classic, AIREF's sole fundraising event of the year; The SAMMY Awards, Security Sales & Integration magazine's annual salute for the best sales, marketing and installation endeavours; the Security Industry Association (SIA)'s Customer Appreciation Reception and the inaugural Women's Security Council Kick-Off Networking Reception.
The ISC Premier Education Series is a revamped curriculum developed by the ISC Education Advisory Board
ISC West is the largest event in the U.S. for the physical security industry produced in concert with Ingersoll-Rand. The sold-out show floor featured over 10,000 products from 900-plus manufacturers with special product feature areas such as the Public Security & Safety Expo and the Global Expo. The show floor included more than 150 first-time exhibitors bringing never-before-seen products and solutions to ISC West. The Global Expo showcased 300 international vendors - an increase of 20 percent over the number of exhibitors last year.
This year's 32nd SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) featured 85 entries from 70 companies in a new, larger location. Due to the rapid development of new products and technologies, the NPS nearly doubled the number of NPS product categories, particularly in the video segment.
With so much ground to cover, ISC West made the show floor layout easier to navigate with a series of tools that include "My Show Planner" kiosks in various locations on the show floor and ISC West Mobile for smart phones. ISC West Mobile featured educational sessions, special events, show floor locations and an online exhibitor directory and interactive map.
The day opened with a State of the Industry Panel discussion at 9:00 AM. The SIA NPS Award Announcements, as judged by a grouping of NPS judges composed of industry professionals, were made in the afternoon. Among the highlighted educational sessions, ISC Premier Education SeriesSM continued with a series of sessions on Advanced Persistent Threats; Cloud Computing Security Risks and Standards, A Legislative Update of State & Local Municipalities, Convergence: The Key to the Future of Risk Management and Web & Social Media Marketing for Dealers & Integrators. The day also included a series of vendor solutions sessions presented by Axis Communications, Anixter Inc. and FLIR Systems.