ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that it will be a featured speaker at the upcoming PSA TEC 2019, the premier education and networking event for systems integrators, to be held March 11-14, in Denver, Colorado. To highlight the role of access control in the burgeoning smart building market, David Busco of Anixter will present on behalf of ONVIF in the session “Driving the Future: How Interoperability Standards in Access Control Can Enable Smart Building Success” from 1 – 2pm on Tuesday, March 12. The session will explore why interoperability standards and an open platform approach to access control are becoming necessary components of an intelligent building. Education and certification programs Being able to receive and export data in a universal manner is the key to realising the potential of a smart facility"“Common interfaces such as ONVIF are necessary to standardise the communication pathways between different sensors and management platforms for current and future IoT functionality,” said Per Björkdahl, chair of the ONVIF Steering Committee. “Being able to receive and export data in a universal manner is the key to realising the potential of a smart facility.” TEC 2019 features education and certification programs as well as networking opportunities and dedicated exhibit hours designed to advance the skills of industry professionals. TEC 2019 provides invaluable sessions with dedicated learning tracks. Over 100 sessions and workshops are being offered to attendees during the three day event. A security industry veteran of more than 13 years, Busco serves as Director of Marketing for Global Security Solutions at Anixter, a long time ONVIF member company that is active in many areas of the technical development of ONVIF specifications.
Vicon Industries, designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components, has announced the expansion of its A&E Services division, with the addition of David Busco, who will manage Vicon’s relationships with the A&E community throughout the eastern United States. David has over 25 years’ experience within the security industry, during which he has demonstrated an ability to support the needs of architects and engineers through design work, technical knowledge and product expertise. At Vicon, he will augment those skills with Vicon’s existing tools and programmes to deliver an unparalleled support experience for A&E specifiers of Vicon solutions. David previously served as A&E Sales leader for Interlogix, a UTC company, where he successfully built out the company’s A&E programme and executed a growth strategy. His experience representing a broad range of IP security products positions him to well to communicate the value of Vicon’s comprehensive portfolio, which includes Valerus VMS, VAX Access Control, cameras and storage options. Improving Vicon’s client experience David is based in Chicago, Illinois, and will be responsible for all territories east of the Mississippi. “Vicon has developed a new go-to-market strategy focused on delivering innovative, powerful and easy-to-use solutions that will improve the client experience without compromising quality and support. I am excited to be a part of this strategy,” explains David.