New York, In Full Glory

 ISC East 2009 has to be considered a complete success. Aisles were packed with end users and integrators, and exhibitors had their “A” game on one.

I’ve talked about our Network-Centric Security magazine hosted theater panel sessions, and yesterday’s session was extraordinary. Our three presenters did an excellent job. Dennis Dop, vice president of sales and business development at RSI Video Technologies gave a case study of the deployment of cameras in the Detroit school system

 It seems there are numerous empty schools in Detroit that were being ransacked and vandalized. Deployment of the cameras reported a crime in progress and numerous convictions were upheld in the courts.

Scott Sieracki, vice president of global sales at QuantumSecure provided a compelling report on how IT security plays a key and vital role in securing the IT infrastructure. Video of the panel will be available on http://netcentricsecurity.com soon.

Integrating schools and campuses with the right equipment is so important. I asked Larry Newman, director of sales with Axis Communications to address interoperability and best-of-breed equipment. Newman pointed out that IP video surveillance truly is the way to go in order to secure the education environment.

I took the opportunity to record interviews several other security professionals, all of which will be available soon.

Other important visits during the last two days, I found that IPVision software has signed EOM resell agreement with Hirsch Electronics. They will integrate the IP video surveillance technology with their own product and service offerings.

“The IPVision software approach is inherently different from other DVR and NVR vendors,” said Bob Beliles, vice president of enterprise business development at Hirsch. “We see IPVision Software’s VVR as the next generation for video surveillance, coupling advances in smart cameras with lower cost network attached storage devices while providing support for legacy cameras.”

Finally, on Thursday’s tour around the show floor, I talked with Steve Walin, president and CEO of SAMSUNG/GVI Security, who filled me in on the latest in thei offices.

GVI Security will soon become a private enterprise. Walin said it won’t affect the way the company does business, so continue to look for the same great products and super service.

Goodbye to New York, and right around the corner is ISC West in Las Vegas.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.

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