What A Tradeshow

It’s only two days long, but what a powerful, action-packed tradeshow in New York City. Organizers of ISC East put together a whopper of a show with more foot traffic than thought possible, plus several theater venues on the show floor.

For me, our Network-Centric Security magazine sponsored a theater panel discussion on standards and interoperability, plus a second frame on school security. I also conducted several video interviews posted on our Web site. One of the videos features Ricardo Chen of Canon, who talks about IP networking and the advantages it brings to the security market. Chen also is featured in our November issue of Security Products magazine, writing a case study on museum security.

Take a look, and also watch for videos of both panel discussions.

As mentioned, foot traffic was incredible, and that comes as more than 300 exhibitors filled the Javits Center. Next years event in New York is Nov. 3-4. Mark it on your calendar and make plans to attend.

I was a little spoiled during ISC East as Sony sponsored an intimate media dinner in the Meat Packing district of the city. My thanks to Miguel Lazatin, Michelle Collazo and Tom Di Nome for hosting such a spectacular evening.

ISC East planned one of the most exciting giveaways in recent memory. World Series tickets were given to two lucky winners. Games one and two were held during the evenings of the tradeshow at Yankee Stadium. Congratulations to the winners.

I’m sure there’s quite a bit of anticipation for ISC West next year. I’m looking forward to attending. Technology and new products reign supreme. My staff and I will soon be looking for people to interview and video record to lend another spin on the security industry.

About the Author

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

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