What's New At Expo Seguridad
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Apr 21, 2010
Trade shows are pretty much the same: Attendees want to know what’s new, and often times, you want to know what new products I think will be the next big thing.
I ran across a product here in Mexico City that actually made its debut at ISC West. Digiop, an Indianapolis-based video intelligence software company, introduced a design that was built in collaboration with Dell. That’s right, Dell, the computer giant.
The Advantage series comes with hybrid capabilities and integration to third-party systems, bringing visual integration to your business. The hybrid video management system is built to the company’s specifications by Dell on its latest hardware platforms. The nice thing about that is the system can be configured to provide months of real-time, high resolution video and audio. And the Advantage series will expand when you're ready to expand.
VMS products should provide real-time power for the end users' business intelligence that is used in operations, marketing, merchandising and IT departments.
On the first day of Expo Seguridad, I had another interesting experience: I ran across a couple of guys from Russia, who have been living in Mexico City for the past 10 years.
I’ve always been fascinated with the Soviet Union, so I wondered why they chose Mexico. The story is rather easy to tell. When I asked about the economic differences of having their business in the Americas as opposed to Russia, they quickly reminded me that the Soviet Union breakup was more than 10 years ago.
So I asked: Why not branch out from Moscow to various points around the world? Security needs are everywhere.
Shamil Sharapudinov, general director, and Alexey Aleksyutkin, security manager, of Axon, said the security world has become so small that their company not only works in the Mexico City market, but other countries as well; however, they say Mexico is a very progressive market for both IP video surveillance and analog solutions.
Their company's headquarters are in Moscow, but they have two U.S. offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
For me, it was a great lesson in civics, cultural adaptability and economics as they explained their vertical market choices in the government sector. For instance, in the city Moscow, more than 100,000 of their cameras have been integrated into one of the biggest projects in the city.
I’m looking forward to day two. Tomorrow, I will report on several U.S. companies that have specific interests in Mexico and Latin America. I also have a key interview with the executive director of ALAS. I hope you’ll join me for tomorrow’s Expo Seguridad E-News daily update.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.