AMAG Technology Hosts 10th Annual Security Engineering Symposium
AMAG Technology hosted its 10th annual Security Engineering Symposium in Dana Point, Calif., at the St. Regis Resort February 20-23, 2011. Nearly 70 engineers from throughout the United States attended.
Highlights included educational presentations from eight sponsors: DAP/Hawkeye, HID, Ingersoll Rand, Intransa, NEC, SALTO, Stentofon and Winsted. In addition to speaking to the whole audience, each sponsor conducted a break-out session which featured a more in-depth and hands-on look at their product line.
Roger Roehr, an HSPD-12 physical security engineer from Roehr Consulting presented "HSPD-12, SP 800-116 & FICAM" as the keynote speech. Roehr's core competencies are in the design, installation and maintenance of electronic physical security, security video and access control systems. Roger has a strong background in Federal Identity Credential Access Management and migrating the PACS to use biometric and PIV/FIPS-201 credentials.
"We are thrilled to have hosted our 10th annual symposium," said AMAG's director of business development, Jody Ross. "The event allows engineers to take full advantage of the product and industry knowledge presented to them throughout the week, and it also offers many opportunities to network and exchange ideas about industry trends."
The attending consultants and engineers were provided the opportunity to operate AMAG's Symmetry Security Management System V7 with intrusion management and see how it integrates with each of the eight partners who participated in the SES. They also learned about AMAG's product roadmap and international presence.
"The event is educational, has good quality partners speaking and the accommodations are fantastic," said Applied Risk Management’s vice president, Roger Rueda. "The audience is appropriate in that with only consultants in attendance, we can speak frankly and ask questions that might be common among all of the attendees, which enhances the level of education the conference provides."
"I think AMAG's SES is a fabulous event," said Ken Lowen, a senior engineer at Tomasi-Dubois & Associates. "It was a great way to keep abreast of new technologies and what's happening in the industry."
All eight sponsors of the 10th annual AMAG SES are returning sponsors.
"The Security Engineering Symposium presented an incredible platform to educate the nearly 70 engineers about the embedded Salto/Symmetry system," said Salto Systems’ senior vice president, Mike Mahon. "The audience appreciated the information, asked questions and engaged in lively discussions during the breakout sessions."
"The SES offers an opportunity for open dialogue and education among our company, AMAG and the consultants," said DAP National Accounts Manager, Bill Patterson. "The SES educated partners and consultants on government standards which support DAPs FIPS 201 compliant handheld reader. Consultant feedback has validated the importance of the DAP solution in the government and commercial market."
"Both AMAG and Stentofon are committed to upgrading together to provide a seamless, solid solution to the customer. The seamless integration is the product," said Dan Rothrock, Stentofon’s senior vice president OEM global sales. "AMAG and Stentofon believe in putting the customer first and that translates to why we've been a dedicated partner and presenter at AMAG's SES for the past 10 years."
"The AMAG SES provides good exposure to architects and engineers and an opportunity to deepen our relationship with AMAG," said Intransa CEO Bud Broomhead. "In addition to having the opportunity to present to the engineers and consultants in-depth information on Intransa's network storage solutions, the SES provides a perfect blend of education, relationship building and new networking."
"The AMAG 2011 SES was very successful," said Winsted President Randy Smith. "We talked to a lot of A& E's about future projects and found it very worthwhile."
"Attending AMAG's SES provides IR great interaction with the security industry's top consultants who are driving technology," said IR’s regional director OEM and strategic integration accounts, Mark Casey. "The immediate access to the AMAG sales team is also a wonderful relationship building opportunity."
"This is our fifth year as a sponsor for AMAG's SES and we find it a first-rate opportunity to get in front of the consultant community, support AMAG and strengthen our relationship with the AMAG sales team," said NEC Regional Sales Manager Miguel Llerena.
"AMAG's SES event is a valuable event to be at to be able to network and communicate the HID message to the consultants," said HID’s director of national accounts/consultants, Rick Mohr. "The consultants are in a relaxed atmosphere where they can discuss projects and industry trends."