OpenXchange Delves into the Changing Landscape of the Electronic Security & Life Safety Industry

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX)—the national trade event where electronic security and life safety dealers, integrators, and monitoring professionals connect, learn, and prepare for the future—has announced the panelists and topics for the ESX 2015 OpenXchange.

Moderated by George De Marco, ESX chairman, the ESX 2015 OpenXchange will examine IoT, next-gen cellular networks, disruptive technologies and more. This lively panel discussion will examine what is likely to happen from a technology standpoint and how it will impact the electronic security and life safety industry.

De Marco says attendees will receive insights on how security will tie into the IoT, including the types of devices they can expect to see and how it will all operate. They’ll hear what is likely to come next after 3G and 4G technology. They’ll learn how the emerging communications protocols will affect end users, security/life safety integrators and monitoring stations. And they’ll be introduced to disruptive technologies and ideas that will help them rethink the future of their companies.

“Our goal is to generate relevant and useful ideas that will keep our companies on the cutting edge of emerging technology and keep us competitive in today’s rapidly changing landscape,” said De Marco.

Panelists will be:

Rod Coles, CEO Bold Technologies

Coles has been in the monitoring software industry for nearly 35 years. Since 1999, he’s been responsible for the development and design of the complete Bold product line. In 2014, with Chuck Speck, he formed White Rabbit Electronics, a company that produces a unique security system with smart home controls.

Syed Zaeem Hosain (“Z”), Chief Technical Officer, Aeris Communications, Inc.

Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris Communications’ networks, development programs and technology strategy. He has over thirty-five years’ experience in the semiconductor, computer and telecommunications industries, including product development, architecture design and technical management.

Alexei Erchak, CEO, BeON Home

As CEO of BeON Home, Erchak leads a team whose unique approach to home protection centers on LED light bulbs that learn and replicate users everyday interaction with their light switches to deliver seamless, familiar safety and security. He was previously Founder of Luminus and was named to Business Week’s 2006 list of “Tech’s Best Young Entrepreneurs.”

The ESX 2015 OpenXchange will take place Wednesday, June 24 at 8:30 a.m. at ESX 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year's sponsor is QolsysSD&I is the media sponsor.


  • 12 Commercial Crime Sites to Do Your Research

    12 Commercial Crime Sites to Do Your Research

    Understanding crime statistics in your industry and area is crucial for making important decisions about your security budget. With so much information out there, how can you know which statistics to trust? Read Now

  • Boosting Safety and Efficiency

    Boosting Safety and Efficiency

    In alignment with the state of Mississippi’s mission of “Empowering Mississippi citizens to stay connected and engaged with their government,” Salient's CompleteView VMS is being installed throughout more than 150 state boards, commissions and agencies in order to ensure safety for thousands of constituents who access state services daily. Read Now

  • Live From GSX: Post-Show Review

    Live From GSX: Post-Show Review

    This year’s Live From GSX program was a rousing success! Again, we’d like to thank our partners, and IPVideo, for working with us and letting us broadcast their solutions to the industry. You can follow our Live From GSX 2023 page to keep up with post-show developments and announcements. And if you’re interested in working with us in 2024, please don’t hesitate to ask about our Live From programs for ISC West in March or next year’s GSX. Read Now

    • Industry Events
    • GSX
  • People Say the Funniest Things

    People Say the Funniest Things

    By all accounts, GSX version 2023 was completely successful. Apparently, there were plenty of mix-ups with the airlines and getting aircraft from the East Coast into Big D. I am all ears when I am in a gathering of people. You never know when a nugget of information might flip out. Read Now

    • Industry Events
    • GSX

Featured Cybersecurity


New Products

  • Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation.

    Connect ONE®

    Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3

  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 3