An Amazing Opportunity at ISC West
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Apr 17, 2019
By the end of the three-day security extravaganza also known as ISC West, I've seen and heard about hundreds of products and solutions. I'm ready for a break. Typically, that comes in the form of an airplane ride home.
Not this time.
At the end of the day on Friday, I had booth appointments with Seagate, and staffers Jessica Burton and Ted Oade. We talked briefly about the Seagate solution but I kept my eye on the race car track they had set up in their booth.
You've seen these tracks set up at many other shows where the vendor is taking a look at license plates and image capture rates, but this track was for pure pleasure. I stepped over to the track and pressed the plunger on the control bar and I was off and racing. I took several very safe laps around the track before I begged for another turn.
I'll be the first to admit I didn't get a lot of work done while at Seagate, but Ted and Jessica helped my weary legs and swollen feet by allowing me to be a kid again. By the way, I learned that Jessica grew up in Pine Bluffs, WY. Never heard of it? I only knew about Pine Bluffs because I grew up in Byron, WY. Never heard of it either? I'm not surprised.
My goal for attending ISC West is to learn about the newest products on the market, but also to convince people to write educational stories for upcoming issues. There will be many amazing stories throughout the remainder of 2019 coming from Axis Communications, Legrand, HID Global, Panasonic, Delta Scientific, Genetec, AMAG and FLIR. Stories will be featured from 3xLogic, Zenitel, Quantum, ASSA ABLOY and many more, so my three day Las Vegas vacation was very successful.
If you attended ISC West, you were treated to the best tradeshow in the security industry. I hope you received all the information that you wanted, and I hope your travels home were safe and secure.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.