ISC Premier Education SeriesSM Kicks Off Security’s Largest U.S. Exhibition

March 27, 2012

(LAS VEGAS, NV – March 27, 2012) — ISC West opened today with the debut of the lauded ISC Premier Education SeriesSM featuring sessions on the IP Technology Advancement Center & Certificate (IP-TAC2), the Master Security program, PSA®-TEC basic training up to and including advanced management and new IT technical advancements, and ISC’s Strategic Management track for high level end users.  The Series is a curriculum developed by the ISC Premier Education SeriesSM Advisory Board, composed of representative members of the security distribution channel.

In addition, the Smart Card Alliance Workshop was an all-day affair, providing commercial enterprises with an understanding of the PIV, PIV-I and CIV specifications and the physical and logical access applications that they can support in a converged credentialing program.

ISC West special event highlights from today included the 9th Annual Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) Golf Classic, AIREF's sole fundraising event of the year.  Four events are scheduled tonight. The SAMMY Awards, Security Sales & Integration magazine's annual salute for the best sales, marketing and installation endeavors begins at 4:30 pm; the SecuritySpecifiers.com reception at 5:30 pm, the Security Industry Association (SIA)'s Customer Appreciation Reception which starts at 6:00 pm; and the Women's Security Council “Women of the Year” Awards which also commences at 6:00 pm.

ISC West is the largest annual event in the U.S. for the physical security industry.  The event opens tomorrow with a grand opening, sponsored by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, at 9:30 am. The sold-out show floor will feature over 100,000 products from 900-plus manufacturers, including more than 170 first-time exhibitors bringing never-before-seen products and technologies to ISC West.  Special product feature areas will include the Public Security & Safety Expo, the Ingram Micro Convergence Pavilion and the Global Expo.

Tomorrow, among the highlighted educational sessions, the ISC Premier Education SeriesSM continues with PSA®-TEC training.  In addition, a panel on Security Cloud Computing will discuss how cloud computing is changing the very fabric of how security is sold, delivered, used and, as a result, valued by customers.  The day also includes a series of vendor solutions sessions presented by Axis Communications, FLIR Systems, Cisco, Hirsch Identive, Honeywell and VideoIQ.

This year's 33rd SIA New Product Showcase (NPS) Awards winners, judged by industry professionals, will be announced at the Special Events Stage at 3:00 pm.  Due to the rapid development of new products and technologies, the SIA NPS has nearly doubled the number of SIA NPS product categories, particularly in the video segment.  At 4:30 pm, the SD&I Fast50 will honor the industry’s most dynamic growth companies.

With the success of navigation tools, such as “My Show Planner” kiosks and ISC West Mobile for smart phones, ISC West has become one of the easiest large shows to navigate. ISC West Mobile features educational sessions, special events, show floor locations and an online exhibitor directory and interactive map.

For more information about ISC West; visit www.iscwest.com

ISC West:
ISC West is the security industry's premier launching pad for new products, solutions and technologies in the U.S. Each year, ISC West hosts over 900 international and domestic security product manufacturer companies and over 23,000 security professionals in Las Vegas. Currently, ISC West is completely sold out with sales projections pacing towards a 10% growth in show floor space making ISC West the largest exhibition hall in the US for security. This year's ISC West Premier Education Series will provide the latest insights and applications for security professionals involved in every segment of the industry. Designed by the ISC Educational Advisory Board in collaboration with the Security Industry Association (SIA), ISC Premier Education Series is the security industry's broadest offering of education, developed by the industry, designed to take today's security professional to the next level. ISC West Exhibition will take place March 28-30, 2012 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV with the ISC Premier Education Series beginning today.

The Security Industry Association (SIA)
SIA is a nonprofit international trade association that represents more than 350 electronic physical security product manufacturers, specifiers, integrators and service providers.

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