The big booths: The top 10 floor eaters at ISC West 2006

SSN Staff  - 
Saturday, April 1, 2006

Everyone knows ISC West is all about the show floor. From the "models" to the virtual pyrotechnics, the booths provide entertainment, networking opportunities and just-plain wow value to one of the industry's largest events each year.
Here, ranked by square footage, are the 10 biggest booths you can visit in Las Vegas, along with design details and how long it will take to assemble the contraption:
1. Honeywell - 7,500 square feet.
Set-up time: 3 days
Design: Honeywell's Jim Dodd, along with Gilbert Displays
2. Pelco - 6,350 square feet
Set-up time: 3.5 days
Design: Pelco Trade Show and Marketing divisions, plus outside vendors

3. GE Security - 4,000 square feet
Set-up time: 4 days
Design: Sparks
4. DSC - 2,750 square feet, largest of two booths
Set-up time: 3 days
Design: DSC's Ahmed Saleh and Geoffrey Vertlieb, along with Expotechnik
5. Tyco Fire & Security - 2,750 square feet
Set-up time: 4 days
Design: Freeman and Expotechnik
6. ADI - 2,500 square feet
Set-up time: 4 days
Design: Randy Teague, vice president of marketing, and Gina DeCesare, director of MarCom
7. HID - 2,500 square feet
Set-up time: 2 days
Design: Exhibitree
8. NAPCO - 2,500 square feet
Set-up time: 14 hours
Design: in-house
9. Samsung CCTV/GVI Security Inc. - 2,500 square feet, largest of two booths
Set-up time: 2.5 days
Design: GVI's Esra Kahraman, along with South West Displays
10. Bosch Security - 2,400 square feet
Set-up time: "We have a week of pre-show set up for all of our demo areas a month prior to the show, plus a couple of days to prepare for the entire booth. We will lay cabling and carpet on Sunday and continue set up until Tuesday evening, with last minute tweaks and clean up Wednesday before the show opening."
Design: Bosch Exhibition Guideline book from Europe, with in-house variation.