DICE comes to CSAA Expo fully loaded

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

ORLANDO--The weather here for the Central Station Alarm Association Electronic Security Forum and Exhibition, running through May 20, has seen scattered thunderstorms darken Florida's normally sunny skies, but it hasn't seemed to dampen the spirits of the roughly 300 central station operators here to get training and education and peruse a targeted show floor on Saturday.

"We attend the CSAA Expo every year and find the forum to be a great way to get face time with current and future clients," said Mike Simpson, president of DICE Corporation. "Also, we are very excited that Adam Eurich, [DICE's director of core products], will be co-presenting about the specifics of data mining with CSMS."

Back in March, Simpson told Security Systems News that "the year had gotten off to an incredibly fast start" with his company's release of its central station monitoring software, or "CSMS" Windows-Vista-based software. (Search "DICE rolls out MS Software" on www.securitysystemsnews.com.)

During Eurich's May 18 presentation, "Mining the Central Station Database," he is slated to discuss what data mining is, how it's done, how users can interpret the data, and ways the data can be used to forecast and identify trends.

Further, DICE is here touting a new team-up with Dragon Payment Systems of Cadillac, Mich., to form "a joint venture that offers an added service that has been proven to help clients better manage their billing, accounts receivable, and collection processes," said Simpson. As an IT systems integrator, Dragon works with DICE's central station clients to provide flexible pre-collection programs.

DICE also hopes to make a difference for its clients with the recent appointment of Sandra Lutz, business development executive, an addition to DICE's team since the CSMS preview in March, to assist with outside and inside sales expansion.

For more on the CSAA exhibition, see the July issue of Security Systems News.