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Day 2 NFPA, and just say no to round eyeglasses

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
The second day at NFPA was considerably more crowded, which was welcomed by the exhibitors I spoke with. I got a chance to catch up with Jeff Moore at Fike, the fire company that just acquired Video Smoke Detection company axonX. Look for more activity from Fike in the next few months, Moore said.

Bummer for IBM

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Thursday, June 11, 2009
IBM's work on the Navy Pier in Chicago gets a big article in the Sun Times, but there's no mention of who did the design and installation.

Please, make it stop...

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I'm not sure why I do it to myself, but I can never help reading the local pieces on our "surveillance society" that inevitably find their way into my inbox. I don't even really have to read them - they all are carbon copies of one another:

NBFAA helps out PD, FD families

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I got this release from the NBFAA recently, and was impressed with the altruistic nature of their actions.

NFPA expo Day 1

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The first day of the NFPA Expo was yesterday from 3:30 to 7:30, and all the usual suspects were there. Traffic appeared light compared to last year in Vegas, but as one person pointed out to me, the center aisle was huge.

NFPA show opens today

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Monday, June 8, 2009
I'm here in Chicago, getting ready to head down to McCormick Place convention center, which I hear is the largest in the country, for the opening of the National Fire Protection Association Conference and Expo.

The remaking of Pelco continues

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Monday, June 8, 2009
Considering they were purchased by the Europe-based Schneider Electric, and that they just announced a restructuring for their global sales efforts, it should come as no surprise that their leader of EMEA s

Fire sprinklers to get day on Hill?

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Friday, June 5, 2009
Here's an opinion piece which is mostly about House Ways and Means Chair Charlie Rangel, but also talks about the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act.

A surreal Friday

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Friday, June 5, 2009
I'm slaving away on some ESX products and the 20 under 40 feature, so not much time for anything thoughtful, but I thought I'd pass along the most surreal thing that's come up in a YouTube search lately. I present to you the Cupcake Security Camera. Enjoy.

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