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The Forum: Get your learning on

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05/01/2008

YARMOUTH, Maine—The show floor at ISC West can be an intimidating place, with aisle after aisle of new technology offerings, new market segments and promises of compatibility and ease of installation. How does the average integrator, who has built his or her business around a key skill-set, manage all the advancements in technology while at the same time creating additional revenue streams by entering new market segments
Evan Tree, chief products officer of WiLife business, a Logitech company, produces PC-based digital video surveillance systems for residential applications, cofounded WiLife in 2002 after recognizing a gap in video solutions for the residential market during his nearly 20 years as an integrator.

TSS adds software to the menu

Recruiting and consulting firm wants to help integrators manage jobs better
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05/01/2008

TREVOSE, Pa.-As a veteran of global integrator SST, John Nemerofsky, president of TSS International, feels integrators' pain.

SIA's first OSIPS standard

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05/01/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Security Industry Association announced on March 21 the release of the first deliverable standard from its Open Systems Integration and Performance Standards (OSIPS) body of standards.

Government Watch

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05/01/2008

SIA's Erickson to advise on GSA schedules Don Erickson, director of government relations for the Security Industry Association, has been tapped by Lurita Doan, head of the Government Services Administration, to serve on a new blue ribbon panel formed by the GSA to make recommendations about how to improve the GSA schedules program. According to SIA, the panel's recommendations will be finalized and submitted to Doan this fall.

NBFAA has the new PAC in town

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05/01/2008

WASHINGTON—Taking the "next logical step" to build its government relations program, the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association announced March 18 that it's launching its own political action committee, called the NBFAA PAC. (Creating a PAC is one way groups or businesses raise and donate money to political candidates.

Here's the ISC West rundown

Partnerships outstrip products at annual industry gathering place
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05/01/2008

LAS VEGAS—The industry has gathered once again here in Sin City at ISC West, and the event continues to be a major landmark on the industry calendar. A slew of new products have seen the light of day here for the first time, and a number of companies have taken the opportunity to introduce themselves to the marketplace, but if there was a theme to the show, it was one of partnership.

Bob McVeigh to head CASIA

Priorities to be training, broadening membership, legislation
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05/01/2008

WILTON, Conn.-Taking over from Harvey Clark, Bob McVeigh, president of Security Solutions, is the new president of the Connecticut Alarm Systems Integrators Association, one of the oldest and most venerable chapters of the NBFAA and a member of the NFPA.

ISC West kicks off with new companies, new products

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04/03/2008

LAS VEGAS--The industry has gathered once again here in Sin City at ISC West, and the event continues to be a major landmark on the industry calendar. A slew of new products have seen the light of day here for the first time, and a number of companies have taken the opportunity to introduce themselves to the marketplace.

ASIS Atlanta-bound in 2008

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04/01/2008

ATLANTA - It’s never too early to start planning ahead. ASIS International, in coordination with the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, in February sponsored a vendors and media tour to showcase the host city for ASIS International’s 54th Seminar and Exhibits, to be held Sept.

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