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GSX 2018: Expo Floor Day 2 and Wrap-up

Matt Golueke September 29, 2018 18:25 PM
Day 2 on the GSX 2018 expo floor started with interview with Ed Pederson, Vice President of Integrator and Distribution Sales at Bosch Security Systems, and Nick Hoyt before the show floor opened. The interviews ran well into the afternoon and continued to outline clear value propositions from our partners. We had very informative discussions with leaders, managers, and product specialists from our line-up of manufacturers. Below are videos of the great security solution conversations we had.

Nick and Ed, discussed security integrator challenges and the solutions highlighted at GSX 2018 that help them increase efficiency and profitability. 

Steve Pennington provided us with a 360 degree tour of the Bosch Security Systems exhibit, showcasing solutions from video surveillance to motion detectors, to intelligent video analytics.
With integration as a prominent topic for security integrator and end users alike, Southwest Microwave provided us with an opportunity to not only hear what's new in perimeter detection technologies, and also to see how an alarm occurs in Genetec as well as a guided demonstration of the integration at the Milestone exhibit.
Zareh Megerdoonian, SafeCities and Intelligent Transportation Systems specialist at Bosch Security Systems, explained how important video analytics are to non-security applications. 
Brian Cote from EIZO showed Tom some new versions of their IP Monitor Decoder and also mentioned integration to Genetec's VMS.
GSX 2018 Expo Floor Day 1
Day 1 at GSX was a huge success. Most manufacturers stated they seemed busier than they thought they'd be. We hit the isles to see what challenges security professionals are facing and the solutions that are available. 
Brad Anderson from Commend Intercom and Public Address gave Nick a demonstration and discussed how voice communication is becoming a greater part of active assailant response protocols.
Tom talked to Chris Costa, a longtime network communications expert from Comnet Communication Networks. They discussed how solutions have evolved over the years.
Jeff Fields from Bosch Security Systems explained to Nick how he assists security end users in various critical infrastructure sectors solve their unique challenges.
Nick was able to see the latest in command center furniture solutions from Rich McPherson from Winsted. Sit-stand options continue to increase in popularity.
Controlling access to buildings beyond the lobby is increasingly important as visitors to commercial buildings and campuses require additional vetting, while authorized employees need easy entry to start the workday. Mike Johnson from Orion Entrance Control gave Tom a peek at some new solutions, particularly DoorGuard.
Sean Murphy from Bosch Security Systems took a moment to discuss how he strives to assist critical infrastructure end users with unique and creative ways to solve their security challenges.

Expo Eve

Pre-Expo day got off to a great start. Our team had meetings scheduled, ran into several industry veterans, and took a sneak peek behind the closed doors as manufacturers were putting the finishing touches on their booth displays. Check out our interviews below...

Tom ran into a few long-time industry friends. Rick Leighton of SecureVizual explained to Tom why attending shows like GSX is so important.

When attendees arrive, all the exhibits are cleaned up and running as designed. However, getting to that point requires a few days of hard work. Tim Clause from Southwest Microwave chatted with Tom for a few moments during his exhibit setup.

Industry veteran, Ben Gollotti from LARGO Consulting Services, grabbed Tom to catch up for a few moments and give a specifier's perspective.


Pre-Show Prep

Camera Gear Rig

Preparations for GSX 2018 are wrapping up! Final testing of the gear we're taking for Facebook Live broadcasts and larger scale video productions are coming to a close. Below, Matt gives us a sneak peek at how we'll be keeping you up to date LIVE from Las Vegas.

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Breakfast Education Session 

fresh-breakfast-buffetBosch and Genetec: Greater security with unified monitoring of intrusion, video, and more

Bosch and Genetec deliver integrated solutions that go beyond the highest surveillance demands of today to substantially improve levels of security. Learn how the VMS expertise of Genetec and the innovation behind Bosch products bring a unified security solution.

Wednesday, September 26
9:00 to 10:00 am

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Partner Appreciation Happy Hour

Commend Beer ImageCommend invites partners and friends to join us for refreshments. Come meet our team, who will be happy to answer any of your voice communication questions. We look forward to enjoying a beverage with you while discussing Commend solutions.

Wednesday, September 26


To register, visit Booth #2727, or send Commend an RSVP.



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Booth 2243

Bosch Security Systems is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products and systems. Protecting lives, buildings, and assets is the major aim. The product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection, access control, and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communicating voice, sound, and music are included in the range of products. The company’s broad portfolio is used in a variety of locations, including schools and universities, retail stores, critical infrastructure sites, government and commercial buildings, and traffic monitoring applications as well as in residential, commercial, and industrial environments throughout the world.

Visit the Bosch booth #2243 to see our integrated security solutions that include intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, and audio communication!

  • Increase facility security and automate functions for easy operation
  • Protect high-risk areas with video analytics, intrusion integration, and audio announcements
  • Get enterprise-wide control of video and security devices with the Bosch Video Management System
  • Trigger and execute audio announcements based on security events
  • Use video analytics to improve security and make smarter business decisions

Experience the benefits of an integrated system, get details on our latest offerings, and preview new products launching this fall. At the Bosch booth, you can see:  

And learn how our products integrate with a range of security software solutions from other industry providers.




Booth 2859

ComNet Communication Networks is a fiber optic communication and hardened Ethernet product manufacturer. ComNet focuses on providing innovative communications networking solutions to the security market. The product line consists of fiber optic video, data, and audio transmission products as well as a broad fiber optic, copper, and wireless Ethernet. Products are designed to specific requirements for access control, intrusion, burglar and fire alarm, CCTV surveillance, and incident detection. www.comnet.net 




Winsted round

Booth 2871

Winsted is a worldwide leader in security console solutions. The company creates attractive ergonomic consoles that work with operators to improve comfort and optimize efficiency. Winsted offers stock, customized, and custom consoles suitable for any security application. Whether the customer is building a state-of-the-art control room from the ground up or simply upgrading operations, Winsted can provide the ideal solution. The company's experts combine the disciplines of industrial design, ergonomics, and interior design to create solutions that are both efficient and eye-catching. www.winsted.com





Booth 1143

With more than 45 years of experience and 70,000 installations worldwide, Southwest Microwave is a leading global provider of high-security outdoor perimeter intrusion detection systems. The company's field-proven solutions reliably protect against unauthorized access, mitigating risk to critical infrastructure and high-value assets. Technologies include fence and buried cable detection systems, digital and hi-rel microwave sensors, infrared detectors, and perimeter security management systems. Come by for a hands on demonstration of our latest high-performance intrusion detection technologies. www.southwestmicrowave.com/ssd 





Booth 521

Orion Entrance Control, Inc. manufactures optical turnstiles for corporate, government, and university lobbies. Orion's turnstiles allow easy entry for employees and visitors. The turnstiles range from a high-security bi-parting full glass speed lane to a four-inch-wide pure optical pedestal. With an award-winning design coupled with infinity lane control software, Orion can meet or exceed any specifications to ensure that lobbies are secure. Its state-of-the-art turnstiles are hand-built, high-quality products made in the U.S. www.orioneci.com 





Booth 1789

EIZO has nearly 50 years of experience as a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions by integrating hardware and software technologies to help customers work more efficiently. EIZO offers a wide range of displays that provide solutions to video surveillance, including 4k and the DuraVision FDF2304W-IP. EIZO offers both 23-inch and 46-inch displays that include a built-in decoder that supports both VAPIX and ONVIF protocols, requiring only a power cord and a network connection for out-of-the-box, ready-to-use viewing. www.eizo.com/products/duravision 





Booth 2727

Since its founding in 1971, Commend has grown into a large, globally-recognized player, providing integrated intercom systems for the protection of people, buildings, and assets throughout the world. With its experience in developing technologies for hands-free voice communication systems, the company integrates video and interfaces with third-party equipment that complies with international norms and standards. Featuring NFPA 3000 ASHEPAR Compliant Solutions. www.commendusa.com 

See the ID5 Live


Commend ID5At GSX, Commend will be showing you how to meet the challenge of making buildings safer. Maximum flexibility and compatibility – that’s exactly what the Commend indoor series provides. Thanks to its flat housing and the timeless look, the indoor series Intercom stations are designed for indoor use, whether on desks or walls. The ID5 datasheet details all the technical specs to help you see how it integrates into your network.




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