I have worked hundreds of trade shows in my career and my judge for a successful show is typically how many potential customers attend and their interest in the products and services on display. When I arrived at ICS West around 11am Wednesday, and saw the line to registration would easily take up the length of an NFL football field, I knew this had the makings of a great show. I was at the show with Mike Fraser of VDI Space and we decided to grab a quick bite and come back to registration in an hour. That proved to be a wise move as the registration area was empty and we breezed through registration.
When we got up to the show floor it was quite a spectacle! The Sands Convention Center is huge at over 2 million square feet and there was a virtual metropolis of booths some big enough to run a business in, and of course business was what was going on all around us! Mike and I met up with his business partner Christian Petrou and set off to visit some exhibitors we know.
First stop was Mobotix a German based company that Christian and Mike work with who specializes in high resolution network camera technology. Mobotix was showing off their high-res video and slick easy to use touch displays for access control.
Next stop was Entertech Systems the market leader of Biometric Access Management and Time & Attendance “cloud” and “on premise” systems across North America. Entertech offers a “Template In The Cloud” service. Entertech is the North America agent for Suprema Inc.’s family of readers (finger, face, card & PIN),
Another stop had us in the Nedap booth. Nedap Indentification Systems are famous for their uPass Vehicle Identification products and other impressive hardware.
ICS West is a must see if you are involved in the Access control industry, I look forward to next years show!