Convergence Q&A

2011 Convergence Education

Moonblink will be holding another of these showcases in Milpitas, Calif., on Nov. 10-11, where Rodney and I will also be presenting.

The ASIS Workshop, “Video Surveillance: Applications and Advances,” in Seattle on Oct. 24-27, covers network basics as well as video camera and networking traffic engineering and troubleshooting for video systems, and is well worth attending. See for the detailed agenda.

Finally, SecureWorld Expo in Seattle on Nov. 16 is a two-day program with several convergence topic sessions on Day 1, including Corporate Security Concerns for Social Networking, Cloud Computing and my own session on Networked Video Security, which provides take-home guides on physical security/IT convergence and future-proofing video systems. See:

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