Convergence gets its own 'Pavilion' at ISC show

Security Technology Executive readers are no strangers to convergence. That why when I received a press release announcing a "Convergence Pavilion" on the floor at ISC West, I knew it would pique your interest!


If you are an avid reader of STE columnist Ray Bernard, or if you are simply interested in learning more about using IT Security solutions in conjunction with your physical security equipment, this should be one of your stops on the show floor.


Hosted by IT products distributor Ingram Micro Inc., and its North America Physical Security Business Unit -- a first-time exhibitor at ISC -- the 20,000-square-foot Convergence Pavilion will feature a number of technology vendors and solutions-oriented demonstration centers from many of the IT industry’s leading and emerging mobility, networking, security, physical security, storage and services vendors. It’s a great place to check out the latest technologies in action and get the latest from industry players.  


“Ingram Micro’s presence at ISC speaks volumes to the cross-over sales opportunities and increased demands we’re seeing around physical security and networking solutions,” Ronald Carlson, director of physical security for Insight, an Ingram Micro channel partner says in the press release. “Today’s IT professionals and CIOs want everything tied into the network for greater manageability and performance. As a leading IT distributor with many specialty businesses, Ingram Micro has a lot to offer.”


Further demonstrating the breadth and depth of today’s security business needs and solutions landscape, the Convergence Pavilion will feature several of the distributor’s divisions. “Ingram Micro is a strategic business partner to thousands of channel partners and vendors specializing in security and other solutions and we’re thrilled to have (them) at the 2012 ISC West conference,” says Ed Several, ISC West senior vice president and general manager. 


“Today’s IP-based security solutions bring different vendors into the ecosystem and require collaboration, partner enablement and expertise, which is exactly what the Ingram Micro Convergence Pavilion will demonstrate to attendees throughout the conference,” says Brian Wiser, Ingram Micro senior vice president of specialty solutions, North America. “Over the last two years, we’ve seen increased market demand for truly integrated security infrastructure solutions that incorporate all aspects of IT and physical security solutions and leverage adjacent technologies such as cloud, mobility, Pro AV, digital signage, data capture and networking.”