Reed announces major shift for ISC East

Following a "State of the Industry" keynote panel that kicked off ISC West 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Security Industry Association CEO Richard Chace announced a new format for ISC East, a collaborative event produced by Reed Exhibitions and the Security Industry Association (SIA). Chace said the ISC East event is changing its name to ISC Solutions, and instead of being a booths-and-new-products show like the current ISC West show, the focus will be on developing the show as a "solutions focused" entity that is designed more for security end users and systems integrators looking for full solutions by vertical market.

Beth Blake, communications director for Reed Exhibitions, said that the show will still be held in New York as usual, but that "it will be solutions focused. There will be four main sectors represented, including government, healthcare, education and campus, and retail environments. The content will be provided by organizations that represent those four vertical sectors, for example the International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety. There will still be educational opportunities for dealers, which is still the core audience for the show."