On Thursday, Dec. 8, the 2005 ADI Expo Series ended the year on a high note at the Huntington Hilton on Long Island.
John Sullivan, vice president of sales for ADI, hand-delivered the "Toys for Tots" to the U.S. Marines. ADI has been supporting the Toys for Tots charitable campaign for several years. In terms of the numbers, over 250 attendees sat in on the training and savored the tasty treats. In addition, 66 vendors enjoyed a wonderful evening of networking.
The Expo featured networking, training sessions and showcased some new technology and proven technology from some of the industry's top brands, including Dedicated Micros, Genesis Cable, GE Security, Axis Communications, Honeywell, Securitron and others.
Fredrik Nilsson, General Manager of AXIS Communications, said his company was very excited to be there and show their support for ADI.
Gary Montemurno, president of Cambridge Allen & Associates, a company that serves as the manufacturers representatives for EnerSys, said that the Long Island Expo is always very good and that he looks forward to attending every year.
And from the professional integrator side of the show, Ed Savarese, senior technician for Scanner Technologies said he thought a lot of dealer/integrators are missing out if they're not taking advantage of these local training classes like the HAI training session offered at the Long Island ADI Expo.
"Our shop was 'intergrating' cameras and lighting with driveway sensors 10 years ago," said Savarese. "The dealers who are missing out on this type of training are the dealers who are still programming their security panels via keypads."
Peter Harlick, publisher of Security Dealer magazine and a (sometimes) roving photographer for SecurityInfoWatch.com, popped his head into the ADI Expo on Long Island to catch a few photos of the booth space before the security dealers made their way into the hall. Enjoy the photos below as 2005 winds down to a close and as you plan your sales calls and vendor lists for 2006.