Anixter to Host Security IP Convergence Seminars

April 3, 2006
Tour across North America allows dealers, integrators, end users to pick up technology tips, training

Glenview, IL – Anixter Inc., the world's leading distributor of communication products, electrical and electronic wire & cable and a leading distributor of fasteners and other small parts ("C" Class inventory components) to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), today is will host a series of Security IP Convergence Seminars kicking off during the month of April.

Anixter will deliver presentations at the seminar covering IP convergence in the security market and how convergence is affecting the cabling infrastructure that supports security systems. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of networking concepts, standards, cable management and testing. The seminar will hit more than 60 cities across North America.

Security integrators, security directors, consultants and contractors are invited to the seminars, which will include two, 45-minute educational sessions. The first session will review the infrastructure required to support video surveillance over IP networks, standards affecting networking infrastructure and best practices for analog, hybrid and digital video surveillance systems. The second presentation explores a "real world" security design and build scenario and the complex issues companies face as they build or upgrade security systems, particularly IP-ready systems.

Participants will have a chance to ask questions during the Q&A session after each seminar, and have an opportunity to sign-up for additional hands-on workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to offer the security integrator an opportunity to get more detailed, hands-on training on specific topics and products covered in the seminar.

"There are currently no written standards in today's security cabling infrastructure market, and that is why Anixter is moving forward to provide a more structured and standardized approach and suggested best practices through our upcoming Security IP Convergence Seminars," says Director of Product Testing, Andy Jimenez.

Anixter has also announced a follow-up to the IP Surveillance Guide, the Anixter IP Security Infrastructure Resource Guide, which will be available to participants. The security guide will educate customers on the importance of installing high grade cabling infrastructure to support the requirements of security migration from analog to IP. The security guide will also introduce new concepts and best practices discussed in the Security IP Convergence Seminars.

For more information about Anixter's Security IP Convergence Seminars or to view locations and dates for the seminar, log onto www.anixter/seminar.