PSIA Rolls Out the Red Carpet at ASIS


The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance is gearing up for the upcoming ASIS conference in Dallas. The organization will have a significant presence at this year’s exhibition, one year after holding its first formal plugfest to the security community at large.

The focal point of PSIA activities at ASIS is the PSIA Interoperability Reception, which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room A122 at the Dallas Convention Center. This networking event provides attendees with the opportunity to view PSIA specifications in-action and witness the benefits of the PSIA systems-based approach to interoperability. Arecont Vision, Milestone Systems and Synectics are the sponsors of this year’s event. We encourage ASIS attendees and exhibitors to join PSIA for this cocktail reception in which the PSIA systems approach to IP standards will be discussed in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Technology providers including Arecont Vision, Hikvision, Next Level Security Systems, NICE Systems, ObjectVideo, Synectics and UTC Fire and Security will demonstrate the use of PSIA specifications in a variety of networked devices. This includes networked video and access control devices, and recording and video management platforms. Furthermore, PSIA’s newest specification, Video Analytics, will be showcased to the industry-at-large for the first time. If you’d like to attend the PSIA Interoperability Reception, please RSVP to Rhianna Daniels at

PSIA will also provide “PSIA Spoken Here” signs to its members exhibiting on the show floor. These will be distributed on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, during set-up hours on the exhibition floor. If you’d rather receive a digital version of this logo, please e-mail Debbie Maguire at

Since its launch in 2008, PSIA has released three IP-based specifications that enable various IP devices to communicate without custom software integration. The substantial industry interest in PSIA and its standards development efforts  — more than 1,600 security professionals have accessed the documents to date — reflects the security industry’s increasing interest in IP-based devices. By holding events such as the Interoperability Reception at ASIS, PSIA provides all stakeholders, including end users, consultants and integrators, with the education necessary to facilitate widespread demand for interoperable IP technologies.

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