Thursday, March 27, 2008

More Appointments Added, Plenty of News to Come

Plenty of electrical contractors know that you tend to be more productive when you're busy—no time for leisure—and that will soon be either proven or disproven in the upcoming ISC West Show. The editors will be busy scurrying from booth to booth and we're planning to provide as many updates as we can manage. With 3 of us there, we'll have plenty to discuss.

More appointments were added to the editor's schedules today. Companies that include Digital Acoustics, Honeywell Security, Phihong and Silent Knight.

It's a big show and we're betting on this market through our editorial coverage of it.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

ISC West Show Coming Soon

Ed Brown, managing editor of Security + Life Safety Systems; Tim Johnson, senior associate editor of Electrical Contractor and S+LSS; and I are soon packing our bags to head back out to Las Vegas for a very large, very comprehensive security, life safety and other integrated building systems show... There's even a Smart Home village. This show floor is packed with exhibitors and attendees, so we're going to be some busy editors.

Check back all next week for updates to this blog. We'll be heading out on Tuesday, April 1 (no joke!) and returning at the end of the week. With three of us out there, we'll be adding quite a bit to this blog.

Here's a preview. Already on our schedule:

For Wednesday—Axis, APC, IOImage, Dortronics, American Fibertek, Morse Watchmans, Avocado Security, Seagate and OnSSI
For Thursday—System Sensor, Fire-Lite, Honeywell Power Products, Arteco, Samsung, Assa Abloy and Sony
For Friday—Altronix, Panasonic and Ingersoll Rand/Schlage

We'll be scouring the floor for technologies and information that electrical contractors need and cool new tips. We'll also be updating with our commentary on the opportunities for electrical contractors in these areas, based on all the conversations we have out there.