The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-09-12T08:24:00Z Integrate 2013 Celebrates Busiest Year in Show’s History with Record Visitor Numbers 2013-09-12T08:24:00Z integrate-2013-celebrates-busiest-year-in-show-s-history-with-record-visitor-numbers Integrate 2013 in association with InfoComm International and CEDIA, held on 27 – 29 August, has established its position as the definitive annual trade show for the AV and electronic systems industry in Australasia, with over 4,800 visitors from more than 20 countries attending over the three days. This represents a 22% increase over last year’s event and 45% increase compared to 2011[1]. Integrate 2013 exhibitor Graham Barrett, Technology Director at AMX commented “AMX have exhibited at Integrate since the event’s inception in 2009 and for us, 2013 was by far the best show yet. As well as our traditional integrator, consultant and university partners, this year saw more IT and facilities end users from the corporate and government sectors on our stand, giving us an opportunity to build on our multi-tiered engagements. Integrate is a key part of our marketing strategy each year and we will be exhibiting again in 2014.” John Kruger, Managing Director at Kramer commented, “Integrate 2013 has been the best show to date for Kramer. There was a great vibe on the floor and we had the chance to have meaningful conversations with many of our customers who were keen to come and talk to us. It is a place to be seen, a place to meet and a professional event to showcase what we do.” Mary Giugni, Exhibition Manager at Integrate said ""Integrate 2013 was an outstanding success with overwhelming feedback from the industry. Visitors and exhibitors alike have been extremely positive towards this year’s new format and their support is invaluable. Our association with InfoComm International and now CEDIA has provided a single platform for the commercial and residential sectors to connect, learn and share ideas, making Integrate a must-attend event for AV and electronic systems professionals. We’re delighted that 85% of our exhibitors have re-signed for 2014 when we will be moving to the Sydney Showground next August. Show Floor This year’s event saw over 550 of the world’s leading brands including 50 new exhibitors showcase the latest solutions on the market in over 4,000 square metres of exhibition and events space. Digital signage, interactive whiteboards, video conferencing, sound speakers, control panels, touch screens, cameras and LED lights were among the hundreds of products on display from the likes of Hills SVL Group, Samsung, AMX, Kramer, Jands, Clipsal and Christie Digital Systems. There were also a record number of new products that were launched for the first time in Australia, and in some instances the world, at this year’s event. Canon officially launched the world’s smallest FULL HD Powered Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) dome camera; Sony previewed its ultra-throw projector series; CMI Music and Audio showcased its Mackie loudspeaker and mixer products; and Christie displayed its QuadHD84 Flat Panel Display. Education and Training Once again, Integrate hosted a series of educational seminar and training sessions, covering the widest range of topics to date for today’s commercial AV and electronic systems industry, including a new Manufacturers’ Forum featuring a diverse panel answering some burning questions. Some of the highlights from this year’s education program included a keynote from InfoComm’s new Executive Director and CEO, David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD on “Creating the Exceptional Experience”; a session on AV Systems Commissioning from Rod Brown, Staff Instructor at InfoComm International and Nick Orsatti, Manager – AV Solutions at Fredon and a presentation from Derek Powell, Senior Consultant at AVDEC Consulting, on tomorrow’s collaborative teaching spaces. For the first time, CEDIA also facilitated a range of training and certification programs, which provided electronic systems professionals with hands-on training for topics such as the fundamentals of control systems, wireless networking technologies and cash flow strategies. ### Ben Crosariol 
Product & New Business Development Manager at Canon said, “This is the first time that Canon has exhibited at Integrate and the interest we received for our network cameras and projectors was very strong. The show itself attracted a large number of visitors and was a great platform to meet some good contacts, with a large range of customers wanting to purchase, sell or install our products. This made the whole experience very positive. We also announced the world’s smallest FULL HD powered PTZ camera, and after our official launch, we had even more traffic coming to our stand to see and talk about this new range, which are market leading”. Integrate is an annual trade show, which will return in 2014 from 26 – 28 August at a new venue at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. For more information, visit www.integrate-expo.com About Integrate Integrate, in association with InfoComm International and CEDIA, is Australasia’s largest integrated AV IT and electronic systems industry event. Every year over 550 of the world’s biggest brands come together combining the latest in conferencing, digital signage, video projection, unified communications and pro audio and lighting with the best in home networking, entertainment, lighting, energy management, automation and more. Follow Integrate 2013 on facebook.com/integrateexpo, Twitter @Integrate_Expo or visit integrate-expo.com for the latest news and developments. About Diversified Exhibitions Australia Diversified Exhibitions Australia is Australia’s premier events organisation. Connecting, educating and strengthening business communities, Diversified Exhibitions delivers over 25 events across the building & construction, health & wellness, fitness, food & beverage, wine, hospitality, design, business communications technology, security, oil & gas, waste & recycling and office services industries. For further information, visit www.divexhibitions.com.au [1] Figures based on internal research conducted by Diversified Exhibitions Australia and subject to a CAB Audit. Integrate 2013 Opens with Record Visitor Numbers 2013-08-28T01:39:00Z integrate-2013-opens-with-record-visitor-numbers Integrate 2013 - in association with InfoComm International and CEDIA - Australasia’s largest integrated AV IT and electronic systems industry event, opened yesterday with record visitor numbers at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour. Industry professionals witnessed an exciting showcase of the latest audio, visual and lighting innovations from the world’s leading brands and had the opportunity to participate in the largest ever education program, which included a much anticipated keynote from InfoComm International’s new Executive Director and CEO, David Labuskes Commenting on the opening day of the show, Mary Giugni, Exhibition Manager, at Integrate commented, “We have been overwhelmed by the calibre of exhibitors that are on show at this year’s event. As you would expect with this dynamic industry, the atmosphere and energy on the show floor has been overwhelming and the quality of stands makes for an extremely visual experience. The addition of CEDIA offers a wider range of solutions, making Integrate a truly must-see event for anyone in the professional AV and electronic systems sector”. First Day Key Highlights InfoComm’s new Executive Director and CEO, David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD presented the keynote session on “Creating the Exceptional Experience”. Labuskes explained that regardless of the situation, creating an exceptional communications experience is critical and in order to meet the growing demands of consumers, AV and IT professionals need to go beyond the basic requirements of consumers. Importantly, they need to keep in mind that the industry is not about making technology work better; rather, it's about transforming the way people connect. In addition to the education program, Integrate, for the first time, presented a series of real-life e-health application simulations, showcasing live and recorded demonstrations of the latest video conferencing solutions. Sponsored by Pro AV Solutions, visitors were able to see how unified collaboration solutions can be used for distance health and health simulation training. Product Innovations Visitors were amongst some of the first in the region to experience the latest innovations in AV IT, with many exhibitors using Integrate as a platform to reveal the latest products for the first time in Australia and around the world. Some of the exciting products included: Canon – New range of compact FULL HD surveillance cameras Canon officially launched its new range of compact FULL HD surveillance cameras including the world’s smallest FULL HD Powered Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) dome camera. The unveiling at Integrate yesterday is the first time the cameras were seen anywhere in the world, and featured a guest appearance from the company’s Managing Director, who cut the ribbon to officially launch the new product range. The range of compact HD cameras included: · VB-S30D - the world’s smallest full HD, Electric Pan-Tilt-Zoom network video camera · VB-S31D – the world’s smallest full HD, Electric Pan-Tilt fixed focus network video camera · VB-S800D – compact full HD, fixed focus dome network video camera · VB-S900F – compact full HD, fixed box network video camera. These best-in-class compact, high quality cameras, which are ideal for low light performance, have been developed specifically for anti-crime and operations surveillance purposes. In addition, the entire range of cameras also includes Canon’s new Auto Smart Shade Control (Auto SSC) function, which maintains image sharpness despite shadows created by backlights for example, ensuring correct brightness regardless of the situation. Christie - Fully weatherproof Digital Signage Solution Christie’s WeatherAll FHD551-W also made its Australian debut at Integrate 2013. Fully weatherproof, this outdoor HD LCD flat panel with optically bonded glass resists impacts and scratches, provides users with an industry-rated digital signage solution (IP56/NEMA 4) that can be deployed in virtually any high traffic environment including outdoor sporting events and other open-air applications. Epson – MeetingMate – PC Free Interactive Whiteboard Epson showcased its latest range of interactive projectors, MeetingMate at Integrate 2013. The unique interactive whiteboard delivers a wide range of collaboration, content creation, capture and outcome sharing possibilities, replacing all copy boards, flip charts, whiteboards and other analogue tools with one easy to install and use device, without the need for a computer. It also allows users to collaborate (project and annotate) over the same presentation content through network connected projectors from multiple locations. MeetingMate’s advanced features also allows any hard, flat surface — including the table top — into an up to 100-inch interactive screen and allow annotation, capture and sharing of any projected image from a variety of input sources: computers, office networks, USB drives, visualisers, DVD, mobile devices, cameras and many other smart devices. Panasonic – Ultra Wide Angle Camera Panasonic showcased its one-of-a-kind ultra wide angle camera system (UWCS) that stitches together the images of four High Definition (HD) Cameras in real time to create a dramatic 64:9 panoramic image. The system has primarily been designed for sports coaching analysis, such as football games. With a 160-degree (4 x 16:9) wide-angle view, the entire field can be captured at once, so the moves and formations of all players are clearly visible. The system also includes a PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) automatic adjustment function, eliminating the need to make adjustments among the four cameras. Sony - Ultra Short Throw Projector Series Sony’s interactive data projectors are designed ideally for education, training and corporate application. The projectors achieve large-screen projectors from very short distances thanks to an ultra-powerful short throw lens, solving common problems such as presenters blocking light during a presentation. The interactive function also allows presentation files to be controlled using an interactive pen. In addition, two users can draw concurrently on the projection surface using dual interactive pens. The auto brightness adjustment function also ensures the projector is energy efficient and avoids unnecessary power consumption. ### Clare Ward, Executive Director at CEDIA Asia Pacific commented, "We are extremely pleased with how well Integrate 2013 has kicked off. Visitor numbers are at record levels and the quality of visitors, exhibitors and products on display is remarkable. The joint platform of Integrate with CEDIA has been extremely beneficial for our CEDIA members as they are now able to see products they have never seen before without having to attend multiple shows. Integrate 2013 has been a true example of how the commercial and residential sectors are converging in today's AV IT landscape and I am excited to see how the next two days pan out". Jonathan Seller, Regional Director, Oceania, Middle East and Africa, at InfoComm stated “Day one of Integrate 2013 was really busy for us. We appreciate that everyone’s time is valuable, and we trust that those attending Integrate today, got a big return for that investment. We’d like to say thanks to those that attended the infoComm University programs today, and the volunteers that delivered them. We’d also like to congratulate the AVIA Award Winners and thank everyone who turned up for the AVIA’s Celebration.” ### Integrate 2013 will run until Thursday 29th August 2013. For a full listing of exhibitors, brands and seminar sessions that will be on show throughout the event, please visit the Integrate 2013 website here. About Integrate Integrate, in association with InfoComm International and CEDIA, is Australasia’s largest integrated AV IT and electronic systems industry event. Every year over 550 of the world’s biggest brands come together combining the latest in conferencing, digital signage, video projection, unified communications and pro audio and lighting with the best in home networking, entertainment, lighting, energy management, automation and more. Follow Integrate 2013 on facebook.com/integrateexpo, Twitter @Integrate_Expo or visit integrate-expo.com for the latest news and developments. About Diversified Exhibitions Australia Diversified Exhibitions Australia is Australia’s premier events organisation. Connecting, educating and strengthening business communities, Diversified Exhibitions delivers over 25 events across the building & construction, health & wellness, fitness, food & beverage, wine, hospitality, design, business communications technology, security, oil & gas, waste & recycling and office services industries. For further information, visit www.divexhibitions.com.au Security 2013 Exhibition celebrates record visitor numbers and announces move to Melbourne 2013-08-20T02:56:00Z security-2013-exhibition-celebrates-record-visitor-numbers-and-announces-move-to-melbourne Security 2013 Exhibition has reaffirmed its position as the largest annual industry event for security professionals in Australasia, announcing a record number of key industry decision makers and buyers in attendance and an increase of almost twenty per cent in visitor numbers compared to 2012. The success of this year’s exhibition has been further endorsed by the industry with over eighty per cent of exhibitors already committed to exhibit at Security 2014, which will be held in Melbourne from June 4-6 for the first time in 14 years. Security 2013 exhibitor Troy Donnelly, General Manager at Ezi Security Systems commented, “Security Exhibition is one of the best platforms in Australia to display our extensive product portfolio. The quality of professionals that visit our stand each year is second to none where we get the opportunity to explain the benefits of our products, and discuss more broadly some of the current trends impacting the security sector, not only with our current clients but also with prospects as well.” Kylie McRorie, Exhibition Manager, Security 2013 Exhibition said, “Security 2013 was an outstanding success. The commitment, enthusiasm and dedication in evidence from exhibitors and visitors was overwhelming and their feedback and ongoing support has been both encouraging towards the move to Melbourne, and very positive towards the improvements we have made to the event this year. We are proud to host the annual Security Exhibition and to be able to work with the industry to showcase the latest security innovations, trends and insights and we look forward to an even bigger and better year in 2014 when we come to Melbourne”. Some of the highlights from this year’s show included: Seminar and Conference Sessions An acclaimed panel of industry leaders presented in a series of lively, practical sessions in the Security Solutions Seminar Theatre sharing insights into the latest trends and issues impacting Australian businesses, from aviation security and hostile vehicle mitigation to managing risk in major events. Internationally recognised expert on terrorism, Dr. Anne Speckhard, made a special guest appearance at Security 2013, presenting the keynote session on the motives and factors that drives someone to become a terrorist. NBN Co’s Strategic Consulting Architect, Anthony Camilleri, provided an update on the rollout of the NBN as well as its Security Industry Engagement Activities. This year’s Security Conference presented by the industry’s peak body, the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), also saw global experts present on issues ranging from terrorism, crisis, risk and reputation management. Don Randall, Head of Security at the Bank of England, delivered the keynote session on how to create safer communities through engaging with public and private security partnerships, while Mark Edmonds, Program Manager Electronic Security Systems at Railcorp presented a case study on its security monitoring system. Product Innovation and New Product of the Year Award This year’s exhibition showcased the latest security solutions from over 150 exhibitors both locally and from around the world including the likes of Bosch, EZI Security, MOBOTIX AG and Interlogix. CCTV cameras, biometric identification systems, bollards, electronic locks, thermal imaging cameras and access control solutions were among the hundreds of products on display. There was also a record number of new products appearing for the first time on Australian shores at Security 2013, including FLIR Systems’ FC-Series S: Thermal Imaging Camera and HID’s iCLASS SEOS Credential. Australian owned and operated, Ezi Security Systems claimed the prestigious Best New Product of the Year Award for its Ezi Elkosta M50 Bollard. The unique movable bollard is developed to withstand the impact of a 6.8 tonne vehicle travelling at 80 km/h and features a world first integrated hydraulic drive unit complete with EFO-facility. SALTO’s cloud-based access control solution Clay was recognised as first runner up, while Cognitec’s facial recognition technology FaceVACS-VideoScan was named second runner-up. Security 2014 Exhibition & Conference Following the success of 2013, the Security Exhibition & Conference will return to Melbourne in 2014. The move will offer increased new business and networking opportunities, and will continue to be the region’s essential meeting place for the industry. Natalie Moussa, Senior Brand Manager at ID Warehouse said, “This is our ninth consecutive year exhibiting at the Security Exhibition. We see the event as an integral part of our marketing calendar each year, it’s always a great opportunity to showcase our latest products and we’re very pleased with the quality of visitors and new enquiries we receive each year. As an exhibitor, it delivers great value for us each year and we are very much looking forward to Security 2014 in Melbourne”. Geoff Plummer, Business Development Manager at Smartlock Digital and Davcor Group commented, “We are looking forward to moving back to Melbourne for Security 2014. This change means we are opening ourselves up to a whole new group of clients who we previously may not have been able to reach, and significantly increases our return on investment.” For more information on Security 2014 Exhibition, visit www.securityexpo.com.au or www.breakingintomelbourne.com.au - ENDS About Security Exhibition Security Exhibition & Conference is the largest industry event for security professionals and end users in Australasia. Over 150 leading local and international suppliers come together to showcase the latest business security solutions for the installation, government, healthcare, education, mining, aviation, infrastructure and correctional services sectors in the areas of access control, surveillance, fire and safety, biometrics and IP networking. The event is endorsed by the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), the industry’s peak body in Australia. About Diversified Exhibitions Australia Diversified Exhibitions Australia is Australia¹s premier events organisation. Connecting, educating and strengthening business communities, Diversified Exhibitions delivers over 25 events across the building & construction, health & wellness, fitness, food & beverage, wine, hospitality, design, business communications technology, security, oil & gas, waste & recycling and office services industries. For further information, visit www.divexhibitions.com.au Integrate 2013 Announces Expanded Seminar Program 2013-08-20T02:44:00Z integrate-2013-announces-expanded-seminar-program Integrate 2013 - in association with InfoComm International and CEDIA - Australasia’s largest integrated AV IT and electronic systems industry event, today announced details of its expanded seminar program. Taking place from 27-29 August 2013 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Integrate 2013 will host a 60-strong education program for the AV and electronic systems industry. A variety of educational seminars, practical workshops and training sessions will cover a broad spectrum of topics ranging from networking, wireless technology, lighting, cabling, energy management, best practice and more. Visitors will learn from an acclaimed line-up of local and international industry speakers, including: · David Labuskes – Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International · Clare Ward – Executive Director, CEDIA Asia Pacific · Stephen Ellison – Systems Engineer, Stark Raving Solutions and Pavilion Production Manager at Technologies for Worship Magazine The three-day event will run special tracks for the commercial, residential and worship sectors, including: InfoComm University InfoComm University will return to Integrate 2013 to bring the latest global trends and insights direct from InfoComm 2013, which took place earlier this year in Florida. A comprehensive series of à la carte seminars and manufacturer forums will provide professional education for the commercial AV industry. This year’s InfoComm University will feature an exciting keynote from InfoComm’s new Executive Director and CEO, David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD who will be presenting ‘Creating the Exceptional Experience’ where visitors will learn how the future of the industry will be tied to satisfying customer needs and expectations. Other must-attend sessions include: · John Ungerer, Managing Director, Kramer Electronics Australia & New Zealand - In the session ‘EDID, HDCP, HDMI for Pro-AV’, John will explore the implications of integrating HDMI into professional AV installations and have a look at what is about to become the new flavor. · Pete Coman, Managing Director, Indesign Technologies - Pete will present “I Speak IT” which will explore in detail how IT thinks, speaks and communicates and what AV professionals need to know and the terminology they should be using to gain credibility with IT. · Pete Swanston, National Business Development Manager ANZ, AMX - Event environments increasingly require multiple layers of digital media technology, in this session Pete will address the primary challenges and identify appropriate methodologies and technologies to deliver effective outcomes. CEDIA Training New to Integrate, CEDIA Training will host a series of education, certification and manufacturer product training for the electronic systems industry, which will be held both at Integrate and CEDIA’s training centre in Botany. Among the expert speakers hosting the training sessions, include: · Clare Ward, Executive Director, CEDIA Asia Pacific – Clare will present the keynote in a session entitled ‘7 things your competitors are doing now’, which will raise the issue of adapting to the new global environments and how businesses can thrive in this growing market place. · Brendon Reid, Managing Director, AA Group Ltd. – Brendon will provide a training session on ‘Cash Flow Strategies’, giving small businesses tips and tricks to tracking and managing cash flow to achieve a better bottom line. · Frank Di Bartolo, Director, Pacific Hi-Fi – In a session vital for anyone new to the industry, Frank will host a 2-day Technician ESTI bootcamp, which will provide the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to get started inthe residential electronic systems industry. Technologies for Worship Pavilion Sponsored by Technologies for Worship Magazine, Pavilion Production Manager, Stephen Ellison will return to host the Technologies for Worship Pavilion. Designed specifically for the worship sector, a series of hands-on workshops will offer technicians, volunteers and house of worship staff with training for lights, video production, audio mixing and more. In Stephen’s session on ‘Stage Lighting’, visitors will learn the art of lighting design and how to create beautiful pictures using light. “Australian businesses perception of AV & IT has dramatically changed over the last five years. No longer are they viewing these technologies in isolation or as a want, but as a must, which will ensure the future growth of their business and the key to competitive advantage”, commented Mary Giugni, Exhibition Manager, at Integrate 2013. “This year’s education program will explore more topics, from more experts than ever before. Delivered by global leading industry associations, Integrate 2013 will provide visitors with a complete platform for networking, education and technological innovation”. For free online registration and to book seminar tickets, visit www.integrate-expo.com About Integrate Integrate, in association with InfoComm International and CEDIA, is Australasia’s largest integrated AV IT and electronic systems industry event. Every year over 550 of the world’s biggest brands come together combining the latest in conferencing, digital signage, video projection, unified communications and pro audio and lighting with the best in home networking, entertainment, lighting, energy management, automation and more. Follow Integrate 2013 on facebook.com/integrateexpo, Twitter @Integrate_Expo or visit integrate-expo.com for the latest news and developments. About Diversified Exhibitions Australia Diversified Exhibitions Australia is Australia’s premier events organisation. Connecting, educating and strengthening business communities, Diversified Exhibitions delivers over 25 events across the building & construction, health & wellness, fitness, food & beverage, wine, hospitality, design, business communications technology, security, oil & gas, waste & recycling and office services industries. For further information, visit www.divexhibitions.com.au Ezi Security’s Elkosta M50 Bollard Wins Security 2013 Exhibition’s Product of the Year Award 2013-07-26T03:42:00Z ezi-security-s-elkosta-m50-bollard-wins-security-2013-exhibition-s-product-of-the-year-award Security 2013 Exhibition (July 24 ­ 26, 2012, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre) has announced the winners of its prestigious New Product of the Year Award. Australian owned and operated, Ezi Security Systems claimed first place with its Ezi Elkosta M50 Bollard. The unique movable bollard is developed to withstand the impact of a 6.8 tonne vehicle travelling at 80 km/h and features a world first integrated hydraulic drive unit complete with EFO-facility. It also boosts a strong and robust construction, as well as a base frame with beam structure for shallow mounted installation. Ezi Elkosta M50 has been designed to suit high security applications where shallow installation is the preferred method and ensures minimum maintenance and a long service life. SALTO was recognised as runner up in the Product of the Year Award for its new cloud-based access control solution, Clay. Clay by SALTO is an easy-to-use, secure locking solution designed specifically for SME’s. SME’s have often been unable to take advantage of many of the top technological solutions in access control largely because of the cost and complexity associated with these type of systems. Clay combines a cloud-based intuitive software platform that provides the same features as wired systems at less than 70% of the cost. The FaceVACS-VideoScan facial recognition technology by Cognitec was named second runner-up. The application detects and identifies persons of interest while computing demographic and behavioural data, supporting security staff, marketing departments and operations management in one application. “The quality of entries were once again outstanding and highlighted the innovative nature of the security industry and how quickly it has evolved over the last twelve months. We saw a diverse range of security products such as thermal cameras, bollards, biometric identification systems and CCTVs, that all solve real-world security challenges in innovative, efficient and effective ways”, commented Kylie McRorie, Exhibition Manager, Security 2013 Exhibition. “Winners were chosen on the basis of innovation, originality and the potential benefits the product provides to the overall security industry. Ezi Security’s Ezi Elkosta M50 Bollard was selected for its unquie design and practicality. With the world’s first integrated hydraulic drive unit, this is sure to be a game-changing technology that ensures superior quality while minimising cost and labour overhead traditionally associated with bollards”.? The winning products, including the two runners-up and those shortlisted, can be viewed at Security 2013 Exhibition. The exhibition is open until Friday, July 26, 2:30pm. Security 2013 Exhibition is free to attend for business professionals and endorsed by the industry’s peak body, the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL). Register to attend at http://www.securityexpo.com.au -- End -- About Security 2013 Exhibition Security 2013 is the largest industry event for security professionals and end users in Australasia. Over 150 leading local and international suppliers will showcase the latest business security solutions for the installation, government, healthcare, education, mining, aviation, infrastructure and correctional services sectors in the areas of access control, surveillance, fire and safety, biometrics and IP networking. Security 2013 is endorsed by the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), the industry’s peak body in Australia.? Follow Security 2013 on Twitter @Security_Expo for the latest news and developments from the exhibition. About Diversified Exhibitions Australia Diversified Exhibitions Australia is Australia¹s premier events organisation. Connecting, educating and strengthening business communities, Diversified Exhibitions delivers over 25 events across the building & construction, health & wellness, fitness, food & beverage, wine, hospitality, design, business communications technology, security, oil & gas, waste & recycling and office services industries. For further information, visit www.divexhibitions.com.au Security 2013 Exhibition Announces Acclaimed Panel of Seminar Speakers 2013-07-03T23:00:00Z security-2013-exhibition-announces-acclaimed-panel-of-seminar-speakers ​Security 2013, Australasia’s largest industry event for security professionals and end users, taking place at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from 24 – 26 July 2013, has announced details of its 12-strong seminar program. This year the organisers have teamed with Security Solutions Magazine to host an impressive line-up of industry leaders both locally and from around the world in a series of practical, educational sessions ranging from the NBN and hostile vehicle mitigation to managing risks in major events and aviation security.Designed to educate today’s security industry, the seminars will run every day alongside the exhibition with sessions including: Day 1 – Wednesday, 24 July10:00 – 11:00am: NBN Co Security Industry Update – Anthony Camilleri, Strategic Consulting Architect, NBN CoAs the NBN is on the cusp of potentially facing a raft of significant changes, which could impact the way it is delivered to Australians, Anthony Camilleri, an 18-year telecommunications veteran and the current Strategic Consulting Architect for NBN Co, will provide an update on the current state of the rollout including take up rates and active retail service providers. Camilleri will also discuss the NBN Co’s Security Industry Engagement Activities, and will use case studies to demonstrate key learnings, including the copper disconnection and NBN analogue telephone plug bench concept.2:30 – 3:30pm: Organisational Resilience in Tertiary Education – Adam Byrne, Director of Campus Safety & Security at the University of Western SydneyIt is undoubtable, the Australian business landscape is rapidly changing, and as such, to be successful today, organisations need to evolve and constantly adapt to reflect the changing external environment. Adam Byrne, a former Sergeant with the NSW Police Force and current Director of Campus Safety & Security at the University of Western Sydney, will examine the theories behind organisational resilience, defining what it is and what it means for a tertiary institution. Via the use of case studies, Bryne considers the importance of resilience planning and how organisations can better prepare before disaster strikes.Day 2 – Thursday, 25 July10:00 – 11:00am: Come in, sit down and behave – Wayne Middleton, Director, Reliance RiskPublic venues and events play an important part in our nation’s social fabric; and yet given the frequency that public venues are used and events are held across the country, it is often a miracle that more problems don’t occur. These venues and events often take into their care the equivalent of a small town that are fed, ‘watered,’ entertained, before sending them on their way to make it home in one piece. In this session, Wayne Middleton will explore some of the contemporary risks and challenges facing public venues and events in Australia and what industry operators are doing about them. Middleton will consider topics such as crowd and alcohol management, the impact of the new Work Health and Safety laws, new technologies being employed for managing risk and also a discussion on the impact of the Boston Marathon bombings on the industry.1:00 - 2:00pm: The Shift from Home-Grown Radicalism to Violent Extremism – Dr. Anne Speckhard, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry Georgetown University Medical School With terrorism seemingly erupting from every corner of the globe, Internationally recognised author and expert on the psychological aspects of terrorism and posttraumatic stress disorder, Dr. Anne Speckhard will present on the issues of home-grown radicalisation and the trajectory into terrorism and violent extremism. Dr Speckhard will examine how the al Qaeda militant jihadi ideology spins ‘martyrdom’ attacks as an ideal response to their narrative of Muslims under attack and will discuss how this may function as a type of short-term psychological ‘first-aid’ for troubled individuals in Australia and around the world.2:30 – 3:30pm: Social Media and Security without the Hype –Rod Cowan, Freelance Writer/DirectorMedia and communications are at everyone's fingertips and could be either a valuable tool or a clear and present danger to companies and organisations. Rod Cowan, freelance writer/director, looks at what is happening in the media world and how it is changing the face of business, as we know it. He also considers the implications for communication, whether as corporate branding or as a security message. “Security continues to be top of mind for Australasian businesses, particularly in today's environment where security threats are rapidly evolving and infiltrating every aspect of our lives. As such, there is an ever-growing need to understand the latest security trends and issues," commented Kylie McRorie, Exhibition Manager, Security 2013 Exhibition. "We are pleased to announce the 2013 Security Exhibition seminar program. With such an impressive line-up of security experts speaking across a spectrum of topics, Security 2013 will provide the ideal platform for the industry to learn, network and participate in industry debate.” Security 2013 Conference presented by ASIALFor the first time in five years, the ASIAL conference will come to the show floor to accompany the exhibition and feature an acclaimed panel of industry speakers, including Don Randall, Head of Security at the Bank of England, Bruce Blythe, Chair at Crisis Management International (USA), Steve Ronson, Director, Dispute Resolution and Compliance at Fair Work Ombudsman and Mark Edmonds, Manager, Security Systems at Railcorp. For more information about this year’s seminar program and to book tickets, visit www.securityexpo.com.au - ENDS -Further information:LEWIS PRPh: +61 2 9409 3100Email: securityexpo@lewispr.comAbout Security 2013 ExhibitionSecurity 2013 is the largest industry event for security professionals and end users in Australasia. Over 150 leading local and international suppliers will showcase the latest business security solutions for the installation, government, healthcare, education, mining, aviation, infrastructure and correctional services sectors in the areas of access control, surveillance, fire and safety, biometrics and IP networking. Security 2013 is endorsed by the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), the industry’s peak body in Australia. Follow Security 2013 on Twitter @Security_Expo for the latest news and developments from the exhibition.About Diversified Exhibitions Australia Diversified Exhibitions Australia is Australia¹s premier events organisation. Connecting, educating and strengthening business communities, Diversified Exhibitions delivers over 25 events across the building & construction, health & wellness, fitness, food & beverage, wine, hospitality, design, business communications technology, security, oil & gas, waste & recycling and office services industries. For further information, visit www.divexhibitions.com.au 'Security World' to Debut at Security 2013 Exhibition 2013-06-19T02:44:00Z security-world-to-debut-at-security-2013-exhibition Security 2013 Exhibition & Conference, organised by Diversified Exhibitions Australia, today announced that it will bring Security World, a never-before-seen feature to the show floor. For the first time, this exciting new feature will simulate real world environments which showcase how different security products combine to provide a complete, secure solution. In today’s technologically advanced world, security remains one of the key concerns for businesses with new threats being a daily occurrence. According to Australia’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), one in five Australian businesses suffered an electronic breach in 2012, and this is predicted to rise as attacks evolve and become more sophisticated. “The constant development of technology and the speed of deployment means that many corporate leaders risk falling victim to security breaches by not keeping up to date with industry developments,” said Kylie McRorie, Exhibition Manager, Security 2013 Exhibition. “While most businesses are familiar with the security solutions on offer, often the gap in an organisation’s security plan is the lack of understanding of how different products work together and it’s here that businesses become vulnerable to attack. Security World will integrate the latest solutions where visitors can experience first-hand product demonstrations working in situ.”The newest feature to the Security Exhibition will recreate four everyday situations in an office, building foyer, car park and home environment. Biometric intercomms, CCTVs, motion sensors, surveillance software, bollards and perimeter senses will be among the solutions in action from some of the world’s leading security vendors including Honeywell, ID Warehouse, E-Nose, Salto Systems, MI5 Security Australia and Integrity Locksmiths and Security. Industry experts will host guided tours through Security World allowing visitors to gain an understanding of how different products operate and interact.Some of the leading products that will be on display at Security World include: • E-Nose: Graffit-e-Nose Mk4Graffit-e-Nose Mk4 is the world’s first aerosol spray fume detection device that integrates with CCTV/video surveillance. Graffit-e-Nose hides its electronic nose technology in an inconspicuous box that can be installed in graffiti prone locations. When spray paint fumes are detected by Graffit-e-Nose, a silent alarm alerts security guards to catch the offenders in action. The solution not only enables councils to detect graffiti vandals earlier, but also increases the number of arrests and convictions. By integrating CCTV, Mk4 further increases the likelihood of convictions, as video footage can later be used to arrest and prosecute offenders.• Honeywell - Tuxedo Touch™ Automation ControllerHoneywell’s Tuxedo Touch™ is a 7’’ graphic touchscreen that functions as a home and building automation controller, integrated security system, camera viewer and digital picture frame. Some of the unique features the Tuxedo Touch include are:On-premise control: With a built-in web server, users can conveniently control the system through a smartphone, web-enabled TV or compatible mobile device. Remote Locking: Remotely lock and unlock doors and disarm security system through the keypad on the lock.Reduce energy cost: Create an energy-intelligent home with automated heating, cooling and lighting at the touchscreen or on mobile devices around the premises when using Wi-Fi.Remote monitoring: Video surveillance on the keypad or through local web-enabled devices.• Salto Systems – Networked Locking SystemsSalto Systems will feature a range of its networked locking systems within the four areas of Security World including its AElement RFID Lock with Wireless DNA (WiDNA) Technology and XS4 electronic lock. AElement is an RFID lock that allows users to integrate all physical security needs into one energy efficient, wire-free system. Incorporating SALTO’s new DNA technology, AElement enables users to choose between online and offline. Wireless ready locks can be ‘switched’ to online mode to provide real-time control over an entire property at any given time. Salto Systems’ XS4 electronic lock with keypad, which increases security and control with the choice of two forms of authentication process to grant access, will also be on display in Security World. XS4 is available in a wireless version for online real-time control. • ID Warehouse: PassagePoint® Self-Registration KioskID Warehouse will be showcasing its PassagePoint® Self-Registration Kiosk, which turns any real-world foyer into a self-service visitor management platform. PassagePoint® Self-Registration Kiosk makes it easy for visitors to electronically verify and register themselves on premises using a simple-to-use touch screen application. This registration can trigger the production of their ID badge, as well as notifying the host’s visitor of their arrival. The easy to use Kiosk makes any visitor management process secure, streamlined and auditable.Security 2013 Exhibition will take place from 24-26 July 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information about Security World and Security 2013 Exhibition, please visit www.securityexpo.com.au CEDIA Expo incorporated into Integrate to create Australasia's largest event for the professional, commercial and residential AV IT industry 2013-02-26T03:55:00Z cedia-expo-incorporated-into-integrate-to-create-australasia-s-largest-event-for-the-professional-commercial-and-residential-av-it-industry Diversified Exhibitions Australia today announced that CEDIA Expo will be incorporated into Integrate event to create Australasia's largest audio visual and information technology industry event catering to the professional, commercial and residential sectors. Integrate 2013 returns to the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from 27-29 August 2013. Diversified Exhibitions is one of Australia's largest exhibition companies with a portfolio of 30 trade and consumer exhibitions. Now in its fifth year, Integrate, in association with InfoComm International, is the essential event for the professional AV IT industry. With the integration of CEDIA Expo, Integrate will extend its reach into the residential sector offering a complete experience for the industry. "Diversified's vision for Integrate has always been about leadership and helping to shape the audio visual and information technology industries," commented Diversified Exhibitions Australia Managing Director, Matt Pearce. "By incorporating CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo, we will reinforce this leadership position and deliver even greater value to our exhibitors and visitors." Integrate 2013 will showcase the latest industry trends and technologies in AV IT for the education, government, corporate, healthcare, venues and events and worship sectors. The incorporation of CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo will add the very best in residential technology including audio, video, lighting, security, home networking, software, hardware, environmental controls, automation and more. "Integrate 2012 was a hugely successful event with visitor numbers up almost twenty per cent," added Pearce. "With the addition of CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo, we're looking forward to growing this further still and cementing our place as the leading audio visual and information technology event in Australia, not to mention one of the biggest in the APAC region." "The incorporation of CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo into Integrate will be a huge benefit to the entire industry," said Alexis Caldwell, Chairman, CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo. "Integrate will undoubtedly become the definitive annual audio visual industry event for Australasia, providing a single platform for the professional, commercial and residential markets."About Diversified Exhibitions AustraliaDiversified Exhibitions is one of Australia¹s largest exhibition companies with a portfolio of 30 trade and consumer exhibitions, operating in key industry sectors such as Food, Security, Design, Building & Construction, Oil & Gas, Fitness and Waste & Recycling. Diversified runs exhibitions at premier venues throughout Australia. Its head-office is in Melbourne. For further information, visit www.divexhibitions.com.au Security 2013 Exhibition & Conference Tackles Tomorrow¹s Security Challenges 2013-02-26T03:38:00Z -8 Security 2013 Exhibition & Conference, organised by Diversified Exhibitions Australia, will be held from 24 ­ 26 July, at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Now in its 28th year, the event is expected to attract 4,500 visitors from government and private enterprises and more than 150 leading local and international suppliers will be showcasing the latest business security solutions for the Australasia market. The exhibition will be complemented by an extensive conference and seminar program which will focus on the security trends and strategies shaping the industry in the year ahead."We are constantly looking at ways to evolve the exhibition to ensure it stays at the forefront of this dynamic and growing industry," Kylie McRorie, Exhibition Manager, Security 2013 Exhibition, said. "Through some exciting new features and partnerships, Security 2013 will look ahead to the next generation of security and will offer the industry even greater value in 2013."Security 2013 ConferenceHosted by the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), the industry¹s peak body in Australia, the world class Security 2013 Conference will be held in conjunction with the exhibition. In another bold move by the organisers, the conference will come to the show floor in 2013 providing delegates with a complete exhibition and conference experience and greater opportunities to connect with the industry."As security needs rapidly evolve to meet the ever changing requirements of society, Security 2013 Conference will provide a unique platform for visitors to hear about the most pressing issues facing the industry today" commented John Fleming, General Manager, ASIAL. "With an impressive line-up of acclaimed security experts from Australia, Security Conference 2013 is a must attend event for security professionals, government officials and technology leaders who are eager to understand what lies ahead for the future of security". New Product Showcase to recognise industry innovationProudly sponsored by Verint, a global leader in Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services, the New Product Showcase will return to Security 2013 in a new, interactive format offering visitors the opportunity to get closer to the latest innovations in the market. The Verint New Product Showcase is open to exhibitors that are launching new and innovative products in 2013.Seminar program open for speaker submissionsSecurity 2013 will host a program of practical and educational seminars, including a series of panel discussions featuring real-life case studies. The event organisers are calling for expressions of interest from industry experts in a range of topics and trends, including but not limited to:The Cold Cyberwar reaches Australian shoresThe digital age creates new national security challenges, as critical infrastructure for electricity, power, transport, and telecommunications connects to the Internet. Security 2013 Exhibition welcomes speakers who can discuss the likelihood of a Cold Cyberwars and its implications for defence agencies.Internet of Things / Machine-to-Machine (M2M): What does it mean for the Security Industry?IoT / M2M refers to machine-generated data from mobile devices, sensors, CCTV cameras and similar transmitters that can be leveraged for data analytics and business intelligence. Security 2013 Exhibition is keen to showcase case studies that demonstrate how machine generated data can be utilised for a range of security applications, such as city-wide surveillance.Strategies for a Safer SydneyThe City of Sydney has launched a major campaign to make inner city entertainment and nightlife hubs such as Kings Cross and the CBD safer for revellers. Security 2013 Exhibition welcomes experts to discuss how surveillance technologies, law enforcement and public transport can be combined as part of a comprehensive security strategy.Speaker submissions close on 5 April. Please contact Kylie McRorie for more details or to express interest on (+61) 3 9261 4504 or email kmcrorie [at] divexhibitions.com.auSecurity 2013 is free to attend for industry professionals. Registration opens in March at www.securityexpo.com.auAbout Security 2013 ExhibitionSecurity 2013 is the largest industry event for security professionals and end users in Australasia. Over 150 leading local and international suppliers will showcase the latest business security solutions for the installation, government, healthcare, education, mining, aviation, infrastructure and correctional services sectors in the areas of access control, surveillance, fire and safety, biometrics and IP networking.Security 2013 is endorsed by the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL), the industry's peak body in Australia. Follow Security 2013 on Twitter @Security_Expo for the latest news and developments from the exhibition.About Diversified Exhibitions AustraliaDiversified Exhibitions is one of Australia's largest exhibition companies with a portfolio of 30 trade and consumer exhibitions, operating in key industry sectors such as Food, Security, Design, Building & Construction, Oil & Gas, Fitness and Waste & Recycling. Diversified runs exhibitions at premier venues throughout Australia. Its head-office is in Melbourne. For further information, visit www.divexhibitions.com.au Integrate 2012 Celebrates Another Successful Year With 19% Increase In Visitor Numbers 2012-08-30T04:47:00Z integrate-2012-celebrates-another-successful-year-with-19-increase-in-visitor-numbers Integrate 2012, in association with InfoComm International, Australia’s largest audio visual and ICT event, has reaffirmed its position as the must-attend trade show for industry professionals, having celebrated another highly successful year with strong visitor numbers, up 19% over last year[1]. Event organiser, Diversified Exhibitions Australia, has received an overwhelming response from this year’s participants. Katrina Power, Senior Marketing Manager – Channel at NEC Australia Pty Ltd, commented, “As an exhibitor it is very rare to feel the energy, buzz and excitement that was in evidence over the three days at Integrate. The event delivered great exposure for our brand and enabled NEC to showcase our new products and solutions to a quality industry audience.” Integrate 2013 has already re-signed over 2000 square metres of exhibiting space and due to high demand, is looking to expand next year’s show at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in August 2013. “We are delighted with the positive feedback we have received from the industry. Our decision to move venue in 2012 has paid dividends with this year’s event attracting more exhibitors and senior decision makers than in previous years,” said Mary Giugni, Exhibition Manager, Integrate 2012 at Diversified Exhibitions Australia. Educational Seminars Hosted by InfoComm International and Diversified Exhibitions Australia, Integrate explored some of the most pressing topics affecting the industry through a series of educational seminars. Among the key trends dominating this sector included the implications of a ‘Network Centric’ era, AV asset management and how the consumerisation of IT is impacting Australian businesses. Michael Harte, CIO of The Commonwealth Bank, was among the impressive line-up of speakers at this year’s show. Mr Harte commented on the major shift that the consumerisation of IT is having on the industry. Andy Pearce, Regional Manager at Biamp Systems and Graham Hendry, Vice President of TC Group International, were also among some of the industry experts that spoke at this year’s event in the session ‘I can't hear you - Making audio work well in business applications'. Patrick McComish, Business Development Manager at TeamBoard Australia, hosted an education session discussing how virtualisation can reduce operating costs; while Laureen Jones, CTS Technology Solutions Manager at Te Papa Tongarewa, National Museum of New Zealand, presented an insiders guide for all-in-one management of an AV department. Terry Coe, President of the Association of Educational Technology Managers (AETM) attended Integrate 2012 and commented,“Not only did Integrate provide AETM members with relevant products, knowledge and industry training; unlike other events, it proved extremely useful to the universitiy sector as all of the vendors at the event, are able to supply and support both the Australia and New Zealand markets.” Show Floor On the show floor visitors had the chance to preview some of the latest AV and ICT equipment on the market from the industry’s leading brands including Hills SVL Group, Sony, AMX, NEC, Epson, Kramer and LG. This included video walls, digital signage, projectors, LCD, LED, e-learning boards, touchscreen solutions, audio mixing technology, lighting, audio, video conferencing equipment and more. John Ungerer, Managing Director at Kramer Electronics Australia also stated, “Diversified Exhibitions has hosted a very professional event and one that is fast becoming the must-attend trade show for the AV industry. We received a lot of very positive feedback about the look and feel of our new stand, but it was the event itself that made our experience a real success.” For more information on Integrate 2013, which will be held from the 27 – 29 August 2013 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, please visit http://www.integrate-expo.com/. About Integrate Integrate in association with InfoComm International is Australia’s largest audio visual and ICT event. The event attracts over 4,000 visitors from the audio-visual industry as well as corporate, education, property and interior design, retail and venue and places of worship professionals. For more information, visit the event website at www.integrate-expo.com About Diversified Exhibitions Australia Diversified Exhibitions is one of Australia’s largest exhibition organising companies with a portfolio of 30 trade and consumer exhibitions, operating in key industry sectors such as Food, Security, Building, Oil & Gas, Fitness and Retail. Diversified runs exhibitions at premier venues throughout Australia. Its head-office is in Melbourne. Further information can be found at www.divexhibitions.com.au For media enquiries, please contact: LEWIS PR on behalf of Integrate 2012Email: integrate2012@lewispr.comPhone: (+61) 2 9409 3100 [1] Figures based on internal research conducted by Diversified Exhibitions Australia and subject to a CAB Audit. NEC Australia to Showcase the Future of Digital Solutions at Integrate 2012 2012-08-16T05:03:00Z nec-australia-to-showcase-the-future-of-digital-solutions-at-integrate-2012 NEC Australia, one of Australia’s leading technology companies, is set to showcase a wide variety of innovative digital solutions at Integrate 2012, Australia’s largest audio visual, entertainment, information and communications technology (ICT) event. Integrate 2012 will take place at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 – 23 August 2012. A Decade of Innovation For over 10 years, NEC Australia has delivered top of the range digital signage products and pioneered a diverse portfolio of screens, currently offering one of the widest selections in the industry. This has included being the first to launch innovative products and features such as: MultiSync X461UN in 2009 – the first ultra-narrow digital signage product DisplayPort daisy chaining External sensors ID assignment, factory calibration and calibration software TileMatrix memory and setting per input functionality One of the biggest innovations in the public display market was the switch from traditional CCFL backlights to LED backlights. NEC also led the way in this transition with its MultiSync X461S and X551S models, the first fully professional public displays with Edge-LED backlights. NEC Live NEC Australia continues to show leadership in the public display market and at Integrate 2012 will showcase a number of innovative products including NEC Live. NEC Live is a suite of enterprise class digital signage software applications, enabling compelling content creation, scheduling and distribution of dynamic video, images and text. Designed to make engagement with audiences simple but highly effective, it has the power and flexibility to enable users to achieve communication objectives. NEC Live features broadcast quality content, playback and state-of-the-art content creation tools, with social media available as separate channel feeds. NEC Live also provides customers with interactive and reactive capabilities, setting the standard for the future of public display solutions. Andy Hurt, Executive General Manager of Channel, NEC Australia said: “NEC is thrilled to launch, showcase and demonstrate our latest key product portfolio and solutions at Integrate this year. We will have a number of new products on display and probably the widest range of display solutions in the market.” NEC’s 81 square metre stand will feature a projection theatrette, a digital wall and arch, a demo table and light box, a reception area and a lounge meeting facility. The NEC stand will also feature demonstrations with Australian and visiting Japanese AV experts. “We believe NEC will be a stand out exhibitor,” said Mr Hurt. “We want people to leave our stand thinking ‘wow, I didn’t know NEC did that!’ Our key targets are AV systems integration professionals in government, advertising, education, SMB and enterprise. We will also use Integrate 2012 as an opportunity to meet with our sales and channel teams.” The Video Wall and Arch is a highly dynamic leading design for digital display which NEC believes will attract significant attention in its own right. Visitors to the stand will be able to create content on demand through NEC’s Live 2.0 visual communications software, and NEC touch screens will enable self-service information for delegates, with all content featuring QR codes to drive calls to action and the dispersal of information. Delegates will also learn how to create animated movies and display footage and branding across the exhibit. Additionally, visitors to the NEC stand will have the opportunity to win VIP tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Sydney show. Over the three days of Integrate 2012, NEC Australia will also focus on education and seminars addressing key areas of visual communications such as digital signage, education and wireless technology, lighting, visual technology and unified communications, staging and production, and more. Mary Giugni, Exhibition Manager of Integrate 2012, said: “Integrate prides itself on attracting some of the leading companies, who are at the forefront of the AV and ICT industry in Australia. As NEC Australia continues to lead the way in the digital signage industry, having introduced a number of product and feature ‘firsts’, NEC will add significant value for all visitors attending this year’s event.” Key NEC Australian Customers Over the last 12 months NEC Australia has provided a range of digital signage display systems to a number of major organisations in Australia including the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS), Village Cinema and the Novotel Forest Resort. NSW Rural Fire Service As part of a major upgrade to its headquarters, the NSWRFS called for the installation of a digital video wall as a communication and operational information display tool. The wall was to be integral to the new building design and used as the central information point for all workers in the event of an emergency. To facilitate this, NEC Australia installed a number of products including 46-inch NEC Ultra Narrow LCD display designed for video wall configurations, a customised digital signage software system, a video matrix solution and control system and 14 computer systems and four main computers. Novotel Forest Resort To meet the growing demands of environmentally conscious tourists, Accor began construction of a $200 million resort community in provincial Victoria called the Novotel Forest Resort. To accommodate this niche group, Novotel installed a range of NEC High Definition LCDs, fully managed by NEC PanelDirector software and media player to provide a state-of-the-art facility compliant with sustainable building and environmental practices. For more information about NEC’s innovative range and the future of digital signage visit NEC’s stand #D16 at Integrate 2012 Exhibition. ENDS About NEC AustraliaNEC Australia is one of Australia’s leading technology companies. It delivers a complete portfolio of ICT solutions and services to a wide range of enterprise and government customers across multiple industries. The Communications Solutions division provides a full range of communications solutions and associated support services in multi-vendor environments, including systems integration, specialist communications solutions, data networking, unified communications and collaboration, broadband access network, biometrics, digital signage and display solutions. The ICT Solutions division offers a full range of ICT services including consultancy, business process and project services, applications and solutions development, and infra-structure and applications managed services. For more information, visit NEC Australia at www.nec.com.au About NEC CorporationNEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross-utilise the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at www.nec.com NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation. All rights reserved. Other product or service marks mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. 2012 NEC Corporation. About IntegrateIntegrate 2012, in association with InfoComm International, is Australia’s largest audio visual, entertainment, information & communications technology event, held August 21 - 23, at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event is expected to attract visitors from the audio-visual industry as well as corporate, education, property & interior design, retail & venue and places of worship professionals. For more information, visit the event website at www.integrate-expo.com or ‘Like’ us on Facebook; ‘Follow’ us on Twitter; or ‘Join’ us on LinkedIn. About Diversified Exhibitions AustraliaDiversified Exhibitions is one of Australia’s largest exhibition organising companies with a portfolio of 30 trade and consumer exhibitions, operating in key industry sectors such as Food, Security, Building, Oil & Gas, Fitness and Retail. Diversified runs exhibitions at premier venues throughout Australia. Its head-office is in Melbourne. Further information: www.divexhibitions.com.au CMI Music and Audio to Showcase Innovative Technology Range at Integrate 2012 2012-08-13T07:22:00Z cmi-music-and-audio-to-showcase-innovative-technology-range-at-integrate-2012 CMI Music and Audio, leading Australian distributor of professional musical instruments, pro audio and hi-tech products, today announced it will be showcasing a variety of products, including Adamson Engineering’s new Project Energia E15 large-format line source sound system, for the first time in Australia at Integrate 2012, Australia’s largest audio visual, entertainment, information and communications technology (ICT) event. Project Energia – E15 Project Energia includes a new range of loudspeaker systems, which feature networkable Class D amplifier modules, onboard DSP, integrated signal and power distribution, AVB network hardware with software integration of control, and 3-D simulation and diagnostics. The touch screen interface of the Ground Control monitors the integrated AC distribution and UPS and guarantees uptime for all network components including related rack mounted hardware. To ensure reliability and a smooth integration of this complex technology, there are three beta test phases involved in the release. The E15 speaker box is the first product to be released as part of the Energia System.Each array element of the E15 is built as an e-capsule, precisely engineered and constructed using aircraft grade lightweight aluminum. The patent pending skeletal structure provides an accurate and rigid frame for mounting the modular Autolock rigging system, while simultaneously housing a series of efficient mid/high components paired with our pioneering Co-Linear Drive Modules. The capsule is flanked with two separate birch ply enclosures, each containing proprietary Kevlar 15” woofer, capitalizing on the advantages of Adamson’s Advanced Cone Architecture. The result is an extraordinarily lightweight and compact array element. DVA T12 In addition, CMI Music and Audio will be showcasing a number of solutions from DB Technologies including the DVA T12, a fully-powered 3-way mid-format line source system aimed at production companies and venues looking for ‘big name’ SPL and fidelity without the ‘big name’ price tag. The DVA T12 features state-of-the-art neodymium drivers and high-performance digital amps with total of 1,500W output power. In combination with high-end DSP and premium-quality AD-DA converters, it delivers top-shelf sonic image with massive SPL for large sound reinforcement applications making100dB go 100 metres a lot easier. DVA S30N DB Technologies’ DVA S30N subwoofer will also be on display at Integrate 2012. Featuring dual 18" neodymium drivers in a hybrid bass reflex housing, the DVA S30N delivers everything you would expect from large-venue dual 18” subs with 3000w of on-board power amplification, harnessed by networked DSP and delay control. This sub-bass powerhouse is the perfect addition to large PAs and an excellent complement to DVA T12 mid-/high-range units in stacked arrays. Peter Trojkovic, CEO of CMI Music and Audio said, ‘We are excited to showcase a number of innovative products from a range companies including Adamson Engineering’s new E15 for the first time in Australia at Integrate 2012. Australia is a strong growth market for us and with continued demand from the AV industry for new, revolutionary technologies, Integrate 2012 will provide the perfect platform to launch these products into the region”. Mary Giugni, Exhibition Manager, Integrate 2012, said “We are pleased that such a well respected brand within the AV industry like CMI Music and Audio has chosen Integrate 2012 to display a number of its products for the first time in Australia at Integrate 2012.” About CMI Music & Audio CMI Music & Audio has grown to become one of Australia's leading and most respected distributors, nationally distributing and marketing contemporary professional musical instrument (MI), pro audio and hi tech products. Based in Melbourne, CMI Music & Audio has been wholly owned by the Trojkovic family since its inception back in 1978. About IntegrateIntegrate 2012, in association with InfoComm International, is Australia’s largest audio visual, entertainment, information & communications technology event, held August 21 - 23, at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event is expected to attract more than 4,500 visitors from the audio-visual industry as well as corporate, education, property & interior design, retail & venue and places of worship professionals. For more information, visit the event website at www.integrate-expo.com or ‘Like’ us on Facebook; ‘Follow’ us on Twitter; or ‘Join’ us on LinkedIn.About Diversified Exhibitions AustraliaDiversified Exhibitions is one of Australia’s largest exhibition organising companies with a portfolio of 30 trade and consumer exhibitions, operating in key industry sectors such as Food, Security, Building, Oil & Gas, Fitness and Retail. Diversified runs exhibitions at premier venues throughout Australia. Its head-office is in Melbourne. Further information: www.divexhibitions.com.auFor media enquiries, please contact:LEWIS PR on behalf of Integrate 2012Email: integrate2012@lewispr.comPhone: (+61) 2 9409 3100 VBrick Systems Partners with Corsair Solutions to Expand Sales Channel in Australia and New Zealand 2012-08-09T05:34:00Z vbrick-systems-partners-with-corsair-solutions-to-expand-sales-channel-in-australia-and-new-zealand Enterprise streaming video leader VBrick Systems has announced that it has added Corsair Solutions as a Partner to increase VBrick’s channel presence in the region. Corsair Solutions will be distributing the complete VBrick streaming video portfolio including elements to capture, manage distribute and display IP video both inside and outside the firewall. Corsair Solutions will be featuring VBrick’s solutions on their stand (F26) at the Integrate 2012 on August 21-23 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour. VBrick’s VEMS MystroTM and new Rich Media Studio Portable HD will be available for live demonstrations.“We are extremely excited about formalizing our relationship with VBrick Systems. Their portfolio of innovative IP video products such as the Rich Media family, VEMS Mystro and the modular 9000 series H.264 encoder will be important new products for our customers,” said Mark Lampard, Managing Director of Corsair Solutions. “We are looking forward to working with VBrick to bring their exciting new products and system solutions to the Australian and New Zealand AV market.” “We have been engaged with Corsair Solutions for a number of months and have quickly come to appreciate their commitment to VBrick. The region’s demand for streaming video products is growing rapidly in enterprises, government and education. We look forward to partnering with Corsair Solutions to help us reach more of those customers,” said Craig Myers, Vice President of Sales at VBrick. “Corsair Solutions has invested in the technical training and equipment required to make our partnership successful; we’re excited to offer the benefits of this effort to new customers.”Corsair Solutions will be offering the complete portfolio of VBrick products including: VEMS Mystro, VBOSS, the new 9000 Series Encoder, the Rich Media family, the Distributed Media Engine, Digital Signage as well as related elements. About VBrick Systems, Inc.VBrick is the leader in Enterprise IP Video, with over 9,000 corporate, education and government customers and 60,000 installations worldwide. VBrick solutions work over standard IP networks and the Internet to enable the creation, publishing and distribution of rich media content. Our comprehensive streaming solutions are used in a wide range of live and on-demand applications including meeting and event broadcasts, employee collaboration, distributed learning, digital signage, TV distribution, and video surveillance. Headquartered in Wallingford, CT, VBrick’s products and services are available through industry-leading value-added resellers. For more information, visit www.vbrick.com.VBrick and VEMS Mystro are trademarks of VBrick Systems, Inc., USA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. About Integrate 2012 Integrate 2012, in association with InfoComm International, is Australia’s largest audio visual, entertainment, information & communications technology event, held August 21 - 23, at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event is expected to attract visitors from theaudio-visual industry as well as corporate, education, property & interior design, retail & venue and places of worship professionals. For more information, visit the event website at www.integrate-expo.com or ‘Like’ us on Facebook; ‘Follow’ us on Twitter; or ‘Join’ us on LinkedIn. Vaddio Showcases Innovative New Products Including the World’s First Broadcast Quality USB PTZ Camera at Integrate 2012 2012-08-06T03:47:00Z vaddio-showcases-innovative-new-products-including-the-world-s-first-broadcast-quality-usb-ptz-camera-at-integrate-2012 Vaddio, leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems, today announces that it will be showcasing a range of new products, including the ClearVIEW HD-USB - the world’s first broadcast quality HD PTZ camera - for the first time in Australia at Integrate 2012, Australia’s largest audio, audio-visual, entertainment, information & communications technology event. ClearVIEW HD-USB Vaddio will feature for the first time in Australia its new ClearVIEW HD-USB, the world’s first broadcast quality HD PTZ camera with built in USB and Ethernet streaming. The ClearVIEW HD-USB allows users to directly plug in an HD PTZ camera into a PC, without the need for a separate capture device and uses standard UVC drivers. No special USB drivers need to be installed, allowing the device to work seamlessly with any software application running on any operation system that supports USB 2.0 devices. The ClearVIEW HD-USB also supports H.264 video streaming. In addition, a built in Ethernet network interface allows users to be able to do both IP control and IP Streaming directly from the camera. It also supports either RTSP or HLS streaming protocols and features a 19x optical zoom lens with a 58.1-degree wide angle of view EasyTALK USB Vaddio will also be showcasing for the first time in Australia at Integrate 2012 it’s new EasyTALK USB - a suite of professional audio components that allow integrators the ability to get professional-grade audio performance from their computers. With USB connectivity, integrators now have an easy way to add high quality microphones and loudspeakers to their computer system. The suite includes the EasyUSB Mixer Amp and EasyTALK MicPOD microphones. In addition, Easy Talk USB works seamlessly with any software application running on any operating system that supports USB 2.0 devices. Easy USB Tools Vaddio's EasyUSB Tools provides users with the Pro AV quality computer peripherals needed to transform a personal computer into an effective, affordable meeting room system. Vaddio’s EasyUSB Tools include an HD USB PTZ camera, a USB audio mixer/amplifier, USB microphone options – and for control, a web-based room control system. For those legacy and traditional AV systems, the kit also includes Vaddio’s AV Bridge. The AV Bridge lets users connect audio and video inputs to their computer through a USB connection, allowing the integration of legacy AV systems into group collaboration software. WEBBI Web-Based Server Appliance To control all of Vaddio’s Easy USB tools, Vaddio offers WEBBI, a single web-based service appliance, with a universal browser-based control panel designed to control all EasyUSB devices including cameras, video sources and audio. The browser can be used on any PC, tablet, smartphone, wireless mouse and keypad making it a truly plug-and-play solution. Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio said, “As more enterprise videoconferencing users adopt soft codecs, demand for higher quality and better performance webcams is on the rise. Our range of easy plug and play solutions offer the high quality without the associated complex integration processes. We are proud to showcase our products for the first time in Australia at Integrate 2012. The exhibition provides the perfect platform to launch our new products into the market and we are extremely excited about this opportunity.” Mary Giugni, Exhibition Manager, Integrate 2012 at Diversified Exhibitions Australia said “Integrate has been the launch pad for numerous ‘world first’ products and we are pleased that Vaddio has selected Integrate 2012 to showcase its new products for the first time in Australia. Vaddio is one of many exhibitors who will be showcasing world first products so we are extremely excited for this year’s event”. For more information visit Vaddio’s stand # H16 at Integrate 2012 Exhibition. ### About Vaddio Vaddio is the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems in the broadcasting, audiovisual and videoconferencing industries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Vaddio also has operations throughout the Americas, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011. About Integrate Integrate 2012, in association with InfoComm International, is Australia’s largest audio visual, entertainment, information & communications technology event, held August 21 - 23, at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event is expected to attract visitors from the audio-visual industry as well as corporate, education, property & interior design, retail & venue and places of worship professionals. For more information, visit the event website at www.integrate-expo.com or ‘Like’ us on Facebook; ‘Follow’ us on Twitter; or ‘Join’ us on LinkedIn. About Diversified Exhibitions Australia Diversified Exhibitions is one of Australia’s largest exhibition organising companies with a portfolio of 30 trade and consumer exhibitions, operating in key industry sectors such as Food, Security, Building, Oil & Gas, Fitness and Retail. Diversified runs exhibitions at premier venues throughout Australia. Its head-office is in Melbourne. Further information:www.divexhibitions.com.au Integrate 2012 To Showcase Innovative Range of Products From Leading ICT Vendors 2012-08-06T00:06:00Z integrate-2012-to-showcase-innovative-range-of-products-from-leading-ict-vendors Integrate 2012 - in Association with InfoComm International - Australia’s largest audio visual, entertainment, information and communications technology (ICT) event, has today announced details of some of the innovative products that will be on show at this year’s event. Integrate 2012 will take place from August 21 - 23, 2012 at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre. Leading Brands With over 500 brands on display, this sneak peak provides an overview of some of the exciting products that will be showcased from a range of leading brands in the AV, entertainment and ICT sectors including the likes of NEC, Panasonic, Sony, Epson, Hills SVL Group, LG Electronics, Extron, Mitsubishi Electric, Sharp Corporation and AMX. Key Distributors Hills SVL Group, Australia and New Zealand’s number one audio-visual distributor, which focuses on offering the world's leading audio, AV, control and lighting brands will be demonstrating a wide range of products at this year’s event. Other key distributors include; Jands Pty, a leading manufacturer and distributer of some of the world’s most recognised brands of Audio, Lighting and Staging products primarily for theentertainment and exhibition industry; MMD, which exclusively markets and sells Philips branded LCD monitors and public signage displays worldwide; and Revolution Technologies, an Australian distributor of quality Audio Visual products. Revolution Technologies offers an extensive range of products through its dealer network supportingbrands such as InFocus Corporation, the industry pioneer and a global leader in the visual communication market. Niche Players Some other niche players in the Audio Visual space, will also be on show including: Hills A&TV, the leading manufacturer and supplier in Australia and New Zealand of a wide range of television reception and distribution equipment; STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP Australia, a global audio engineering company; and Vaddio, the leading manufacturer and OEM-distributor of specialty PTZ cameras, camera control systems and custom furniture used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast industries. Vaddio was also the recipient of a number of awards at the recent InfoComm Conference that took place in Las Vegas in June 2012. Product ‘Sneak Peak’ Among some of the products that will be showcased at this year’s Integrate 2012 include: InFocus Mondopad - The world’s first giant touch tablet: Being showcased by Australian distributor, Revolution Technologies, this 55-inch full-HD tablet complete with an integrated Windows 7 PC, high quality video conferencing module and extensive interactive whiteboard functionality, is not only likely to be the world’s largest touch-tablet, it is designed to be the first all-in-one business-class collaboration device. Industry standard collaboration tools like GoToMeeting, WebEx™, Microsoft Lync™ and Adobe Connect™ run seamlessly on a Mondopad. NEC 6mm LED: NEC Australia will be showcasing its new 6mm LED tile product for indoor signage installations. The NEC 6mm LED tile offers seamless screen content display and the perfect image. Simple and easy tiling for an unlimited amount of configurations to meet the needs of applications required for both indoor and outdoor locations. Unrivalled brightness eliminates concerns of the image being washed out from indoor lighting or sunlight. IP65 protection rating on the LED-15BF1 ensures that outdoor elements do not become a factor. Hills SVL Group – Creston & Australian Monitor: Hills SVL Group will be showcasing an impressive line-up of products from both its Creston and Australian Monitordivisions, as well as new products under its Audio and AV divisions and many internationally renown brands including Hitachi and projectiondesign. From Creston, Hills SVL Group will showcase new products from Fusion, DigitalMedia Presentation Systems, Energy Management and a fully functioning DigitalMedia demonstration. In addition, it will also showcase its new XDS Series of professional speakers from Australian Monitor. Philips 47” LCD Digital Signage Display - BDL477IV: MMD, the exclusive marketer and resellers for Philips-branded LCD monitors and public signage displays worldwide, will be showcasing the Philips 47” LCD Digital Signage Display - BDL477IV. With a host of connectivity options and functional features, alongside the traditional low power consumption, this new model bring a high brightness, high performance 47” model to the already comprehensive range of Philips brand public information displays. Hills A&TV - The HD Intelligence™ HDMI Media Hub: This affordable, plug and play HDMI distribution system is suited for domestic and commercial application. With continuing advancements in digital media entertainment, most homes have multiple TVs and a demand to be able to view media sources in different locations. The HD Intelligence™ HDMI Media Hub allows a user to choose and control two HDMI sources via a remote control, and distribute the signals to up to four areas. Epson iProjection App – For Wireless Projection from iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Devices: Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, has introduced iProjection – its first projection app for wirelessly displaying documents and photos to Epson projecters. iProjection allows mobile professionals and educators the freedom to present content wirelessly with ease using this purpose designed app that is available to download free in the Apple App Store. ### Mary Giugni, Exhibition Manager, Integrate 2012 at Diversified Exhibitions Australia said, “We are extremely pleased with the calibre of exhibitors at this year’s event. Along with some of the world’s leading brands in the AV, entertainment and ICT space, we also have a number of the industry’s leading distributors – both local and global – as well as some incredibly innovative niche players that are having a real impact on this market segment. We are excited about showcasing some fantastic and innovative products at this year’s show and feel confident we will be able to add a lot of value to attendees who may be planning to come and register for the event.” Full Listing – Exhibitors & Brands For further information about this year’s exhibitors and brand listing please visit: http://www.integrate-expo.com/category/visitors/exhibitor-brand-listing.aspx Tickets & Registration For further information on the exhibition seminars and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.integrate-expo.com/category/seminars/infocomm-university.aspx About Integrate Integrate 2012, in association with InfoComm International, is Australia’s largest audio visual, entertainment, information & communications technology event, held August 21 - 23, at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event is expected to attract more than 4,500 visitors from the audio-visual industry as well as corporate, education, property & interior design, retail & venue and places of worship professionals. For more information, visit the event website at www.integrate-expo.com or ‘Like’ us on Facebook; ‘Follow’ us on Twitter; or ‘Join’ us on LinkedIn. About Diversified Exhibitions Australia Diversified Exhibitions is one of Australia’s largest exhibition organising companies with a portfolio of 30 trade and consumer exhibitions, operating in key industry sectors such as Food, Security, Building, Oil & Gas, Fitness and Retail. Diversified runs exhibitions at premier venues throughout Australia. Its head-office is in Melbourne. Further information: www.divexhibitions.com.au