ISC West Recap with Vistacom Control Room Solutions

February 1, 2023
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On today’s episode of Tech Unraveled by Vistacom, host Lianna Russell is joined by Joshua Herring, Marketing Communications Specialist at Vistacom, and Robert Schlegal, Director of National Control Room Sales at Vistacom, to discuss their takes on the ISC West trade show, popular topics, and why it is a critical event for Vistacom and the pro AV industry.

ISC West is the biggest security industry trade show in the U.S., with over 30,000 security professionals attending and showcasing new products and technologies. This year, the show took place from March 28th to March 31st in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What were some of the key takeaways from ISC West, and what does security company Vistacom see as the value in attending?

On today’s episode of Tech Unraveled by Vistacom, host Lianna Russell is joined by Joshua Herring, Marketing Communications Specialist at Vistacom, and Robert Schlegal, Director of National Control Room Sales at Vistacom, to discuss their takes on the ISC West trade show, popular topics, and why it is a critical event for Vistacom and the pro AV industry.

Russell, Herring, and Schlegal also discussed…

1. Initial impressions of ISC West and why it is important to be part of similar shows

2. Common topics covered at Vistacom’s booth during ISC West

3. The integration of physical and cyber security

Herring stated, “We get caught up on educating ourselves behind a screen, or hopping on meetings and talking to people that way and introducing ourselves and educating ourselves on things over the internet. I think this show and the enthusiasm of people being there, you definitely get the sense that there is a lot of inherent value in attending these shows.”

Schlegel explained how some companies at ISC West have tackled the challenge of having overwhelming amounts of information and turning it into knowledge. “Axis rolled out—or they’ve been talking about—one of their new fusion cameras that basically is taking some of the advances from autonomous driving with radar and coupling that with analytics. So, now we have moved from not having information to starting to have knowledge.”

Joshua Herring is a strategic communications professional and content marketer who is Marketing Communications Specialist at Vistacom Inc. In the past, he has served in roles such as Account Executive at Compass, Ecommerce Product Editor at Saks Off 5th, and Marketing Communications Coordinator at MKP Technologies. He studied Writing for Film & Television at Emerson College and holds an Associate’s Degree in English/Liberal Arts from Northampton Community College as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Writing, Culture & Media Studies, Digital Communication & New Media from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Schlagel is a certified ASIS International physical security professional with more than 10 years of experience in sales, engineering design, and program management. He is currently Director of National Control Room Sales at Vistacom and has been Area Sales Manager, Security Solutions, at Johnson Controls, Director of Sales and Marketing and Director of Engineering at CSi, amongst other past roles. Schlagel attended the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and DeSales University, where he earned a BS in Chemistry and Computer Science.

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