SDI Presenting on Command Center Design, PSIM, Forensic Video at ISCWest 2014

SDI’s Safety and Security Executive Donald R. Zoufal will be presenting the following sessions at ISC West:

The Great Debate 2014: Use It or Lose It!
Date: Wednesday, April 2
8:45 am – 9:45 am
Location: 502
Speakers: Donald R. Zoufal, Fredrick Nilsson, Jay Hauhn, Steve Lasky, Steve Van Till

In the fast-paced security industry, there’s a new technology buzzword almost every day. New technologies can be an asset to your security system, but can become a huge liability if deployed improperly. So how do you know which technologies you should use and which ones you should lose? Join these veteran industry leaders for a lively debate on how the latest technologies driven by the consumer and IT worlds can positively or negatively influence your organization’s security initiatives. Session panelists will utilize a classic debate format, complete with referee, issues, refuting arguments and rebuttal to look at the options available to today’s security professional. The discussion will include some of the biggest buzzwords you’ll see this year, from access control to HDTV, gigapixel, cloud services, video analytics and edge storage. Come for the debate. Stay for the information.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine which technologies are assets or liabilities to your organization’s security initiatives.
  • Identify the latest and greatest products/technologies driving consumer purchases.

Track: Signature Series

CSI Live in Action: Cracking the Code to Forensic Video
Fee: Paid Programming
Date: Wednesday, April 2
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: 302
Speakers: Blaine Davison, Donald R. Zoufal, Steve Surfaro

TV crime shows and the nightly news set unrealistic expectations for forensic evidence by broadcasting grainy images. In reality, video surveillance cameras should be the ultimate objective observers, and advancements in technology are moving ever closer to viewing an ideal crime scene. Time wasted searching video is a thing of the past. Today’s technologies can provide clear pictures even in crime areas with difficult lighting through color-at-night video and license plate capture. Understand how these systems work and how they enhance investigative techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand the capabilities and role of video surveillance for forensic use.
  • Understand the requirements surrounding the usability of surveillance video.
  • Leverage the benefits of IP video and their surveillance system to provide the right coverage for forensic video.

Track: End User – Public Safety

The Command Center Experience: From design to PSIM
Date: Thursday, April 3
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Location: 502
Speakers: Donald R. Zoufal, Jeffrey A. Slotnick, Larry Folsom, Steve Surfaro

From the development and design of an emergency operations center (EOC) to the deployment of supporting man-machine interfaces and agency interoperability, the process of Command Center Design is critical to the success of industry and public safety alike. This signature series session features three segments, each with an engaging multimedia delivery. During the discussion of each segment, attendees will hear information on real time operations and multimedia used to teach, in lieu of “flat file” information slides. Concepts presented combine elements of visual activity used by real-life operators at several emergency operation centers around the country.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review conditions needed to design a compelling command center.
  • Recognize how aspects of PSIM, central station automation and video management software technology can work together to successfully deploy a command center.
  • Gain insights on how to leverage cloud technology and cultivating relationships with service providers to unify existing emergency operating centers.

Track: Signature Series

About SDI (System Development.Integration, LLC)

Systems integrator SDI and its companies (i-sys and X7) deliver advanced technology systems and services for critical infrastructure and campus environments. For more than 20 years, SDI provides vendor-independent advisory services, technology delivery and SmartSourcingSM managed services to critical environments to achieve higher levels of security, improved performance and lower operating costs. From 911 centers to airports to transportation agencies, SDI delivers the deep technical expertise and complex systems’ past performance of a national, top-tier systems integrator, with an agile, local delivery model focused on complete customer satisfaction. Visit us at and follow us on LinkedIn: SDI (System Development.Integration, LLC) and Twitter: @SDIisTHERE.

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