Issues of safety and security remained in prime focus for 800 exhibitors from 53 countries as trade visitors, braved inclement weather, an unscheduled public holiday and hectic traffic in Dubai to make the 10th edition of Intersec Middle East a success according to organizers Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH.
Buoyed by the success of the Intersec brand and in response to the growing need for security products in Asia, the organizers also announced the launch of Intersec Thailand from 1 to 3 December 2008, at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Thailand.
Intersec Middle East reported a series of deals cumulatively running into millions of Dirhams as preliminary reports came in. A number of exhibitors used the platform to introduce new products to the region. “The weather conditions and the unscheduled holiday notwithstanding, I would like to pay tribute to the resilient spirit of both the participating exhibitors and trade visitors who sought business opportunities with some of them walking over twelve kilometers from their beach front hotels to get to the venue on the second day of the event,” said Angela Schierholz, Senior Show Manager Intersec Middle East.
She noted that a number of participating exhibitors signed deals at the event. “Prominent among the exhibitors that concluded deals included Unique System FZE and Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd. They announced the appointment of Unique as the agent for Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and the Republic of South Africa for Kongsberg Diver Detection Systems. Kongsberg is the leading supplier of these systems to military, government and industrial security customers, worldwide,” Ms Schierholz remarked.
Axis Communications, the global leader in network video solutions launched their latest security and remote monitoring solutions, the AXIS 212 PTZ-V and AXIS 209 MFD in the region at Intersec 2008.
Ansell Healthcare, the global leader in barrier protection, showcased its large portfolio of hand protection solutions at Intersec Middle East. For Ansell, their first-ever participation in the Middle East's largest safety exhibition was the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about hand protection needs and underline their protection expertise in the booming Middle East market. Ansell displayed its broad package of industrial gloves, designed to address specific occupational safety hazards targeting the construction and the oil & refining industry.
Data Processing System (DPS) - one of the leaders in IT networking, telecommunications and aviation technologies showcased their most innovative product portfolio at Intersec together with their partners: Microntel from Italy and Gemalto from Holland.
DynaPel Systems, Inc., a leading developer of digital video analytics appliances, smart cameras and networked digital video recorders in Europe, explored expansion opportunities at Intersec for its dealership network in the region and North Africa. DynaPel also performed live demonstrations of its highly advanced security products.
Easily the most striking product on display at the Intersec this year was RMB Security Services and Vestergaard Frandsen’s LifeStraw® personal - a proven water filtration and purification system (device/tool) that not only increases a soldier's operational capability but significantly contributes to their personal well being. The tool has the potential to offer relief from waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, bacillary dysentery and diarrhea. The device allows clean water to be accessed anywhere where surface water sources are available.
Steelbox Networks, Inc., developer of the world's fastest media appliance, announced the availability of two new products at Intersec: the Steelbox 1250 video appliance and the Steelvault 5300 network attached storage array, designed to give enterprises the ability to handle large camera networks in a compact and reliable solution. The Steelbox 1250 video appliance is a network video recorder (NVR) and distribution solution that delivers unmatched video throughput and advanced NVR features in a compact network appliance licensed for up to 250 cameras.
Integrated Design Limited used Intersec to showcase the increasing Fastlane range of entrance control solutions that included optical turnstiles, barrier-arm optical turnstiles, speedgates, tripods, passgates and tailgate detection devices.
Dedicated Micros underlined the growing success of their NetVu Connected IP CCTV solutions in the Middle East. One of the key product developments on display was the HighVu Excel enterprise range. This modular, expandable, high performance CCTV recording and IP transmission solution - with embedded analytics and scalable video wall capability - represents a generational shift in the capability of systems in the enterprise field.
Sweden’s Portendo, which specializes in anti-terrorism technology, presented their P.Eye laser-based stand-off explosives detector at Intersec Middle East. The P.Eye stand-off explosives detector is the first commercial solution to assist military troops and security personnel in finding and identifying hidden bombs at safe distances. The device is expected to have a significant impact on security, both for civilians and for security personnel employed to clear areas from threats.
Intersec 2008 featured 13 country pavilions from Germany, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Austria, the UK, Scandinavia, the USA, Pakistan, Spain, Korea, Italy and Canada.
The event assessed a wide range of issues from homeland security to technology developments and expert analysis of threats, from terrorism to pandemics as well as the examination of major security programs.
Exhibitors at Intersec Middle East showcased over 2,000 brands for the regional market apart from providing information and a buying platform for governments, civil defense forces, the construction industry, industrial development, commercial businesses, ports, airports and security professionals.
The exhibition received extensive support of numerous trade and government organizations. Dubai Security Services, the regional commercial leader in the security industry was the Gold Sponsor of the exhibition & the event was also backed by the Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Defence, IOSH, and Build Safe Dubai.
Top caliber international and Middle East speakers at the Intersec Middle East conferences are also sharing their expertise and experiences and discussing the latest trend in policing, fire prevention, occupational safety, homeland security and commercial security.
The conference with keynotes on Policing, Fire and Safety and Health provided comprehensive info on “Making for a Safer Society – the Global Overview”. The Police and Fire Middle East conference starts focused on “Emergency Services Response and the Management of Disasters,” while the third conference was on “Planning and Preparing for Major Incidents Involving the Transport Sector” and all of them were well attended.
The Safety and Health Middle East conference organized by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) covered “Safety and Health Topics Affecting the Middle East” on the first day and “Building and Construction Site Safety on the second day.
Forming an integral component of the Intersec Middle East exhibition were a series of outdoor demonstrations. Engaging and insightful demonstrations were also conducted by the Dubai Police and the Dubai Civil Defence featuring state-of-the-art rescue techniques, firefighting equipment and vehicles.
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