BRIEF: Highlights from ISC West 2018

BRIEF: Highlights from ISC West 2018With ISC West wrapping up today, it’s hard to take it all in. The annual event was, as always, jam-packed, with exhibits such as the Connected Security Expo, the Emerging Technology Zone, and the Public Security & Safety Expo. There were also a ton of educational programs, with some of the most popular including the Active Shooter Workshop, Creating a Smart Cities Solution by Leveraging IoT, and Connected Home – The Future is Now. And as usual the SIA’s New Products Showcase attracted a lot of attention too, with more than 120 companies having submitted their solutions to expert panels for evaluation.

It was, in other words, a very eventful ISC West, with far too much happening to follow everything at the same time. But now that it’s coming to a close, we can take a look back at some of the highlights:

Some major companies launched big new products at the event:

ISC West 2018: IDEMIA Announces Compact Version of Acclaimed MorphoWave Scanner

Panasonic Puts a Name to a Face Scanning System for ISC West

And many others saved their big announcements for right before the big show:

CyberExtruder to Showcase Facial Recognition Tech at ISC West

Iris ID Tech Brings Contactless Benefits to Biometric Punch Clock

SecuGen’s Smallest Hamster Device Hits Market

Verint Enhances Situational Awareness Platform and Enterprise Video Management Solutions

… With access control coming through as a key theme:

IOM Access200 Shows Princeton Identity’s Focus on Access Control

Invixium to Show Off Titan Terminal at ISC West 2018

StoneLock to Show ISC West Attendees Their ‘Identity Heatmap’

And at the event itself, executives with some of the biggest players in the security industry were happy to chat with FindBiometrics on the show floor:

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] Gary Jones, VP, IDEMIA on Frictionless Technology at ISC West

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] Invixium CEO Shiraz Kapadia on Aesthetics in Enterprise Access Control at ISC West

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] Our ISC West Chat with ZKTeco USA CEO Larry Reed

[AUIDO INTERVIEW] Phil Tusa, COO, CMITech Talks Iris Recognition at ISC West

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] ‘We Are the Credential’: Our ISC West Interview with BioConnect CEO Rob Douglas

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] SecuGen VP Jeff Brown On the ‘Rapid Growth Phase’ of Biometrics at ISC West

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] ISC West 2018: Iris ID VP Mohammed Murad on the Growing Recognition of Iris Authentication

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] Princeton Identity CEO Predicts Expansion of Biometrics Industry at ISC West

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] MicroStrategy’s John Atkinson Talks Data and Interaction at the 2018 ISC West Conference

[AUDIO INTERVIEW] StoneLock CEO Colleen Dunlap Talks Facial Recognition at ISC West