Monthly Roundup: March 2018

Between the Edge Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in February to the IMARK Showcase in Rosemont, IL a few weeks ago, we are excited to see all of our suppliers and members engage with one another in person, discussing the best business practices, as well as trading ideas about products and the market. Now with ISC West around the corner, we’re excited to see what the future holds.

For this month’s roundup, we’ll be taking a look at Hikvision and other key market players who made an impact. We’ll also be honoring a few of our Edge Conference Winners here as well.

Here are some highlights and product reveals for March 2018.

IMARK Showcase

Several of our suppliers were on hand in Rosemont, IL for the IMARK Group Conference at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Vanco International, Hikvision, DYMO and Dantona was with us on the show floor talking with conference goers about the latest products and industry trends. Vanco delightfully engaged with customers on the importance of high-quality HDMI cables and crisp-sounding Beale Street Studio speakers. DYMO also had a booth with us on the show floor, talking extensively about the XTL 300 Labelmaker while Dantona Industries shared information about the benefits of their Custom Battery Packs and other relatable battery products.

Edge Conference + Supplier of the Year

Last month, The Edge Group had the honor and privilege to present the 2018 Supplier of the Year to Hikvision Incorporated at The Edge Group Conference in Atlanta, Georgia at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. The award was given to them in recognition of their top-tier performances for response time, attitude, and timely shipping of orders. The award also recognizes Hikvision’s creative and innovative approach to product designs and their effort towards building key partnerships.

Additionally, a few of our other suppliers and members were able to receive awards as well. A full list can be found below:

Hikvision: 2018 Supplier of the Year Award, Growth Award
Klein Tools: Superior Outside Field Customer Service & Support Award
Legrand Quiktron: Standout Supplier of the Year
Belden: Growth Award, Standout Supplier of the Year
Million Dollar Award Winners: VEC Supply, Norfolk Wire & Electronics, Brooklyn Low Voltage Supply, Orvac Electronics, Ralphs’s Industrial Electronics. The Systems Depot, Electronics Supply Co., Inc.

More From Hikvision

This month, Hikvision launched its 2018 Cybersecurity Road Show. The tour features a presentation known as “Cybersecurity Myths and Facts: Presented by Hikvision,” an interactive, fully realized 90-minute learning session that details the pros and cons of cybersecurity. The tour also provides an overview of cyber threats, discuss potential vulnerabilities and outline how best to approach these challenges. With the presentation, the company also aims to dispel some myths about the industry.

On their official North American Twitter page, Hikvision noted that their first stop in L.A. was successful.

Additionally, this surveillance and artificial intelligence solutions provider has also been working hard with the release of their Thermal and Optical Bi-Spectrum PTZ Dome security cameras and have committed to helping Utica Police Department keep local neighborhoods safe. You can find out more about Hikvision and its products on their official website at

HID Global & National Championships

HID Global announces the addition of facial recognition capabilities to HID Approve, their two-factor authentication platform. The facial recognition will allow HID Approve users to use phones like the iPhone X to gain access to sensitive material. The authentication solutions supplier also secured FIPS 201 compliance for its Crescendo PIV card, a dual-interface smart card that features PKI-based authorization, digital signature, and encryption capabilities that allow users to access workstations, laptops and cloud applications.

Risk Management solutions are also on HID’s radar. Earlier this week, the supplier launched its Risk Management Solution platform, a fraud and cyber threat detection service that utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning technology. The platform includes three engine phases, Threat, Behavior, and Anomaly, each of which track device IDs, malware, and phishing attacks, keep tabs on behavioral profiles and detect transaction anomalies in the system.

Family owned electricians and data communications solutions provider IDEAL Electrical opened up its registration for the third annual National Championship this month. The competition is a test for aspiring and professional electrical experts. Each participant engages in a myriad of obstacles and challenges, all of which leads up to $600,000 in cash and prizes. The announcement for sign-ups comes after a successful run of the second annual tournament, where IDEAL was not only able to gain an increase in competitors but was also able to lock down a TV deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group, NBC Sports Network, and AT&T SportsNet.

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