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NSCA TO OFFER MNEC TRAINING AT INFOCOMM 2010

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Discover New Opportunities in Mass Notification & Emergency Communications Market
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, April 20, 2010 – Because recent changes to the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72) mean new opportunities for commercial electronic systems integrators, NSCA will host two training courses and one panel discussion at InfoComm 2010 for show attendees interested in entering and profiting from this emerging market.

Led by renowned experts on NFPA 72 and UL 2572, the sessions will include information about code changes and how they affect the electronic systems industry. These are must-attend events for anyone looking to expand their commercial audio and life safety offerings.

“Systems contractors have an opportunity to take the lead on intelligibility as the security and audio worlds converge,? said Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. “The recent revisions to NFPA 72 will open up a profitable new market and NSCA wants to help integrators get involved.?

Sessions include:

 NFPA 72 – Real-World Application for 2010 and Beyond: Measurement and Verification of System Speech Intelligibility
2:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 9
Understand how systems integrators will have to design and install systems according to the new provisions through STIPA requirements for intelligibility, measurement procedures and documentation requirements, among others.

 NFPA 72 Changes for 2010: Profiting from Change
8-10 a.m., Thursday, June 10
Understand the changes and how they affect your business ranging from personnel qualifications, technical fundamental knowledge to inspection and testing of mass notification systems.

 Mass Notification & Emergency Communications (MNEC) Summit
1-3 p.m., Thursday, June 10
Join industry trade associations, code-making officials, leading manufacturers, consultants and industry experts for this open roundtable discussion, which will explore how the 2010 code changes and new standards for fire and life safety systems will affect our entire industry.

Space is limited and seats are filling up fast, so register today. All sessions will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center. To register, or for more information on these sessions and other educational offerings from NSCA University during InfoComm 2010, visit www.nscaatinfocomm.org or call 800.446.6722. For more information on Mass Notification & Emergency Communications, visit NSCA’s new site, www.mnec.org.

About NSCA
NSCA is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. With more than 2,500 member companies worldwide, the National Systems Contractors Association is a powerful advocate of all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving contractor members and all channel stakeholders through education, advocacy, outreach and member services. NSCA University offers a variety of courses on topics such as project management, business, sales, design and technical knowledge. Courses are delivered through a variety of methods including conferences, regional trainings, online learning and webinars. NSCA works in conjunction with a variety of industry partners to provide relevant and meaningful education and certification programs. It also provides leading industry research and market intelligence, insurance solutions, the industry’s most comprehensive manual of practice, Essentials of Systems Integration™ and other business tools. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.

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