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Hear Leading Industry Experts at NSCA’s MNEC Summit at InfoComm 2010

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, May 17, 2010 – Join industry trade associations, code-making officials, leading manufacturers, consultants and industry experts for a free roundtable discussion – Mass Notification & Emergency Communications (MNEC) Summit – hosted by NSCA from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, in Room N232 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during InfoComm 2010.
Designed for manufacturers, consultants, integrators and other industry stakeholders who are involved in paging, fire alarm, life safety, audio evacuation and the variety of codes and standards that support these systems, this interactive session will explore the 2010 code changes and new standards for fire and life safety systems. Topics include:
• General changes from the revised NFPA 72 and discussion of applicable standards;
• Intelligibility requirements and testing procedures;
UL 2572 status and system compliance;
• Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) awareness and acceptance; and
• Training and credentials for industry professionals.

This must-attend summit for industry professionals will help integrators looking to grow into the audio and life safety markets while at the same time proving the affects these code changes will have on the way business is conducted. Come learn from the experts who have been influential in the code updates and those who will guide us through design, sales, implementation and acceptance. Panelists include:

• Bill Bozeman, PSA Security Network
• Merton Bunker, Merton Bunker & Associates
• Peter Ebersold, NOTIFIER
• Dan Grosch, Underwriters Laboratories
• Tom Hammerberg, AFAA
• Randall Horne, Flexx Technologies
• Maria Marks, Siemens Industry Inc.
• Jack McNamara, Bosch Security Systems
• Ted Milburn, Cooper Notification
• Wayne D. Moore, Hughes Associates Inc.
• John Murray, Optimum System Solutions
• Neil Packer, BIAMP Systems

Space at the summit is limited. RSVP to Norah Hammond at nhammond@nsca.org or 800.446.6722 to reserve your seat. Visit www.mnec.org to learn more about the code, how it has recently changed and what that means for you.
Additionally, NSCA University is sponsoring two courses that will provide a more in-depth look at this growing market opportunity.

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.

Seats are filling up fast, so register today. All sessions will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on these sessions and other educational offerings from NSCA University during InfoComm 2010 or to register, visit www.nscaatinfocomm.org or call 800.446.6722.

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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