Some 10,000 industry pros are expected to visit Orlando's Orange County Convention Center for this month's Systems Integration Expo, put on by the National Systems Contractors Association. The 2005 event (March 7-12, 2005) marks the 25th anniversary of the expo, which originally focused solely on sound contracting but has since expanded with specialized pavilions covering areas such as video systems, network integration, security/life safety and digital signage to reflect the diversity and expansion of the industry. In addition to some 600 exhibitors showing the latest in high-tech gear, Expo 2005 also features education tracks on audio, business, houses of worship, security systems, convergence and video, including many manufacturer-specific seminars.
New this year, the Live Sound Showcase and Workshop will highlight the growth of pro audio during the past 25 years — in keeping with the expo's 25th anniversary. Overall focus of the workshops is on proper and accurate test/measurement of SR systems and in-depth analysis of loudspeaker performance within rooms.
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