NSCA executive director ChuckWilson added: "The technologies we are looking to embrace in our Pavilion are things like audio evacuation, life safety and security, commercial intercom, and audio over Ethernet. There will also be what I would call tools of the trade for contractors working at the sharp end of a project."
NSCA is also to transfer its interest in Integrated Systems Europe to the show's other partners. "We anticipate no change in format or any component of what attendees will see at ISE," Lemke told us. "We're rearranging the deckchairs in terms of ownership, but we want NSCA to continue to have a relationship with ISE, as a sponsor rather than as an owner. We are not yet in a position to confirm the nature of that sponsorship because we have another partner in CEDIA, and the ISE Board needs to make those decisions. But I expect that with the long-standing relationship that exists between NSCA and CEDIA, this will happen."
Wilson intimated that NSCA would be likely to make a contribution on the educational side. "The big picture is that NSCA wants to focus on what we do best, and that's education," he said. "We want to bring in other elements besides pro-AV, which is where InfoComm is strong, and the home automation market that CEDIA addresses. We can bring that whole 'intelligent building' element into a higher level of education programming."