What's the Coolest Thing You've Seen on the Expo Floor?
In a packed showfloor with robots, full-size trucks, basketball hoops and more -- not to mention tons of new products -- there's plenty to see during the ESX expo.
With so much to visit, we wanted to get an idea of what attendees thought was the coolest thing they saw on the show floor on Day 1, so we went hit the show floor to interview attendees and went to social media.
For Chip Wood of American Fire and Security, the must-see item on the show floor is from a new industry entrant. "The Qolsys panel," for sure, he says, referring to the IQ Panel that has a 7" LCD touchscreen, built-in camera, SD Card slot, 6 different communication radios.
Amanda Brown of Tasco Security in Lebanon, NH was impressed by the Xspot wire location system. "It's a magnet that goes on the wire behind the sheetrock," making it easy to find when the wall is up. She finds that her company runs into that problem a lot, so this type of product is a real time-saver.
Brandon Wright of Bloomington, IN-based Smithville, is impressed with the wide range of products and services altogether on the ESX show floor. "Being an installer, having all of these products in one place is great," he says, adding that a lot of it they didn't even know existed. "We have some projects we're working on and the people here have been helpful with that," he says. "It's been a great experience."
When we turned to social media, we received a number of responses - many of which focused on Rico of the Warrior Dog Foundation, this year's ESA Gives Back charity. Here's some of the responses we got on Facebook and Twitter.