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Hot Seat: Interoperability and the Systems Integrator’s Role

Paul Strohm, president and COO of Lenexa, Kan.-based C&C Group, serves as vice president of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, discusses the state of interoperability in the physical security…


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