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Epson Announces Projector with Versatile Setup and Connectivity for the Corporate and Higher Education Markets

PowerLite 1835 Delivers Brightness, Convenience and Affordability

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 18, 2011 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the convenient and affordable PowerLite® 1835 projector for corporations and higher education. Offering setup flexibility, future proof connectivity, advanced networking, 3,500 lumens of color and white light output2, and XGA resolution, the PowerLite 1835 is available for $1,199*.

“The PowerLite 1835 meets the installation challenges of the corporate and education markets by delivering a host of easy setup features that allow installation almost anywhere in any room,? said Sean Gunduz, product manager, Epson America. “In addition, its connectivity provides compatibility with current and future IT investments, while its advanced networking makes it easy to monitor and control from anywhere in the world.?

Easy Setup and Connectivity Features

The Epson PowerLite 1835 delivers setup, connectivity and networking features for any boardroom or classroom, more

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Cabinet NG Creates Unique Interface for SagePoint Financial Advisors

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Paperless Solution Automatically Passes Documents to Home Office for Processing

Huntsville, AL – January 18, 2011 – Cabinet NG (CNG), provider of document management and workflow management software, today announced it has created a unique interface that gives SagePoint Financial’s independent advisors the ability to electronically pass documents to their broker-dealer’s home office for processing. Documents may include variable annuity approval requests, client signature pages, account transfer forms for brokerage accounts (ACAT), along with the actual account application and forms needed to establish and continue servicing a client account. While this particular interface is specific to SagePoint Financial advisors, CNG’s document management software is used to help streamline office procedures and simplify paperless compliance for financial advisors across the industry.

Financial advisors can use CNG-SAFE (CNG’s document management and workflow product) to handle day-to-day basic scanning and document retrieval, more

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Emerson College Focuses on Ross Technology

Iroquois, ON, Canada – January 18, 2011 – Boston’s Emerson College invested across the Ross Video product line in 2010, purchasing a Vision 2 Production Switcher, OverDrive Automated Production Control System, XPression Graphics System, openGear Terminal Equipment and SoftMetal Production Video Server. more

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AVI-SPL’s Education Group Welcomes Denise Kessler

AVI-SPL, a leading provider of audio-video communications solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Denise Kessler as Director of Business Development for the Education Market.

Based at AVI-SPL’s headquarters in Tampa, Kessler brings extensive experience from working with education technology manufacturers and providers. Most recently, Kessler served as Florida Area Manager with SMART Technologies; prior to that, she was Territory Account Manager for InFocus for the Gulf Region.

Denise Kessler

As Director of Business Development for the Education Market, Kessler will focus on building and maintaining key relationships in the education system in order to grow the company’s business within the market.

“Denise possesses a deep understanding of the Florida education market and recognizes the importance of relationships with key decision makers throughout the region,? said Robert Moss, vice president of education sales, AVI-SPL. “Her experience and leadership will further our understanding of the politics and more

Almo Professional A/V Adds Gary Post to Sales Team; Company to Hire in All Sales Territories in 2011

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Gary Post, Territory Manager, Mid-Atlantic, Almo Professional A/V

Almo Professional A/V Adds Gary Post to Sales Team;
Company to Hire in All Sales Territories in 2011

Philadelphia, PA — January 17, 2011 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, today announced the hiring of AV sales veteran Gary Post as territory manager for the Mid-Atlantic sales region. Due to the division’s growth since its formation in June 2009, the addition of Post is the first of many new sales positions that Almo Professional A/V will fill this year.

“Gary is a highly accomplished executive sales professional with many years of experience in the AV industry and strong customer connections,? said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “Our business is growing rapidly as we continue more

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Listen Technologies Grows its FM/IR Product Group with the Hiring of Bryan Ganz

Listen Technologies grows its sales, marketing and product life cycle capabilities for its flagship FM/IR product lines with the hiring of Bryan Ganz as the new FM/IR Product Group Leader.

Ganz will have overall profit and loss responsibility for Listen’s flagship FM and Infrared product solutions for assistive listening, tour group, and language interpretation applications.

Bryan Ganz will be responsible for the sales and marketing plans worldwide as well as the life cycle management of the FM and IR product lines. Ganz will work closely with Tim Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Vice President of Strategic Development to develop and execute the sales, marketing and product management plans relative to Listen’s FM and Infrared product lines.

Prior to joining Listen Technologies Ganz was a Product Line Manager for Kicker with responsibilities developing and managing all aspects of Kicker’s new home and personal more

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JBL Professional To Present Line Array Workshop At Tour Link Conference

JBL Professional has announced support of and participation in the upcoming 2011 Tour Link Conference, being held at the Marriott in McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, AZ January 27-30. Primary sponsors for the event include Prevost, Brown-United, AAA Communications, Shockwave Cargo and Entertainment Transport.

Three days of conference sessions, workshops and social events preceded by a golf tournament, Tour Link also includes the Top Dog Awards, a gala event to bestow awards for the “best of the best? in the touring community as voted by their peers each year. The numerous award categories include sound and lighting company of the year, best house and monitor engineers, best tour manager and more.

“Tour Link is a special event for everyone involved, and we’re very pleased to have JBL’s support,? offered Larry Smith, Publisher and Owner of Tour Guide Magazines (Anvil Productions, LLC), Mobile Production Monthly and executive producer of Tour more

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Crown Audio Bolsters Senior Management Team With New Leadership For Sales, Operations, General Management

In a series of appointments to improve its organization and its end-product, Crown Audio today announced decisive steps to reinforce its senior management team. New leaders have been added as the company implements continual improvement initiatives in fundamental disciplines including sales, operations and general management. John Fitzgerald, Vice President of Program Management at Harman Professional, will take the additional position of General Manager for Harman’s Elkhart, IN based Amplifier Business Unit and will be responsible for all aspects of Crown Audio’s business. John Batliner, Vice President of Sales for Harman’s High Performance Audio Video group, will assume additional responsibilities as Vice President of Sales for Crown Audio and Matt Bush, previously Director of Sales for Crown Audio is appointed Senior Director of Operations for Crown Audio. According to Rob Urry, Vice President of Harman Professional’s Amplifier and Processing Business Unit, today’s appointments will position Crown Audio for consistent development and more

Alteva Chief Innovation Officer to Speak at Pacific Telecommunications Council Annual Conference

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Hosted Unified Communications: An Inclusive Technology

PHILADELPHIA, PA & HONOLULU, HI – January 17, 2011 – Alteva, a Unified Communications (UC) solution provider headquartered in Philadelphia, today announced that William Bumbernick, chief innovation officer, will speak at PTC’11, the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s 33rd consecutive annual conference, January 16-19th in Honolulu, Hawaii. Bumbernick will join other communication industry thought leaders from Polycom, IntelePeer, Inc., SimpleSignal and Broadcore in a breakout session on virtual services, Tuesday, January 18th, 3:45-5:15pm.

With the emergence of UC, enterprises are starting to morph their voice, video, instant messaging, and presence systems into one. Making these previously disparate systems work together requires a fair amount of sophistication and resources at times of shrinking IT budgets. Hosted and managed services are suddenly very attractive to enterprises; a service provider can take over the responsibility for integrating the more

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Powerline Control Systems Adds the NuTech Group and Charles Lucas Sales Company as Manufacturer Sales Reps

Powerline Control Systems, Inc., the inventor of Universal Powerline Bus® technology and developer and manufacturer of lighting control products for residential and commercial markets, has announced the appointment of the NuTech Group and the Charles Lucas Sales Company to serve as manufacturers sales representatives.

“We look forward to our new partnerships with the NuTech Group and the Charles Lucas Sales Company—two outstanding manufacturers sales representatives,” said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “With the ability to provide extensive dealer service and product support, both of these firms will help dealers succeed in selling and installing our PulseWorx lighting control systems, powered by our Universal Powerline Bus technology, throughout their respective territories.”

The NuTech Group boasts nearly three decades of exemplary sales and technical experience in the custom and consumer electronics industry, supporting installers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in areas including Southern New more

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