AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND ACQUISITIONS
Oct 1, 2002 12:00 PM
ACE Audiovisual, a New York-based audiovisual and video-conferencing services company, formed a working partnership with Compass Partners. The alliance has brought significant equity funding in to fuel the continued growth of ACE Audiovisual and its operating groups. … TOA Corp. signed an agreement to allow Aiphone, USA to sell the VS-900, TOA's security intercom system, as the AI-900, in fall 2002. … Audio Visual Innovations formed a partnership with Innovative Computer Environments (ICE). The partnership is designed to offer a turnkey product to the customer by providing audiovisual and presentation equipment and services packaged with custom-built control center furnishings provided by ICE. … ClearOne Communications acquired OMVideo, an audiovisual integration firm headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. … Tandberg Television and Microsoft Corp. will collaborate to offer professional broadcast solutions supporting Windows Media 9 Series for the telco and professional broadcast industries. Tandberg Television is developing a dedicated real-time hardware-based encoding platform for Windows Media, based on Windows Media Audio and Video 9 Series. Tandberg Television and Microsoft also are collaborating at a number of levels, including engineering and sales and marketing. … Smart Technologies joined forces with Polycom to enhance the compatibility of Smart Board software with Polycom's iPower PC-based video communications solution. Using a pen from the Smart Pen Tray, participants at any conference site can write over the top of computer applications, and the annotations will be viewed at all other sites.
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