CONTRACTOR'S WEB WATCH In an effort to augment the services provided by its regional representatives in Asia, Australia, and Europe, the International Communications
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Jun 1, 2003 12:00 PM

In an effort to augment the services provided by its regional representatives in Asia, Australia, and Europe, the International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) has launched three regional Web pages on its Web portal. Serving Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and Europe, the three pages will bring to the forefront the information most relevant to ICIA members in the respective regions. In addition to regional news and information, the pages will feature links to regional activities, polls, trade publications, and the most used pages within the ICIA Web portal. To find out what's happening in each region, access ICIA Asia at, ICIA Australia and New Zealand at, and ICIA Europe at The regional pages are linked from the main home page under ICIA Regions in the left column.

Elan Home Systems dealers can have quicker, easier access to Elan information through a new dealer Web site. Highlights of the site include links to individual images from the Elan product catalog; one-click access to e-mail addresses of the technical support team; a reorganized downloads page, grouped chronologically by product categories, such as ZPADs or ViaDJ; an archive page that lists downloads from as far back as 1998; and drop-down menus on every page that provide downloads by product category. Elan Home Systems is a manufacturer of distributed audio/video and home automation systems. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the company's systems integrate audio, video, phones, and third-party products to create a seamless, easy-to-use whole-house experience. Elan products are distributed through dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada, and 28 countries.

Panamax has enhanced its Web site as part of a continuing effort to expand customer benefits. With support from Altima Technologies, Panamax is offering free product graphics for online download through NetZoom for Visio shapes/stencils. The addition gives you more options and greater ease in illustrating the use of Panamax's power conditioning products. Altima's NetZoom Certified Manufacturers Program allows manufacturers to better serve its customers by providing free Microsoft Visio and PowerPoint shapes/stencils of their equipment. Altima Technologies is a Microsoft Visio partner producing intelligent Visio shapes/stencils for more than 1,100 equipment manufacturers that are used in network designs, diagrams, and presentations. Altima has created shapes/stencils of Panamax equipment that are now available for free online download.

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