Optelecom-NKF Inc., Germantown, Md., was named one of Marylandâ€™s fastest-growing technology companies in Deloitteâ€™s Technology Fast 50 program. The company, a manufacturer of video transmission systems for IP/Ethernet and fiber optic networks, was ranked based on the percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues over five years, from 2000 to 2004.
Winners of the 15 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada automatically are entered in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North Americaâ€™s top 500 fastest growing technology companies.
Over the past year, several new branch locations have opened their doors, including Boston, Clearwater, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Buffalo and San Antonio.
â€œFebruary 1st marks a very special anniversary for Tri-Ed, its customers and its partnering vendors,â€ said Roth, president and CEO. â€œWe look forward to celebrating our accomplishments and mutual success with them at every one of our locations.â€
Viscount Systems Inc. also announced that its MESH system has been chosen for a number of new high-rise projects in Vancouver. The systems will be installed by Blue Mountain Technologies of Surrey, British Columbia, and include a full complement of MESH panels, card access, and elevator control.
â€œSince this summer we have installed three MESH systems and have another 10 projects sold,â€ noted Steve Leach, president of Blue Mountain.
Viscount Systems Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of telecommunications and electronic door control access systems for the security industry. Additional information about Viscountâ€™s products may be obtained online at www.viscount.com.
â€œOur bilingual representatives will act as liaisons to our customers, providing troubleshooting and technical support in the language they are most comfortable communicating their needs in,â€ said Sergio Collazo, national sales and marketing manager, Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products.
GE Infrastructure, Security, Austin, Texas, announced that factory initiatives to increase manufacturing capacity at critical plants around the world have produced increased shipments to dealers for three months in a row. At GEâ€™s plant in Hickory, N.C., an additional 15 percent more manufacturing people have been hired and are on the job, with an additional 10 percent added in Tualatin, Ore. Factories in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico and Shanghai, China have increased capacity 20 percent. To handle the increase in orders and shipping, the companyâ€™s customer service department has added 15 percent more employees.
Brinkâ€™s Home Security, Irving, Texas, opened its fourth new branch office of 2005. The office, located in Lincoln, R.I., will serve the Providence, R.I., metro area and surrounding community.
In further television news, Russound, Newmarket, N.H., also had its products featured on â€œExtreme Makeover: Home Edition.â€ The ABC television show used Russoundâ€™s multiroom audio equipment to provide an easy-to-use, high-fidelity sound system for a home in Wells, Maine featured on an episode that aired in November. Russound donated the multiroom sound system. It covers 10 zones in and around the house, and allows family members to listen to different audio sources in the kitchen, living room, bedrooms and other areas.