Verizon Wireless is planning to upgrade its 4G LTE network to 11 new markets, while also expanding in several more, later this week.
The third annual Savant Dealer Conference was held June 4-6 here. Approximately 250 people attended this year's event—a doubling of attendees since the first dealer line show three years ago on Amelia Island.
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Savant Systems said Monday that it has completed its move into a pair of new buildings on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. The two facilities are located 15 minutes apart. The company’s new headquarters, in Osterville, is 12,500 square feet and located in a former A&P supermarket. The building hosts the company’s executives, as well as its engineers, IT, marketing, and various other employees. The other facility, in Hyannis, is more of a factory, and also houses shipping and handling operations, as well as operations staff. The two offices are connected through a networking system.
1972 Current company Chairman Sandy Bloomberg founds New England Audio (NEA), d/b/a Tweeter etc. The first location, a Scandinavian/European concept store, opens on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. 1974 NEA opens the Chestnut Hill store—the first audio specialty store in a mall in the United States—and adds the Yamaha brand. 1975 First Tweeter franchise store opens in Framingham, Mass. 1976 New Hampshire franchise opens. 1977 Rhode Island franchise opens. 1979 The Video etc. consumer video equipment store opens in Dedham, Mass. 1981 Video etc. closes. 1982 Leo Kahn buys interest in NEA. Bill Grant comes in