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Vutec Corporation, a manufacturer of projection screens, has opened a new training center at the company’s Pompano Beach, FL headquarters. The center is designed to accommodate Vutec’s growing network of 2,000 consumer and commercial dealers located in 67 countries. The facility will be the launch site for a comprehensive training program for dealers, distributors and systems integrators. Kicking off the program will be a series of two-day workshops taking place in late 2006 and early 2007. Spencer Mallinson, Vutec’s technical director, commented on the program, “Attendees will gain a solid grounding in Vutec’s product lines--their design, manufacture and installation--from the on-site training.”

On Monday, July 24, remote service provider PlumChoice will expand its offerings to include the convenience of around-the-clock service. In addition to 24/7 availability, customers will also have the benefit of selecting their favorite PlumChoice technician. This degree of customization allows consumers to schedule computer support with the same technician any time they need help--without the inconvenience of waiting for someone to arrive on-site. PlumChoice technicians provide support for a wide variety of devices, and are able to access consumers’ computers via the Internet to troubleshoot, install, repair and instruct. Immediate service is available at www.plumchoice.com or 1-888-PLUM-HELP.

American Power Conversion (APC), a manufacturer of high performance audio/video solutions for custom home theaters, has recently joined the D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) program. D-Tools System Integrator software now features detailed information about APC’s A/V products. The D-Tools MVP program is aimed to help provide system integrators with the newest product information using D-Tools System Integrator 4.5 (SI 4.5). By using a single project file, custom installers can now save hours of research time through downloading free product details from D-Tools’ extensive database. While the end goal is to simplify the design process of a company, the program also attempts to make it easier

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