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AVIDEX Recruits AV Trailblazer to Lead Sales                                                              

Integration and Design Leader Avidex Industries Recruits Steve Alexander as  Regional Director of Sales for Northern California

FREMONT, CA. (Aug 29, 2017) – Avidex, the 7th largest audio visual and technology systems integrator in the country, has appointed industry trailblazer and innovator Steve Alexander to lead its sales organization for Northern California. Avidex provides industry-leading audio visual solutions and services to Fortune 500 corporations, including most of the Fortune Top 50 technology companies located in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area.  
With the addition of Alexander to its leadership team, Avidex is strengthening its market-leading position and assembling a world-class client sales organization that will drive new client acquisition and revenue growth. In addition to leading sales, Alexander will spearhead the introduction of Avidex’s industry-leading technical engineering and delivery capabilities to new potential clients and position the company for future growth.
Alexander joins Avidex following 11 years in leadership roles at Crestron, most recently as executive director of the Northwest sales territory. His guidance helped launch Crestron Digital Media and many other groundbreaking products. Alexander and members of his team were recognized company-wide as top performers and helped shaped collaboration and presentation environments with many of the world’s leading companies. Previously, Alexander was national sales manager for Monster Cable, and he also served as vice president of AMX, a manufacturer of video switching and control devices.
“I have been privileged to work with some of the most innovative companies in the world on the specification, sale, installation and support of cutting edge presentation, communication and collaboration technologies,” Alexander said. “I look forward to leveraging this experience in leading an outstanding sales team while supporting Avidex’s clients throughout Northern California.”
Avidex President Shedan Maghzi said Alexander has demonstrated a proven ability to lead teams, drive company growth and provide innovative solutions with exceptional customer experiences. “We are excited to have someone of Steve’s caliber join our team. He brings extensive experience and relationships from across the AV industry to lead our sales team for Northern California, which continues to deliver new and advanced services to our clients,” Maghzi said.  

 

A BIG Round of Applause to AVIDEX on Making Number 7 on the Systems Contractor News Top 50 Systems Integrators List for 2016

AVIDEX marks its ninth year on the benchmark list!  "The SCN Top 50 is one of the most well known rankings in our industry and we are very proud to be included amongst the leaders in AV systems integrators. We have an innovative team and we believe our commitment to our customers and providing excellent technology solutions are what got us here and will propel us forward in 2017," commented Nancy Peck, Avidex Senior Director of Marketing. Avidex has brought forth new successful strategies in the year 2016 that has honored them 7th on the SCN Top 50 list. The award winning Avidex team just got a new member - Digital Networks Group. The teams at Avidex and DNG are filled with AV innovators of the industry.  The combination of the organizations will allow for wider deployment of video collaboration solutions and an increased  knowledge base to serve the corporate, healthcare and education verticals. 

 

TeleHealth Services Won the North Carolina Technology Association "Communications Technology" Award

TeleHealth Services was nominated by the North Carolina Technology Association in two distinct categories, Industry Driven Technology and Communications Technology.  The North Carolina Technology Association is the most prestigious.  Matt Barker, Barbara Capone and Richard Bootes attended the awards ceremony representing TeleHealth.

TeleHealth, Avidex's Sister Company, won the award in the Communications Technology category, where they were up against WebAssign, A3 Communications, CommScope and NeoNova Network Service.  Richard Bootes accepted the award on behalf of the company and our employees.  Avidex is proud to be associated with a company and employees that work tirelessly day in and day out to not only satisfy the needs of our shareholder, but more importantly make a difference in the lives of patients and healthcare professionals across the country.

 

Avidex Industries LLC to Acquire Digital Networks Group Inc. for Enhanced AV Offerings

The combination of Digital Networks Group with Avidex will create the market and technology leader in corporate, education and healthcare audio visual solutions.

Bellevue, WA & Aliso Viejo, CA: June 1, 2016 – Avidex Industries LLC and Digital Networks Group Inc. today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Avidex Industries LLC will acquire Digital Networks Group Inc. (DNG). The combination of the two organizations will create the leading audio visual and technology integration company on the West Coast. The announced transaction will further Avidex’s mission of being the nation’s leading design build AV integrator.

By combining the organization’s mutual focus on the relationship with the clients, understand their business and maximizing the technology investments to increase productivity and profitability, the acquisition will allow for wider deployment of new solutions and an increased footprint and knowledge base to serve the corporate, healthcare, technology and education verticals. The scale of the new entity will also result in greater product innovation, bringing new and advanced services to their clients.  Avidex's commitment to superior technology solutions and outstanding customer service, will not only benefit the combined companies' customer base, but will also enhance opportunities for employees.

"The teams at Avidex and DNG are filled with the innovators of our industry. Representatives of each of these companies have architected some of the most revolutionary communications solutions ever created for some of the most advanced companies within their verticals. That spirit of innovation and focus on quality will live on, and it will create real benefits and great long-term value for our clients and the employees of both companies," said Shedan Maghzi, President of Avidex. "With our expanded reach, we will be able to accelerate the deployment of customized AV solutions, and will create and maintain a more effective and efficient service model. The scale of the new Avidex, along with the combined talents we can bring to bear, position us to deliver a unified AV technology and managed services future that will unleash the full power of our capabilities."

"The acquisition of DNG will accelerate the growth and leadership of Avidex," said Mike Stammire, Co-Founder & President of DNG. "This agreement recognizes the unique value of DNG, and brings together two great companies that share a common philosophy of strong client relationships, operational excellence, innovative solutions, and a commitment to our employees. Our shared depth and breadth of experience and synergies will, for the first time, provide a single organization capable of providing best of breed AV/IT solutions across all major industry sectors. This combination will only accelerate the great operating momentum we've seen over the last several years and provide enormous opportunities for our employees. My partners and are thrilled to be part of Avidex and the entire Itochu family.  We are convinced this is absolutely the right decision for the future of Digital Networks Group and the team we have built over the years.”

About Digital Networks Group Inc.:

Digital Networks Group, Inc. (DNG) is a Southern California based technology systems integrator specializing in turnkey audio visual and information technology related systems in the public and private sectors. DNG possesses a unique business value proposition which includes its unparalleled breadth of design and implementation competencies, the ability to deliver fully-integrated systems that address complex customer requirements, and a well-defined corporate culture that is focused on client service, system creativity and deep in-house technical expertise. For more information visit http://www.digitalnetworks.com/.

 

 

Congratulations to Avidex's Chief Technologist, Jim Colquhoun!

Congratulations to Jim Colquhoun on two very prestigious accomplishments.

 

Jim was recently recognized by the Professional Education and Training Committee (PTEC) and the Board of Directors of InfoComm International as a member of the Faculty Program. Not only has Jim achieved the highest level of industry certification of CTS-D & CTS-I, he teaches the classes that certify others to become CTS-D!

 

In addition to contributing his time to our industry, Jim’s article providing a thorough technical review of the Sony VPL-FHZ65 projector was recently published in S&VC magazine. This is Jim’s second published article reviewing new projector technology and there are more reviews and articles in the works.  Here is a  link to JIm's article:   http://www.svconline.com/jim-colquhoun-sony-vpl-fhz65/404715)

 

Jim works very hard developing and maintaining his industry knowledge, credentials and certifications.  We appreciate the time and effort he invests.  Jim, Congratulations and Thanks!

Avidex Achieves InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence Distinction

Avidex has qualified as an InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence, or APEx. The InfoComm APEx program is a recognition program for integration companies and AV design consulting firms dedicated to upholding industry excellence by providing quality service to customers.

The InfoComm APEx program recognizes companies based on the number of employees holding key industry certifications, including InfoComm’s CTS credential, completion of continuing education classes, and positive customer survey responses. APEx providers must also prove that they meet or exceed the requirements within 2 ANSI/INFOCOMM standards, the Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Processes and the AV System Performance Verification Standard, to foster better communication between the AV provider and the client.

“The APEx designation gives AV companies a mark of distinction in the marketplace,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, InfoComm International’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. “Customers of APEx companies can be confident of the AV provider’s professionalism and commitment to ongoing training, customer service and dedication to excellence.”

Avidex Awarded PAMF Los Gatos Center Project, Opening June 22

The project was a TEECOM AV design/bid that Avidex submitted on and was awarded the job. Avidex was subcontracted by Redwood Electric (the electrical contractor) to provide the audiovisual equipment and installation.

The audiovisual portion of the project included a Divisible Conference Room and the installation of twelve flat panel displays for signage and patient information.The Divisible Conference Room consists of ceiling recessed video projectors in motorized lifts and motorized projection screens. In each of the rooms, an audiovisual input wall plate at the front of the room provides connectivity for a VGA input, 3.5mm audio input, and  HDMI laptops or other AV sources. A wall-mounted, push-button control interface at the front of each room allows users to turn the AV systems ON and OFF, RAISE and LOWER the Volume and SELECT input Sources. Audio is reproduced via ceiling recessed loudspeakers. A small AV equipment rack is located in the credenza in the rear of one of the rooms and houses all of the audiovisual equipment.

 Avidex supplied all of the audiovisual equipment, the installation of the equipment as well as the programming of the control system and audio and video switching.

The new Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) Los Gatos Center is scheduled to open for patient care on Monday, June 22.

Services at the new 40,000-square-foot medical building, located at 15400 Los Gatos Blvd., will provide primary care – Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine – as well as digital imaging services, a laboratory, and an urgent care center that will be open 365 days a year. The new building includes 51 exam rooms, four treatment rooms, one anti-coagulation room, two observation rooms and one radiology room.

Avidex Appoints Shedan Maghzi as President

SEATTLE, Washington; April 6, 2015 — Avidex Industries, LLC today announced it has appointed Shedan Maghzi as President of Avidex.  Maghzi joined Avidex in February of 2004 as General Manager of Northern California. He later advanced into the position of Vice President of Avidex’s Fremont, CA office, one of the nation’s most successful audiovisual groups providing design, systems integration