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Azbell Electronics Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider Partner in the United States

Waco-Belton-Killeen-Fort Hood, TX – October 4, 2013 – Azbell Electronics announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Express Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Azbell Electronics as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Express level.

The Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP Program is focused on providing a new way of working, in which everyone, everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration with TelePresence Video solutions. The Express-level program’s goal is to enable partners to market Cisco TelePresence Video endpoints, offer targeted infrastructure solutions, and differentiate themselves based on their breadth of unique audiovisual integration skills.

“Azbell Electronics is excited to continue with our certification within the Cisco TelePresence Video Express ATP program demonstrating our commitment to the growing use of telepresence in the Central Texas area,” said Robert Parker, president of Azbell Electronics. “Our mission is to support the businesses of the greater Waco, Belton-Temple, and Killeen-Fort Hood areas with innovative technology solutions. Cisco Systems provides us with access to the largest range of telepresence devices that support the diverse needs of our customers. We appreciate having the industry leading technology that Cisco Systems brings to the entire range of our customer base, whether it is a small business or the largest US Army unit stationed at Fort Hood.”

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP designation may be discontinued or may evolve into a Cisco specialization.

About Cisco TelePresence and Video Collaboration Solutions

Cisco TelePresence® and Video collaboration solutions provide life-like, high-definition, conferencing facilities with superior audio and video, allowing participants to meet their colleagues, customers and business partners across a virtual table. Participants can enjoy a same-room meeting experience, even if they are located in different locations around the world. Participants can also meet more often and enjoy more productive sessions, helping to improve business interactions while potentially building stronger customer relationships, accelerating sales cycles, improving project management and forming tighter integration with remote offices.

About Azbell Electronics

Azbell Electronics is a 68 year old, family owned, small business that specializes in the customized integration of audio-video, computer, and data network systems that facilitate communication and collaboration in organizations ranging in size from small to large. With offices and shops in Waco, Belton, and Fort Hood, Texas the company provides customized audio-video systems for command, control, communications, and computers (C4), as well as power and specialized environmental needs for both fixed and mobile facilities. Azbell Electronics pioneered Mobile Video Audio Display System (MVADS) technology for the US Army and our MVADS solutions are combat and emergency operations proven. Our team members have been on long term deployments with US Army units for training and operations in Iran, Korea, Bahrain, Afghanistan, the NTC, and other CONUS and OCONUS sites in support of mobile and fixed command post systems built under contract. Please visit our web site at www.azbellelectronics.com for more information.

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Azbell Electronics Achieves Small Business Specialization from Cisco USA

Waco, TX – 08 February 2013 – Azbell Electronics announced today it has recertified
with the Small Business Specialization from Cisco. The Small Business
Specialization recognizes Cisco resale channel partners that focus on meeting the
technology and services needs of small businesses.

”Azbell Electronics is excited to continue our certification with the Cisco Small
Business Specialization demonstrating our commitment to the growing small businesses
of the Central Texas area,” said Robert Parker, president of Azbell Electronics. “Our
mission is to support the businesses of the greater Waco, Belton, Temple, and Killeen
area with innovative technological solutions. Cisco Systems provides us with access to
the largest range of devices that support the needs of our customers. We at Azbell
Electronics appreciate the industry leading technology that Cisco Systems brings to the
entire spectrum of our customers whether it is the small business of Central Texas or the
largest US Army unit stationed at Fort Hood.”

“The Cisco Small Business Specialization was created in response to customer
demand for channel partners capable of designing and implementing Cisco solutions
purpose-built for the small business,” said Andrew Sage, vice president of Worldwide
Small Business Sales, Cisco. “With the Small Business Specialization, Azbell Electronics
has made an investment in obtaining the training, skills and knowledge necessary to play
a pivotal role in meeting this growing demand.”

To earn the Small Business Specialization, Azbell Electronics fulfilled Cisco
training and exam requirements. Azbell Electronics also met the personnel, training, and
post-sales support requirements set forth by Cisco.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for channel partners to
build the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver Cisco
solutions to end customers. Through the program’s specializations and certifications,
Cisco recognizes a channel partner’s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco
advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program
validates channel partner qualifications such as technology skills, business best practices,
customer satisfaction, and presales and postsales support capabilities — critical factors for
customers choosing a trusted channel partner.

About Azbell Electronics
Azbell Electronics is a 67 year old small business that specializes in the customized
integration of computer, data, network, and audio-video systems that facilitate
communication and collaboration. With offices and shops in Waco and Fort Hood, Texas,
the company provides customized command, control, communications, computer (C4),
power and specialized shelter needs for fixed and mobile facilities. We pioneered Mobile
Video Audio Display System (MVADS) technology for the US Army. Our MVADS
solutions are combat and emergency operations proven. Our team has been on long term
deployments with US Army units for training and operations in Iran, Korea, Bahrain,
Afghanistan, the NTC, and other OCONUS sites in support of mobile and fixed
command post C4 systems built under contract. Please visit our web site at
www.azbellelectronics.com.

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Rent Audio / Visual Equipment, Save Money.

AV Equipment Rentals

The cost of new equipment can run you a few thousand dollars. The cost of monitors, speakers, amplifiers, and cables can sometimes create overhead that your business doesn’t need. It takes additional manpower to run and facilitate the equipment on a daily basis and unless you know how to operate it yourself, you’ll end up having to hire another employee to handle it all. Renting audio / visual equipment is a great option for customers who are looking for professional solutions without the overhead.

The best thing about renting your equipment are the options. As a renter, you will pay a fraction of the cost for the use of the same equipment, allowing you to use nicer, newer equipment.

Save in eneregy costs with the Enova DVX from AMX.

More power, more money.
If you’re reading this, chances are you are familiar with the massive amount of power it can take to operate audio/visual equipment on a large scale. For every standard equipment rack, you are looking at wattage numbers between 300 and 500, which can make for a significantly high utility cost. On top of the energy being directly consumed by your equipment, you have to add cooling precautions to keep your equipment from failing due to overheating, making a high utility bill raise even more. Is there a way to consume less power and operate at lower temperatures?

There is a solution.

Azbell Electronics would like to introduce you to the solution to your problem. The Enova DVX digital media switcher is at the forefront of AV technology. This energy efficient solution generally consumes about 30% of the power of a standard equipment rack, which keeps 70% of the money you’ve been spending on energy in your pocket, where it belongs. One of the ways in which it accomplishes this is through a more efficient standby mode. Other standby solutions will consume roughly the same amount of power as they do during operation. The Enova DVX has been programmed with an energy conscious power down method for standby mode which only consumes 30 watts resulting in a 90% reduction in energy usage over the competition.

Calculate the difference and save money.

To illustrate the savings that can be achieved with the Enova DVX, AMX has built a virtual Energy Savings Calculator that allows potential customers to compare the energy cost they are currently incurring with the energy cost they could be realizing through the Enova DVX. This comprehensive calculator operates in four steps, the first of which allows you to adjust AV requirement variables ranging from the hours of use per day, to the country you’re operating in; to give you an accurate estimate for your location. The second and third steps will give you the cost of active and standby power consumption. The fourth step will even include the estimated cost of air conditioning. AMX has always focused on advanced technology with simple controls, and the implementation of the Energy Savings Calculator lives up to their reputation as Audio/Visual equipment innovators, who have confidence in their product and want to show you the numbers to back it up. Save energy and save money with the Azbell Electronics and the Enova DVX by AMX.

Cisco to Break 1 Gigabit Barrier on Enterprise Wifi Networks

cisco logoCisco will introduce a 1G-bit access point in 2013 to meet the high demand for media traffic on wireless enterprise networks. Azbell Electronics will be a certified vendor and installer for this new technology. Stay tuned for official product release dates.

“Cisco Systems says it will be the first networking vendor to deliver 1-gigabit-per-second speeds on enterprise wireless networks when it introduces an 802.11ac-based access point next year”

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Networking/Cisco-to-Break-the-1-Gigabit-Barrier-on-Enterprise-WiFi-Networks-203059/