Southland Technology Achieves CAVSP Gold

San Diego, CA, June 21, 2006 - Southland Technology Achieves AV Industry Certification.

Certified AudioVisual Solutions Provider Program Signifies Company Commitment to Education and Training

San Diego, CA, January 1, 2006 – Southland Technology today announced its participation in the audiovisual industry's highly regarded certification program, marking its commitment to education and training for all employees.

The Certified AudioVisual Solutions Provider (CAVSP) Program is the industry standard certification program for companies in the professional audiovisual industry. It is administered by InfoComm International® and the International Communications Industries Foundation (ICIF).

"A CAVSP designation gives AV companies a competitive advantage in the marketplace," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., InfoComm International's executive director. "Customers of audiovisual communications and presentation systems can be confident of professionalism and an aspiration to excellence when working with these companies that have invested in education and training to stay current on the latest AV technologies and techniques."

The CAVSP Program includes three levels -- basic, silver and gold certified members -- depending on the percentage of staff within an organization who have received individual certification. Individual certification is known as the Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) program, and consists of general certification as well as specialized certification in design, installation, rentals or sales.

"Southland Technology puts a huge emphasis on the continuing education of all of our employees. Our full team dedication to this philosophy has helped us to achieve a Gold Level CAVSP Certification of which we are all very proud" said Robert Pedigo, President of Southland Technology.

Companies eligible for CAVSP status include businesses that manufacture, sell, integrate, design, provide consultation on or rent AV equipment, systems and services. The CAVSP program (formerly InfoComm International's Certified Member Program) ties in with the AVolution Industry Awareness Campaign that promotes the skills and talents of professional AV solutions providers (AVSPs). To achieve CAVSP status, the company must participate in AVolution by agreeing to 10 Standards of Excellence. More information on InfoComm's certification program and educational courses is available at www.infocomm.org. More information on the AV Industry's AVolution Awareness Campaign is available at www.avolution.info.

Southland Technology is a certified minority owned small business focused on the convergence of voice, video, and data on the IT backbone. We deliver a vast array of hardware, software and peripherals competitively priced, to create the right Information Technology and Audio Visual solutions for your business. We also design, build and integrate custom solutions of all shapes and sizes to address our customers' needs of today and adjust easily to meet their needs for tomorrow.

Named by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the ten fastest growing privately held companies in San Diego, Southland Technology continues to grow and expand our expertise and offerings in all the areas of our practice.

 

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