September 14, 2009

Upcoming Meeting Notice

The Association of Service and Computer Dealers International (ASCDI) is a 30 year old, worldwide non-profit organization made up of companies who provide technology solutions, technical support or value added services to the business community.

Members and non-members are invited to learn how to grow your business, find new business opportunities, hear from industry representatives and enjoy some fabulous networking events at our conferences:

FALL CONFERENCE: October 7 - 9, 2009
New York City

Click here for more information on ALL ASCDI MEETINGS, to view the agendas, lodging details, attendee lists and to REGISTER AT THE EARLY BIRD RATE.

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Universal Air Filter offers filter fan guard retrofit   
Universal Air Filter has a solution for design, manufacturing and procurement engineers who purchase cabinet cooling fan guard filter assemblies with low-grade, non-compliant filter media. Engineers can simply swap out the included media with UAF’s certified media, producing a compliant filter. Or UAF can produce a framed filter assembly with compliant media to serve as a fan guard and match the fan profile for quick and easy installation. UAF’s one-piece framed filter assembly includes a filter, mounting bracket, fan guard and air flow plenum, allowing a quick installation without installation kits and procedures. In addition, UAF offers special metal finishes to match existing enclosures and/or provide protection in corrosive indoor or outdoor environments. Filters with Quadrafoam media also provide an additional layer of protection for flammability, ultraviolet light, hydrolytic stability and fungus resistance. In its continued quest to lead the industry, Universal Air Filter recently announced that all of its products are now REACH compliant along with RoHS compliant.
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Cisco wants to better connect entertainers and fans
Cisco is extending its empire into pop culture with its new Eos social-entertainment platform of software tools for media companies to host their own networking sites for artists, actors and movies. Cisco and entertainment executives say it has the potential to change the relationship between entertainers and fans. They also say it will help media companies capitalize on the digital era and restore revenue declines from piracy and changing consumer behavior, such as ditching higher-margin music CDs for single songs bought online. Cisco wants to sell its back-end technology to media conglomerates. The Eos software will enable entertainment companies to create and manage Web sites designed to strengthen ties with fans — as well as develop new ways to make money — for its hundreds of artists and various entertainment properties. Cisco's new media business model is to license its technology to the entertainment companies and take a share of the advertising and e-commerce sales generated through the sites. In addition to technology, Cisco will also provide companies with data about fan behavior.
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SIP Forum's Fax-over-IP Interoperability Task Group reaches important milestone
The SIP Forum announced that the IP communications association's Fax-over-IP Interoperability Task Group has published its formal FoIP Problem statement - and in the process reached an important milestone for its FoIP initiative. The SIP Forum chartered the FoIP Interoperability Task Group to investigate interoperability issues with the deployment of fax services, specifically ITU-T T.38, in SIP networks. The issues surrounding IP-based fax and the use of T.38 make it difficult for users to determine if T.38 can or will work reliably and thus offer an alternative to traditional TDM-based fax transport. While the T.38 protocol, approved by the ITU-T in 1998, was designed to allow fax machines and computer-based fax to carry forward in a transitioning communications infrastructure of both IP- and TDM-based telephony, today there are enough problems and confusion among vendors, enterprises and service providers to significantly slow the use of IP as a real-time fax transport. Available for download HERE, the FoIP Task Group Problem Statement details the problems the task group has chosen to address.

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HP helps customers boost productivity with new video collaboration offerings
HP announced a service enabling HP Halo customers to use their telepresence endpoints to reach thousands of people, including employees, partners and suppliers, at one time.  HP Halo Webcasting expands the HP Unified Communications and Collaboration portfolio, giving customers greater choice in implementing solutions that meet their global communication needs.  HP also announced the realignment of the HP Halo business within the HP ProCurve Networking business, which is part of the company’s enterprise-focused Technology Solutions Group responsible for servers, storage, software, networking and services.  This move provides customers with “one-stop shopping” in choosing the right video endpoints, services and network solutions that will propel collaboration within their organizations. 
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IBM and Michigan State University open delivery center
IBM, in conjunction with the State of Michigan and Michigan State University (MSU), hosted the ceremonial grand opening of its newest delivery center for application services located in East Lansing. Founded in collaboration with a public university, the delivery center is the first of its kind in the United States for IBM. The center provides innovative application development and support services to modernize older and less efficient IT systems for state and local government agencies and universities. IBM also is doing work for clients in the telecommunications, healthcare and high-tech industries with a focus on modernizing IT applications through process excellence, tooling automation, and asset re-use. In addition, the IBM center houses an IBM legal center of competence. The legal resource center analyzes customer contracts in support of complex services engagements.
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Intermec rugged PC ships with Qualcomm Technology
Intermec announced that the CN50 rugged mobile computer, equipped with Qualcomm technology, is now shipping to customers worldwide. Intermec collaborated with Qualcomm to develop the 3G wireless WAN Flexible Network radio. The combination of the computer’s quad band radio and multi-processor architecture provides superior computing performance, communication speeds and low battery consumption.
Intermec’s Flexible Network Radio is highly optimized for mobile workers and allows the CN50 to support both voice and data exchange with high quality cell phone and network connections.  The cornerstone of the Flexible Network Radio is Qualcomm‘s dual-core, dual-mode chipset, the Mobile Station Modem (MSM) MSM7600 solution. This chipset contains a 526MHz applications processor running Windows Mobile 6.1 and also features an ARM9 communications processor, which supports 3G voice and data in GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS and CDMA2000 technologies. The MSM7600 chipset enables the CN50 to operate on frequencies supported by almost every major world network carrier.
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Para Systems forges alliance to market General Electric’s UPS products
Para Systems, Inc. announced a marketing and sales agreement with General Electric’s Power Quality division.  Under the terms of the agreement, GE’s LP-33U and SG series of premium quality three-phase uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) will be available to IT solution distributors currently selling Para Systems’ Minuteman brand of power products. The Minuteman product line currently includes single-phase UPSs ranging from 400VA up to 24kVA, along with a full line of surge protectors, power distribution units (PDUs), remote power managers (RPMs) and a full-featured power monitoring software product.  With the addition of GE’s line of three-phase products, Para Systems can now offer high-end three-phase solutions up to 750kVA.

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Sun CMT servers set new world records on enterprise applications
Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced that its Sun SPARC Enterprise servers with chip multi-threading (CMT) technology set three new world-records on industry-standard e-mail serving and Java benchmarks. These records highlight the enterprise-class performance and significant infrastructure and management cost savings Sun's Open Network Systems with the Solaris Operating System (OS) deliver through the convergence of compute, networking and storage. Sun also announced outstanding performance on the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition (BI Suite EE) test and Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager (ZXTM). Details on the world records announced are available at:

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IBM's Third Party Practices & Sales team provides exclusive support for leasing companies, brokers, dealers, refurbishers and maintainers in the US.
Contact the Third Party Support Center (TPSC) in Toronto for normal order processing requests. Their number is 866-432-8274, or e-fax to 845-463-5014 (Attn: Erick Prat Ramos). For email,
Requests for IBM service (except break/fix maintenance) and configuration reports must be directed to the Technical Support Management Office (TSMO) in Poughkeepsie, NY. Their number is 800-426-4955, option 1, or you may fax your request to 845-433-4664, or e-mail to
Requests for break/fix IBM Maintenance Service can be made by contacting IBM at 888-426-4343, or  If sending an email request, please include your IBM customer number (or customer name and address), customer contact name, phone number, machine type/model, and serial number.


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MVSS is a Third Party Maintenance service provider and owns MVSS Brokerage. MVSS specializes in UNIX and provides maintenance for Intel and storage equipment. We sell indirectly through channel partners exclusively and provide the necessary resources to win business. MVSS is offering ASCDI members access to Gold Pricing - for highly competitive maintenance pricing, call us today!

Undertaking maintenance agreements across the globe in Australia, NZ, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe and Middle East.

Contact:  Mal Fraser Clay
Ph: +61-2-9428-8777

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For over 10 years, Court Square Leasing has dedicated itself to providing superior service, products and expertise in the commercial leasing arena. Make Court Square your partner by calling: (888) 477-8273.

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DecisionOne announces ASCDI program launch
DecisionOne provides cost effective, local, reliable technology support services including remote, onsite and logistics services. We offer break/fix services nationwide for Sun, IBM, and HP used and refurbished equipment. Call now for pricing and check out our new website at
Contact: Susan Warnke
Phone: 612-253-4218


Trident is a third party cross platform hardware maintenance provider for Sun, HP and Dell.  Trident services new and used equipment and can help equipment resellers and vendors increase their footprint with customers.  “End of Life” is a specialty. 
Contact:  Steve Studley
Phone:  202-558-5527



Bulletproof your support and expand your maintenance budget. Independent Multi-vendor Enterprise Support from Olympic Support offers big discounts on manufacturers listed support costs and provides better coverage and fix times compared to vendor & OEM packages. Find out how you can profit from our success.
Contact: Roger Taylor


Reduce Your Data Center Support Costs 25% – 40%
Akibia is a 20-year old global provider of multivendor systems maintenance services, including support for Sun, HP and Dell systems. Our customized SLAs and unique approach results in 25-40 percent cost savings compared to other maintenance providers.
Call 1-866-4-AKIBIA x 4907 for more information.

Micro Memory Bank offers on-line division now offers consumers even more choices. Memory upgrades for Dell, IBM, Apple, DEC, HP, Sun and hundreds of others are all available for purchase online or by calling 877-ADD-RAM9.

What separates from the competition is the Memory Wizard tool; a proprietary feature that enables the site visitor to find their exact memory type with the click of a button.

Contact: Bob Kanoff
Phone: 215-643-6020



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