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31/12/2009

VIVOTEK completed Egypt road show

Taipei, Taiwan

VIVOTEK completed its latest road show in Egypt in November 2009, held in partnership with their regional distributor C&CC and wrapping up yet another successful session in Africa.

During the road show, VIVOTEK revealed the product plan for the upcoming year, introduced the latest solutions designed for specific vertical markets, and conducted seminars focusing on the latest IP surveillance technologies to enhance the audience's field knowledge. They also presented several case studies of successful implementations of VIVOTEK products worldwide.

"This road show enabled VIVOTEK to strengthen our foothold in the Egyptian market and brought our local technical experts and salespeople to the forefront of the latest technologies by providing them with first-hand support and information." said Owen Chen, Chairman of VIVOTEK.

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