Arizona Technology Council Adds Integral Members to Its Membership Base

Jun 16, 2004, 01:00 ET from Arizona Technology Council

    TEMPE, Ariz., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Technology Council adds
 noteworthy organizations to its membership base with the addition of
 45 technology-related businesses which include Advanced Systems Group,
 airBand, Catalytica Energy Systems, Inc., Honeywell, Unisys Corporation, VIACK
 Corporation and Westcor to name a few.  These organizations join more than
 400 member companies that make up the Arizona Technology Council.  "Commitment
 to helping our member companies grow and prosper stands as the Arizona
 Technology Council's number one priority," said Todd Bankofier, president and
 CEO of the Arizona Technology Council.  "We welcome the wide breadth of
 companies in the technology sector, and those that service them, into the
 Council.  These new organizations will help achieve our mission of advancing
 the business climate for Arizona's technology community."
     Additional information about these new members is listed below:
      *  Advanced Systems Group: (ASG) headquartered in Denver, is one of the
 leading Sun Microsystems iForce(R) National System Providers and systems
 integrators in the country.  ASG also has regional offices in Phoenix, San
 Diego, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Portland, Boise and Houston with a total
 of more than 80 employees.  ASG provides Infrastructure Architecture
 (Infratecture) solutions designed to combine the core hardware and software
 technologies that power your business into a cohesive and manageable
 environment, establishing reliability, availability and scalability.  ASG has
 a successful track record of providing Infratecture for leading open systems
 hardware and software vendors including Sun, Microsoft, Hitachi Data Systems
 and IBM to name a few.  For more information visit:
      *  airBand: headquartered in Dallas, with sales offices in Phoenix and
 Houston, is a broadband communications provider dedicated to helping
 businesses realize the full potential of their voice and data services.  With
 a comprehensive portfolio of Voice over IP and high-speed data solutions,
 airBand provides its customers with the functionality and flexibility required
 to compete in an increasingly mobile business environment.  Where possible,
 the company utilizes its fixed wireless network to bypass the local phone
 company and provide faster provisioning intervals, immediate scalability and
 complete redundancy for its customers.  As a result, more than 1,600
 businesses already count on airBand for their broadband service, including
 market leaders like Continental Airlines, Fujitsu, Solomon Smith Barney,
 Staubach and Web MD.  For more information visit the airBand website:
      *  Catalytica Energy Systems, Inc.: provides innovative emissions
 solutions to ease the environmental impact of combustion-related applications
 in the power generation and transportation industries.  Catalytica Energy
 Systems is the product of a rich 25-year history of discovery at Catalytica,
 Inc., whose expertise in catalysis led to the development of novel catalyst
 technologies for the energy industry.  Catalytica Energy Systems became a
 stand-alone publicly traded company in December 2000 when Catalytica sold its
 pharmaceutical outsourcing business and spun out its Catalytica Combustion
 Systems and Catalytica Advanced Technologies businesses as a single entity,
 now known as Catalytica Energy Systems.  For more information visit:
      *  Honeywell: is a diversified technology and manufacturing leader of
 aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and
 industry; automotive products; power generation systems; specialty chemicals;
 fibers; plastics and advanced materials.  Honeywell's quality products,
 integrated system solutions, and services make life safer, more comfortable,
 more secure and more productive in every corner of our world.  Honeywell
 products touch the lives of most people everyday, whether flying on a plane,
 driving a car, heating or cooling a home, furnishing an apartment, taking
 medication or playing a sport.  Visit Honeywell's website for more
      *  Unisys Corporation: is a worldwide information technology services and
 solutions company.  Unisys delivers precision thinking and relentless
 execution that drives their clients' business transformation to more than
 100 countries.  They combine expertise in consulting, systems integration,
 outsourcing, infrastructure and server technology.  Unisys serves six primary
 vertical markets worldwide which include financial services, public sector,
 communications, transportation, commercial and media.  More information can be
 found at:
      *  VIACK Corporation: headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a leading
 provider of secure web meeting software and has been in business since 1999.
 VIACK's flagship product, VIA3, is proof that meetings conducted over the
 Internet can be both affordable and secure.  VIACK empowers their clients to
 conduct secure web meetings in a way that embodies their natural work styles
 and business processes.  For more information visit:
      *  Westcor: founded in 1964 by Rusty Lyon, a developer whose vision would
 revolutionize the shopping center industry in the Southwest.  In 1974, Rusty
 and Westcor earned a permanent place in shopping center history with the
 development of Metrocenter.  When opened, Metrocenter was the largest shopping
 center in the country and the first to contain five competing major department
 stores.  Its innovative design changed the standards for the entire industry.
 Westcor's new leadership continues to perpetuate the Westcor philosophy.  Its
 Phoenix 20/20 program reinforces Westcor's vision of creating opportunities in
 new markets over the next two decades.  For more information visit Westcor's
      *  Additional companies joining the Arizona Technology Council include:
 Arizona Restaurant & Hospitality Association, Beyond Implementation, City of
 Glendale, Comsites, Great Impact, Interactive Alchemy, NAI Horizon, TechDepot,
 Total Networkz and Windstone Capital Partners, Inc.
     About The Arizona Technology Council
     The Arizona Technology Council's vision is for Arizona to be recognized as
 a top-tier center for technology-based industries and businesses with an
 education system that produces a best-of-class 21st century workforce in a
 statewide community where its citizens share in the highest quality of life
 possible.  The Council's mission is to drive partnerships, policies and
 programs that advance the business climate for Arizona's technology community.
 The Council delivers on this mission by representing, supporting and
 advocating for member companies through initiatives, advocacy, networking and
 effective communications.
     The Arizona Technology Council, a nonprofit membership based technology
 association, currently represents over 30,000 employees across more than
 400 of the leading technology companies in industries including advanced
 manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, e-learning, environmental technology,
 software/internet, semiconductor, and telecommunications.  The Council is led
 by its president, Todd Bankofier, chairman of the board, Paul Johnson, an
 appointed executive committee and a board of directors comprised of a cross-
 section of academic, private and public sector professionals.  For more
 information, visit

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