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: www.virtual.com * 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: www.airband.com * 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: www.catalyticaenergy.com * 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 information: www.honeywell.com * 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: www.unisys.com * 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: www.viack.com * 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 website: www.westcor.com * 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 http://www.aztechcouncil.org.
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