TMC Names ICS Advent Best of Show at Communications SOLUTIONS EXPO, Spring 2001

Singled out for their innovative product offering

Norwalk, CT, June 20, 2001 - Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced ICS Advent´s OmnixTM has been awarded "Best of Show" at the recent Communications Solutions Expo Spring 2001 in Washington, D.C. Twenty-seven exhibitors, whose products demonstrated innovation and vision were singled out for the honor. Communications Solutions Expo, held yearly, is the premier exhibition and conference in the rapidly growing datacom/telecom convergence market place.

"Our editors selected ICS Advent not only for their innovation and vision, but also for the outstanding impression they made on our exhibit floor," said Rich Tehrani, president and group publisher of TMC and co-chairman of Communications Solutions Expo. "ICS Advent´s contribution has made Communications Solutions Expo the leading forum for the datacom/telecom industry. The continued success and growth of our Best of Show winners will make our next show an even bigger success."

Omnix is a family of PC-based industrial computing platforms consisting of seven base models that can be configured as rack mounted or stand-alone. These systems are designed for rapid configuration and delivery, and ICS Advent offers 24x7 customer support.

Omnix is the result of a strategic initiative to achieve increased system flexibility while offering the industry´s fastest delivery schedules and most responsive customer support. The new Omnix family complements the company´s existing platform offerings, which include low cost single board computers, chassis and rack mount systems; custom systems co-created with OEM, end user and systems integration partners; and completely integrated hardware/software solutions supporting open communications systems (OCS) standards.

The awards emphasize technologic innovation and product feature sets. Forward-looking products that will aid in the development of the next generation of communication solutions were also awarded. Each winner submitted a thorough application and displayed and demonstrated their product on the Communications Solutions EXPO show floor.

Communications Solutions Expo Fall 2001, originally scheduled for December in Las Vegas, will be combined with next Spring´s event in Boston, MA. The next Communications Solutions¿ Expo is scheduled for May 13-15, 2002 at the World Trade Center in Boston, MA.

The full list of the winners will appear in the August issue of Communications Solutions magazine.

About ICS Advent
ICS Advent is focused on helping customers meet the demands of the developing and deploying open communications systems (OCS) and next-generation converged networks. The company designs, manufactures and integrates high-availability rack mount computers and single board computers to meet customers specific computing platform, server and application hosting solution requirements.

Founded in 1985, ICS Advent has been the leader in providing stable rack mount computer solutions and comprehensive integration and support services for more than 15 years to customers in the following industries: applied computing, medical and industrial automation and control, and industrial test and measurement. The company has moved beyond this heritage and expanded its market focus to include OCS solutions, such as IP telephony, telecommunications, voice processing and broadcasting/convergence.

ICS Advent products, solutions and services are available through the company´s worldwide distribution network of authorized integration partners and its direct sales channels. Customers can also order products online at or by calling an ICS Advent sales representative at (800) 523-2320. The company has ISO-certified facilities in San Diego, CA and Chichester, UK.

For more information about ICS Advent, please visit our web site at

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