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MAI has developed close relationships with leading networking technology providers to ensure our customers receive the highest level of expertise and commitment, together with the benefits of our independence. We have chosen to specialize on best of breed products that represent technically superior offerings in specific product areas. MAI continues to develop strategic alliances with manufacturers that offer cutting-edge technology at competitive prices. A key element to MAI is that we concentrate on a few best of the breed products and we are committed to training our personnel to be experts on these products.
While we are vendor independent, our alignment to the main product manufacturers means that we keep abreast of emerging technologies, allowing us to offer objective advice to our clients. The combination of skilled staff and vendor alignment means we are capable of designing solutions that are technically innovative.
Reflecting the multi-vendor nature of networks today, our support services division has invested heavily to attain relevant vendor accreditations in network maintenance and support skills. MAI has strategic relationships with leading equipment manufacturers and other vendors such as Enterasys, Cisco Systems, Visual Networks, Aprisma, and others.
Cisco Systems is a recognized worldwide leader in networking products for the Internet. Cisco offers solutions for the wide area, remote access, VPNs, and multi-service networking for the convergence of data, voice and video into hybrid systems. Cisco's networking solutions connect people, computing devices and computer networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences in time, place or type of computer system. MAI is a Platinum Partner and has been working with Cisco for 5 years to provide our customers with a top quality, best of breed product line.
Enterasys Networks (formerly Cabletron) provides powerful and intelligent infrastructure solutions for today's Global 2000 enterprise customers. Enterasys is a leader in the LAN/WAN communications industry. Enterasys is one of the best of breed vendors that MAI deals with consistently.
Visual Networks, designer and manufacturer of WAN service level management systems for technologies such as Frame Relay, IP/Internet, and ATM services, has been a close partner with MAI since the inception of both companies in the early 1990s. MAI is one of Visual Networks' largest resellers, having a technical prowess with the entire product line that is unmatched by any other company. Indeed, MAI is the only company selected by Visual Networks to integrate the Program Archive Manager (the PAM), a critical component of the flagship SLA management software, Visual UpTime. Virtually every PAM in existence was built by MAI, and MAI has been chosen to be the sole provider of additional integration, data migration and custom development of this crucial piece of the Visual UpTime solution. For more information on MAI's advanced partnership with Visual Networks, click here.
Qwest Communications International Inc., (NYSE: Q) is a leading provider of voice, video and data services. With more than 40,000 employees, Qwest is committed to the "Spirit of Service" and providing world-class services that exceed customers' expectations for quality, value and reliability. MAI is a member of the Qwest Certified Partner Program, providing advanced WAN management solutions for Qwest customers.
Tandberg is one of the world's largest providers of videoconferencing solutions. The company is engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of visual communications systems and offers sales, support, and value-added services in over 50 countries worldwide. MAI is currently working with Tandberg to provide state-of-the-art video conferencing to our customers.
STM Wireless has been providing high-quality, business-class voice and data services over satellites worldwide since 1982. Recognized in the field as an industry leader, STM's VSAT service is a reliable, powerful alternative to terrestrial data circuits.
Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects more than 300 cities and 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 500 major cities, 50 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company's global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
Secure Methods specializes in the design, implementation, and deployment of advanced secure network applications for Commercial, Healthcare, DoD and civilian Government clients, using gateways and clients to securely process data that has been encrypted, signed using digital signatures, and even biometrically protected.
IBM is a worldwide leader in retail point-of-sale - with over 1.4 million POS systems shipped to over 100 countries across the globe. IBM remains at the forefront of providing technology solutions for retailers. With its 30,000-patent portfolio, including over 60 retail-specific patents, and an extensive worldwide network of retail professionals and Business Partners, IBM is uniquely qualified to provide the solutions that retailers demand to navigate today's complex global marketplace. From improving customer service to reducing operating costs to facilitating data management, IBM's retail solutions are tailor-made to meet the demanding requirements of retailers — today and into the future. As an IBM Solutions Provider and Reseller, MAI provides integrated POS solutions to major national retail chains.
Novell is a leading provider of Net services software that delivers services to secure and power all types of networks - the Internet, intranets, and extranets; wired to wireless; corporate and public - across leading operating systems. Novell's Net services software provides the foundation for one Net -- a single global network that supports new applications and forms of business. Worldwide channel, consulting, education and technical support programs, along with strategic alliances, combine Novell Net services software with third-party products and services to form complete Net solutions. MAI staffs qualified Novell engineers.
As a 3Com Networking Partner, MAI is authorized to sell market leading workgroup products and solutions including Ether Link, Token Link, Super Stack, Office Connect, PC Cards, and Modems. MAI is a strategic partner with 3Com.
Checkpoint Systems is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of retail asset tracking and protection products, including integrated security, automatic identification (auto ID), and retail merchandising solutions. The Company markets closed circuit television (CCTV) systems and point-of-sale monitoring systems primarily to help retailers prevent losses caused by theft of merchandise, as well as electronic access control systems (EAC) for commercial and industrial applications. MAI utilizes Checkpoints premier firewall solutions.
Marconi is a worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of high performance local area networking products based on ATM technology. Marconi makes up a major component of MAI's ATM solutions.
Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software products for a multitude of computing devices. Microsoft software includes scalable operating systems for intelligent devices, personal computers and servers; server applications for client/server environments; knowledge worker productivity applications; and software development tools. With qualified Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers on staff, MAI has provided Microsoft solutions since it's inception.
Dell is the world's largest direct computer systems company. The Company offers its customers a full range of computer systems, including desktop computer systems, notebook computers, workstations, network servers and storage products, as well as an extended selection of peripheral hardware, computing software and related services. Additionally, the Company offers an array of services to support its customers' online initiatives. MAI has been selling Dell equipment since 1995 with a focus on the PowerEdge server line.
Hewlett-Packard/Compaq is a global provider of computing and imaging solutions and services for business and the home. HP's major businesses include Imaging and Printing Systems, Computing Systems and Information Technology Services (IT Services). Computing Systems provides computing systems for the enterprise, commercial and consumer markets. IT Services provides consulting, education, design and installation services, ongoing support and maintenance, proactive services like mission-critical support, outsourcing and utility computing capabilities. For the past 5 years, MAI has been a HP reseller.