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Top 50 2008

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Presented here are the Top 50 systems integrators in North America rated by

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projected systems integration revenue for 2008. The Top 50 also provides a point of comparison for a company’s growth by including actual revenue for 2007. As some companies are also involved in data installation and rental business, we separated commercial systems installation revenue from each company’s overall revenue.

As is the case every year, Top 50 submissions were voluntary. The chart ranks those who were willing to reveal the inner workings of their businesses. While the bottom line is important, the Top 50 chart is only one way to view an industry with such a great number of successful companies that cannot be measured by financials alone.

PRIMARY PRODUCT LINES OFFERED1 AVI-SPL Tampa, FL ■ 800.282.6733$421 million/
$294 million$445 million/
$324 million4,500/1,400/40/29AV systems design/installation, sales/rentals, staging and productions, event management/All major AV manufacturers2 THE WHITLOCK GROUP Richmond, VA ■ 800.726.9843$121 million/
$121 million$135 million/
$135 million6,000/420/21/53Design, procurement, engineering, installation and service of AV, videoconferencing, video-streaming, digital signage, pro-video, broadcast, and related technologies/ Over 400 manufacturer product lines including Sony, NEC, Crestron, Extron, Christie, Tandberg, Polycom, LifeSize, AMX, Barco, Mitsubishi, QSC, Sharp, and Sanyo3 ARGYLE SECURITY San Antonio, TX ■ 210.828.1700$87.1 million/
$53.2 million$128 million/
$128 million450/600/10/3Commercial security, phone and intercom systems integration,installation, and service/-4 ELECTROSONIC Burbank, CA ■ 818 333 3600$135 million/
$120 million$115 million/
$101 million-/-/9/44AV systems, services, and products for museums, theme park, corporate communications, and command and control markets/Hundreds of AV video manufacturers5 SOUTHERN BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS Norcross, GA ■ 800.849.4088$85 million/
$85 million$101 million/
$101 million2,500/214/12/27AV, videoconferencing, video communications and digital signage technology solutions, design, installation, training, and maintenance/All major AV, videoconferencing and video communication products and systems6 ROSCOR CORPORATION Mount Prospect, IL ■ 847.299.8080$98 million/
$74 million$120 million/
$90 million400/180/5/91Design, consulting, system integration, service, managed services/All major lines of broadcast, AV equipment, conference and collaboration technologies, and presentation technologies7 HB COMMUNICATIONS North Haven, CT ■ 800.243.4414$88.3 million/
$65 million$100 million/
$85 million2,200/360/5/63Design, integration, service of AV, broadcast, and new media solutions/
Crestron, Extron, Tandberg, Christie, Mitsubishi, Sonic Foundry, Samsung, AVID, Sony, Grass Valley Group, Polycom, Harris8 DIVERSIFIED SYSTEMS Kenilworth, NJ ■$79 million/
$79 million$80 million/
$80 million456/98/4/15Turnkey system design and integration /Sony, Polycom, Crestron, AMX, Extron, Christie Digital9 CCS PRESENTATION SYSTEMS Scottsdale, AZ ■ 480.348.0100$145 million/
$70 million$155 million/
$75 million7,000/320/23/18Design, integrate, install, and service AV equipment, videoconferencing, and control systems/NEC, Mitsubishi, Epson, SMART Technologies, Panasonic, AMX, Crestron, Altinex, Polycom, Tandberg10 IVCI Hauppauge, NY ■ 800.224.7083$62.7 million/
$62.7 million$70 million/
$70 million354/146/17/14Managed conferencing services, AV integration, videoconferencing design, installation, support/-11 AVI SYSTEMS Minneapolis MN ■$87 million/
$61.5 million$92 million/
$65 million1,667/250/10/34Audiovisual systems integration/-12 VIDEO CORPORATION OF AMERICA Somerset, NJ ■ 732.545.8000$57.8 million/
$55 million$66 million/
$64 million1,900/120/3/37Engineering, project managment, installation, and serivce of AV, broadcast, post production, and studio projects, rental/staging, streaming services/ Polycom, Tandberg, Life Size, Avid, Sony, Autodesk, Harrris, Ross, GVG, NEC, Panasonic, Crestron, C-nario, AMX13 FORD AUDIO-VIDEO SYSTEMS Oklahoma City, OK ■ 405.946.9966$56.8 million/
$54 million$58.1 million/
$55.6 million450/280/7/35Sales, installation, and service of professional sound, video, and lighting systems for education, energy, government, health, corporate, religious, and sporting venues/ All major sound, video, and lighting manufacturers14 COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING, INC. Newington, VA ■ 703.550.5800$50 million/
$45 million$55 million/
$48 million250/110/1/22Audio, video, and data communications; systems design and integration; product sales and service/All major broadcast and multimedia suppliers15 AUDIO VIDEO SYSTEMS Chantilly, VA ■ 703.263.1002$25 million/
$25 million$45 million/
$45 million400/100/1/16Design, engineering, systems integration and maintenance of custom, high-end AV and control systems primarily for the government and military/Extron, Crestron, AMX, Tandberg, SMART, Panasonic, NEC, Planar, Sharp, Christie, Sanyo, Chief16 TRITECH COMMUNICATIONS Garden City, NY ■ 631.254.4500$34.2 million/
$34.2 million$43 million/
$43 million122/97/3/7Installation, maintenance, and staffing /Communications, AV, and security systems17 THE SYSTEMS GROUP Hoboken, NJ ■ 201.795.4672$38 million/
$38 million$42 million/
$42 million15/50/1/15Systems integration/-18 ANDERSON AUDIO VISUAL San Diego, CA ■ 858.503.0900$37 million/
$35 million$43 million/
$41 million2,000/120/5/12Design, integration, support of all commercial AV applications/AMX, Crestron, Premier, Milestone, DaLite, Draper, Extron, Polycom, JBL, Shure, NEC, anasonic, Tandberg, Crown19 SPENCER TECHNOLOGIES Northborough, MA ■ 603.369.3744$42 million/ $42 million$40 million/ $40 million25,000/250/6/30Network design, infastructure installation, technology deployment, system maintenance, digital signage installation, and strategic consulting services for retail and other multi-site organizations/Nortel, Avaya20 AVIDEX Bellevue, WA ■ 800.798.0330$40 million/ $31.5 million$44.5 million/ $38 million600/150/4/5System design, system installation and integration, control system programming, AV rentals, service and on-site support, video teleconference/Extron, Crestron, Christie, NEC, Panasonic, AMX, Da-Lite, Shure, Smart, Krell, KEF, Sonance21 WASHINGTON PROFESSIONAL SYSTEMS Wheaton, MD ■ 301.942.6800$59 million/ $32 million$65 million/ $35 million114/45/2/21Full line AV sales, service, engineered systems, sales, engineering, installation, training, and service/-22 COMPVIEW Beaverton, OR ■ 503.641.8439$44 million/ $26 million$50 million/ $30 million750/110/7/21AV system design and installation, system support services, AV product sales, and AV contract services for large corporations/All major product lines23 AVITECTURE (AVWASHINGTON) Sterling, VA ■ 703.404.8900$23 million/ $23 million$30 million/ $30 million425/97/1/39Designing, building, and supporting AV systems for government and corporate clients/Mitsubishi, Christie, Sharp, Extron, AMX, Crestron24 CEITRONICS San Jose, CA ■$25 million/ $24 million$28 million/ $28 million350/120/2/22Integration, installation, and service of AV, security, voice data, and fire life safety systems/All major AV, security, voice data, and fire life safety manufacturers25 SPINITAR La Mirada, CA ■ 800.722.6444$33.9 million/ $27.1 million$35.5 million/ $27.9 million300/128/4/22AV integration, custom design, installation, engineering, support services, digital signage, streaming media, and AV/IT integration/Extron, Tandberg, Christie, Mitsubishi, AMX, Sharp, Panasonic, Liberty, Crestron, NEC, Accordent26 VERREX CORPORATION Mountainside, NJ ■ 908.232.7000$27 million/ $24 million$30 million/ $26 million405/115/4/62Design, integration and service of business-critical voice and visual communication systems for companies requiring a global standard for conferencing, collaboration, and presentation applications/Authorized dealer for over 250 manufacturers27 ALPHA VIDEO & AUDIO Edina, MN ■ 952.896.9898$25.2 million/ $22 million$30 million/ $25.3 million1,000/72/4/30Design and installation of AV systems and digital signage networks; engineering services, project management, videoconferencing/webconferencing solutions, content creation for digital signage, rental services/Panasonic, Sony, PolyVision, Vbrick, Ikegami, JVC, Harris, Apple, Chyron, Ross Video, Canon, Fujinon, Dell, APC, Telex, LG Electronics, Samsung, Sanyo, Crestron28 DIGITAL NETWORKS GROUP Irvine, CA ■ 949.428.6333$19.3 million/ $19.3 million$25.2 million/ $25.2 million480/102/2/5.5IP-centric AV presentation systems, distance and on-line learning, digital signage, interactive and collaboration learning systems, streaming media, video-on-demand, wireless AV, and related AV/IT systems/All major manufacturers29 PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS Gaithersburg, MD ■ 240.864.4000$47 million/ $23 million$48 million/ $25 million46/67/1/43 Technology design-build services /Tandberg, Sony, Omneon, Snell & Wilcox, Hitachi, Evertz, Harris, Panasonic, Christie Digital30 SENSORY TECHNOLOGIES Indianapolis, IN ■ 317.347.5252$25 million/ $18 million$25 million/ $23 million515/72/5/3AV design and integration, videoconference solutions, managed services, distance learning, presentation systems, digital signage, streaming and archiving, IP telephony, IP security, and multi-dwelling unit lifestyle technology/-31 SIGNET ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS Norwell, MA ■ 781.871.5888$28 million / $23 million$26.8 million / $22.2 million785/120/4/35Full systems integration, communication, healthcare communication, integrated security, life safety/Rauland, Hirsch, Bosch, GE/EST, S2, DSX, ONSSi, NEC32 ALL PRO SOUND Pensacola, FL ■ 850.432.5780$32 million/ $20 million$34 million/ $22 million240/90/1/28Design/build audio, video, theatrical lighting, systems integration, equipment sales, residential and commercial divisions, systems contracting, acoustics/ All major professional audio, video, and lighting lines of equipment33 CORBETT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, INC. (CTSI) Chantilly, VA ■ 703.631.3377$20.5 million/ $20.5 million$21 million/ $21 million200/105/1/39AV and professional sound systems, healthcare and education communication systems/Rauland-Borg, Extron, Electrograph Systems, Crestron, Ascom Wireless, Sanyo, AMX, 3M, Notifier, Shure34 VISTACOM Allentown, PA ■ 610.791.9081$19 million/ $19 million$21 million/ $21 million225/73/1/54AV design, integration and servicing /Barco, Biamp Systems, Crestron, Crown,Da-Lite, Digital Projection, Shure, SMART Technologies, Tandberg35 CASEY SYSTEMS Syosset, NY ■ 516.433.4700$18 million/ $18 million$21 million/ $21 million147/94/1/46Fire alarm, sound, AVl, CCTV/Harman Pro, Atlas Sound, QSC, Shure, Tannoy, Biamp, IED, Peavey, Middle Atlantic, Bosch/EVI, Crestron, Extron, Polycom, Tandberg, Da-Lite, Draper, Sanyo, Sony36 VALLEY COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS Chicopee, MA ■ 413.592.4136$22 million/ $16 million$26 million/ $20 million1850/110/1/66School integration/NEC, Eiki, Crestron, SMART, Extron37 SOUNDCOM SYSTEMS Cleveland, OH ■ 440.234.2604$18.5 million/ $18.5 million$20 million/ $20 million500/75/3/38Design, installation, and integration of nurse/patient communication systems and professional sound, security, video, and control systems /All major and some minor product lines38 ADVANCED AUDIO VISUAL SALES West Chester, PA ■ 877.696.7700$27.5 million/ $16 million$32.7 million/ $19.6 million627/89/1/23Design, engineering, integration, and pre- and post-installation support of professional AV systems/AMX, Christie, Crestron, Draper, Extron, NEC, Panasonic, Polycom, SMART Technologies, Stewart Filmscreen, Tandberg39 DASCOM SYSTEMS GROUP Woodbury, MN ■ 651.578.1200$14.9 million/ $14.9 million$19.4 million/ $19.4 million300/47/1/13Integration of advanced AV and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) systems/ AMX, Biamp, ClearOne, Crestron, LG, Polycom, Sanyo, Tandberg40 COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING COMPANY Hiawatha, IA ■ 800.377.0271$18.5 million/ $18.5 million$19.2 million/ $19.2 million600/145/5/62Fire alarm, security, health care systems, IT systems, software applications, sound and video, technical services, telephony, two-way radio, voice-data cabling, and web development/GE Health Care, GE Fire Solutions, Cisco, Bose, Lenel, Microsoft, Pelco, HP, EMC, Motorola41 SPORT VIEW TECHNOLOGIES Brighton, MI ■ 800.521.4188$19 million/ $19 million$19 million/ $19 million187/180/-/55Provider of high quality broadcast, AV, specializing in the gaming industry, corporate communications, and security solutions/-42 ESCO COMMUNICATIONS Indianapolis, IN ■$23.2 million/ $19 million$22.8 million/ $18.5 million175/130/4/45Full service coomunications integrator/Audio, AV, security, life safety, healthcare communications, telecommunications, data, educational communications43 SAFEGUARD Scottsdale, AZ ■ 480.609.6200$31 million/ $14.5 million$35 million/ $18 million425/370/3/47Security and fire alarm systems and monitoring, CCTV, patrol, electronic access control, nurse call systems, intercomm, AV/Notifier, First Alert, Rauland44 TOTAL VIDEO PRODUCTS Mickleton, NJ ■ 800.447.0920$17.5 million/ $15 million$21 million/ $18 million425/48/1/20Sales, integration, programming, service and preventative maintenance of all AV technology/EPSON, Panasonic, Sony, NEC, AMX, Crestron, Extron, Chief, JBL, Tandberg, Polycom, ClearOne45 RICHARDSON TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS Atlanta, GA ■$19 million/ $17 million$20 million/ $18 million450/80/1/45Communication and systems integration for schools and hospitals/Rauland-Borg, GE, Shoretel, Biamp46 NOR-COM Hebron, KY ■ 859.689.7451$12 million/ $12 million$18 million/ $18 million450/47/2/37Engineering, design, installation, integration, service and support/ LG, NEC, Extron, Tandberg, Polycom, Clear One, Tightrope47 UNITED VISUAL Itasca, IL ■ 630.467.1500$19 million/ $15 million$21 million/ $17.5 million324/67/2/59AV integration/Sharp, Epson, Crestron, AMX, Extron, SMART Tech, JBL, Middle Atlantic, Biamp, Peerless, Tandberg48 BLUEWATER TECHNOLOGIES Southfield MI ■ 248.356.4399$27 million/ $15 million$30 million/ $17 million155/98/5/23Systems intergration, live events, in- store solutions/Crestron, Barco, NEC, Harmon/JBL, LG, Sharp, Extron, Panaonic49 JACKSONVILLE SOUND & COMMUNICATIONS Jacksonville, FL ■$19 million/ $16 million$20 million/ $17 million300/140/5/40Audio, video, CCTV, security and life safety systems integration/Bogen, Bosch, Crestron, Crown, EAW, Extron, GE, JBL, Panasonic, Pelco, TekTone50 I.COMM Wixom, MI ■ 248.960.3700$14.1 million/ $14.1 million$16.2 million/ $16.2 million472/100/5/65Audio and video infrastructures and telecommunications systems, primarily for the healthcare, education, and commercial markets/Rauland, Zenitel/Stentofon, Telecor, Primex, Sony, Crestron, Extron, Biamp


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