Ontario Telepresence Project
ADCOM Electronics Limited and the Canadian communications industry have literally grown together through a dynamic period of technological breakthrough and customer demand. As needs changed and challenges became more complex and software based, the company was quick to respond by changing with them. These changes have taken many forms, from new products to the introduction of business groups with specific areas of expertise.
- The Customer Service Group was formed in the first year of operation - a clear statement of the company's strong commitment to customer satisfaction.
- ADCOM's increased involvement in the post production editing market created a need for increased engineering capabilities. The System Engineering/Implementation Group was established in order to meet the system needs of customers.
- ADCOM entered the videoconferencing market by designing, supplying and installing videoconferencing facilities for the Royal Bank and Bell Canada. These installations led to the formation of the Telecom Systems Group which continued to serve telephone companies and the evolving videoconferencing market.
- Work completed for Litton Systems on a military airport in Saudi Arabia led to the introduction of the R & D/Manufacturing Group which resulted in the ongoing development of customized products, particularly in the area of control systems.
- The Audio Group was formed as a response to the advancement of audio in broadcasting and recording technology, and the advent of innovations such as digital audio.
- the Presentation Group was formed to provide the broadcast and post production industries with a full service capability for staging dynamic and effective presentations.
- With the opening of the Montreal office, ADCOM established itself as a national company.
- ADCOM's Vancouver office was opened.
- ADCOM opened its Ottawa office in order to ensure responsive service levels for the Federal Government.
- ADCOM began establishing strategic alliances with major telecommunications companies in order to bring affordable video teleconferencing technology to market.
- In order to better meet the growing demand for cost-effective video teleconferencing capabilities, ADCOM opened its Calgary office.
- The Southam Audio Visual Group was purchased from Southam Business Communications Inc. This strategic acquisition would enable ADCOM to offer complete rental, staging and teleconferencing services on a national basis.
Today, ADCOM employees number over 300 in Canada with sales and service facilities extending from the east coast to the west. In addition, ComLogic, a subsidiary company located in Burbank, California, is in place to participate in growing U.S. market and to take advantage of the opportunities offered by free trade.
The company looks to a future of continued growth and expansion to augment the technical capabilities necessary to meet the complex demands of ADCOM customers.