TouchVision Projects Take Top Awards at Tech Expo


SEAL BEACH, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/

TouchVision is proud to announce that two of their projects won awards in the Best Practices Awards Showcase at the Tech Expo conference held in December in Los Angeles. The Thousand Oaks Telecommunity Project came in first place in the Community/Collaborative Efforts category. AZTech ITS Model Deployment Project came in second in the Public Information Access Category.

The Thousand Oaks Smart Telecommunity Project was initiated to determine the feasibility of establishing a "Smart Community" in Thousand Oaks, California. Upon determining that it was indeed feasible, the City established a showcase 2,000 square-foot Telecommunity Center, developed an extremely resourceful web site, www.tocn.org, and is in the process of setting up public access to the Internet for those who do not have access to the Internet. TouchVision is responsible for leading the feasibility study and for the development of their innovative web site. The project goal is to improve the quality of life for citizens and business using community-based information technology.

The purpose of the AZTech Project is to enable travelers to effectively plan their trips by distributing local traffic conditions and other traveler information through a variety of mediums. TouchVision's role in this project is the deployment of up to 60 traveler information kiosks. The kiosks feature real-time road speeds, traffic incidents, and multimodal transportation information such as transit and air travel. Community affairs, event schedules, and tourism information round out the information resources. Kiosks will be deployed in the greater Phoenix area, and along the I-40 Corridor in Northern Arizona.

TouchVision is an industry leader in the field of interactive kiosks for traveler information, retail, tourism, community affairs and other markets. Formerly known as Ecotek, the company employs more than 20 programmers, multimedia developers technicians and other professionals. These people are dedicated to creating and supporting kiosk networks, which provide valuable information to the kiosk user, and are designed to work. For more information on these projects or on the company, visit their web site, www.touchvision.com or contact Michelle Manser, Marketing Coordinator, at 562-626-8200, ext. 118 or mmanser@touchvision.com