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Hillsboro, OR - Interactive merchandising display developer MTi, Inc. has hired Kai Carlson as Director of Operations. In his new position, he will supervise manufacturing for the company's switching and retail point-of-purchase displays.
Carlson combines an extensive background in engineering, manufacturing and business management with strong systems control and strategic planning skills. Most recently, he has been owner of and partner in several engineering /manufacturing companies. Past experience includes management positions at Motif Inc., AGPR/TTU and Tektronix.
"MTi has a long history of delivering quality products to the consumer electronics industry," says Carlson. "My goal is to continue improving processes and streamlining production."
In fact, Carlson's first goals include reevaluating benchmarks and standards for manufacturing, as well as updating production objectives.
"Kai's ability to see the big picture is exceptional," says Jerry Schwanke, MTi's Vice President and General Manager. "His knowledge and leadership skills will help us remain focused as we continue to grow."
A pioneer of interactive merchandising, MTi has been building electronic retail displays for over 23 years. MTi displays are featured in stores including Wal-Mart and Best Buy, and Tweeter and Car Toys. In addition to mobile electronics and home audio, MTi offers video samplers, CD listening stations and interactive kiosks. More information is available on the company at
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The first camera security display with aRetailers have a new option for displaying and protecting digital cameras and camcorderslarms in both the hand-held unit and countertop stand
Hillsboro, OR - MTi, Inc., a developer of interactive merchandising displays, has launched a new camera display that is a win-win for shoppers and retailers alikeoffers retailers the extra security of two alarms. The Featuring MTi's own Sentry System™ design,camera display makes it easy for shoppers to demo new cameras and for retailers to protect them from theft dual alarms in the hand-held post and countertop stand make it virtually impossible for would-be thieves to escape undetected.
The display can hold a selection of digital cameras or camcorders, with each mounted on a hand-held post attached to the stand by a retractable cable. The key to the Sentry Security System is its comprehensive alarm system. Like conventional camera security displays, a high-pitched alarm will be triggered inside the countertop stand when a cable is cut or a camera illegally removed. In conventional displays, if a camera is cut, or illegally removed, an alarm will sound inside the display. It continues to sound until store personnel resets the system. MTi's Sentry security system adds a Unique to MTi's display, a second alarm will also sound inside a the hand-held post - alerting store personnel to the location of the camera and thief that is secured to the camera. While the display sounds, alerting store personnel that a theft has occurred, the post alarm is also beeping. This makes it very difficult for the would-be thief to leave the store undetected.
In addition to the enhanced securityWhile tight on security, MTi designed the Sentry Security System still makes itto make it easy for customers shoppers to test eachdemo camcorder or productscamera. . When a camera is lifted from the stand, Simply lift a camera from its base and the MTi's switching technology immediately broadcasts the image from that the camera's viewer onto a TV monitor. . The signal switches automatically from one camera to another as different models are selected.
The Sentry System is sold by the component, or retailers can purchase a pre-configured camera security display that holds up to eight different models. Retailers can also add a custom Should two customers pick up cameras simultaneously, the TV will display the image from the first camera for 30 seconds, then switch to the image of the second camera. Most important, the system is capable of delivering a video custom-designed video presentation that highlightsing the merits of digital camera technology, promotes promoting specific camera models, or provides providing instruction on proper use of the products.
A pioneer of interactive merchandising, MTi has been building electronic retail displays for 23 years. MTi displays are featured in stores including Wal-Mart and Best Buy, and Tweeter and Car Toys. In addition to mobile electronics and home audio, MTi offers audio samplers, CD listening stations and video kiosks. The Sentry Security System is sold by the component, or retailers can purchase a preconfigured display that holds up to eight different cameras.
MTi is an industry leader in interactive merchandising systems. Their displays are used to merchandise products in large retail environments such as Kmart and Staples. MTi merchandising solutions include audio samplers, CD listening stations, and video interactive solutions designed to bring knowledge to the sales floor for a more educated sale. More information is available on the company at www.mti-interactive.com.More information is available on the company at www.mti-interactive.com.