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The Mircom Group of Companies Acquires United Export (“UEC”) The Mircom Group of Companies announced early August that its international subsidiary completed the acquisition of the business and operating assets of United Export, a distributor of a complete line of fire fighting and fire protection products. United Export joined the Mircom Group of Companies’ international division led by Victor Sebben, Vice President of International Operations.

Vancouver Office Vancouver branch moves into new office The Mircom Vancouver branch has recently moved to a newer facility located in the heart of the Maple Meadows Industrial Park in Maple Ridge, BC. Please take a moment to update your records.

Address: 20155 Stewart Cres. Maple Ridge, BC V2X 0T6 Tel: (604) 460 6332 Fax: (604) 460 6368

Mircom Group Newsletter Installations 901 South Broadway, Blackstone Lofts, LA, CA A UUKL smoke control system is being finalized for installation with modifications to allow for LAFD AHJ approvals

Metropolitan Lofts, LA, CA Another UUKL Smoke Control system is under way and will be ready for installation in Oct-Nov. Financial Center of Birmingham, Birmingham, AL The Financial Center of Birmingham was retrofitted with a new MR2900 Secutron Fire Alarm System with voice evacuation system. At 18 stories tall, this was originally the tallest building in the downtown area. Since the building was occupied, the local authority fire marshal required that the existing fire alarm system remain 100% operational during the retrofit. Despite facing some obstacles, the retrofit was successful and installation was completed. A&M University, Huntsville, AL The retrofit specification for 5 dorms at A&M University was written around Secutron as a basis for design and standards. A-Metro Security started the project and worked with unique situations for device placement and installation. PepsiCo, Barrington, IL A Mircom FX-2000 system was used to replace a 10-Loop replacement SimplexGrinnell system at PepsiCo. The installation, change order and the annual test & inspection agreement was handled by Mircom staff with assistance from a local ESD- Security Unlimited as needed on the electrical installation. The Hudson, Victoria, BC The Hudson is a 152-unit residential project built within the 89 yearold walls of the Hudson's Bay building on Douglas Street, Victoria BC. This project was just completed with a Mircom FX-2000/ QX5000 system. This was a significant installation as The Hudson is one of the high profile heritage re-builds on the Island.

Mircom Group Newsletter EventShow Trade SFPE New Orleans Attended by: Jason Falbo and Todd Gustafson


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• Monday Night Hospitality event for the SFPE community at the Alibi Bar and Grill on Iberville St in the French Quarter. • Tuesday Exhibition where Mircom promoted our full line of fire life safety products including the Flex-Net fire detection and audio network. • Tuesday Afternoon Tech Talk by Jason “Bringing New Technologies of XML, Web Services, and OpenGL to the Fire Protection Industry”. Mircom was very appreciative to have been invited to the event hosted by the SFPE International President Mr. Robert Jonsson, and for the support provided by SFPE staff including Executive Director Allan Freedman and Membership Manager Ms. Elle T. Andracsek. Based on the positive feedback Mircom made quite an impression and developed some great contacts with numerous Fire Protection Engineers and Fire Officials in attendance. We look forward to following up on the positive momentum at the next industry event at “ISC East” to be held in New York on November 2-3, 2010. Finally, a very special thank you to Mr. Raj Arora of Arora Engineers based in New Hospitality Reception Mircom Staffthe hospitality event with Mircom York and Philadelphia for co-sponsoring us onBooth Monday night.

Mircom Group Newsletter New Hires Cyril Perin Network Administrator Brad Baker Service Technician Hamilton

Byju Varughese Applications Engineer

Pavneet Singh Sales Department India

Michel Demers Counter Sales Quebec

Antoniette Carella International Customer Support and Solutions Rep

Richie Gomes MES Contractor Sales Los Angeles

Promotions Angelo Porretta We congratulate Angelo on his recent promotion to Applications Engineering as part of the Applications Engineering Group. The Applications Group was officially launched in March 2010 to coincide with the introduction of our Flex-Net platform. The mandate of the AEG is to support the application requirements of our largest and most sophisticated projects.

Did you know? MGC Project Installation Portfolio The MGC Installation portfolio is a compilation of impressive projects that validate the Mircom Group as a key player in the marketplace. The jobs are categorized by country, vertical market and by brand.

Mircom Group Newsletter Events CANASA Atlantic Security Canada Atlantic is a premier security industry event drawing exhibitors and attendees from all over the Atlantic seaboard and Eastern Canada. Attendees and exhibitors attend to learn about new developments in products and services from a variety of suppliers in one place at one time; attend educational workshops, experience cutting-edge technology first hand, and network and exchange ideas with industry colleagues. Leo Baker represented Mircom at this year’s show held at the Ramada Crystal Palace in Moncton, New Brunswick on September 16. NSSMAC The Nova Scotia School Maintenance Tradeshow was held at the Best Western Glengarry in Truro on September 28, 2010. Leo Baker and John Harlow represented and showcased Mircom ES at this Atlantic region event.

Walters Tailgate Party Mircom was represented by Otulio Gutierrez and Richie Gomes at the 2nd annual Walters Tailgate Party.

International Fire and Security Association of India The Delhi Chapter of the Fire and Security Association of India (FSAI) conducted a two-day summit on Safety, security and Threats in Hospitality. FSAI National Secretary and Mircom’s K.P Dominic- Director of Sales, India was present during the two day event (August 26 and 27) at the Intercontinental EROS, Nehru Place, New Delhi. The Chennai chapter of FSAI had a day seminar on Safety and Security on September 30, 2010. It was attended by Consulting Engineers, Government agencies, builders and end users. There were over 320 delegates from all over India. Speakers presented various papers on subjects related to the Fire Safety Industry.

Mircom Group Newsletter Events Mircom’s Annual Picnic and Bocce Tournament were held at the Veneto centre on September 10, 2010. Employees had an opportunity to enjoy a BBQ lunch, a beautiful setting complete with perfect weather and fun activities with their fellow colleagues. A Bocce tournament was organized for employees and the winner’s trophy was dedicated in memory of Nelson Tejada. Team 8 - John Mastromartino, Arcan Petrus, Harishkumar Gandhi and Rosa Principe got bragging rights for one full year as the winners of this year’s Bocce Tournament. A few lucky individuals also won exciting door prizes.

Mircom Group Newsletter Events Golf Tournament Mircom/ Gardia held its Annual Customer Appreciation Day as a token of its appreciation for their customers’ support and patronage throughout the year. The 15th customer appreciation golf tournament was held at the Carrying Place Golf & Country Club on Aug.10th, 2010.

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