June 20, 2007

PLYMOUTH, Minn — Amplifon USA Inc has appointed Vanco, Chicago, a global virtual network operator, to design, implement, and manage data network solution for its corporate-owned clinics. The 4-year agreement, worth over $1.2 million, will deliver end-to-end connectivity to 243 locations across the US and Canada. The Vanco service will utilize broadband technology to deliver a high bandwidth, cost effective network solution to accommodate Amplifon’s store applications.

The solution will expand upon an existing relationship with the Amplifon Group, the parent company.

“Having proven its ability to deliver, we were comfortable awarding Vanco additional locations on the network,” says Adrienne Bodor, senior vice president at Amplifon. “We selected Vanco’s enhanced end-to-end network monitoring and management service to deliver improved network reliability. The solution will provide consistent service with contractually binding SLA measures to facilitate critical applications used by our clinics. In addition, Amplifon is now able to free itself of the burden of network management and reinvest its resources into core company functions.”

SOURCE: Business Wire