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CMS launches medical division

New service should boost firm's growth by 20 percent
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02/01/2002

LONGWOOD, Fla.-Computerized Monitoring Services has formed a new division that will focus exclusively on its medical monitoring business, a specialized service offering that the company will likely grow by 20 percent or more this year.

Sonitrol adds new franchise locations

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02/01/2002

ALEXANDRIA, Va.-Two new franchises of Sonitrol Corp.

ADT to pay fines

SSN Staff  - 
02/01/2002

in Australia
PEMBROKE, Bermuda-ADT agreed to repay $141,000 to about 2,300 residential customers after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission raised concerns over taxes the company charged on long-term monitoring contracts.

The ACCC said that certain contracts from ADT did not allow the company to pass along any Goods and Services Tax liability to its customers.

American Digital to open 40 satellite centrals across country

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01/01/2002

BELLEVUE, Wash.-This month American Digital Monitoring opened its first satellite central station in West Palm Beach Fla.

10-digit dialing hit

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2002

Chicago area
CHICAGO-Alarm dealers in areas surrounding Chicago had to reprogram panels for 10-digit dialing that began here on Jan. 5.

MAS, BroadWare partner for video

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2002

IRVINE, Calif.-A remote video provider and an automation software manufacturer have partnered to jointly develop an interface to integrate remote video into the central station software.

NFPA to vote on dispatcher rule

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01/01/2002

QUINCY, Mass.-A proposed change to NFPA 72 that would waive minimum requirements for central stations with less than a certain number of monitored accounts has been opposed by the Alarm Association of Florida.

King picks up RTC Alarm Monitoring Services

California telecom sells off division to focus on other local communcation offerings
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01/01/2002

HACKENSACK, N.J.

IDC to monitor GPS signals for telematics provider AerCom

SSN Staff  - 
01/01/2002

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-The International Dispatch Center has signed on to provide a telematics systems and services developer with GPS monitoring for that company's customers throughout North America, according to terms of a memorandum of understanding the two companies signed in early October.

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