TIE/COMMUNICATIONS ENTERS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TRAINING AGREEMENT WITH DEVRY, INC.
SEYMOUR, Conn., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- TIE/communications, Inc. (AMEX: TIE), a major North American supplier of business communications systems services and software, announced today that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Corporate Educational Services (CES) Division of DeVry, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: DVRY). The agreement calls for DeVry to provide advanced technology training to TIE's several hundred technicians located throughout the United States and Canada. "The proliferation of technically intense and sophisticated products and networks demands a highly trained staff of technicians to service and maintain them," said George N. Benjamin, III, TIE's president and CEO. "Our training agreement with CES will enable TIE's technicians to deliver complete and up-to-date technical support throughout North America. We believe that our technicians must possess the most current technical training that today's sophisticated products and networks require." "In addition to TIE products that include computer telephone integration (CTI), interactive voice response (IVR), video teleconferencing (VTC) and area networks (LAN/WAN), the telephone and specialized carrier networks are changing to accommodate equipment and techniques that offer increasing bandwidth and sophistication," added Eric V. Carter, TIE's executive vice president. "We chose DeVry (CES) because of its impeccable stature in the educational field and the wide geographic location of its facilities throughout North America." DeVry is one of the largest private degree-granting companies in North America. The DeVry Institutes provide career-oriented, technology-based education and offer customized educational programs to businesses throughout the United States and Canada. TIE serves over 100,000 customers in North America with sales and service of communication systems and related software and equipment. The company operates 68 offices in the United States and Canada. TIE has an installed base of 11 million telephones, making it one of the largest communications organizations in North America. TIE is a member of the Marmon Group of companies, an international association of more than 60 autonomous manufacturing and service companies with annual sales of nearly $4 billion. -0- 5/5/93 /CONTACT: Bob Rinklin or Daniel T. Savio, 212-355-5049, or George N. Benjamin, III, 203-888-8001, all for TIE/communications/ (TIE DVRY)
CO: TIE/communications, Inc.; DeVry, Inc. ST: Connecticut, Illinois IN: TLS SU:
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