26 May 2008

Comlab donates MiniMAC2 to SAIT for use in their BXST program

Comlab's Davicom division today announced the donation of a brand-new MiniMAC2 Transmitter Remote Control unit to SAIT's Broadcast Systems Technology program (BXST). This donation will allow BXST students to become familiar with modern remote control technology that can operate over dial-up and Internet connections.

"We are excited to have this state of the art equipment, used significantly in the industry, for our learners in BXST to train on.  Donations of this type support SAIT’s mission to be an innovative organization equipping people to compete successfully in the changing world of work by providing relevant, skill-oriented education,”   said Jim Murtagh, Academic Chair, BXST program, School of Information and  Communications Technologies.

Andrew T. Mulrooney, Canadian Sales & Support director for Davicom, says "We are pleased and proud to support and encourage Broadcast Technology students with this donation. Comlab has been involved in the field of telecommunications education since its very beginnings back in 1984, and the MiniMAC2 donation to the BXST program is in keeping with our early mission. We sincerely believe it will add proof to the claim that 'At SAIT, students don't just learn about things, they learn how to do things'.   SAIT's BXST program is unique in North America and is accredited by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.
SAIT Polytechnic has maintained close association with business and industry to ensure graduate success since 1916. SAIT offers 68 certificate, diploma, and applied degree programs as well as 33 apprenticeship programs, 300 distance education courses and 1,800 continuing education and customized corporate training courses. SAIT offers training in 15 countries around the world and has 75,000 course and program registrants each year.
Comlab's Davicom Division develops, manufactures and sells some of the world's most innovative and versatile Facility Remote Control systems. It is based in Quebec City, Canada and has a manufacturing facility in Trois Rivières, Quebec. Davicom's clients include major broadcasters such as CBC, BBC, PBS, Global and Rogers, among others.
For information on SAIT, contact Heidi Sparks, SAIT Corporate Communications, Bus: (403) 284-8473; Cell: (403) 512-3291

For information on Comlab, contact Andrew T. Mulrooney at (418) 682-3380.

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