SmartSource Named Top-Rated Technology Contractor by Exhibitors at the Offshore Technology Conference
Score another one for SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (Hauppauge, NY, www.smartsourcerentals.com), the nation’s leading provider of computer, audio visual (AV) and trade show technology rentals and services. In what is widely-regarded as one of the most prestigious industry events in the world, the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC, www.otcnet.org), SmartSource was named the top-rated technology contractor by OTC exhibitors. The achievement stemmed from the “2012 Offshore Technology Conference Attendee and Exhibitor Conference Evaluation” survey based on the responses of 976 conference participants. SmartSource came out on top in a list of 19 companies. SmartSource CEO and President Mike McClernon noted that the achievement was especially gratifying, as this year, his company was named the Official Computer and Technology Rental Provider for the 2012 Offshore Technology Conference which occurred this past spring.
“What better way to document our commitment to meeting the needs of OTC conference exhibitors and attendees than to be rated by them as a top service provider,” said McClernon. “It is gratifying to know that our attention to service quality, technical proficiency and customer satisfaction is being recognized where it counts most – with the end users.” In addition to the company’s effective systems and technical competence, McClernon credited SmartSource’s extensive core offerings, as well as its expanded line of interactive technologies as reasons why the company receives such positive reviews from the marketplace. These leading-edge technologies include: iPads, SmartCharge™ Kiosks, Mobile Device Charging Stations, Friendlyway Kiosks, Touch Screens with software for Digital Document Libraries and Digital Signage, Audience Response Systems, Plasmas with Twitter feeds, Video Walls with different content on some or every screen, and a Lead Retrieval system with custom data selections. Plans are underway for SmartSource to launch a new offering — iPads with self-service kiosks.
McClernon and his team at SmartSource can also relish the fact that its top-rated performance this year follows its top-three ranking last year; a clear sign of the company’s consistency in its high performance.
In addition to rating OTC contractors, the survey also measured the attendees’ and exhibitors’ overall conference experience as it relates to such areas as: technical content, spotlight on new technology, networking, social events, food quality and OTC branded offerings such as the OTC Parkway Outdoor and Reliant Arena Exhibits and OTC on Demand tool. While the survey pointed out some areas which could be improved, a large majority (92%) indicated that they would “probably” or “definitely” exhibit at OTC 2013 – always a positive sign for conference coordinators. The complete details of the “2012 Offshore Technology Conference Attendee and Exhibitor Conference Evaluation” survey can be obtained at:
The Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environment protection. This event, which is held annually at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas, attracts over 70,000 attendees and 2,500 exhibiting companies representing more than 110 countries. SmartSource has been supporting this prestigious conference for almost a decade. OTC 2013 is scheduled for May 6-9, 2013. For more information, visit: www.otcnet.org
About SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals
Founded in 1984 and formerly known as Rent-a-PC, Inc., SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals serves broad-based corporate IT, association, professional AV and trade show technology rental needs. The company is widely recognized for its outstanding customer service, technical expertise, geographic reach, breadth of product, and end-to-end solution. Its extensive line features brand name products from Apple, Dell, HP/Compaq, IBM, NEC, Eiki, Meyer, Stumpfl, and others. Among its products are computers, servers, copiers, professional AV equipment, LCD and plasma monitors, kiosks, digital signage and video walls. SmartSource employs over 250 including over 100 field technicians. Its 23 strategic locations are in: Anaheim, CA; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; College Station, TX; Dallas, TX; Englewood, NJ; Eugene, OR; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Long Island, NY; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; and Washington, DC. Kirtland Capital Partners, a private equity firm in Cleveland, Ohio, holds a majority interest in SmartSource Rentals. For more information, visit: www.smartsourcerentals.com or call: (800) 888-8686.
Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection. OTC is held annually at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas.
OTC ranks among the largest 200 trade shows held annually in the United States and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance. Attendance consistently exceeds 70,000, and more than 2,500 companies participate in the exhibition. OTC includes attendees from around the globe, with more than 110 countries represented at recent conferences. OTC is sponsored by 13 industry organizations and societies, which work cooperatively to develop the technical program each year. OTC also has two endorsing organizations and ten supporting organizations. OTC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 13 representatives; 11 from OTC’s sponsoring organizations and two from OTC’s endorsing organizations.
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SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals Named Top-Rated Technology Contractor by Exhibitors at the Offshore Technology Conference