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Department of Commerce visits Sunrise Systems

We had a productive and educational meeting last week here at Sunrise Systems with representatives from the local office of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The purpose of the meeting was to discover the different ways in which the DOC could assist us in promoting our products to companies overseas.

A representative from the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center also joined us to talk about the grant program for which small Massachusetts-based companies can apply. The grant, she said, is partially funded by the state and partly by the federal government.

Our sales director, Jeff Fiedler, had the opportunity to get in front of the DOC at InfoComm 2017, the industry’s largest international trade show, this past June in Orlando, and make contacts with delegations from other countries who could become potential partners. He took the visiting representatives on a tour of our Pembroke, MA, headquarters, describing our manufacturing process, including our ability to create the software to integrate with our LED signs.

The DOC rep suggested we attend the Intelligent Transportation Trade Show in Montreal in October as a non-exhibitor. This way, she said, we can schedule a full day of meetings with delegations in our industry from across the globe. This opportunity would allow us to be included in a DOC database, and take part in 30-minute meetings with commercial architects and other potential partners.

“We want to move internationally,” Fiedler explained. He talked to group about our current business partners who have, in the past, given us opportunities to place our products in a variety of overseas locations, as well as some of the larger projects we’ve had the opportunity to be a part of, such as the stairs at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and British Petroleum. “We continue to look for companies who will make the best match with what we do.”

Founded in 1976, Sunrise Systems produced the first display ever to incorporate a microprocessor in 1979, the first multi-color LED display in 1982, and what was probably the world’s first full color LED video wall at Harvard University’s Memorial Hall in 1995. We have built a wide range of LED display products over the years including tiny hand-held devices, whirling 3D volumetric imagers, and permanent architectural installations hundreds of feet long.

Product quality and customer support have been and continue to be central to our mission and the reason for our success. Contact us today to see what solution we can create for you at sales@sunrisesystems.com.

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