DECEMBER 1--More than 570 distributors, integrators, and customers attended the DVT (Atlanta, GA; www.dvtsensors.com) seventh annual Global Business Conference and User Group meeting, held recently in Phoenix, AZ. In addition to the record-breaking number of attendees, for the first time the meeting included a trade show with 26 exhibitors being featured. In conjunction with the meeting, DVT gave away 80 camera systems--worth more than $330,000--to qualified customers. "This was a tremendous showcase for DVT products, training, and support," said Bob Steinke, CEO and chairman.
The four-day meeting featured speakers who gave presentations on a variety of DVT applications. Matt Quinn of EPIC Vision Solutions in St. Louis described how DVT camera systems were used in a Six Sigma application. Jerome Albert of RC Systems in Hatfield, PA, told how DVT was used in a 21 CFR Part 11-compliant pharmaceutical application. Neil Schilke, past president of the Society of Automotive Engineers and former vice president at GM, gave a presentation on trends in the automotive industry.