Off Topic - Projectors

Thanks for the suggestions.
I have settled on the following....

- InFocus IN36 3000 lumen projector
- InFocus LiteShow II Wireless Presentation Adaptor
- Bretford Flush Universal Projector Mount

The mount "hangs" down only 6" from the ceiling but allows swivel adjustment for aiming. We will need to reenforce from above the suspended ceiling panels. Sometimes it's handy to work in a metal fab environment....lots of clever people around for such tasks.

I am taking a chance on the wireless part to avoid wiring labor and materials. We will however run power to a support column a few feet from where the projector will be located. Our maintenance guys are vey good at this. If the wireless does not work out quality wise I will resort running wire.

This will be in our training room which seats 200 or so. Phase II will be a PA system in the room with a multi-source mixer and wireless microphones. The currently diconnected paging speakers in the ceiling should suffice if I can tap into their line.

-Todd C.


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Todd,

1. Great idea. Should work great...never tried it before, but
great idea. Let me know how this turns out as I might implement this.

2. Should be okay to do this. Depending on what type of projector
you are getting you may consider running RGB lines for HD quality??

3. We use the pole type and attached it to the beam/girder above
the ceiling and put a 1" hole through one of the tiles and it hangs down
about 2" from the drop ceiling - very professional looking. Make sure
you leave enough room for the cables.

4. Not sure

5. Something not mentioned would be power considerations. If you
are hanging this in a boardroom you may need to put a separate
receptacle above the ceiling as fire marshals usually frown upon 50'
foot extension cords thrown across the top of ceiling tiles :-).
Luckily, the person I was working with used to do this for a living so
he ran a new line and it was no problem.

Hopefully this helps in your decision making process.

Thanks,

Jason Claggett

Microsoft Small Business Specialist

MCP #3856159

2W Technologies, LLC

312.533.4033 x8039

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Of Todd Caughey
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To: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Off Topic - Projectors

Little did I know a couple weeks ago I would need this thread. Yesterday
on the way back from a mgmt retreat our president suddenly asked me to
ceiling mount a projector in our training room and finally put in a room
PA system. I have a couple questions for the more experienced projector
users...
1. I have an old 4 port KVM. Any reason I could not use it as a video
only switch for multiple sources?

2. I would like to limit the cables to run, maybe just one VGA...anyone
using a video to VGA convertor for things like DVD players?

3. Any recommendations for ceiling mount for a typical suspended panel
ceiling environment? I've seen the "pole" type but these are better for
over boardroom tables, etc.... and hang too low in an open space with a
low ceiling.

4. For models with ethernet....do these require software on the PC for
performing projector control fuctions? Can the network interface be used
for the source signal to be projected?

Thanks,
Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.

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Lori- Please check with Infocus (portland/Wilsonville, OR). They make
great quality projectors.
Thanks
RSN

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We are looking to install a ceiling mounted projector in our conference
room and I was wondering if any one could recommend a brand or give any
helpful advise as what to look for in a projector. We would want it to
be wireless and remote controlled if possible.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Lori Gustafson

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We are looking to install a ceiling mounted projector in our conference
room and I was wondering if any one could recommend a brand or give any
helpful advise as what to look for in a projector. We would want it to
be wireless and remote controlled if possible.



Any input would be greatly appreciated.



Thanks,



Lori Gustafson

Information Resources

Precision, Inc.

763-852-6718





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Lori,
I go through this a lot.
A cool feature of some of the new projectors is the ability to give it an address and make it discoverable across the network. I do not know a lot of use for this tho.

Most importantly in your case are native resolution and lumens.
A lot of models will tell you they do 1024x768, but natively 800x600.
This means you will have to reduce laptop resolutions to 800, or lose quality and experience dropped pixels and the digitally enhanced 1024...This is a pretty big deal if you are running from a notebook as most are 1024 natively.

We have a training room at our site and can have the lights left on for training. This makes things easier than having to turn them off.
Of course, my projector is over 2000 lumens, which is a little more expensive. You could get by with 1200-1400 lumens, but my personal experience says that you should avoid anything lower.

Weight is not a huge deal if you are going to mount it. I find that many of the lighter models lack the more sophisticated functions, so only go with ultra-light and compact for compelling reasons.

Digital keystone correction is going to be necessary for fine tuning the image when placing the projector relative to the screen. Yes, you may onlyneed to adjust it once, but it could make your setup better and really allow you to mount your projector in the best place. Not all have this feature, so make sure. If they provide 2-axis digital keystone correction, it's even better.
Focal length refers to how far the projector needs to be from the screen to project a focused image at a desired size. Consider this based on your mounting plans.

Finally, bulb replacement. I once had a viewsonic projector that I could not find a replacement bulb for. Sure, the replacement bulb cost 500 dollars, but I could not get one. I called viewsonic, and there was a 2 month backlog.

You can do a little research and see how many online sites carry this replacement and what the cost is before you buy.

Finally, look for something that gives you a little room to grow. 2 SVGA inputs are better than one, and a DVI connector will come in handy in the future (if you do not use it already). Other inputs, if you are paying for them, may not be worth it for basic presentations.

MOST have a remote with a built-in pointer, and some even have mouse buttons so that you can advance a powerpoint show from the remote without being tied to the podium.

I hope some of this helps.
Carey


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We are looking to install a ceiling mounted projector in our conferenceroom and I was wondering if any one could recommend a brand or give anyhelpful advise as what to look for in a projector. We would want it tobe wireless and remote controlled if possible.Any input would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Lori GustafsonInformation ResourcesPrecision, Inc.763-852-6718[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]






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Great detail Carey...a couple other notes:

1) Rear-view projection
2) Upside down feature (for mounting in the ceiling). Most of the projectors I've seen have the mount on the bottom...which means you have to flip the projector upside down to mount it in the ceiling - just make sure that your projector has this ability.
3) Cabling. I've recently set one up for a friend in his conference room and we ran A/V cables and SVGA cables from the projector to a cabinet that houses the DVD player, Audio stuff, and a plug-in for a laptop/desktop video. It works very well and best of all looks professional.

Thanks,
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Microsoft Small Business Specialist
MCP #3856159
2W Technologies, LLC
312.533.4033 x8039
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Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 12:36 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Off Topic - Projectors

Lori,
I go through this a lot.
A cool feature of some of the new projectors is the ability to give it an address and make it discoverable across the network. I do not know a lot of use for this tho.

Most importantly in your case are native resolution and lumens.
A lot of models will tell you they do 1024x768, but natively 800x600.
This means you will have to reduce laptop resolutions to 800, or lose quality and experience dropped pixels and the digitally enhanced 1024...This is a pretty big deal if you are running from a notebook as most are 1024 natively.

We have a training room at our site and can have the lights left on for training. This makes things easier than having to turn them off.
Of course, my projector is over 2000 lumens, which is a little more expensive. You could get by with 1200-1400 lumens, but my personal experience says that you should avoid anything lower.

Weight is not a huge deal if you are going to mount it. I find that many of the lighter models lack the more sophisticated functions, so only go with ultra-light and compact for compelling reasons.

Digital keystone correction is going to be necessary for fine tuning the image when placing the projector relative to the screen. Yes, you may onlyneed to adjust it once, but it could make your setup better and really allow you to mount your projector in the best place. Not all have this feature, so make sure. If they provide 2-axis digital keystone correction, it's even better.
Focal length refers to how far the projector needs to be from the screen to project a focused image at a desired size. Consider this based on your mounting plans.

Finally, bulb replacement. I once had a viewsonic projector that I could not find a replacement bulb for. Sure, the replacement bulb cost 500 dollars, but I could not get one. I called viewsonic, and there was a 2 month backlog.

You can do a little research and see how many online sites carry this replacement and what the cost is before you buy.

Finally, look for something that gives you a little room to grow. 2 SVGA inputs are better than one, and a DVI connector will come in handy in the future (if you do not use it already). Other inputs, if you are paying for them, may not be worth it for basic presentations.

MOST have a remote with a built-in pointer, and some even have mouse buttons so that you can advance a powerpoint show from the remote without being tied to the podium.

I hope some of this helps.
Carey


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We are looking to install a ceiling mounted projector in our conferenceroom and I was wondering if any one could recommend a brand or give anyhelpful advise as what to look for in a projector. We would want it tobe wireless and remote controlled if possible.Any input would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Lori GustafsonInformation ResourcesPrecision, Inc.763-852-6718[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]






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> Great detail Carey...a couple other notes:
>
> 1) Rear-view projection
> 2) Upside down feature (for mounting in the ceiling). Most of the projectors
> I've seen have the mount on the bottom...which means you have to flip the
> projector upside down to mount it in the ceiling - just make sure that your
> projector has this ability.
> 3) Cabling. I've recently set one up for a friend in his conference room and
> we ran A/V cables and SVGA cables from the projector to a cabinet that
> houses the DVD player, Audio stuff, and a plug-in for a laptop/desktop
video.
> It works very well and best of all looks professional.

Anyone use wireless VGA?
I tried it a couple of years ago. At that time, I had no ability to duplicate the image quality I could get with wires.Regarding mounting upside down...what we would see on older projectors that had larger cases was a lens which was eccentrically offset. So, if on a table, the lens was "higher" in the chassis. Therefore, when flipped upside down, the lens is "lower" in the chassis.
This made it easier to properly align with the screen rather than having to hang the projector lower to accommodate. But the need to flip the image is necessary, and I do not recall using a projector over the last few years that does not have it.

I did not mention the screen earlier. There are different types, and while you can get by with the cheapest in the pack, I wanted to say that they are NOT all created equally.

In our training room, we actually use a digital switcher and a crestron processor and control panel.
It is much more expensive than a basic setup with a single input, but on our setup, we are able to have 2 pc inputs with audio, a cd player, a dvd player, mounted speakers, and a single ceiling-mounted projector.
Our touchpad mounts in our custom podium, and with the touch of a single button, our projector turns on and switches over to the primary input. Press the button for the secondary input, and the image and audio piped to the room comes from the secondary source, and so on with the cd player and dvd player...It is sort of like those logitech remotes where you can program an ACTION which switches all devices accordingly without the user having to be trained how everything is connected and working together. Depending on how much custom cabling needed, this sort of setup can cost 10k on up...and can easily double that in cost...but for us, it is great for the multiple classes we teach and the multiple trainers who need to do the presentation.

Oh, one other thing...I love using TABLET PCs for this application.

Carey




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> Great detail Carey...a couple other notes:> > 1) Rear-view projection> 2) Upside down feature (for mounting in the ceiling). Most of the projectors> I've seen have the mount on the bottom...which means you have to flip the> projector upside down to mount it in the ceiling - just make sure that your> projector has this ability.> 3) Cabling. I've recently set one up for a friend in his conference room and> we ran A/V cables and SVGA cables from the projector to a cabinet that> houses the DVD player, Audio stuff, and a plug-in for a laptop/desktopvideo.> It works very well and best of all looks professional.Anyone use wireless VGA?






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Lori- Please check with Infocus (portland/Wilsonville, OR). They make great quality projectors.
Thanks
RSN



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To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 9:23:24 AM
Subject: [Vantage] Off Topic - Projectors

We are looking to install a ceiling mounted projector in our conference
room and I was wondering if any one could recommend a brand or give any
helpful advise as what to look for in a projector. We would want it to
be wireless and remote controlled if possible.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Lori Gustafson

Information Resources

Precision, Inc.

763-852-6718

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Little did I know a couple weeks ago I would need this thread. Yesterday on the way back from a mgmt retreat our president suddenly asked me to ceiling mount a projector in our training room and finally put in a room PA system. I have a couple questions for the more experienced projector users...
1. I have an old 4 port KVM. Any reason I could not use it as a video only switch for multiple sources?

2. I would like to limit the cables to run, maybe just one VGA...anyone using a video to VGA convertor for things like DVD players?

3. Any recommendations for ceiling mount for a typical suspended panel ceiling environment? I've seen the "pole" type but these are better for over boardroom tables, etc.... and hang too low in an open space with a low ceiling.

4. For models with ethernet....do these require software on the PC for performing projector control fuctions? Can the network interface be used for the source signal to be projected?

Thanks,
Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.



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Lori- Please check with Infocus (portland/Wilsonville, OR). They make great quality projectors.
Thanks
RSN

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Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 9:23:24 AM
Subject: [Vantage] Off Topic - Projectors

We are looking to install a ceiling mounted projector in our conference
room and I was wondering if any one could recommend a brand or give any
helpful advise as what to look for in a projector. We would want it to
be wireless and remote controlled if possible.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Lori Gustafson

Information Resources

Precision, Inc.

763-852-6718

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Todd,
We use Chief mounts for our projector.
They are low profile and very adjustable, and are sure to suit you.
Do a search on RPU-U and projector mounts, RPA and projector mounts, and you can find tons of dealers and products for sale.
I have always been leary to use KVM switchers. I have had devices blow from the old radio shack switches, and would only trust the digital KVM switches, although I am not recommending those for your applications as I can not speak with much authority on them for this application.
However, what we have is a set of devices made by Crestron that accomplish what it is that you are asking.
The creston line has a switcher that switches and controls all connected devices and actually implements an IR blaster directly to the devices.
The human interface to the switcher that we use, is a programmable touchpad. So, we have a button labeled DVD, that when pressed, goes to another screen with all of the relevant DVD controls. Pushing any of them sends the proper signal via IR blaster from the Crestron controller to the DVD player (or projector) and switches the projector input modes...etc etc...very akin to how a logitech harmony remote works where "actions" are programmed and all of the different invidual controls are performed.

I like this more than a physical switcher because with one button, you can control dvd/vhs controls (combo unit), switch projector inputs, and have the audio flow out to the boardroom speakers based on the projector input.

You can search in your area for Crestron dealers or specialist. You can surely do the programming yourself. But you will have to learn to use their compiler (which seems easy enough, but who has the time, right?)

If you have a restaurant or sportsbar in town that has multiple TVs, ask them who set it up, because they likely use crestron controls or something similar.

As far as the network projector, you can find out more details about this by looking on the new-for-vista products page on microsoft.com
There is a writeup that talks about how the "remote broadcasting" actually works over RDP.
I would imagine, however, that if you want to use a different OS, you would require addional software.

Carey


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Little did I know a couple weeks ago I would need this thread. Yesterday on the way back from a mgmt retreat our president suddenly asked me to ceiling mount a projector in our training room and finally put in a room PA system. I have a couple questions for the more experienced projector users...1. I have an old 4 port KVM. Any reason I could not use it as a video only switch for multiple sources?2. I would like to limit the cables to run, maybe just one VGA...anyone using a video to VGA convertor for things like DVD players?3. Any recommendations for ceiling mount for a typical suspended panel ceiling environment? I've seen the "pole" type but these are better for over boardroom tables, etc.... and hang too low in an open space with a low ceiling.4. For models with ethernet....do these require software on the PC for performing projector control fuctions? Can the network interface be used for the source signal to be projected?Thanks,Todd CaugheyHarvey Vogel Mfg. Co.________________________________From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of RSNSent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 10:03 AMTo: vantage@yahoogroups.comSubject: Re: [Vantage] Off Topic - ProjectorsLori- Please check with Infocus (portland/Wilsonville, OR). They make great quality projectors.ThanksRSN----- Original Message ----From: Lori Gustafson <lori.gustafson@...<mailto:lori.gustafson%40precision-inc.com>>To: vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 9:23:24 AMSubject: [Vantage] Off Topic - ProjectorsWe are looking to install a ceiling mounted projector in our conferenceroom and I was wondering if any one could recommend a brand or give anyhelpful advise as what to look for in a projector. We would want it tobe wireless and remote controlled if possible.Any input would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Lori GustafsonInformation ResourcesPrecision, Inc.763-852-6718[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]__________________________________________________________Yahoo! oneSearch: Finally, mobile searchthat gives answers, not web links.http://mobile.yahoo.com/mobileweb/onesearch?refer=1ONXIC[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]________________________________The information contained in this E-mail message and any documents which may be attached are privileged and confidential, and may be protected from disclosure.Please be aware that any use, printing, copying, disclosure or dissemination of this communication may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. If you think you have received this message in error, please reply to the sender.For more information please visit www.harveyvogel.com[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]






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I've been searching for a while. Really like the Sharp Notevision
PG-F261X at this point. It's fairly new, bright, and handles both 4:3
and 16:9. It has 1024x768 native which is just about everything below
$5000 at this kind of lumens.

http://www.costcentral.com/product-list/2600_3200/285-239/brand/brand/?&
sort=price
http://www.sharpusa.com/products/ModelDetailedSpecs/0,1161,1887-,00.html

It has DVI-I so it is either digital or you can drive it with an old
analog laptop.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVI

Also looking at getting a DVI booster due to the 15 foot limitation.
http://www.provantage.com/tripp-lite-b120-000~7TRPA1HX.htm

It comes with a RS-232C control adapter.

For what we need (conference room) this appears to be the best value so
far.

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Little did I know a couple weeks ago I would need this thread. Yesterday
on the way back from a mgmt retreat our president suddenly asked me to
ceiling mount a projector in our training room and finally put in a room
PA system. I have a couple questions for the more experienced projector
users...
1. I have an old 4 port KVM. Any reason I could not use it as a video
only switch for multiple sources?

2. I would like to limit the cables to run, maybe just one VGA...anyone
using a video to VGA convertor for things like DVD players?

3. Any recommendations for ceiling mount for a typical suspended panel
ceiling environment? I've seen the "pole" type but these are better for
over boardroom tables, etc.... and hang too low in an open space with a
low ceiling.

4. For models with ethernet....do these require software on the PC for
performing projector control fuctions? Can the network interface be used
for the source signal to be projected?

Thanks,
Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.

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Subject: Re: [Vantage] Off Topic - Projectors

Lori- Please check with Infocus (portland/Wilsonville, OR). They make
great quality projectors.
Thanks
RSN

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Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 9:23:24 AM
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We are looking to install a ceiling mounted projector in our conference
room and I was wondering if any one could recommend a brand or give any
helpful advise as what to look for in a projector. We would want it to
be wireless and remote controlled if possible.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Lori Gustafson

Information Resources

Precision, Inc.

763-852-6718



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Todd,



1. Great idea. Should work great...never tried it before, but
great idea. Let me know how this turns out as I might implement this.

2. Should be okay to do this. Depending on what type of projector
you are getting you may consider running RGB lines for HD quality??

3. We use the pole type and attached it to the beam/girder above
the ceiling and put a 1" hole through one of the tiles and it hangs down
about 2" from the drop ceiling - very professional looking. Make sure
you leave enough room for the cables.

4. Not sure

5. Something not mentioned would be power considerations. If you
are hanging this in a boardroom you may need to put a separate
receptacle above the ceiling as fire marshals usually frown upon 50'
foot extension cords thrown across the top of ceiling tiles :-).
Luckily, the person I was working with used to do this for a living so
he ran a new line and it was no problem.



Hopefully this helps in your decision making process.



Thanks,



Jason Claggett

Microsoft Small Business Specialist

MCP #3856159

2W Technologies, LLC

312.533.4033 x8039

jason@...



From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Todd Caughey
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 12:01 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Off Topic - Projectors



Little did I know a couple weeks ago I would need this thread. Yesterday
on the way back from a mgmt retreat our president suddenly asked me to
ceiling mount a projector in our training room and finally put in a room
PA system. I have a couple questions for the more experienced projector
users...
1. I have an old 4 port KVM. Any reason I could not use it as a video
only switch for multiple sources?

2. I would like to limit the cables to run, maybe just one VGA...anyone
using a video to VGA convertor for things like DVD players?

3. Any recommendations for ceiling mount for a typical suspended panel
ceiling environment? I've seen the "pole" type but these are better for
over boardroom tables, etc.... and hang too low in an open space with a
low ceiling.

4. For models with ethernet....do these require software on the PC for
performing projector control fuctions? Can the network interface be used
for the source signal to be projected?

Thanks,
Todd Caughey
Harvey Vogel Mfg. Co.

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[mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
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Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 10:03 AM
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Subject: Re: [Vantage] Off Topic - Projectors

Lori- Please check with Infocus (portland/Wilsonville, OR). They make
great quality projectors.
Thanks
RSN

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Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 9:23:24 AM
Subject: [Vantage] Off Topic - Projectors

We are looking to install a ceiling mounted projector in our conference
room and I was wondering if any one could recommend a brand or give any
helpful advise as what to look for in a projector. We would want it to
be wireless and remote controlled if possible.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Lori Gustafson

Information Resources

Precision, Inc.

763-852-6718

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