SimplexGrinnell earns certified status in Microsoft partner program for 9th consecutive year

ANAHEIM, CA. (September 22, 2009) – For the ninth consecutive year, SimplexGrinnell has earned certified status in Microsoft's Partner Program – a prestigious designation that recognizes the company's experience and impact in the technology marketplace.

As a Certified Partner, SimplexGrinnell has consistently demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft technologies and proven ability in meeting customer requirements. Microsoft Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits from Microsoft, including access, training and support that can provide a competitive advantage in the industry.

According to Tom Giannini, CPP, Director of Security and Emergency Communications Marketing, “Earning the designation of Microsoft Certified Partner reflects SimplexGrinnell's proven experience in planning and implementing integrated enterprise solutions for our customers. SimplexGrinnell is extremely proud of our continued Microsoft certified status – a key differentiator that defines the depth and breadth of our integrated security capabilities and affirms our ability to deliver integrated solutions in some of the world's most critical and challenging security environments.”

As a leading systems integrator, SimplexGrinnell has the resources and knowledge to offer complete enterprise solutions for virtually any large-scale systems integration application, from college campuses, hospitals and corporate headquarters to office towers, petrochemical plants and manufacturing facilities.

“Only companies that have demonstrated high levels of customer service, proved their experience, and attained advanced certification receive the designation of Microsoft Certified Partner,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “Today, Microsoft recognizes SimplexGrinnell for its skills and expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”

Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency
In addition to earning certified status, SimplexGrinnell has declared a Microsoft Competency, which is designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

By enrolling in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency, SimplexGrinnell proved its competency in implementing enterprise-level technology solutions based on the Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 and Windows® Server 2008 operating systems.

Microsoft's Partner Program represents its ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.