January 06
Our Toys for Tots drive was a big success! MTG staff delivered nearly 200 toys to the KARE 11 Toys for Tots Tent. There was an abundance of stuffed animals for the “tots”!
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March 22
Master Technology Group (MTG) has acquired King Rogers Group (KRG) – a highly regarded security management consulting firm, founded by King Rogers.
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December 30
MTG staff gathered on December 18th to meet Alan Law from Minneapolis Recreation Development (MRD). During the holiday season our team collected coins for MRD and toys for the Toys for Tots foundation.
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December 04
In the quest for productivity and efficiency, small businesses and large enterprises alike are migrating toward Unified Communications (UC) – products that use hardware, software, and networks to provide consistent, user-friendly ways of communicating and collaborating across a variety of devices, platforms, and technology.
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October 27
Kayle’s commitment to scouting was recognized this month when he shared a “Youth Service Award” with Jeff Svboda and Mel Johnson of Anoka, MN.
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October 27
OnSSI customers are faced with a Video Management Sofware decision: Ocularis 5 vs. XProtect VMS
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October 27
Casey Prestegard works hard, laughs quickly, and loves to compete. He was recently promoted to Senior Account Manager at MTG.
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October 07
MTG team members were recently asked to share “three things that make MTG a great place to work.” Top of the list – “a sense of family.” MTG is a supportive, challenging, and rewarding place to work. If you are interested in joining our team of over 140 employees, please let us know.
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October 07
In order to maintain high levels of quality and service, MTG has added new members to our team: Joel Zimmerman, and Rick Arch. Both are highly qualified professionals with a commitment to going above and beyond for our clients. Welcome!
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August 12
In order to improve efficiency, increase capabilities and manage the cost and delivery times of fiber optic cabling, MTG has acquired a Quantum Type Q101-M12™ Mass Fusion Splicer.
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August 07
Mark Theisen, Rick Carll, and Travis Bussinger have completed an intensive 3-day training and certification program preparing them for Corning ONE Wireless system commissioning.  
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August 07
The build out of MTG’s new headquarters in Eden Prairie is underway and completion is anticipated early this fall!
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June 25
Cutting-edge technologies were abundant at InfoComm 15. Worth noting: the Spider conference phone from Phoenix Audio and room-scheduling solutions from Visix.
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June 25
Neatness in the network room or data center doesn't just look nice, it's practical too. Following three basic rules for patch cable management will make your network room easier and more efficient to maintain.
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May 29
The CAD services group at MTG produces detailed plans and as-built documentation for customer solutions across the range of MTG networking and low voltage services: voice/data, paging, CCTV, fire, security, and AV.
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May 27
There are significant benefits to using a mass notification system for communication during an emergency or lockdown.
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May 18
InfoComm15 is the largest event for AV professionals in the world. Scott Harrold, Corey Stunes and Tom Fuxa will represent MTG at this huge event in Orlando, FL, June 13-19.
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May 11
Immediate job opening for audio-visual technical specialist. Must be certified Crestron Programmer. Help desk, troubleshooting, repair, customer service. CAD and Visio preferred.
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April 28
MTG staff spent 3 days in April attending conference sessions and presentations, meeting with show exhibitors, and networking with industry professionals.
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April 27
MTG Master Technology Group goes to Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen, MN. Volunteers from MTG packed over 51,000 meals in 3 days. This is the second company wide initiative organized by the MTG Charity Board.
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March 22
Since 2006, MTG has been a technical services partner – providing cabling services for Velocity’s Tier 3 data center in Minneapolis, MN. Recent projects included relocating servers from facilities in Denver and Virginia to Minneapolis, MN.
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February 27
Common wisdom says new 180 and 360 degree cameras will be more cost-effective than 70-80 degree models. Sometimes. And sometimes now.
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February 27
The ClearOne Beamforming Microphone Array dramatically improves audio quality in group conferencing environments. Twenty-four microphone elements steer pickup patterns towards participants and reject unwanted noise and reflections.
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January 28
The MTG Charity Board, launched in November 2014 led its first service project: a Toys for Tots campaign. Nearly 50% of staff participated.
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January 28
The build-out of the new StarTribune headquarters in the Capella building (started in November) is moving right along! As the newspaper business becomes more and more digital, the new office is an opportunity for the company to “cable up” : improve data infrastructure and plan for future changes in the industry.
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October 16
Walking the aisles at the BICSI Fall Conference, two new Tripp Lite products stood out for their utility. The Tripp Lite Mobile Device Charging Station is ideal for classrooms and retail environments – anyplace where devices are shared or “checked-out.” These secure steel cabinets provide both high-speed charging and convenient syncing for every device inside.
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July 30
Perceptive Pixel devices are multi-touch screens that combine the utility of a computer, the connectivity of the internet, and the collaborative ease of a whiteboard. Perceptive Pixel by Microsoft delivers exceptional, multi-purpose touch devices for fluid access and manipulation of digital content. Storyboard Software makes it easy and fast to jump and move from file to file, page to page, window to window.
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July 29
Sound masking is the addition of a background sound to an environment. Masking covers up or “masks” human speech and helps mitigate the distraction of other sounds, making an environment more comfortable, workers more productive and creating speech privacy. Find out more about MTG's expertise with sound masking and the benefits in open office plans, private offices and public spaces where privacy is essential.
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May 28
Are your critical assets protected by a traditional lock and key? What happens if the key ends up in the wrong hands? How easy is it to gain unauthorized access to your facilities, confidential information, or inventory? What happens if someone loses their key and is too embarrassed to report it? Adding a second authentication factor to a lock and key provides a higher level of security and protection from theft, damage, injury and liability. And the good news is: it doesn’t take an Iris Reader or $50,000 deployment per door to obtain a two or three factor authentication.
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May 28
During the recent IACLEA (International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators) conference in Hinckley, digital signage was a hot security topic. Many participants were curious about how to integrate digital video content with existing emergency notification systems in order to deliver lifesaving information in seconds. Read more about MTG's approach to this technology challenge.
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