International Builders Show 2008, Orlando FL - February 15, 2008 – Alpha Vision, the North American leader in computer-generated renderings and sales solutions for homebuilders today announced a major strategic alliance with 20-20 Technologies Inc., the world leader in 3D interior design and furniture manufacturing software.
Working to provide U.S. homebuilders with the most compelling new home digital presentations and efficient online sales technologies, the partnership will deliver a series of initiatives dedicated to enhancing how new homes are presented, configured and sold.
20-20 Design is the design industry’s leading home interior planning software offering homebuilders the capability to professionally design, plan and quote homebuyers’ kitchen and bathroom projects, creating detailed cost estimates and 3D photo-realistic renderings for installation. 20-20 Design can be used in conjunction with more than 1,500 manufacturers’ electronic catalogs that provide information and options associated with cabinets, appliances, plumbing, flooring, lighting and accessories.
As part of this dynamic alliance, 20-20 Technologies will contribute its design platform as a complementary product to Alpha Vision’s Virtual Presentation System (VPS) to enhance homebuyers’ experience with true-to-life configuration of interiors. “The Alpha Vision and 20-20 alliance will allow homebuyers to take a strikingly photorealistic tour of their dream home while designing and personalizing every detail within their builders’ choices and selections,” said Marc Lamoureux, President and CEO of Alpha Vision. “The access to 20-20 Technologies products will help write-off a significant portion of the costs, saving time and providing tools built to guide homebuilders’ customers through the home buying process,” he added.
Jean Mignault, Co-Chairman of the Board and CEO of 20-20 Technologies said “The partnership with Alpha Vision is a step forward in 20-20’s strategy to increase our presence in the U.S. homebuilding market, which has been a long-term plan for us. Alpha Vision’s leadership in this sector will offer our customers and manufacturer partners a huge leap forward in giving them additional visibility before American homebuyers”.
This alliance and its benefits could not happen at a more important time for an industry striving for technologies that truly impact sales, while keeping the buyer committed to the purchase of their new home. “In this current market, homebuilders are highly aware of the importance of the experience they are creating for their customers. Once relying largely on outside brokers and realtors to bring leads, they are now focused on generating their own traffic becoming more sophisticated and effective retailers,” said Mr. Lamoureux.
The Alpha Vision VPS digital sales suite encompasses every step of the home buying process, from the first contact online through the homebuilder’s website where buyers can fully experience their prospective new home, customize it and print a fully personalized brochure, to the sales center where every aspect of the presentation is digitally assisted to enhance the homebuyer experience, allowing a more personal sales presentation and the relationship building between buyers and sales associates.
About 20-20 Technologies Inc.
20-20 Technologies is the world's leading provider of computer-aided design, business and manufacturing software solutions tailored for the interior design and furniture industries. Dealers and retailers use its desktop and Web-based products and solutions for the residential and commercial markets. 20-20 also offers a unique proprietary end to end solution, integrating the entire breadth of functions in interior design through one platform. It provides a bridge between data communication from a point-of-sale to manufacturing and world-leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including computer-aided engineering and plant floor automation software. Operating in 13 countries with more than 600 employees, 20-20 is a publicly traded company (TWT) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). For more information, visit www.2020Technologies.com.
About Alpha Vision
Founded in 1993, Alpha Vision is the North American leader in Computer-Generated Renderings and Sales Solutions for Homebuilders. The company has offices located in Montreal, Miami, Phoenix, Newport Beach and London. Alpha Vision’s computer-generated renderings, website solutions and sales center technologies are changing the landscape of new homes sales for the last 14 years. For more information about Alpha Vision's products and services, visit www.alpha-vision.com.
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