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News   July 12, 2004   by Auto Service World

Mercedes-Benz Canada Selects SmartVideo For Internet Training and Marketing

SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. today announced that SmartVideo Canada Inc., its Canadian distribution channel, has signed a multi-task agreement with Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. to coordinate their Canada-wide dealer
training and marketing programs. SmartVideo will use its unique Internet based technology to assist Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. in developing a complete online training solution for all its dealers, including the introduction of their full range of vehicles, throughout Canada.
“We envision using SmartVideo for our dealer training and marketing programs as the first step in the integration of our company wide Internet based solutions. SmartVideo’s technology gives us the ability to deliver our information in a clear and timely manner throughout Canada, without having to deal with barriers relating to the viewer’s connection speed. We are looking forward to expanding
our use of SmartVideo’s technology and services into our internal communications medium,” said Jeremy Henson, Sales Trainer, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.
“I am pleased to welcome Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. a premier customer of SmartVideo, a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Media(R) 9 Series Certified Hosting Provider. By choosing SmartVideo’s innovative technology as their
communications tool, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. can now deliver their information more effectively, more efficiently and more frequently to its entire dealer network across Canada,” said Mark Webster of SmartVideo Canada Inc.
Jeremy Henson of Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. further stated, “Over the next 36 months Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. will be introducing an unprecedented number of new products to the Canadian marketplace, and it is therefore important to have a comprehensive and cost effective new training strategy in place. To that end, the collaboration of Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. with SmartVideo Canada Inc.
offers us the capability to significantly improve our product and employee training efficiency. We feel that in SmartVideo Canada we are collaborating with the best company available for our immediate training needs. We are
hopeful that the combination of SmartVideo Canada’s innovative video streaming technologies and Mercedes-Benz’ `class-leading’ products will offer continued market success and growth for both our companies in the future.”

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