Kieckhafer will provide expertise in value driven enterprises, strategic direction, and opportunities for continued growth AES Corporation, the leading manufacturer of private wireless alarm communications equipment, appointed William Kieckhafer to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Kieckhafer is a strong leader of high-performance teams and builder of thriving organizations. Kieckhafer is responsible for the development and implementation of the Company's vision, mission, and business plans to advance the Company's initiatives. Prior to joining the AES management team, he held high ranking roles at small privately-held and multi-billion dollar business-to-business manufacturing companies with offices and distribution channels worldwide. He will be providing expertise in value driven enterprises, strategic direction, and opportunities for continued growth. "Throughout his stellar career, Bill has garnered a wealth of knowledge to draw from as he joins the AES organization," said Michael Sherman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, AES Corporation. "This is an exciting time in our Company's 40 year history. I am confident that with his exceptional track record driving business success, Bill will play a key role in upholding our position in the marketplace." Mr. Kieckhafer currently serves on the board of advisors for two privately-held companies. He has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Wisconsin with an MBA from Boston University. "I am excited to be starting the next chapter of my career at AES," said Kieckhafer. "I look forward to helping the Company focus on operational excellence and continue to produce high quality security solutions that protect people and property while also boosting customer satisfaction."
AES Corporation, the leading manufacturer of private wireless communications equipment, is pleased to announce the introduction of the new 7275 AES-Network Management System (NMS). NMS is a powerful monitoring and management platform that enables AES-IntelliNet owners and operators to efficiently and profitably expand their wireless networks. The NMS web application provides a real-time visual presentation of the operation and function of an AES-IntelliNet network to assure that critical alarm communication signals are transmitted quickly with high reliability. The new AES-Network Management System offers many features and benefits including Intelligent Dashboards for monitoring functionality, Visualization to track performance and plan network expansion, and Notification alerts to key personnel of network events. NMS monitors all network subsystems which includes AES-MultiNet receivers, IP Links, Burglary and Fire Subscribers. "The intelligent real-time AES-Network Management System (NMS) provides a simplistic visual and dashboard representation of the live AES-IntelliNet network," said Dale Bonifas, Vice President of Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. "The NMS tool enables the opportunity to optimize performance, increase alarm carrying capacity, streamline maintenance, and help us to grow the footprint of our existing network." Deployment of NMS is simple and fast. An optimized NMS server is pre-configured with the NMS software solution. The NMS server is rack mounted and well suited for alarm central station deployments. The NMS web application can be accessed from any PC on the same IP network as the AES-MultiNet receiver, enabling easy server configuration and overall system operation. "NMS is a fantastic time-saver for me," said Ian Nelson, Central Station Manager, Safe Systems, Inc. "To have all of that real-time information on a dashboard is brilliant. I also love the IP Link load analysis tool, it is great to know where our network's capacity is." According to Michael Sherman, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technology Officer, AES Corporation, "NMS provides our customers with a powerful tool to help plan network growth and to monitor the operation of their networks. While many alarm communication technologies have become obsolete and are being discontinued, AES continues to invest in new products and solutions that assure high performance from AES-IntelliNet network technology. These initiatives support new applications and opportunities for AES-IntelliNet network operators."