Celebrates 20 Years in the Computer Rental Business

Cincinnati, OH, January 03, 2007 --( This year, Celebrates 20 Years in the Computer Rental Business.

From 1987 to 2007, Rent-A-Computer, renamed, is a computer rental company that has evolved with the personal computer industry.

"In 1987, the first computer we rented was the IBM XT, a 8088 processor with 20mB Hard Drive. We upgraded it with a graphics card and green screen monitor. We also IBM AT with a 80286 processor. Our first Apple product was a Mac Plus. And our first laser printer rental was the HP LJ Series II,” said Rose Morgan, co-founder with John Beagle.

In 1997, was one of the first rental companies on the internet. Rent-A-Computer created its first website, more than 10 years ago.

In 1998, helped co-found a computer rental industry trade association which became the National Computer Rental Association (NCRA). Three years ago, the NCRA changed its name to the IT-RA, the International Technology Rental Association to better reflect the international membership of the organization as well as the focus toward technology rentals in general rather than computer rentals specifically.

It was the internet that fueled their growth. The internet provided a conduit which allowed them find local computer service talent in over 1000 cities worldwide.

Everyday, Tech Travel Agents from work with the best ‘local’ computer service and av equipment installers in the business.’s experience in the computer rental business combined with a vast global network of high quality technology installers ensures high quality installations every time, everywhere.

Tech Travel Agents have more options that other ‘national’ rental companies can provide. For example, in all major cities they have multiple technology installer solutions. That means they always can get the technology you need installed for your corporate event on time, when you need it, at a price no one can match. All from one vendor! One Tech Travel Agent is the only contact you need for your technology rentals in 2007, no matter where you need service.

Featured products include 42” Plasma Rentals for Tradeshows, Conferences and Corporate events. Also wireless devices including wi-fi laptops and complete internet connected 802.11 wireless networks, projectors, and av multimedia equipment. New technologies available include the new dual core computer rentals in both desktop and laptop computer forms as well as the latest Apple Dual Core products too! has always been on the cutting edge with products for the best image projection at any corporate event.

"You need to look as professional as the next guy. Better yet, you want to look better. That's why we choose for all our Projector and Plasma rentals," Mark S. from a nationwide wireless company. (Name withheld for confidentiality)

"We are currently looking at adding the 103" Plasma rental display to our inventory, just to stay one step ahead of the competition," said Bill Schiering, VP Marketing,

In addition to plasma displays, rents LCD 2000-6000 Lumen Projectors, complete sound systems and internet cafes for conventions, conferences and trade shows.

Today, assists all sized companies, governments and educational facilities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom with state-of-the-art computer and audio visual (AV) technology rentals.

Major manufactures represented in the rental product line include: Dell, IBM, Apple, HP, Hewlett Packard, Gateway, Sony, NEC, Toshiba, PDP, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, GDV, Tatung, BenQ, Lavalier, LG Electronics, Hitachi, ViewSonic, Sharp, Lightware, Sony, Sampo, Proxima, and InFocus.

Fast response to inquires from phone, fax or web requests and same day service is the key to the success of the computer rental firm.

Quantities supported are from 1 to 500 computers, projectors, printers, network devices delivered as soon as today or tomorrow.

Rental periods are hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually.

Contact a Tech Travel Agent at , email or call toll free 800-736-8772. For more information on Tech Travel Agent Services visit

John Beagle is a technology writer for Xponex Web and Media Services. Website

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