Visicom Media

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Visicom Media Network (VMN)
FoundedBrossard, Quebec (1996)
FounderPatrice Carrénard, Dominique Tremblay and Nicolas Xanthopoulos
HeadquartersBrossard, Quebec
Area served
Key people
Patrice Carrénard, President,
Nicolas Xanthopoulos, CTO
ProductsToolbars, Internet solutions

Visicom Media designs tools and software applications that improve user experience.

They are known for developing tools, platforms and software products for large publishers and partners such as Yahoo!, Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner and Panda Security.


Visicom Media was founded in 1996 by Patrice Carrénard, Dominique Tremblay and Nicolas Xanthopoulos.[1][2] Since then, they have partnered with various brands in the world of distribution, development, and marketing.

Visicom's products include:

  • AceHTML Pro — editing software for HTML websites, similar to Microsoft FrontPage
  • AceFTP Pro[3]
  • AceDesign Pro
  •—search portal
  • and—browser toolbar for, also used by many third-party websites for branded toolbars
  •, a virtual webcam for Windows & Mac.
  •, a homepage extension for web browsers.

Main products[edit]


MyStart combines smart start pages with integrated paid searches, creating revenue opportunities and providing users with images and tools.

Search products[edit]

As a syndicator of Yahoo's Sponsored Search Ad Play Feed for more than a decade, Visicom Media produces software that leverages Yahoo! Search to generate click-through revenue.


  1. ^ MacDonald, Don (9 July 2001). "Visicom gears to go global: Maker of French-language Web tools targets new languages, but harvesting profit is key". The Gazette. Montreal. p. F3. ProQuest 433738777.
  2. ^ Riga, Andy (4 May 2002). "The secret to Visicom's online success: 'Work hard, trust yourself, be positive and never get discouraged,' firm's president says". The Gazette. Montreal. p. D1. ProQuest 433828307.
  3. ^ Kapica, Jack (16 July 2001). "Visicom Media's AceFTP version 2". The Globe and Mail. No. Online. Toronto. ProQuest 2387286549.