Chief Adds Certified Partner Program

Chief Adds Certified Partner Program

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Chief Manufacturing has launched the Certified Partner Program, which offers interactive product and installation training to improve customers’ business results, differentiate their business, and improve overall mount product knowledge. Customers completing the course will receive exclusive benefits from Chief as well as earn InfoComm CTS RUs.

The program features over 13 hours of content and 46 videos featuring Chief products and installation solutions divided into two tracks, one for those who install or deal with technical aspects, and one for dealers or sales people focusing on configuring solutions or selling product.

In BriefRTI In The Zone

SHAKOPEE, MN—Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has introduced the Integration Zone, the official forum for the RTI professional integrator. Integration Zone is a password-protected, dealer-only forum with monitoring and participation by RTI staff. Dealers can exchange information, system files, tips and tricks, as well as discuss troubleshooting and system-design questions with a network of RTI experts and dealers. In addition, integrators can submit requests for new drivers to be developed by RTI.

AMX Automation Moves

RICHARDSON, TX—AMX has established in-concert partnerships with building management device manufacturer FieldServer Technologies and energy measurement company DENT Instruments. AMX will implement Field- Server’s Gateway as a bridge between AMX platforms and protocols found in building management such as BACnet and LonWorks to enable interaction with HVAC, lighting, security, and fire systems. DENT’s PowerScout power meters will escalate AMX platform’s efficiency, which is already LEED points contributing, by providing accurate and timely energy consumption reporting on whole building and branch circuits.

EAGAN, MN—SCN editor Kirsten Nelson’s alma mater, Eagan High School in Eagan, MN, is using a Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 live video production system as the cornerstone of its HD production curriculum. Alpha Video of Edina, MN installed the Slate 1000 in the school’s video production control suite, adjacent to its dedicated television studio, where it is employed daily to teach production skills and support many academic programs through the use of video.

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