Posted By: Michael Williams, rAVe Publications, September 28, 2017
Woodland Park, NJ (September 28, 2017) — FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of products for the Pro AV and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) markets is strengthening its presence in the western US by appointing Pacific Coast Associates of Benicia, California as a Manufacturers Representative. Effective immediately, Pacific Coast Associates will support FSR’s entire line of audio video switchers and interfaces; infrastructure products which include wall, floor, ceiling and table boxes and wiring systems; control solutions and collaboration systems in Northern California and Hawaii.
We’re delighted to bring Pacific Coast Associates on-board as our newest manufacturers representatives,” said Chaz Porter, FSR director of global sales. “Their extensive experience in the AV infrastructure and integration segments of the market will serve as a great advantage to our customers in the far western regions of the country.”
“We are always seeking the best products to offer our customers, and FSR fits in perfectly,” said Rick Fazenback, principle of Pacific Coast Associates. “We are committed to providing better and more effective solutions that will work now, and in the future. FSR is always on the cutting edge and we look forward to integrating their products and providing better and more effective solutions for our customers.”
FSR manufactures audio and video switching, control products, connectivity boxes and collaboration systems from its headquarters in Woodland Park, NJ.
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Each week Ajish Raju, from Rave Publications, highlights someone from the AV Industry. This week he chose our very own Gina Sansivero, Director of Business Development, Education. In the article Ajish asks Gina questions about her time in the AV Industry & how her journey began, what challeneges she thinks those new to the Inudstry are facing, what her typical work day looks like & more! Below are a few excerpts from the original article.
1.Describe your journey in the AV industry? How did it start?
" I knew I wanted to help people, I knew I wanted to have that connection with people, I knew I wanted to make people feel comfortable in my presence, and I knew I wanted to relate to people and learn from them. While in college (where I was studying elementary education and then psychology) I was hired as a marketing assistant at a medical components company. When I finished my BA in psych they asked me to work full time for them. So I went from a part time marketing assistant to full-time marketing coordinator, then into product management, and then into product development. I kept moving up in the company until I felt like I had hit my plateau....In 2014, I left RelampIt to pursue a position as director of business development for education, with FSR. Having spent many years studying education, I love that many of my interests and passions are coming together now."
2.What do you think is the challenges that are facing a new person who wants to join the industry.
"I think most people don’t know what this industry is about, so the challenge is to educate yourself about the facets of the industry from engineering to manufacturing, product design to project management, lighting, programming/ coding, acoustics, video, etc. So many pieces that I didn’t know existed when I started down this road over 12 years ago. What’s so fantastic is that there are hundreds of industry veterans willing to help you. You just have to do a bit of digging."
6.Describe a typical work day for you. What are your daily disciplines?
"Each day is different, especially if I am traveling and doing campus tours (love campus tours). So I guess my daily discipline is taking a shower because everything else changes. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s not to say my days aren’t organized and structured and I am a complete mess- that’s not true. I adapt quickly but I don’t like sustained chaos. Actually, can chaos be sustained? Maybe not. So then I don’t really like chaos but sometimes it happens and you deal. Especially when flying…you have been paying attention the news about the airlines, right? Yipes!"
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InfoComm International has introduced theAPEx Advocate program, recognizing AV manufacturers that are dedicated to supporting AV integrators and design consultants focused on “high standards of employee training and certification” who provide “exceptional solutions to their clients.”
Zdiwas thefirst companyto earn APEx distinction in 2014 and has since been joined by more than 50 other companies. The certification is based on the company achieving prescribed percentages of training and client satisfaction and must be renewed regularly.
The new APEx Advocate program “is designed for manufacturers to support APEx systems integrators through promotional consideration, outreach and preferential services,” according to InfoComm’s announcement. APEx Advocates “commit to promoting APEx integrators and consultants in their marketing and dealer training programs,” the press release says.
“Crestron is signing on to the be one of the first APEx Advocates because we support a more qualified integrator workforce,” said Dave Silberstein, director of inside sales at Crestron Electronics and chairman of InfoComm’s Manufacturers Council. “We encourage our integrators to earn the APEx designation because it proves that they believe in quality and it ensures that our products will be shown and configured to their true potential.”
FSR has been very supportive of the APEx Advocate Program since the InfoComm Manufacturers Council first proposed the initiative, says George Fournier, FSR senior sales engineer and a member of the InfoComm Manufacturers Council.
“As a manufacturer, FSR has been committed to our consultants and dealers over the years, and we have consistently supported them in their pursuit of the highest quality solutions they can provide their end users,” says Fournier. “InfoComm’s APEx program has been very successful in recognizing systems integrators, consultants and dealers who follow best practices and standards developed by InfoComm International.”
RGB Spectrum “is proud to be among the first manufacturers to become an InfoComm APEx Advocate,” says John Henkel, director of product marketing, noting the company offers InfoComm-certified training. “As we celebrate our 30th year, our commitment to helping system integrators and dealers gain the knowledge they need to excel remains a key tenet of our business. APEx-designated integrators help the entire industry by providing more efficient and intelligent system design and implementation.”
High standards on products and installations can help to cut down on problems for customers, which increases overall satisfaction for the industry, said InfoComm senior VP of member services Betsy Jaffe.
“Like APEx integrators and consultants, APEx Advocates are champions of industry quality, devoting time and resources to supporting companies that prioritize superior customer satisfaction, training and certification,” she said in the announcement. “We are proud of the companies that have committed to the APEx program, which ensures our industry continues to advance.”
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DMN Newswire--2016-12-7--FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of infrastructure products for the audio/video, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, is making installation and configuration of its Outdoor Wall Box (OWB) line even easier by including its award-winning LITE-IT Enclosure Box Light as standard. LITE-IT provides hands-free interior illumination anywhere a work light is needed.
FSR's line of outdoor wall boxes was expanded earlier this year with the introduction of the OWB-500P, a unit that accommodates AV and IT connections and was designed for all outdoor venues. Already one of the easiest units to install, LITE-IT will make fast work of connecting the 8" deep box in dimly lit areas. FSR's OWB-X3 is also being shipped with LITE-IT as standard.
FSR's LITE-IT, winner of rAVe [Publications] 2014 Best of InfoComm Awards for "Best New AV Accessory", securely fastens to any ferrous metal surface via a "rare earth" magnetic mounting. A timed circuit automatically turns LITE-IT off after 75 seconds, and its anti-retrigger circuit prevents it from staying on even if the switch is held continuously. Its warm 3000K LED color for eye comfort provides over 12 Lumens of light output (20% more than a standard PR-2 flashlight bulb), and its super-efficient wide angle dual LED¹s furnish a uniform lighting pattern with uniform brightness to the very end of battery life. High-quality alkaline batteries are included and pre-installed and provide 4+ years of typical usage from a single pair of batteries (Based on 2 operations per day, 5 days per week, 52 weeks per year).
"FSR is always looking for ways to enhance the functionality and operability of our various families of products by adding new models or features," says company president Jan Sandri. "In this case, we are including our award-winning LITE-IT as a standard feature with two of our Outdoor Wall Boxes. Now, users have the benefit of having light where it's needed. This is very exciting since earlier this year we expanded our line of Outdoor Wall Boxes with the introduction of the OWB-500P. Now, we are able to extend that product family once again by offering LITE-IT."
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of signal management and infrastructure solutions for the AV/IT, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), corporate, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes and wireways, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless scaling switchers and HDBaseT signal delivery solutions.FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. The Company is also an HDBaseT Alliance Adopter Member. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.
FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
FSR’s New FRAME for Ceiling Enclosures
Scores Tech & Learning 2016 Award of Excellence
Woodland Park, NJ (October 12, 2016) — FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of infrastructure products for the audio/video, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, proudly announces that its new FRAME (CB-SR22), has scored a Tech & Learning 2016 Awards of Excellence win in the “New Products” category of the publication’s highly popular program. The FRAME, used in conjunction with FSR’s ceiling boxes, provides a quick, easy and convenient installation solution when mounting equipment, a projector or a display in a drywall ceiling.
A panel of Tech & Learning magazine advisors evaluated and tested hundreds of entries and honored products that broke new ground or added significant enhancements to proven education tools. The prestigious recognition program is in its 34th year.
Entries were divided into two categories: New Products and Best Upgraded Products. Winning selections include software and Web-based products, as well as hardware and AV tools. Among the high-quality candidates being honored are resources addressing management, safety, communication, differentiated learning, assessment, and other key areas in education.
Ideal for the K-12 market, FSR’s popular FRAME is used in conjunction with the FSR CB-22p Classroom Ceiling Enclosure and can be installed in the ceiling opening using threaded rod, stranded wire cable, or screws through specific holes in the sides of the unit. The ceiling box can then be hung vertically, via the included cables, while the equipment is mounted and wired allowing convenient access to the components and cables. The ceiling box can then be lifted into the frame and locked into place and its interior can be accessed in the same way for future re-cabling and service.
“FSR is honored that our popular FRAME has been recognized with an award from such a prestigious media outlet as Tech & Learning magazine,” said Jan Sandri, FSR president. “Our FRAME has been really well received within the industry and we are proud with the latest acknowledgement and award. The fact that the judges make their determinations by putting each and every entry through a thorough examination and testing process speaks volumes to how outstanding our products are and how they truly meet the needs of our customers.”
According to Kevin Hogan, editorial director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group, judges “once again examined hundreds of entries to select those products that were deemed worthy of our 2016 Award of Excellence. This wasn't just checking off spec sheets and surfing other people's reviews. Each product was handled and scored individually. Not an easy task. These companies can be proud that our team of judges granted them their seal of approval."
For over 30 years, Tech & Learning has been — and continues to be — the leading resource for K-12 leaders. Its publications, Web sites and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning, published by NewBay Media LLC, delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology.
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of signal management and infrastructure solutions for the audio / video, datacom, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and HDBaseT & CAT-X signal delivery solutions.
The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.
FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
MIAMI, FL. and Woodland Park, NJ, July 12, 2016 – Herman (www.HermanProAV.com), a leading provider of AV products, procurement services, and labor resources to systems integrators in the commercial AV and broadcast industries, has entered into a distribution partnership with FSR, the industry’s premier manufacturer of signal management and infrastructure solutions for over 35 years. Herman will be stocking FSR’s products in their East & West Coast facilities to better serve their mutual customers.
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. - March 10, 2016 - PRLog -- FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of products for the audio/video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, is proud to announce that along with the Women in BICSI group, it recently identified and sponsored the second-ever female candidate to compete in the history of the Cabling Skills Challenge. Iinthia Harris, lead technician of Chapel-Romanoff Technologies in Dayton, OH, participated in this year's 9th Annual Cabling Skills Challenge held in February at BICSI's 2016 Winter Conference in Orlando, FL.
DMN Newswire--2016-3-8-- Burlington, MA -- Four well known audiovisual and classroom technologies manufacturers, FSR, Inc, Biamp Systems, Utelogy Corp., and SpinetiX, have partnered to create the first Higher Education Technology Summit (HETS). Created specifically for college and university managers of educational technology, HETS is designed to combine a day of product training, networking and peer-to-peer discussions in a fast moving format. The first HETS of 2016 will take place in Burlington, MA; a location conveniently situated (located off I-95 and 93) for many schools throughout New England.