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BTX Announces Upgrade to Free Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software

Enhancements Include New Quoting Feature, Easy Alignment Tools, and Over 100 New Connector Symbols

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Oct. 21, 2010 — BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today announced a major update to its free Pro Plate and Panel Designer software. To make it easier than ever for customers to configure, specify, and order the company’s professional line of custom wall plates and panels, the software solution has been bolstered with a convenient new quoting feature, powerful alignment and connector distribution tools, and more than 100 new connector symbols in its drag-and-drop library.

“Often, the person designing a custom panel is not the same person placing the order. With our new quoting feature, a plate or panel is designed, a part number is created, and a price is quoted — all without an order being placed,” said Mark Chernoff, director of marketing and strategic sales for BTX. “Users can save the part number and quote for future orders, and use them to compare against quotes for other configurations to help find the right design at the right cost. This is an ideal feature for consultants and designers who are specifying plates and panels for a job.”

For cleaner and more professional plate designs, the software also features new, easy-to-use alignment and rectangle tools, as well as a new connector “Distribution” tool that allows users to evenly space connectors across a panel by specifying where the first and last connector should be positioned. The software does all the work. Furthermore, the addition of 100 new connector symbols located in the drag-and-drop library makes it easier to design the custom wall plates and panels.

About BTX Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software
BTX designed its plate and panel software to complement the company’s bolstered in-house wall plate and panel manufacturing capabilities. The company’s goal is to provide an ordering and configuration application that is so simple that anyone — from administrator to engineer — can start using it within a matter of minutes.

Users simply drag a wall plate or rack panel from BTX’s extensive product library and then start designing and configuring. Connector options appear in an easy-to-navigate menu and users simply drag and drop their choices to the desired spot on the plate or panel. Optional engraving may also be added if desired. Once an item number and quote have been generated, users may conveniently place an order right from the software.

The BTX Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software can be downloaded free at www.btx.com. For customers who have already downloaded the program, a software update is available.

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About BTX Technologies, Inc.
BTX Technologies is the premier manufacturer and value-added distributor of professional-grade products used to interface and integrate A/V, broadcast, home theater, data, and security systems. Celebrating its 43rd anniversary, BTX combines award-winning, cutting-edge solutions with unmatched technical knowledge and customer service to bring innovation and value to its customers. Call 800-666-0996 to request a free catalog or visit BTX at www.btx.com.

All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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