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BTX Bolsters Pro Plate and Panel Designer Software With New Custom Options and Instructional Videos

Users Can Now Select New Laminated Colors, Formed Aluminum Wall Plates, and Anti-Bowing Flanged Heavy-Duty Panels

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Aug. 18, 2011 — BTX Technologies, a global value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface and integration products, today introduced new custom options for its BTX Pro Plate and Panel Designer software and wall plates. In addition to BTX’s standard anodized aluminum wall plates and panels, the latest version of the company’s free software allows customers to select from custom options such as laminated aluminum color wall plates, formed anodized aluminum plates, and anti-bowing flanged heavy-duty panels.

To complement any décor, BTX’s new color wall plates are available in white, black, red, green, blue, and yellow, and offer 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-gang configurations. The stylish plates feature a unique two-layer laminate over the aluminum that can be engraved to create a clean and eye-popping look in any commercial environment.

Unlike BTX’s standard 1/8″ anodized aluminum plates, only the edges of the new formed plate bevels are flush with the wall, making them ideal solutions for uneven surfaces. The plates are thicker and more durable than other solutions on the market, and feature an elegant brushed finish for a sophisticated look. The plates are available in clear or black in single- and double-gang configurations.

BTX has bolstered its rack panel offering with flanged heavy-duty anodized aluminum panels. Even when punched with the maximum number of cutouts, the new black, 1/8″ thick, one-piece bent flanged panels have the extra strength needed to eliminate bowing when attaching or removing cables. The heavy-duty panels are available in 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-RU sizes.

“We are excited to unveil the latest version of the BTX Pro Plate and Panel Designer software. With the new options for our aluminum plates and panels, our customers can create perfectly customized solutions to any application, whether it’s matching a room’s color, creating a seamless look on uneven surfaces, or eliminating bowing in the rack,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. “What hasn’t changed though, is our short lead times, exceptional customer service, and unmatched connector quality.”

BTX’s ordering and configuration application is so simple that anyone can start using it within a matter of minutes — from an administrator to an engineer. Here’s how it works for users:

- Download the free BTX Pro Plate and Panel Designer software
- Drag a wall plate or rack panel from BTX’s symbol library
- Start designing and configuring. Users will find all the popular connectors from manufacturers such as Neutrik(R) and Switchcraft(R), in addition to BTX’s own award-winning connectors, in an easy-to-navigate menu. They simply drag-and-drop their choices to the desired spot on the plate or panel
- Following configuration, users may add optional engraving if desired
- Approve the price shown in real time on the screen
- Print the proof and click “Enter” to complete the order

To further assist its customers, BTX has made available a series of training videos describing the capabilities and unique benefits of the BTX Pro Plate and Panel Designer software. The first educational video in the series provides an overview of the software, while subsequent videos drill down to specific features such as: creating new accounts, explaining the menu buttons, using the distribution and alignment tools, engraving, inserting desired logos, getting a quote, and placing orders. To watch the instructional video series, professional integrators should visit BTX’s YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/btxtechnologies?blend=24&ob=5.

The latest version of the plate and panel software solution is now available for free download at www.btx.com.

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About BTX Technologies, Inc.
BTX Technologies, Inc. is the premier manufacturer and value-added distributor of professional-grade products used throughout digital signage, A/V, control, broadcast, and security systems. Celebrating its 44th anniversary, BTX, a CTS Certified company, 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.

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