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BTX Custom Plates Connect Brooklyn’s BRIC Art Media House

User-Friendly Software Facilitates Plates and Panel Design for Renovated Cultural Landmark

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. – Nov. 19, 2013 — BTX Technologies, a value-added distributor and manufacturer of interface, integration, and system products, today announced that the company’s user-friendly Pro Plates and Panels software has been applied to a new flexible performance space at Brooklyn’s BRIC Arts Media House. Using drag-and-drop technology, integrator North American Theatrix Ltd. was able to easily specify and order custom bulkhead plates and rack panels for the installation, enabling the BRIC to have a fully functional system in time for the center’s opening date.

A vital element to the growth of Brooklyn’s artistic community since 1979, BRIC presents some of the city’s most widely renowned and beloved arts and media programs. In order to keep the center’s facilities aligned with the needs of the community, the City of New York and BRIC began renovations on its facility — a 40,000 square foot multidisciplinary arts space — and created a new contemporary arts gallery, a media facility, and a flexible performance space (240 seated and 400 standing) for patrons. To allow signal routing to the new spaces and throughout the entire venue, North American Theatrix turned to BTX’s custom plate products. Set up across the facility, the plates are the main interface for input/output connections of the center’s audio, video, control, and networking needs.

“Since the project’s technological requirements had changed between the design and installation phase, we needed a connection solution that was easy to design, configure, and specify,” said Pat Nelson, chief operating officer, North American Theatrix. “By using BTX’s Pro Plates and Panel software, we were able to fully customize 135 bulkhead plates and rack panels, ensuring that we adhered to the project’s tight timeline and deliverables. Considering BTX’s unmatched track record for quality and support, the company’s custom plates were the obvious choice for this impressive installation.”

Using BTX Pro Plate and Panel software, configuration and ordering are simplified for users ranging from integrators to engineers to project administrators. With a process that takes mere minutes to complete, customers simply drag wall plates or rack panels from BTX’s extensive product library to begin designing and configuring the products. Connector options appear in an easy-to-navigate menu, including popular connectors from manufacturers such as Neutrik(R) and Switchcraft(R), in addition to BTX’s own award-winning connectors. Users then drag-and-drop their choices to the desired spot on the plate or panel and can either request quotes or order directly from the software. For the BRIC installation, North American Theatrix further tailored the plates via the software’s customized engraving option.

“Our Pro Plate and Panel Designer software was designed to be the most user-friendly plate customization process on the market,” said Greg Schwartz, president of BTX Technologies. “Since most orders are delivered within just three to five days, the solution is also perfectly suited for projects with tight turnarounds. We are delighted that our custom plates were able to satisfy the needs of BRIC and look forward to participating in similar installation projects in the future.”

More information about BTX is available at www.btx.com.

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About BTX Technologies, Inc.
BTX manufactures and distributes the industry’s finest interface and integration products for audio, video, security, digital signage, and many other applications. Providing its customers with value-added “Beyond Distribution” services, the company backs every product it sells with a rigorous in-house testing program and highly trained customer support team. The company has been certified as an InfoComm International(R) Sapphire Certified Audiovisual Solutions Provider(TM) (CAVSP(TM)) since 2007. In business since 1967, the company’s products are available online at www.btx.com, by calling 800-666-0996, and from a selection of international distributors listed on the company’s website.

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