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ihiji Network Management as-a-Service Platform Created for IT Professionals Now in Private Beta

Austin, TX – April 27, 2012 – ihiji announces today that the company is in private beta with a next generation platform for Network Management as-a-Service (NMaaS), created for IT Professionals and VARs (Value Added Resellers). Based on the same cloud-based architecture as the Company’s award-winning residential Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) product, ihiji invision, the Network Management solution lowers a company’s capital and operating expenditures, increases productivity, and improves profit margins by minimizing equipment and network outages.

ihiji’s NMaaS platform provides real and effective management solutions. When in use, IT Professionals receive alerts regarding equipment status, making it easier than ever to remotely manage installations and reduce the time taken to isolate and repair issues with network-connected devices. The initial setup is simple and requires only a single low cost network appliance at each location. Subsequent configuration and management can be done remotely using tools within ihiji’s cloud-based portal, including remote access to the site without the need for a VPN connection. Once deployed at the client site, the ihiji appliance securely communicates system health and status data through the portal to the VAR in real-time. With analytics readily available, the VAR can identify the cause or source of issues faster and resolve them more efficiently, often without the added cost or requirement of sending a service technician to the site.

The ihiji solution is both practical and versatile. It is ideal for IT VARs that service Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs), IT organizations who manage a large number of remote branch locations, and, for those instances where a traditional server-based Remote Monitoring and Management tool is not practical due to requirements, scope, or budgetary constraints. “Often times the full toolset provided by a typical RMM solution is more complex than what is needed at a small or medium business or branch location which typically only requires network management and basic server information,” says ihiji VP of technical operations Michael Maniscalco. “The ihiji solution is a cost effective and powerful option that can fill the void within many Managed Service Providers’ (MSPs) offerings. In fact, our scalable platform can be used in tandem with traditional RMM software for installations which require more robust server or workstation management.”

ihiji’s cost effective network management solution enables a business to evolve, progressively moving to more efficient and effective cloud-based services. The low-cost appliance makes multiple site support possible without the added expense of numerous dedicated servers. Likewise, ihiji replaces the expense and
hassle of managing an enterprise RMM infrastructure with the convenience of a single network management tool. Since it is not tied to a particular manufacturer, ihiji’s solution also monitors equipment from multiple vendors – a solid benefit that supports IT organizations working with disparate network equipment. ihiji’s NMaaS platform is simply a dynamic, powerful, and comprehensive solution.

ihiji INV-APP-500 Network Appliance

With this next-generation solution now in private beta, ihiji is seeking participants from the SMB and/or IT VAR channels. Interested parties are encouraged to learn more by visiting http://itbeta.ihiji.com/, emailing itbeta@ihiji.com, or calling 512.538.0520 ext. 2003.

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About ihiji
ihiji is a provider of cloud-based Network-Management-as-a Service (NMaaS) platforms for remote monitoring and support of IP-enabled devices. Highly focused on the development of disruptive technologies, the Company’s cost effective Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solutions enable Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and IT Professionals to progressively evolve to more efficient and effective cloud-based services.

The recipient of numerous industry awards and repeated recognition for its innovation, ihiji’s products lower a company’s capital and operating expenditures, increase productivity, and improve profit margins by minimizing network and equipment outages.

Originally introduced to efficiently monitor, maintain, and manage residential networking and automation products, the secure, scalable, and flexible ihiji platform is now being leveraged by SMBs, VARs, and IT Professionals alike.

ihiji works with partners and leading manufacturers to provide inspired solutions to complicated problems that increase efficiency, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Those interested can learn more by contacting the company at 512.538.0520 or by visiting www.ihiji.com.

Media Contact:
Katye (McGregor) Bennett
KMB Communications
O. (425) 374.8930
C. (425) 328.8640
E. Katye@KMBComm.com
T. @katyemcgregor

Sony and Epson Booth Demonstrations at NAB Show® 2012 to Feature Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge and Reference Series Projection Screens

Austin, TX – April 16, 2012 – Screen Innovations (SI), a leading US-based manufacturer of projection screens for residential and commercial applications, today announces that two prominent exhibitors at next week’s National Association of Broadcasters Show will feature Screen Innovations projection screens in their exhibits. The NAB Show®, which runs April 16-19, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, supports the broadcast industry and features products and technologies for the Broadcast and associated industries.

In Epson’s booth (#SL14710,) a custom 36”(h) x 120”(w) 3.33:1 aspect ratio Black Diamond Reference Series screen and a 39″ (h) x 68”(w) 16:10 aspect ratio Black Diamond Zero Edge screen will be used to demonstrate Epson’s PowerLite Pro Z8450WUNL and Pro Z8455WUNL multimedia projectors.

In Sony’s booth (#C11001), a custom 84.375”(h) x 160”(w) 1.89:1 aspect ratio Solar 1.3 gain 4K rated SI screen will be used to demonstrate Sony’s new VPL-VW1000ES 4K SXRD projector. A video of the VPL-VW1000ES paired with an SI Black Diamond screen can be found here: http://vimeo.com/39005610.

For their respective demonstrations, both manufacturers will use Screen Innovations screens to showcase not only the technological prowess of their newest projectors, but also that of the onscreen image. SI’s Black Diamond screens were designed for – and excel in – high ambient light conditions, which a tradeshow floor most certainly provides, thereby providing NAB Show attendees the opportunity to see for themselves how well they perform in such an environment.

About Black Diamond Screens
Designed to solve complex two-piece projection system installation challenges, SI Black Diamond screens essentially change the commercial landscape by enabling projection to work in almost any environment, anytime, day, or night. Featuring micro-seamed construction, Black Diamond delivers a stunning, flat panel-quality image for virtually any application imaginable.

About Screen Innovations
Screen Innovations (SI) is a leading manufacturer of projection screen technologies for residential and commercial applications. Delivering needed solutions, aesthetically pleasing designs and competitive price points, SI screens provide unparalleled ambient light rejection and video image reproduction.

A highly innovative, industry-specific Screen Innovations design and engineering team works tirelessly, constantly evolving the category in order to effectively bring projection to the mainstream. Operating under the principle that “No matter the budget; Screen Innovations has the best available screen solution to suit your needs,” SI aims to resolve the issues that have historically hamstrung the projection screen industry.

Handcrafted in the USA, each Screen Innovations product carries a lifetime replacement policy, and is produced utilizing advanced custom robotics and green manufacturing practices. Dedicated to corporate and consumer responsibility, every SI screen is manufactured in the most efficient manner possible.
For more information about Screen Innovations, visit: www.screeninnovations.com/. To download product images, logos and associated content, visit: http://www.screeninnovations.com/downloads/.

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Screen Innovations Media Contact:
Katye (McGregor) Bennett
KMB Communications
O. (425) 374-8930
C. (425) 328-8640
E. Katye@KMBComm.com

ihiji invision INV-APP-500 Cloud-Based Network Appliance Now Available Through APC

ihiji INV-APP-500 Network Appliance is now shipping through both ihiji and APC

Austin, TX – April 11, 2012 – ihiji announces that APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, has begun shipping the ihiji invision INV-APP-500 network appliance as part of a reseller agreement that was formed last year. Furthermore, APC’s lineup of IP-enabled power conditioning products are now certified as ihiji invision Ready™, providing APC dealers an innovative combination of best-in-class power and surge protection plus simple and cost effective cloud-based remote power management solutions.

Under the new partnership, APC is offering a wide range of products that are compatible with the ihiji invision remote monitoring and support system. APC Smart-UPS®, Rack PDUs, S20BLK, and the new G50NETB power conditioner contain the functionality for near plug and play operation with ihiji invision and have been certified as ihiji invision Ready. APC dealers who use and trust these products will benefit from the ability to remotely monitor and control APC devices through ihiji’s cloud-based portal. Integrators also have the added benefit and convenience of purchasing ihiji’s INV-APP-500 network appliance through either ihiji or APC. By utilizing these solutions, integrators will benefit from proactive systems management, reduced service department costs, and increased system reliability. End-users can benefit from improved systems performance, lower energy costs, and reduced service calls.

“With the growing sophistication of electronics, many end-users want to protect their investments while also managing electronics systems and IP-enabled devices remotely,” said Dave Johnson, Senior Vice President, Home and Business Networks, at APC by Schneider Electric. “Our partnership with ihiji, along with deployment of our new IP-enabled power conditioners, provides a best-in-class solution that optimizes performance of equipment, protects sensitive components, and provides convenient remote access.”

The award-winning ihiji invision system is a comprehensive and convenient cloud-based system that enables proactive 24/7 remote network monitoring and management. The system is unique in that it facilitates remote monitoring and support of many IP-enabled products from a convenient and centralized invision hosted web portal. The simplified user interface includes drag and drop assignment of individual devices to outlets and power products, enabling one-click reboots of IP-
enabled APC power devices from any web browser or mobile device without the need for complex network configuration or specialized software. Real-time, two-way communication provides critical detail that enables integrators to quickly troubleshoot and administer tier-one support of power devices, networking equipment, control systems, and consumer electronics.

“The ihiji invision system allows APC dealers to quickly configure both monitoring and remote support of connected power devices without unnecessary effort or expense. The low-cost invision appliance is simply plugged into the network, and all other configuration is done conveniently through our cloud-based web interface,” said Michael Maniscalco, ihiji vice president of technical operations.

Convenience is a common and recurring theme with regard to the ihiji invision solution. “Manufacturer-specific solutions can add complexity to an integrator’s toolbox because of the number of utilities requiring specialized training and software. To reduce or even eliminate this, ihiji invision brings much of the everyday functionality under one umbrella – from centralized management to reboots and reporting. Integrators have had the ability to remotely power-cycle outlets using APC for some time, but it has historically required physical or complex remote-access to the site. Now, ihiji invision streamlines the entire process by eliminating the need for advanced network equipment or administration,” Maniscalco added.

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About ihiji
ihiji, a company focused on disruptive technologies, has created invision, a cloud based Network Management as a Service (NMaaS) platform for remote monitoring and maintenance of IP-enabled devices. ihiji has received numerous industry awards and repeated recognition for its innovative technology. Originally designed to efficiently maintain and service home networking and automation products, invision has evolved into a scalable and flexible web-based platform allowing for remote network monitoring, support, and documentation. ihiji creates a cohesive partnership with integrators and leading manufacturers to offer inspired solutions to complicated problems that increase both end-user satisfaction and system integrator profitability. Those interested can learn more by contacting the company at 512-538-0520 or by visiting www.ihiji.com.

ihiji media contact:
Katye (McGregor) Bennett
KMB Communications
O. (425) 374-8930
E. Katye@KMBComm.com

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Screen Innovations Experiences Explosive Growth; Appoints Key Personnel and Expands Organization


Austin, TX – March 15, 2012 – Screen Innovations (SI), a leading US-based projection screen manufacturer, today announces that the company is experiencing explosive 40% growth, citing both domestic and international sales expansion and strategic employee appointments as the primary catalyst.

A relative newcomer to the projection screen category, SI has amassed a cult-like following that can be directly tied to the value and virtue of its innovative product offering. While much has been recently written about two-piece projection, unique, multi-purpose screen technologies such as those found in Screen Innovations’ Black Diamond screens represent a game-changing opportunity for integrators and designers worldwide.

SI attributes some of the explosive growth to the lack of margin found in traditional pixel-based flat panel displays. “TVs still have a place in the world for sure, but they are being replaced by larger, more energy efficient display technologies, and projection screens are now part of that equation” says SI President Ryan Gustafson. “We knew we were on to something big back in 2005 when we manufactured and sold our first screens to Gary Wermuth at WAVE Electronics in Houston, Texas. Since then, we’ve expanded the scope of our operation significantly, and continue to evolve our product line at a feverish pace in order to meet market needs.”

To support their explosive growth, SI has made several strategic personnel appointments:
Brandon Holmes and Dan Poirier join the SI Engineering team, providing needed skills and intelligence to further develop and expand the line.

Brandon Holmes brings more than a decade’s worth of engineering and technical sales experience in the commercial screen industry (LCD/Plasma/Projector) to the SI team. Culminating from many years as the principle Engineer for highly reliably outdoor LCD displays and Digital Signage Solutions architecture, Holmes demonstrates “solid design and testing fundamentals which lend well to SI’s commitment of delivering perfectly reliable and finished products.“

Dan Poirier possesses nearly 30 years of invention, manufacturing, engineering, product and process equipment development, plus precision machining and fabrication skills to Screen Innovations. Poirier’s prior creative accomplishments include the invention of processing equipment using linear servos, rotary servos, and piezo linear actuators, as well as Pneumatic Logic, Stepper and PLC controls. This, plus his background with consumer product development and custom thin film manufacturing process equipment design and build fits perfectly with SI’s initiatives, make him a valuable addition to the Engineering team.

Shannon Gustafson and Jay Biedermann join Blake Vackar in leading the Sales team, managing accounts for their respective territories, further developing the company’s network and reach through strategic partnerships.

Shannon Gustafson recently made her re-entry back into the SI workforce after a brief stint away to start a family. The proud mother of three-year old twins, Taylor and Austin, Shannon manages all aspects of the company’s international sales and marketing efforts. Living abroad for much of her life, Shannon has a unique ability to successfully manage a diverse international clientele. Boasting impressive double-digit growth figures during challenging economic times, Shannon has truly made her mark on the company and serves as an inspiration to those around her. “As a woman, wife, and mother, I appreciate the products we design and sell. As an employee, I am thrilled at the solutions we provide. By increasing our international presence, dealers and distributors worldwide now recognize that SI represents an unparalleled opportunity to provide their customers a superior entertainment experience.”

Jay Biedermann joined SI in January as the company’s Director of Commercial Sales Development. Formerly with DMX Music, where he won the Annual Circle of Excellence Award several years in a row, Jay brings a wealth of hands-on experience to the newly formed position. Already familiar with the SI line and market strategies, Jay has developed a keen strategy to expand SI’s reach into the commercial market. With a consultative approach and an eye for detail, he works closely with integrators and systems designers to ensure they have the tools and resources needed to properly design, specify, and install two-piece projection systems utilizing Screen Innovations screens. “SI’s technological prowess is virtually unmatched in the field. Revolutionary products like Black Diamond make my job especially fulfilling, as they allow me to demonstrate the innumerable ways these screens outperform the competition on a daily basis.”

Blake Vackar, who is now a well-known face for the SI brand, joined the company from D-Tools, and serves as the Director of US Sales. Managing all aspects of the company’s domestic sales strategy, Blake spends his time educating and inspiring others on the virtues and benefits of using Screen Innovations’ products. The face and voice behind many of the company’s educational videos that are showcased on the SI website, Blake utilizes his prior experience as an integrator to guide dealers to projection screen technology bliss, enjoying the fruits of his labor immensely. “To work with such a capable and creative group is just so cool,” he says, furthering “I get to show dealers how to reinvent themselves through two-piece projection, during the most expansive time the category has ever witnessed. To say our projection screens are life-changing may seem a little over the top, but there are times when it feels that way, based on the overwhelming response we get on a fairly regular basis.”

Screen Innovations’ trajectory from a garage-based business to a well-established internationally recognized projection screen powerhouse has been “a labor of love,” according to SI President Ryan Gustafson. “It has been incredibly fulfilling, and I am both proud and humbled at the same time whenever I think about how far we have come in such a short time,” said Gustafson. “Projection screen technology is finally hitting the mainstream now, and although we’ve been banging on this drum for many years, the technology has finally progressed to a state where it is truly a viable and appealing solution for many of today’s video-centric installations. In fact, this evolution is what motivates and drives us. While we understand and appreciate the world’s dependence on pixel-based displays, we believe that two-piece projection can -and will- justifiably surpass those technologies in both the residential and commercial spaces in the near future.”

Bringing a lifetime of inspired innovation to the SI team, Ryan Gustafson is the grandson of an inventor and is a consummate innovator himself. Spearheading many of the design and engineering initiatives, Ryan works closely with his teams to ensure the unique needs of SI’s diverse clientele is being met with each product delivered. “We are returning profitability to our dealers by providing them the solutions they need at an affordable price, backed by the best warranty in the business, and supported by a great group of people who are truly dedicated to their success,” he says.

An insatiable force behind the enterprising young company, Gustafson works tirelessly to promote SI technologies, initiatives, and accomplishments, often finding inspiration from family, friends, or during his time spent in the field. “I see opportunity everywhere I go. Sure, I don’t sleep much, but then again, does any father of three-year old twins?” he jokes.

Black Diamond, SI’s flagship projection screen, stormed onto the scene last year, upping the category’s ante significantly. Zero Edge designs introduced in 2011 added a plasma TV-like viewing experience to the Black Diamond line. Because of their pencil-thin bezel, projected images seem to ‘float’ off the wall, as though not restricted by any bounds. Representing a unique opportunity for dealers and consumers alike, Black Diamond Zero Edge price-points rival -or often beat- traditional flat panel displays, and the screens work brilliantly in either light or dark, dedicated or multi-use spaces in either residential or commercial environments. They are currently the only native black projection screens on the market.

Not one to sit idle, Screen Innovations will announce new product designs in the upcoming months. In fact, several new residential and commercial products are set for unveiling at Infocomm, June 13-15, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV, and CEDIA Expo, September 5-8, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN. SI will make pre-show product announcements the week prior to each event.

Serving as Screen Innovations’ newly appointed PR firm of record, Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications will spearhead SI’s communications efforts, working closely with Gustafson and the team to execute strategically targeted PR, marketing, and promotional endeavors. Bennett, who has been in the Consumer Electronics industry for nearly 20 years, brings hands-on experience with retail, distribution, light manufacturing, and supply chain and event logistics that not only complements, but also serves the diverse needs of the company well. “I started KMB Communications last year on the heels of my wedding and on the eve of CEDIA, knowing that I wanted to work with uniquely positioned, entrepreneurial innovators in the industry. It is an honor and an inspiration to work with the Screen Innovations team.”

About Screen Innovations
Screen Innovations (SI) is a leading manufacturer of projection screen technologies for residential and commercial applications. Delivering needed solutions, aesthetically pleasing designs, and competitive price points, SI screens provide unparalleled ambient light rejection and video image reproduction.

A highly innovative, industry-specific Screen Innovations design and engineering team works tirelessly, constantly evolving the category in order to effectively bring projection to the mainstream. Operating under the principle that, “No matter the budget, Screen Innovations has the best available screen solution to suit your needs,” SI aims to resolve the issues that have historically hamstrung the projection screen industry.

Handcrafted in the USA, each Screen Innovations product carries a lifetime replacement policy, and is produced utilizing advanced custom robotics and green manufacturing practices. Dedicated to corporate and consumer responsibility, every SI screen is manufactured in the most efficient manner possible.
For more information about Screen Innovations, visit: www.screeninnovations.com/. To download product images, logos, videos and associated content, please visit: http://www.screeninnovations.com/downloads/.

Screen Innovations Media Contact:
Katye (McGregor) Bennett
KMB Communications
O – (425) 374 – 8930
C – (425) 328 – 8640
E – Katye@KMBComm.com

Crimson Unveiling New Simplified and Superior Mount Solutions at Digital Signage Expo 2012

Schiller Park, IL and Las Vegas, NV – March 05, 2012 (Digital Signage Expo – Booth #345) – Crimson AV, LLC today announced that it will tap the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada (DSE) to unveil several new AV mount solutions engineered specifically for the digital signage market. Delivering professional grade solutions that are at once simplified and superior, Crimson AV mounts enable systems designers and installers to offer unique and innovative display solutions at more competitive price points.

Here is a sampling of new digital signage products DSE 2012 attendees will experience in Crimson’s booth #345:
VW4600 Video Wall Mount System

Crimson Best Value In Class VW4600 Video Wall


Crimson’s best value in class VW4600 Video Wall Mount System features lateral, vertical, horizontal, and plumb adjustments for precise placement. Other features include an integrated lock and key system with a quick-release mechanism that enables 10.75” of pull out extension for wiring and servicing monitors, and a lightweight wall plate design that enables a single installer to layout the video wall grid. This innovative and time-saving video wall mount system is manufactured to rigorous standards and sells for a fraction of the price of other competitive solutions, making it a “must see” at DSE.
MSRP – $425 (per mount, based on configuration)

C2K65/C2K65D Universal Multiple Screen Ceiling Mount Systems

Crimson C2K65 C2K65D AV Mounts


The C2K65 and C2K65D ceiling mounts are designed to accommodate up to four 37-65″+ displays weighing up to 150lbs each (mounted in either portrait or landscape orientation). C2K65 consists of two single Universal assemblies and C2K65D consists of two dual back-to-back Universal assemblies. Once mounted, each display can be independently rotated 360° and locked into place, allowing for unique signage applications. Features include through-column cable routing, continuous vertical adjustment, and up to 15° tilt. A 10’ pipe drop and heavy duty ceiling adapter are both included, making these mount systems an appealing solution any time multi-screen ceiling mounted displays are required.
MSRP – $460-$1,000 (depending on configuration)

CQUAD63 Universal Ceiling Mounted Quad Display System

Crimson CQUAD Ceiling Mount


Crimson’s CQUAD63 ceiling mounted quad systems are engineered to hold four 37-63″ displays weighing up to 150lbs each (mounted in either portrait or landscape orientation). Features include a Universal mounting interface, through-column cable routing, 360° lockable post-installation rotation, and up to 20° tilt adjustment for precise viewing angle adjustment. A 10′ pipe drop, heavy-duty ceiling adapter, and pre-sorted hardware kit are included. CQUAD63 ships in standard-size shipping boxes, making it both economical to ship and easy to handle on the jobsite – collectively providing many value-added details not found elsewhere.
MSRP – $600-$1600 (depending on configuration)

“We work closely with our customers to develop inspired solutions that provide tangible benefits,” says Crimson President, Vlad Gleyzer. “In fact, our new lineup was engineered to not only provide superior features at more competitive price points, but to serve as a catalyst for change within the mount category. Manufactured to rigorous standards, and designed to simplify installations, Crimson AV mounts pose a significant opportunity for anyone seeking to source or specify innovative display mount solutions.”

Attendees of DSE 2012 are encouraged to visit Crimson in booth #345, where many new products will be shown. Other interested parties should direct their inquiries to Crimson by visiting www.crimsonav.com, by calling 866-MOUNT-TV, or by writing to info@crimsonav.com.

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About Crimson
Crimson manufactures a comprehensive yet functional lineup of display mount solutions, including ultra-flat, flat, tilt, recessed, and multi-angle articulating AV mounting solutions designed for Digital signage, Education, Corporate, House of Worship, Entertainment Venue, Stadium and Arena, Restaurant and Bar, Healthcare, and Residential applications.

With extensive experience in the design, manufacture, and sale of professional-grade display mounting equipment, and by utilizing lean business practices, Crimson has developed a proprietary business model, which provides maximum value with minimal cost. Not only do Crimson customers receive the best value, they also benefit from unparalleled customer service, an easy to use website and uncompromising design and build quality, ensuring each Crimson AV mount will be trouble-free for years to come. Interested parties can learn more about Crimson mounting solutions by visiting www.crimsonav.com, by calling 866-MOUNT-TV, or by writing to info@crimsonav.com.

Crimson media contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, 425-374-8930, Katye@KMBComm.com.

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Access Networks Joins ihiji invision Manufacturer Partner Program

Austin, TX – February 16, 2012 – ihiji, creator of the award winning cloud-based remote monitoring system invision, is proud to welcome Access Networks into its manufacturer partner program.

Access Networks is the leading provider of enterprise-grade plug-and-play networking solutions for the automated residence. Together, the two companies deliver a highly visible solution by integrating ihiji’s Invision system into Access Networks’ preconfigured network solutions. This allows the integrator to more easily visualize vital data stored in network devices without needing to directly access the client network or log into each device separately. In addition, AV and automation system event logging can now be correlated with network event logging.

“What we are working on with ihiji is truly exciting and a major step forward in the systems monitoring space” said Hagai Feiner, CEO of Access Networks. “The ihiji invision systems allow for the capture of valuable data from our solution and presents it to the integrator via the invision web interface. The result is that the integrator has all the information they need at their fingertips.”

As a result of this partnership, all Access Networks systems installed on projects using ihiji invision will arrive preconfigured to work with ihiji’s monitoring service. Integrators can expect reduced installation time and increased efficiency in project management.

“ihiji invision exists to provide integrators a proactive service solution that increases revenues, decreases product failure rates and results in highly satisfied clients,” said Mike Maniscalco, ihiji vice president of technical operations. “It serves as the eyes and ears of the integrated system, providing real-time status of each connected device and enabling prompt and efficient resolution.”

This partnership will continue the integration of ihiji’s invision into Access Networks’ preconfigured networking solutions. New features will include in-depth monitoring of all switches and routers, the ability to turn PoE ports on and off, continuous network health monitoring, fan status, device uptime graphs and bandwidth usage.

“In a rapidly evolving industry such as ours, it is imperative that we align ourselves closely with manufacturers who will both ensure optimal product integration and also provide support for both current and future products,” furthered Maniscalco. “We have worked closely with Access Networks for the past year with great success, and have already collaborated to produce webinars and associated educational outreach. Hagai Feiner has established a highly skilled and technically adept team who support our collective initiatives very well. We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead, and feel honored to add Access Networks to the ever-growing list of ihiji invision partners.”

ihiji media contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 374-8930, Katye@kmbcomm.com.

About ihiji
ihiji, the leading residential systems monitoring company, provides invision, a simple-to-use, yet robust remote systems monitoring and network support solution that enables proactive system performance management for System Integrators. ihiji creates a partnership with its dealers and leading industry manufacturers to offer inspired solutions to complicated problems that increase both end-user satisfaction and dealer profitability. Prototyped within the founders’ own high-end systems integration company, invision has since evolved into an award winning and industry leading product. Follow ihiji on Twitter and on Facebook, and learn more about the company online at www.ihiji.com.

About Access Networks
Access Networks is the leading manufacturer of pre-programmed networking solutions for the custom electronics industry. Based on its proprietary Unity Software, Access develops enterprise-grade unified home networks specifically built to handle the growing AV and automation demands of high-end residential environments. Founded in 2003 as an outsourced IT company for AV dealers, the company is comprised of IT and CE professionals committed to making technological convergence a reality. For more information, visit Access Networks at www.accessca.com and on twitter at twitter.com/accessnetworks.

ihiji Ships Category Changing, Low-Cost, and Energy Efficient Remote Network Monitoring Appliance

Austin, TX – February 1, 2012, – ihiji

ihiji INV-APP-500 is now shipping

, creator of the award-winning cloud-based remote monitoring and support system invision, has begun shipping the new and much-anticipated INV-APP-500. This low-cost and energy-efficient remote monitoring hardware appliance is destined to be the industry standard for installations large and small.

The INV-APP-500 boasts a game-changing starting price of $200 and is sold as part of the ihiji invision solution. When implemented, dealers are able to further reduce remote servicing costs while simultaneously increasing system reliability, thereby earning recurring revenue and maximizing operating efficiencies. Furthermore, in contrast to competitive solutions, ihiji’s annual services have been greatly reduced, and the first monitoring tier is free. This enables dealers to deploy an appliance on virtually every installation. Therefore, authorized ihiji dealers are now able to offer both hardware and the first year of service for as low as $200, which is easily recouped by avoiding just one truck roll.

The end-user benefit is equally impressive. ihiji’s low-power appliance INV-APP-500 can deliver a remarkable $700 in annual energy cost savings per location, when compared with traditional in-home server scenarios.

“With the introduction of our new INV-APP-500 appliance, dealers are able to implement robust and reliable remote monitoring and support services for a fraction of the price,” according to ihiji VP of technical operations, Michael Maniscalco. “Our goal is to enable dealers to own their customers’ network and doing so requires remote management. With ihiji invision’s cloud-based architecture, all of the heavy lifting is done on our servers, meaning dealers do not sacrifice features or reliability with the new low-cost appliance. Utilizing cloud services, dealers can offer the most reliable monitoring and support solutions available while keeping the costs of entry and ongoing maintenance as low as possible. We believe this approach to the category is more than a trend. It’s an emerging industry standard.”

invision is the only cloud based monitoring solution built specifically for custom dealers and designed to simplify remote management. It also avoids the high costs and complexities associated with traditional IT-focused monitoring solutions. Developed and maintained entirely in-house by ihiji’s software engineering team, invision has been frequently lauded by dealers as being both the most robust and the most easy-to-use solution available, providing “profound benefits”.

To join the ihiji invision community, or to learn more about establishing business-stabilizing proactive recurring revenue streams and improved customer loyalty, please email info@ihiji.com or call (512) 538-0520.

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About ihiji
ihiji, the leading residential systems monitoring company, provides invision, a simple-to-use, yet robust remote systems monitoring and network support solution that enables proactive system performance management for Electronics Systems Contractors. ihiji develops partnerships with dealers and industry manufacturers to offer inspired solutions for complicated problems, increasing both end-user satisfaction and dealer profitability. Led by a team with a rich history as futurists and technologists, the company boasts a unique background comprised of computer and electrical engineering, research and development, information technology, computer programming, and graduate-level business experience. Follow ihiji on Twitter and on Facebook, and learn more about the company online at www.ihiji.com.

ihiji Media Contact: Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 374-8930, Katye@KMBComm.com.

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ihiji and Access Networks Partner To Host Webinar On Creating Robust and Reliable Networks

Austin, TX – November 7, 2011 – ihiji, creator of the award-winning, cloud-based remote monitoring and service contract solution, invision, and Access Networks, the leading provider of advanced, enterprise-grade networking solutions to the CE space, announce that together they will host a free webinar, Creating robust and reliable networks with ihiji and Access Networks. The webinar is open to integrators of all size and scope and will take place on Tuesday, November 15th at 1:00pm EDT.

During this information-packed session, attendees will learn more

VersaFit™ In-Wall Display Mounting System by Crimson Now Shipping

Schiller Park, IL – October 31, 2011 – Crimson AV, LLC today announced that the new VersaFit™ In-Wall Mounting Systems would begin shipping this week. This exciting new in-wall AV mounting solution solves complex display mounting challenges and creates innovative options for systems integrators worldwide.

Designed to blend flawlessly with existing décor, hiding cables and associated hardware, VersaFit™ consists of a recessed in-wall box that mounts securely between studs behind almost any wall-mounted display. more

ihiji Expands; Appoints Additional Independent Sales Representative Organizations; Cloud-Based Remote Network Monitoring and Service Support Solution invision Now Available in US and Canada

Austin, TX – October 10, 2011 – ihiji, creator of the award-winning cloud-based remote monitoring and support system invision, today announces the recent appointment of several independent sales representation firms to execute the company’s strategic growth initiatives in the US and Canada.

Advancing ihiji’s mission to simplify remote monitoring and support services for dealers of any size and scope, the sales rep firms act as an extension of the company providing needed territory support. Serving as educators and facilitators, ihiji invision reps assist dealers with successfully implementing and deploying remote monitoring and support tools, as well as creating more profitable and efficient service organizations through the implementation of service contracts.

To further support and foster dealer success, ihiji provides direct support in the form of outreach and education. Weekly open webinars detail remote monitoring and support practices. Dealers receive a comprehensive explanation of the category and technologies, as more

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