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Middle Atlantic and Extron Electronics Initiate New Half Rack Standard for AV Integration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2012––Middle Atlantic Products, in conjunction with Extron Electronics, is initiating and supporting the establishment of a new standard for half-width rack systems for AV integration.

Working in cooperation with the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), Extron and Middle Atlantic are seeking to establish and maintain a specific ECIA standard for what has typically been offered as a custom rack offering until now. To further strengthen the quality and application of the standard, the two companies are inviting manufacturers of compact-format devices to join a communication and working group for this effort.

Both manufacturers have recently developed product families – the Extron Half Rack Shelf System and Middle Atlantic’s new HR Series Half Racks – which, respectively, fit within and incorporate the proposed 10 5/8” overall width defined in the proposed new standard.

Commenting on the introduction and standard effort, Middle Atlantic Director of Marketing Kevin Handerson stated, “We are pleased to be working with device manufacturing partners to seize the initiative for establishing an ECIA standard for AV half rack systems. Having a workable, clear standard will greatly facilitate the installation of half rack products in useful applications.”

Dave Pincek, Vice President of Product Development for Extron Electronics, stated “Extron has long advocated the use of standard, rack-mount enclosure dimensions as a means of improving AV system designs and integration. With this proposed new standard for a compact mounting system, key AV equipment can now be more easily integrated into lecterns, columns, table legs, and similar spaces without sacrificing system functionality, thermal management, or room aesthetics.”

Device manufacturers that would like to participate in the working group should contact Mark Tracy, Director of Product and Business Development at Middle Atlantic Products, using the email address Standards@MiddleAtlantic.com.

For more information on the Extron Half Rack Shelf System, please visit: www.extron.com/halfracksystem. For more information on the Middle Atlantic HR Series Half Rack click to www.MiddleAtlantic.com.

Middle Atlantic Products manufactures exceptional support and protection products to mount Commercial and Professional AV and other electronics systems including racks, AV furniture, thermal and cable management and power distribution & protection. All products are designed from the installer’s point of view to save time and simplify the job.

Extron Electronics is a leading manufacturer of professional AV system integration products including AV control systems, computer-video interfaces, switchers, matrix switchers, distribution amplifiers, audio amplifiers, speakers, twisted pair and fiber optic equipment, video scalers, AV signal processors, AV streaming products, classroom sound field systems, and high resolution cable.

Middle Atlantic Names Dan Tarkoff Vice President of Sales

Middle Atlantic Products has appointed industry veteran Dan Tarkoff Vice President of Sales, a new position. Tarkoff will lead the U.S. Sales team and provide dedicated support for the continuing evolution of the company as it forms the basis of the Commercial AV Division of Legrand.

Tarkoff joined Legrand in May 1999 and has held various roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as the Integration Manager for the Middle Atlantic acquisition. He has also held various general management, sales management and business development roles throughout his career at IBM, Greyfox, On-Q, Legrand and a company he founded, Courage to Change. Dan brings extensive experience in both the residential and commercial segments of A/V and strong analytical skills to this new assignment.

“Dan’s broad experience and strategic orientation are an ideal fit for this role,” said Mike Baker, President of Middle Atlantic, commenting on the appointment. “Joining Legrand has opened new possibilities for Middle Atlantic to better serve our customers. I know that Dan’s contributions will help move us even further towards becoming an infrastructure company that delivers innovative products and exceptional support like no other.”

For technical specifications and in-depth information about Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

Middle Atlantic Expands Offering with Wiremold AV Products

Middle Atlantic Products is proud to announce that it has expanded its product offering to include Wiremold® solutions from Legrand, the industry’s largest selection of end-to-end wire and cable management and pathway products. With an emphasis on increasing value to its integrator partners, Middle Atlantic’s goal is to help streamline the specifying, ordering and shipment of electronics system support products.

Building on its commitment to ship quickly from its warehouse locations throughout the US and Canada, Middle Atlantic will now stock Wiremold product families ideal for AV applications, including Floor Boxes, Poke-Thrus, and Overfloor and Surface raceways. The company will also offer ordering and support capabilities for Wiremold Vista Columns.

The company has also expanded its capabilities to offer full customer and sales support for the Wiremold product lines, providing a single source for infrastructure needs – the products that provide the framework for supporting and protecting AV systems. The AV consultant and installer community will benefit from one sales contact to help select and specify products for their projects, one number to call for customer service and tech support across all product lines and a single shipment including Middle Atlantic and Wiremold products.

“The success of our customers remains our primary focus,” said Mike Baker, President of Middle Atlantic. “Anchoring the Commercial AV Division of Legrand is opening up many exciting opportunities to continue supporting our installing partners in new and diverse ways. The availability of Wiremold solutions is our first step of many towards becoming an infrastructure company that delivers innovative products and exceptional support like no other.”

For technical specifications and in-depth information about Middle Atlantic Products, please click to www.middleatlantic.com or call 1.800.266.7225.

Lowell Highlights Rack and Wall-Mount Storage Solutions with New Product Videos

— Lowell supports dealers and installers with short tutorial clips —

Lowell Manufacturing Company, a Pacific, Missouri-based manufacturer of professional AV Products for over 60 years, has updated its YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/lowellmfg) with two new product videos. These short clips, highlighting rack and wall-mount storage solutions, were produced as a resource for customers, consultants, installers and end users, demonstrating the products’ construction and features. more

VisionFrameâ„¢ Video Monitor Wall System Offers Exceptional Support

visionframe.jpgFairfield, NJ––The versatile new VisionFrame™ Video Monitor Wall System from Middle Atlantic Products provides heavy-duty structural support for monitors. The system saves integrators valuable installation time with a simple effective design, and can be quickly and easily specified with the company’s Middle Atlantic Designer™ 3D Layout software. VisionFrame Systems can be designed with monitor height over 13 feet from the floor and with unlimited length, providing unmatched versatility.

Available in both freestanding and desk mount configurations, VisionFrame systems are well suited for a variety of applications including digital signage for information sharing, advertising and visual communications. It also helps optimize viewing of larger and multiple screens simultaneously in security and other monitoring environments. more

Middle Atlantic Appoints Craig Decker as New Director of Customer and Sales Resources

decker.jpgMiddle Atlantic Products sales veteran Craig Decker has been promoted to Director of Customer and Sales Resources, a new position created to emphasize the voice of the customer in day to day activities throughout every facet of the organization.

In his new position, Decker will increase the support of customers’ needs, ensuring the company delivers on its promise that they can “Expect More� from Middle Atlantic. “One of the reasons I came to Middle Atlantic was the company’s commitment to its customers,� he said. “We intend to bring that attention to a whole new level with unique products and programs to help them succeed in a fiercely competitive marketplace.� more

New Post/Control Room Desk Systems Offer Versatility, Comfort & Ease Of Installation

lcd-desks.jpgFairfield, NJ––The new Post and Control Room Desk Systems from Middle Atlantic Products are designed with the flexibility to operate efficiently in a range of Broadcast and Post-Production settings while providing significantly enhanced comfort and usability for system operators.

For added versatility, the new Desk Systems feature highly adjustable optional monitor supports for up to six screens per desk that allow placement of monitors at different heights to suit individual operators or line of sight beyond the desk. Flexible configurations allow linked multi-desk applications and easy setup for straight, curved and even serpentine layouts. Repositioned cable entry points on the desk surface provide improved cable management with added routing options from desk to monitors and uncluttered control surfaces. more

Middle Atlantic Leads In Technical Support With Revit Drawings

revit.jpgFairfield, NJ––Middle Atlantic Products, an innovative partner to the specification community, is the first rack manufacturer to provide BIM (Building Information Modeling) feature-rich 3D models of its racks, cabinets and enclosures in AutoDesk’s Revit platform.

Revit drawings help to identify problems resulting from objects occupying the same physical space, which in turn saves significant time and money during construction. Because of this, Revit drawings are rapidly becoming the new standard demanded by architects and consultants.

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