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FSR's FLEX-LT Delivers Ultimate Control for Harmony Elementary School

2013-04-25 17:17:17

SYSTEM ALLOWS STAFF TO CONTROL ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES FROM ONE CONTROL UNIT Monroe, GA – FSR, a manufacturer of connectivity solutions for the audio/video, education, hospitality, government and religious markets, is pleased to announce that Harmony Elementary School, a public education institution serving students from grades one through five, has installed 60 FSR Flex-LT200 control systems and 60 IT-AS411-S8 audio switchers/amplifiers in all of its classrooms, media center, conference room and cafeteria. The Flex-LT200 enables teachers and administrative staff at the school to control each room’s DVD player, projector, laptop integration, audio sources and other devices from a simple, easy-to-use touch LCD screen. The IT-AS411-S8 units deliver audio from these sources to each classroom’s speaker system. In addition to traditional classroom instruction, Harmony Elementary employs DVD players, projection screens, computers and other electronic devices to teach its students. Prior to implementing the FSR Flex-LT200s, teachers and administrative staff operated each device with several handheld remote controls, often forcing them to spend valuable classroom time hunting for the correct remote, finding the correct audio source for a device or managing the operation of multiple devices at the same time. The Flex-LT200, which can sit on a desk or be mounted into a wall, allows them to control all these devices from its user-friendly touch LCD screen. This way, they can spend less time navigating multiple control systems or looking for misplaced remote controls and more time teaching. At the same time, the cost of this system is comparable to or less than other button-only panel solutions. For added convenience, users can control the Flex-LT200 from a wireless tablet. “We turned to the FSR Flex-LT200 for the Harmony Elementary School installation because we knew it could deliver the kind of control the school needed in a cost-effective, simple-to-operate package, and had great customer support to back that up,” says Todd Maynard, partner, TechOptics, the systems integrator and distributor that performed the installation of the FSR units at the school. “Using the Flex-Able configuration utility, we were able to program each Flex-LT200 to control all the tasks the school needed to perform with its electronic devices. We created the room control design using the configuration utility and loaded it directly into each room’s Flex-LT200, so that it would appear on the devices’ touch panel. It was very easy; a simple drag-and-drop functionality that someone without any knowledge of programming could create. This way, school employees can access all the control buttons they need from one unit.” FSR’s award-winning, American-made Flex-LT series of self-contained control systems provide fingertip room control at an attractive price point. A built-in scheduler automatically shuts off displays that are not in use—making it an energy-saving device—and can deliver an alert if there is an issue in the room, such as an elevated lamp life that needs attention. Additionally, the Flex controller has an optional motion sensor that controls system power if a room stays vacant for a period of time, contributing to further energy savings. Flex-LT presents even the most non-technical user with an easy-to-use and understand color touch screen that controls the source being displayed, volume, lights, shades or screen. The series has five models: The Flex-LT100, LT150, LT200, LT300 and the new T6-Flex, which has a Flex control system built into a very attractive table box. FSR’s IT-AS411 Series are 4 x 1 audio switchers with a microphone/line-level input for a voice lift system or direct microphone input. All models in the series have four switched program audio inputs and an independently controlled microphone or line-level input that is mixed with the selected active program audio. All models also have balanced or unbalanced audio input and output capability. DIP switches are provided to set the voice input level to microphone or line, adjust microphone sensitivity, set phantom power and select mono or stereo operation. The IT-AS411-S8 also has a 25-Watt amplifier built into the unit for powering the speakers. About FSR - www.fsrinc.com FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of products for the audio / video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including AV floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and CAT-5 solutions. The Flex LT control systems and IT-AS411 Series Audio Switcher/Amplifiers are 100% made in the USA. All FSR products are designed and manufactured in its Woodland Park, NJ facility. The company is an Energy Star Partner and complies with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to demonstrate its deep commitment to preserving the planet. FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support throughout the country from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. About TechOptics – http://www.techoptics.net TechOptics was established in 1994. Our goal from the beginning was to provide a "one-stop" solution for our customers' technological needs. Today, we accomplish that goal by providing our customers with solutions from the ground up, including: network infrastructure, business telephone systems, and security and monitoring solutions. We not only help customers identify solutions that are perfect for their needs, we also specialize in the design and implementation of those solutions. We have customers of every size ranging from small, local businesses to sprawling educational institutions and international corporations. Through our extensive work with both the public and private sectors, we have become acutely aware of the particular challenges and issues that our customers face on a day-to-day basis. More importantly, we have the experience and know-how to help our customers solve these issues. # # # FSR Contact: Jan Sandri 973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications Harriet Diener 845-512-8283 • harriet@desertmooncomm.com

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