Join FSR in Celebrating Their 35th Anniversary At InfoComm15!!

Posted by Kelly  |  June 10, 2015, 4:19 pm

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Press Briefing at the Booth on Thursday, June 18th at 12:30 followed by a champagne reception to honor FSR’s 35th year serving the AV industry. Click to RSVP.

FSR to Commemorate 35th Anniversary at InfoComm 2015 with

New Products, Upgrades Across Every Range, and Champagne

Significant Enhancements to Metal Line, Electronics and Collaboration Systems to be Unwrapped

Woodland Park, NJ (May 20, 2015)FSR, a leading manufacturer of products for all segments of the ProAV industry including, education, hospitality, government, corporate and religious markets will commemorate its 35th anniversary at InfoComm 2015 with a briefing and bubbly! The New Jersey-based manufacturer will brief the press on all their new products and upgrades at 12:30 PM on Thursday, June 18th in Booth # 1331 followed by champagne and cake at 1.

FSR will honor its founding philosophy of merging quality with affordability by launching an impressive number of products this year comprised of additions to its Metal range including: wall and floor boxes, and table coasters; its Electronics line with several new scaling and HDMI switchers, HDBaseT modules, a FLEX I/O interface unit, and upgraded Digital Ribbon Cable; and will show a new version of the award-winning HuddleVU collaboration system plus models with added flexibility.

“We’re thrilled to share this milestone with the most important people on the planet; our team, our customers and industry colleagues,” says Company President Jan Sandri. “Celebrating at InfoComm is like inviting family to a significant birthday party. We get to unwrap all our new products and show them to the folks that made this all possible. It couldn’t be better!”

FSR, an engineering and manufacturing firm, was established in 1981 by Sandri, Bill Fitzsimmons and Charles Rodriquez to answer the need for quality and cost-effective control modules and metal integration products in the installation, integration and ProAV communities. Among the Company’s initial product ranges was FSR’s flagship floor box series, which is still considered a staple in installations around the world today.

To accommodate an industry in constant motion, FSR keeps in close contact with customers to identify needs and respond with reasonably priced, operator-friendly products and systems that not only address current requirements, but also provide elegant and practical solutions for tomorrow. Over the years, the Company’s offerings have been extended from wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes to a wide variety of matrix switchers, seamless switchers and HDBaseT and CAT-X signal delivery solutions, and a full line of interfaces.

An Energy Star partner, FSR is committed to preserving the planet and incorporates an energy efficient design into each product while employing a lead-free process. Engineering and manufacturing are accomplished in the Company’s Woodland Park, NJ facility which allows for on-site quality control, fast production turnaround, and the ability to quickly customize solutions to meet specific needs.

FSR offers live 24/7 technical and sales support from expertly trained technicians and sales representatives. FSR sells into countries worldwide, and has a global network of representatives and distributors.

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About FSR
FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of signal management and infrastructure solutions for the audio / video, datacom, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and HDBaseT & CAT-X signal delivery solutions.
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. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.

 

FSR Contact: Jan Sandri
973-785-4347 • sales@fsrinc.com
Press Contact: Desert Moon Public Relations & Advertising • Harriet Diener
845-512-8283 • mailto:harriet@desertmoon.tv

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Women in AV Join AV Nation for the 3rd Annual AV Tweet-Up At InfoComm15

Posted by Kelly  |  June 3, 2015, 4:20 pm

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The Women in AV and our partners are joining our good friends AV Nation and the #AVTweeps for their 5th annual AV Nation’s AV Tweet-Up at InfoComm15!!  You are invited to join us WAVE for an exciting event to share stories, get business advice, and meet with old and new friends!!

Tweet-up is Thursday, June 18th from 4-6pm at the OCCC, Rm. 223A. From 4-5pm is a special time for the WAVE and join us 4:30pm for a WAVE group InfoComm15 picture and ceremony.

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WAVE is thrilled our sponsors Christie Digital Systems and Media Vision have made it possible for Women in AV to get together at InfoComm15 in Orlando! THANK YOU for supporting women in our AV industry and recognizing us for our achievements and the value we bring to our industry! Visit them at InfoComm15 Christie, Booth 3126 and Media Vision, Booth 411.

RSVP here to attend the AV Tweet-Up!

And our Special Thank You to Tim Albright, AV Nation’s founder, for being such a huge WAVE supporter since the start of Women in AV in 2011. Tim has in countless ways and time created opportunities and shared his knowledge and resources for helping women in our industry to feel included and recognized in AV.

Please join us for another great event WAVE!! See you there!!

 

Don’t miss AVNation’s complete InfoComm15 coverage, bookmark this LINK  for the latest show blogs, tweets, podcasts, videos and more!

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Thank You Women in AV InfoComm15 AV Tweet-up Sponsors

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Who are We Women in AV! – Group Demographics 2013 Survey Results

Posted by Kelly  |  May 25, 2015, 1:53 pm

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We all know what a difference 2 years can make in the world these days, the AV industry, and especially to organizations like the Women in AV(WAVE).  And, it certainly has been the case for WAVE. Within our 1st hour of launching in 2011, it blew me away WAVE had over 30 members. I thought to myself, WOW. Did we just find ALL 30 of us women in the AV industry!?! Little did I know, it was the 1st of many awe-struck and inspiring moments the last 4 years would see for our organization.

As I stand here in 2015, WAVE is an international women’s advocacy group providing mentoring, education, professional career development, local WAVE chapters, scholarships, and JUST LOADS OF FUN!! to its 980 members and more than 6,000 friends and supporters all working to recognize, value, and advance women in the AV industry.

One of our early initiatives in 2013 was to collect membership demographics on Who We Are WAVE and with InfoComm15 next week, it’s timely to reaffirm our contact information, expand our member database, and gather new ideas for growing our place in the AV industry.

It is noteworthy the Women in AV have a significantly high number of business owners, VP’s, and other senior management positions. Over 50% of WAVE are in top level positions across the total AV and STEM industries.

Key highlights about WAVE are:

- We are 984 members on LinkedIn over 5 continents (Africa and Antarctica we need you!)
- Our friends on social media include 5,868 Twitter, 156 Facebook, and 221 Pinterest who support WAVE
- Our group has never had a negative Week over Week Growth Rate in its 4 years
- Over 50% of WAVE are business owners, VP’s, Directors, and senior and executive management positions
- Sales and Marketing are the two leading functions performed by WAVE at 30%

View all the LinkIn Group Statistic here.

Get involved with all our Social Media Channels and Women in AV Friends!

LinkedIn: Women in AV Group
Twitter: @womeninav
Facebook: Women in AV
Pinterest: Women in AV

Here are some highlights from the 2013 survey. Please check back during InfoComm15 to take our 2015 WAVE Survey- Where are We Now!!

 It continues to thrill me every day to see the diverse, accomplished, and talented women in AV across our global markets and how women are being encouraged to get join us and pursue their goals and dreams. Our deepest Thank You for all of your support and love of the Women in AV. I can’t wait to look back in 2020 and see what we have achieved together by then!!

~Jennifer H. Willard, Founder

 

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Join us Women in AV for the 4th Annual WAVE Reception at InfoComm15!!

Posted by Kelly  |  May 22, 2015, 12:52 pm

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Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Women in AV NSCA/FSR/Synnex Reception in Orlando!

 

What: Women in AV 4th Annual Reception at InfoComm15 
When: Wednesday, June 17th, 7-8:30pm
Where: Marlow’s Tavern, 9101 International Road, Orlando
How: Event is free, but registration is required and space is limited.

Come together with your AV industry colleagues to share tips, ideas and success stories about being a woman in a male-dominated industry. This one of a kind event honors the accomplishments of women in AV and offers networking and business opportunities to those females new to the industry and long-time veterans.

Please RSVP here.

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Women in AV THANK YOU to NSCA, FSR, Listen Technologies, and Synnex for your generous and continued support in advancing the Women in AV and making us feel welcomed and important!!

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~ Jennifer H. Willard, Founder of Women in AV
“It is rare we as WAVE have a chance to all come together and this exciting event is YOUR NIGHT to say hello to old friends and make new ones. We are thrilled to again honor one amazing award recipient with the 2015 Women in AV Mentoring Award for their outstanding achievements in advancing women with our AV industry! The incredible support of our sponsors makes it possible to continue helping women advance and be recognized for their accomplishments and value they bring to the AV industry remaining relevant and successful.”

Immediately following, we’ll join NSCA and our favorite Drunk Unkles Concert as they Rise From the Swamp at BB King’s and really get to see real Rockstars of AV as they jam live, toast often, and raise the roof all in support of offering and growing education to all AV industry professionals. Drunk Unks concert details here.

Questions about Women in AV Reception, email womeninav@gmail.com

See you there WAVE!! 

 

 THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 WAVE INFOCOMM15 SPONSORS!!

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FSR SPONSORS FIRST FEMALE CANDIDATE IN 8th Annual Cabling Skills Challenge!!!

Posted by Kelly  |  April 27, 2015, 1:10 pm

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FSR Sponsors First Female Candidate In 8th Annual Cabling Skills Challenge

Competition Held During BICSI’s 2015 Winter Conference In Orlando, FL

 

Woodland Park, NJ (April xx, 2015) – FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of products for the audio/video, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, is proud to announce that along with the Women in BICSI group, it recently identified and sponsored Lana McAdams as the first female candidate to compete in the 8th Annual Cabling Skills Challenge held at BICSI’s 2015 Winter Conference in Orlando, FL.

The Cabling Skills Challenge features the world’s best Information and Communications Technology (ICT) installers testing their skills and knowledge as they compete for the title of Installer of the Year. The Installer of the Year is named at the Annual BICSI Awards Banquet and receives a prize of $5,000.

Competitors for the challenge are selected from a field of entrants based on qualifying criteria such as professionalism, quality of resume and work experience. Over the course of the two-day challenge, participants compete in events including copper and fiber installation; fusion splicing; firestopping; grounding and bonding; cable assembly and cable troubleshooting. Scores are based on professionalism, resume, orientation (attendance and promptness) attitude, safety, tools and equipment, attention to detail and aesthetics.

“The Cabling Skills Challenge is one of several industry events in which FSR feels it is important to show its support,” says Jan Sandri, FSR president. “The competition is a fun and friendly way for some of the best Information and Communications Technology (ICT) installers in the world to come together and show off their skills and knowledge and really put their experience to the test. As for Lana McAdams, FSR couldn’t be more proud to help sponsor the competition’s first female candidate. We hope that we continue to see more women become involved in this event.”

Other than FSR, sponsors for the candidate included BCL IT Consulting of West Chester, OH, an IT engineering firm specializing in vendor neutral information technology planning and design. BCL’s markets include: Education, Higher Education, Health Care, and Data Centers.

 

About FSR

FSR, established in 1981, manufactures a wide variety of signal management and infrastructure solutions for the audio / video, datacom, education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and HDBaseT & CAT-X signal delivery solutions.

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. For more information: www.fsrinc.com.

 

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