Access Networks Appoints Bobby Giebenrath as Southeast Sales Manager

Access Networks Appoints Bobby Giebenrath as Southeast Sales Manager

Industry veteran brings vast technical knowledge and sales insight to Access Networks.

Los Angeles, CA (March 5, 2019) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home, welcomes Bobby Giebenrath to Access Networks’ growing sales team. Selected to support dealers in equipping customers with the enterprise-grade networking gear, Giebenrath will bring his vast technical expertise, industry knowledge, and enthusiasm to his new role of Southeast Sales Manager.

Giebenrath is an experienced technical and regional sales manager coming to Access Networks from Commandscape, where he was a Sales Engineer; Wired Technology Group, where he was an Account Manager; and Savant Systems, where he was a Regional Sales Manager and Sales Engineer.

“I’m excited and honored to be part of the Access Networks’ team,” says Giebenrath. “I look forward to actively listening to dealers and learning their challenges and pain points to help guide them toward the right solutions.”

Giebenrath has a proven track record of success in achieving sales goals across multiple markets by aligning company products with the needs of market clients. As a results-oriented sales manager, he combines a passion for products, sharp technical knowledge, and exceptional client relations skills to ensure a positive client experience. This type of sales approach enables consistent increases in territory sales and overall client base.

About Access Networks
Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit www.accessca.com and follow Access Networks on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact

For interviews or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

AtlasIED IPX Endpoints Deliver Smart Communications Over IT Infrastructure

AtlasIED IPX Endpoints Deliver Smart Communications Over IT Infrastructure

Enterprise Connect Booth #1301

AtlasIED IPX Endpoints Deliver Smart Communications Over IT Infrastructure

Visitors to Enterprise Connect, the must-attend enterprise communications and collaboration event, can experience what Cisco and AtlasIED, together, are bringing to Unified Communications

Phoenix, AZ – (March 4, 2019) – AtlasIED— a global manufacturer of comprehensive audio solutions for commercial business environments, will showcase its new IPX Series of IP Endpoints in booth #1301 of Enterprise Connect this March 18 – 20, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.

With a renewed focus on innovative solutions that streamline and simplify corporate communications and sound reinforcement, the AtlasIED team will showcase its latest product line engineered to meet the most common challenges in today’s commercial installations.  

Thanks to a new partnership with Cisco Systems, the newly expanded AtlasIED team is poised to deliver solutions that fill important niches in the world of IP-based communications.

IPX Series IP Endpoints Make VoIP Communications for Mass Notification Systems Easy

Tailored to the K-12 educational and healthcare markets, as well as corporate facilities requiring a robust, high-tech communications system, the third-generation IPX Series of IP Endpoints ensures quick and efficient notification through audio and visual messaging.

Through a Unified Communications (UC) environment or the AtlasIED GLOBALCOM.IP ecosystem, the IPX Series delivers smart automation, including pre-programmed notifications for common functions like bells and critical alerts. A comprehensive library of pre-recorded messages is available through GLOBALCOM.IP or .EDU, which can be broadcast across the facility or directed to specific zones. The IPX Series is also compatible with third-party scheduling and communications software including Cisco and Avaya.

The IPX Series uses existing IT infrastructure for convenience and cost-savings and offers Auto Provisioning once it is on the network. “Talk To Me” Interoperability ensures the IPX units can work within any VoIP system, as they are open-platform engineered to communicate and be controlled by the top-selling providers of Unified Communications software platforms and standard SIP PBX systems.

Now shipping, the system takes full advantage of existing voice and data networks while preserving the convenience of VoIP phones to cover important areas that a VoIP handset alone cannot.

As the industry shifts to an endpoint-focused model for VoIP communications solutions, the IPX Series plays an important role. VoIP devices engineered to play multiple roles beyond just sending voice and video-packets add flexibility, cost-savings, and ease-of-use to systems. The IPX Series delivers these advantages from a trusted brand with 90 years of experience in audio communications.

Cisco Partnership Expands Availability, Increases Reliability of IPX Series

As a Cisco™ Premier Partner, AtlasIED makes its endpoints available on Cisco Solutions Plus or through AltasIED Solutions partners. The partnership adds functionality, redundancy, and the renowned Cisco name to AtlasIED’s IPX Endpoint solutions.

Within Cisco Call Manager (CUCM), AtlasIED IPX Series devices automatically provision onto the existing network for easy installation and seamless communications between Call Manager. GLOBALCOM.IP and IPX Series devices support Cisco’s Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST), which provides remote location call-processing redundancy if access to the centralized Cisco CUCM is interrupted due to a Wide Area Network (WAN) outage.

With unprecedented reliability and the Cisco name behind it, the IPX Series is an easy choice for enterprise-level VoIP systems, increasing the efficiency and clarify of everyday communications and emergency messaging in settings where consistency and sound quality are crucial.  

Visit AtlasIED at Enterprise Connect to Experience Tech that Transforms

Meet the AtlasIED team and explore the technological advancements available as a result of years of product development, a new Cisco partnership, and an enthusiastic new sales and engineering team.

Visit booth #1301 at Enterprise Connect to learn how AtlasIED is delivering technology that can transform your workplace.

About AtlasIED

A global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial, corporate, educational, healthcare, retail, transportation, and government environments, AtlasIED brings together the legacy, engineering skills, and legendary service of Atlas Sound and Innovative Electronics Design. Offering industry-leading mass notification, life safety, VoIP, background music, paging, and sound-masking systems, AtlasIED delivers product lines that span wide and deep, with more than 2,000 innovative audio solutions for businesses of every size. Combined, Atlas Sound and IED products have been installed in more than one million businesses over the past 80+ years.

With nine locations and a network of manufacturer representatives and distributors around the world to provide superior support to dealers and customers, AtlasIED’s customer service is an industry benchmark that competitors strive to match. AtlasIED is family-owned, with manufacturing operations in the United States that hold an ISO9001:2008 Quality Standards Certification to ensure consistently high-quality products, service, and support.

Learn more at www.atlasied.com. Follow AtlasIED on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

AtlasIED Media Contacts

For interviews or media tours, please contact:

Gina M. Sansivero, AtlasIED, (516) 901-8542, gina.sansivero@atlasied.com

Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

Access Networks Now Provides Next-Generation Cybersecurity Solutions from Sophos

Growing cyber threats demand advanced network protection — Access Networks and Sophos join forces to deliver enterprise-grade networking solutions

Los Angeles, CA – February 28, 2019 – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home, has joined the Sophos Partner program. This program allows Access Networks to meet the growing security demands of its customers and prospects in the US by providing synchronized, next-generation cyber threat protection by Sophos for networks and endpoints, including web, email, server, and mobile security.

In joining the Sophos Partner program, Access Networks can now offer Sophos firewalls as part of its Core systems, offering integrators and their clients enhanced security features and benefits.

“Sophos is a next-generation security company with a channel-best strategy that delivers cybersecurity innovation, plus marketing, sales, and support initiatives to help partners succeed on every level. We are committed to building solid relationships with our partners, so they can bring the most advanced security to customers,” said Erin Malone, vice president of North American sales, Sophos. “With cyber threats evolving and changing daily, organizations of all sizes, including high-end homes, need security that’s effective and simple to use. We are excited to welcome Access Networks into our partner community and look forward to a successful relationship.”

“Likewise, Access Networks specializes in advanced, reliable and secure enterprise-grade networks for today’s smart residence, which typically requires security similar to a small business,” says Brett Canter, chief technology officer for Access Networks. “By joining forces with Sophos, our Core network solutions offering will now provide greater protection against cyber threats, which gives our clients and their homeowners even more peace of mind.”

In addition to best-in-class security and innovation, Sophos provides a specialized dashboard within Sophos Central, a cloud-based management platform where partners can manage and configure product settings, distribute licenses and have a real-time perspective on customer activity. The Sophos Central dashboard also provides up-to-the-minute threat and product updates, for faster, more effective customer protection.

To learn more about how Access Networks and Sophos have joined forces to deliver next-generation cybersecurity solutions, please visit www.accessca.com or contact sales@accessca.com.

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About Access Networks

Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit www.accessca.com and follow @AccessNetworks on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Access Networks Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, or media tours please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

D-Tools Named an Authorized NSCA Business Accelerator Partner

D-Tools and NSCA will work together to educate commercial electronic system integrators and technology managers on opportunities to standardize and streamline business processes

CONCORD, CA — February 27, 2019 — D-Tools, Inc., the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software, has joined the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) Business Accelerator program. As an authorized partner, D-Tools will serve as an official business solutions provider and offer its flagship estimation, system design, and project management software – System Integrator (SI) – to NSCA members. D-Tools and NSCA will work together to educate NSCA members on how to best utilize D-Tools’ award-winning solution to standardize processes and improve operational efficiency.

The NSCA Business Accelerator program provides NSCA members with a suite of professional services and other offerings that help integrators conduct business cost-effectively and efficiently.

“The goal of NSCA Business Accelerator program is to help members solve key business issues that keep them up at night. D-Tools shares a common goal – to help members identify and establish best practices and to provide key data for designing and quoting projects, which ultimately leads to increased profitability,” said Mike Abernathy, NSCA Director of Business Resources.


Used by more than 6,000 businesses around the world, D-Tools SI is specifically designed to fulfill the diverse needs of system design and installation firms. SI ties project workflow together into a singular, data-driven, connected process that streamlines business processes for improved operational efficiency. D-Tools enables electronic system contractors to establish best practices and standards across their sales, engineering and operations departments, ultimately increasing throughput and bottom line results.

For more information about NSCA’s Business Accelerators, please visit https://www.nsca.org/member-advantages/.

To see how D-Tools System Integrator can deliver profound visibility and results, sign up now for a free, personal online tour by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/. A free 30-day trial of D-Tools can also be downloaded anytime at http://d-tools.com/hosted-free-trial-signup/.

About D-Tools, Inc.

D-Tools, Inc. is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate business software that caters to the unique and diverse needs of systems design and installation firms. The company’s on-premises software, System Integrator™ (SI), and new cloud-based platform, D-Tools Cloud, are robust solutions that help manage all aspects of an integrator’s business, including sales, comprehensive system design, project documentation, procurement, and project management. Today, more than 6,000 companies in over 80 countries use D-Tools’ award-winning software to streamline business processes, leading to improved operational efficiencies and increased profitability.

Find product updates and related information by following D-Tools on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

About NSCA
NSCA is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. The National Systems Contractors Association is a powerful advocate of all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers and other allied professionals. Please visit https://www.nsca.org/.

D-Tools Media Contacts

Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, (925) 270-4102, timb@d-tools.com

Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com

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Azione Key Leaders System Designers Conference Offers Education, Insight, and New Opportunities

Azione’s March meeting puts the needs of system designers front and center, providing unique opportunities for peer-to-peer idea-sharing, networking, and education

Chester Springs, PA – (February 26, 2019) – Today’s home technology installation business is more competitive than ever. System integrators need tools that help them rise above the competition, win jobs, and be more profitable. That’s why Azione Unlimited, the only buying group conceived and focused on integrators, is holding an inaugural System Designers Conference—part of its trio of Key Leaders initiatives for 2019—March 13-14, at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas. Devoted solely to systems designers’ unique needs and challenges within the home technology industry, the Azione Key Leaders System Designers Conference brings together employees from 40 leading integrator companies across 18 states.

Dealer Presentations & Solutions

During this two-day event exclusively for Azione members, system designers will be presented with a number of educational opportunities to ultimately help them operate more efficiently, obtain growth, and be more competitive. The conference will feature several Dealer Presentations & Solutions talks, including “What Are the Biggest Challenges Of My Job?” which identifies pain points for dealers and helps them move past them to success.

Workflows & Operational Efficiency

Efficiency is important when you are trying to operate with limited on-staff resources, as is the case with many system integration firms, small and large. Chris Smith presents two insightful talks based on his own experiences as Chief Operating Officer for Cloud9 Smart. “What’s Included in a Document Set?” and “Workflow: Sales to Engineering to PM” will both help systems designers streamline day-to-day business operations and workflows for greater profitability.

Roundtables & Open Discussions

Azione has curated a number of topics for roundtables and open discussions at the System Designers conference, including:

  • The Handoff from Sales to System Design
  • Project Design Software
  • Brand & Product Selection
  • Coordinating Teams with Your Designs

These talks will give Azione members the unique ability to work with peers to find solutions to common problems, discover industry best practices and tools, and free them up to focus on other areas of their businesses.

Vendor Insights

Manufacturers have valuable insight when it comes to the best equipment for the job, margins, integration tips, and more. Azione manufacturer partners including Samsung, JL Audio, Legrand, Nortek Security & Control, Liberty AV and SurgeX are also presenting at this year’s conference as resources for Azione system designers.

“We’ve taken the time to carefully craft and curate these two days to provide maximum ROI for system designers and create valuable relationships with our esteemed vendor attendees,” says Richard Glikes, President of Azione Unlimited. “Our members are going to come away with strategic ways to improve their businesses. If you’re not an Azione member, now’s the time to think about joining as we continue to enhance our offerings for integrators.”  

About Azione Unlimited

Azione Unlimited, the education and buying group for integrators, is a consortium of like-minded custom installers, home technology professionals, and vendors. The organization helps its members achieve greater levels of prosperity, technical acumen, and sophistication in running their businesses and serving customers. Founded by industry veteran Richard Glikes and headquartered in Chester Springs, PA, the organization hosts two high-energy, information-packed conferences per year, Azione provides its members with a host of benefits, from product discounts to educational middle management meetings and marketing tools.

Learn more at AzioneUnlimited.com. Follow @AzioneUnlimited on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contact

For interviews or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.