ihiji (pronounced “eye-he-gee”) has expanded its manufacturer partnership program, enabling two-way communication with more than 30 brands.
The company also has expanded its sale rep network through the appointment of three veteran independent firms, which will take their cloud-based remote in-home electronic systems monitoring solution invision to the residential and commercial electronics systems contractor channels.
The sales representative organizations appointed are The Aurora Group Inc. (Jay Cary), in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, and Virginia; The Jan Tulloch Company (Jan Tulloch) in – Northern California; and Roberts & Associates (Steve Presti), in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Virginia.
invision has been designed to give integrators the ability to remotely troubleshoot and repair common field problems in real-time using only a web browser. For instance, rebooting control processors or triggering remote power outlet reboots on IP-addressable power management units can now be done directly within the invision interface from virtually anywhere, potentially eliminating costly, time-consuming and often unnecessary service calls, the company says.
The company’s roster of certified integration partners with either full or partial integration capabilities now includes Crestron, Control 4, AMX and Savant Control Systems, Audio/Video Receivers and Amplifiers by AudioControl, Integra, and Denon, Projectors (IP based models) by Avielo, Digital Projection, Epson, Projection Design and Sharp, Media Servers by Kaleidescape and ReQuest, Video Conferencing equipment by Lifesize by Logitech, Power Management products by APC, Furman (BlueBOLT), iBoot, Minuteman, Panamax (BlueBOLT), PS Audio and TrippLite, Temperature Sensors by Dataprobe, Network Printers by HP, and Network Equipment by Cisco, and Linksys by Cisco, Dell PowerConnect, D-Link, HP ProCurve, and Netgear ProSafe. ihiji is continuously increasing their integration portfolio.
ihiji has added two free webinars in December, as well. The first is scheduled for Thursday, December 2, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST, “Service Contracts with teeth – How to create a service contract and build your business”. Attendees will learn how to structure, price, and sell service contracts, as well as gain valuable insight into this new and profitable category.
The first in a series of “Networking Essentials” webinars is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2010, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm CST. The initial session will focus on intermediate to advanced network fundamentals to help those who are looking to expand their standard suite of knowledge, tools and service offerings. Topics covered will include network troubleshooting, common software tools, network design, discussions on recommended equipment, optimizing networks for monitoring, and configuration tips for remote management.
Interested dealers and sales representatives should contact ihiji for more information.