IHIJI EXPANDS MANUFACTURER PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS AND APPOINTS ADDITIONAL INDEPENDENT SALES REPRESENTATIVE ORGANIZATIONS IN US
All are Enthusiastic about Revenue-Generating Potential of ‘invision’ Remote Monitoring Solution
Austin, TX – ihiji (pronounced "eye-he-gee") today announced the dramatic expansion of their integrated manufacturer partnership program, enabling two-way communication with over 30 brands.
Adding to an already impressive roster, the Company also expands its network through the appointment of 3 veteran independent sales representative organizations 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 - DE, MD, PA, S. NJ, VA
· The Jan Tulloch Company, Jan Tulloch - Northern California
· Roberts & Associates, Steve Presti - CT, MA, ME, NH, VA
New features and partnerships announced
A first for the category, ihiji now provides robust two-way communication that provides real-time remote systems restart, reboot and repair. Unlike any other product on the market today, invision grants 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.
ihiji has secured many new manufacturer integration partnerships, further enabling communication between connected devices and the invision interface. Differentiating themselves yet again, the 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.
Improved smart-phone functionality enables integrators to access client system alerts directly from their handset, enabling fewer truck rolls and faster response times.
“We feel extremely fortunate to be able to provide our customers this exciting new solution. The invision product provides a path for integrators to produce a profitable and recurring revenue stream through the implementation of annual service contracts,” said independent sales rep firm, Performance-Plus president Michael Levy. “ihiji has exceptional ways to educate potential customers about this opportunity. With the CI market in transition, ihiji brings a compelling new solution and a great reason for the ESC to contact past customers with a new value proposition. System monitoring will become a major category in the near future and invision is the industry leader as evidenced by their multiple awards.”
A broadly accepted, low-cost category-changing solution, integrators directly benefit from the implementation of the invision solution through immediate overhead cost reduction; simply maximizing their technician's time, mileage and efficiency by ensuring that the right tools are on the truck for each service call. The category is set to explode in 2011.
Educational outreach and offering
Dedicated to providing continuing education through targeted, topical curriculum designed by integrators for integrators, ihiji has added two FREE information-packed webinars in December.
The first is scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd, 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.
Not to be missed, the first in a series of “Networking Essentials” webinars is scheduled for Thursday, December 14th, 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. The company can be reached via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 888.321.9170. More information can also be obtained by visiting www.ihiji.com.
ihiji is a leading company that provides invision, a simple to use yet robust remote systems monitoring and servicing solution which enables proactive client system performance management, to the Electronics Systems Contractor (ESC) industry. ihiji creates a partnership with its dealers to offer inspired solutions to complicated problems, increase end-user satisfaction and drive higher revenues. The company’s management team has a unique background comprised of computer and electrical engineering, research and development, information technology, computer programming, and graduate level business with vast experience in electronics systems design, installation and servicing.