Metro Tech Reps Grows Their Synergistic Offering with SpinetiX Digital Signage and Lumens HD Cameras

NEW YORK - (September 6, 2017) In less than one year, Metro Tech Reps has established itself as one of New York’s most prominent Pro AV rep firms by teaming with highly innovative digital technology leaders– some mainstream and some brands that are little lesser-known in the AV industry. Each solution is carefully researched and vetted by Metro Tech Reps’ owner and President, Toby Daschbach to work together synergistically to support the powerful room environments being designed and built in the New York metro area. Two of the latest lines to join the Metro Tech Reps team are SpinetiX, the Swiss digital signage solution and Lumens Integration Inc.

“Since I launched Metro Tech Reps last fall, I have been searching for a Digital Signage company that sets itself apart from this saturated marketplace of ‘same old’. With some of the densest digital signage in the world, here in New York, consultants and Pro AV integrators are asking for a solution that not only reliably delivers and displays content; they need to create it or at least offer their clients a simple way to do it themselves,” explains Daschbach. “SpinetiX offers Digital Signage As A Service with professional visual content creation easily edited via a simple web interface. The tools are just amazing. And for the purist, their Elementi software can be used to create the most complex, custom graphics. There are enough widgets to make your head spin. One provider. Done!”

Metro Tech Reps has also added optical leader, Lumens Integration Inc. with their PTZ cameras and lecture capture solutions, to the team line card. “Dependable cameras don’t have to break the budget. Lumens has a strong track record of successful school and enterprise integrations around the world,” explains Michael Scheibel, Regional Manager for Lumens. “We are looking forward to seeing New York metro area adopting the new Lumens VC-A70H 4K PTZ Camera for projects requiring high resolution, quality color, and 12X optical zoom, along with simultaneous HDMI and USB output and other advanced imaging features.”

About Metro Tech Reps

Founded in 2016, Metro Tech Reps is a manufacturer’s rep firm in the Pro AV and Integrated Systems Design market serving the New York metro area. Territories include Metro NY including New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley, Northern and Central NJ and Fairfield County CT.  For more information about Metro Tech Reps – visit

About SpinetiX

At SpinetiX, we inspire businesses to unlock the potential of their story. We believe in the power of digital signage as a dynamic new storytelling platform to engage with people. For more than 10 years, we have been constantly innovating to deliver cutting-edge technology that helps our customers shine. Engineered in Switzerland, our comprehensive suite of solutions empowers businesses realize their full potential. Whether you’re looking for a plug & play solution to bring your story to life or a fully customized solution to captivate your audience, SpinetiX is your partner to successfully grow your business.

About Lumens Integration Inc.

Lumens™ offers superior 4K and Full HD PTZ cameras, videoconferencing cameras, document cameras, and a lecture capture station. The cameras can be easily set up and display quality 4K and Full HD images.  Lumens cameras provide a dynamic live production for every application. -end-


Toby Daschbach

Metro Tech Reps

(212) 392-5404

Mersive Launches Solstice Pod Demo Program

In order to keep up with the growing demand for Solstice Pods, Mersive is launching a demo program to provide end users an easy way to evaluate the Solstice Pod for their use cases - and to help augment the demo programs offered by our authorized resellers. 

Through the new demo program, any end user may request a Solstice Pod demo unit on the Mersive website for a 30-day evaluation by paying only the cost of shipping the Pod from Mersive's Denver headquarters to the end user's location. At the end of the 30-day evaluation period, the Pod may be purchased or returned to Mersive.


The request a demo unit, please visit and enter your shipping information.  

TUNE IN LIVE! Metro Tech's ZERO LATENCY Tech Talk is Going Live - 12:15, March 27th.

We are going live in 3, 2, 1...  Here's where you'll find us.

 ZERO LATENCY Tech Talk featuring IDK and SDVoE STREAMED LIVE!  (You'll have to supply your  own lunch!).

What do you really need to know about deploying zero-latency AV-over-IP systems?

 As the signal distribution industry moves to Ethernet as the transport for AV signals in professional AV environments, our industry must learn what it takes to truly deliver perfect video with “no” latency. 

Metro Tech Reps invites you to join us for lunch and an highly informational Tech Talk lead by Chris Miller, CTO - IDK America and Justin Kennington, President - SDVoE Alliance as they present the technical details you need to understand what “Zero Latency” truly means and what is necessary to deliver it to your clients. We look forward to your questions to make this an interactive presentation and information session. 

IDK America representatives will also be on-hand for live product demonstrations with their award-winning technology.  

Meet Justin Kennington, SDVoE President and find out for yourself why SDVoE is important, why you should care, and how to truly be free to deliver video content without being constrained by hardware and without compromising quality.

Christie Extreme Series completes the Christie Aspect family of LCD video wall displays

Christie Digital announced a new range of extremely thin bezel 55" LCD video wall panels!  

To me the highlights are the 1.7mm combined bezel, options for remote or onboard power supplies, automatic brightness control, and OPS slot with a Christie Phoenixmodule for direct input into the display. 

See the link below for all the information!

Update to Mersive Solstice Pod Version 2.8

The 2.8 software update for the Solstice Pod includes significant performance improvements for sharing high-resolution devices (beyond 1080p) and new dynamic smart-streaming for optimal performance on high-volume networks.

The 2.8 release also includes new Solstice Enterprise Edition capabilities delivered via the Solstice Dashboard. The new Enterprise Edition features include the ability to update Solstice Pods behind a network firewall and the ability to post RSS feeds to Solstice display welcome screens.

In addition to the Solstice Pod update, 2.8 software updates are also available for the Solstice Dashboard and for all user client apps, which include additional features and enhancements. For more details about Solstice version 2.8, view the release notes. 

You can download the new update for your Solstice Pod through the Pod's Configuration Panel, or Enterprise Edition Pods can be updated from the Solstice Dashboard. In order to complete the software update, your Pod(s) must have current software maintenance. 

For technical issues updating your Pod, please contact Mersive Support.
For Mersive product-related questions and documentation, visit the Mersive Customer Support Portal at

Thank you,
The Mersive Team

Mersive | 2399 Blake Street Denver, CO 80205 | 303-291-3775 |

Metro Tech Reps Adds Two Cornerstone Partners

Metro Tech Reps adds Christie and IDK America to its team

NEW YORK - (November 16, 2016) Metro Tech Reps - New York’s newest Pro AV manufacturers rep firm announces a partnership with two manufacturers that will be the cornerstone of growth for Metro Tech Reps.  The premier presentations display manufacturer, Christie®, and the leader in AV over IP technology, IDK America, Inc.

Effective immediately, Metro Tech Reps will work with Christie’s direct and indirect dealer community. Metro Tech Reps’ experience in the visual display industry started nearly 30 years ago, garnering owner Toby Daschbach a deep familiarity with the Christie brand and its products.

“Christie is a household name in our industry,” explains Daschbach. “Its success comes from offering the most comprehensive, total solutions in the display field, fully supporting its products and nurturing their dealer relationships with great care. Partnering with Christie fulfills the relationship-technology component that perfectly balances Metro Tech Reps’ initial product team and effectively meets our goal of bringing synergistic solutions to the New York Pro AV market.”

“We’ve known Toby for a long time and we share the same values for servicing and supporting our clients,” adds Dave Muscat, Vice President Sales, Enterprise Solutions - Americas, Christie. “We look forward to our partnership with Metro Tech Reps deepening our relationships with New York’s consultants and integrators.”

Also, effective immediately, Metro Tech Reps will introduce IDK America Inc. to consultants and integrators. IDK America, Inc., an emerging US brand, has a long-standing reputation for quality and was the winner of ISE 16 and InfoComm 16 Best of Show awards for their MSD-402 HDMI/HDBaseT switcher and is prepared to make an impressive introduction of 4K60 4:4:4 signal distribution over a 10GB network.

“It’s a pretty amazing opportunity to be able to continue my 15-year run as the “go-to” control and signal distribution salesman for the consultants and integrators of Metro NY.   I’m excited about the possibilities this brand, with its long history outside the USA, will help bring to our AV industry, as we get one step closer to a fully IT integrated solution” says Toby Daschbach. 

Chris Miller, CTO of IDK America added, “Knowing that the consultant and integrator community have trusted Toby for decades to solve their problems was a major factor in us choosing Metro Tech Reps to represent IDK America. Together, with that trust and IDK America’s superior technology, we believe the Pro AV community will see that IDK’s company and products give them a choice in traditional and innovative technological ways”

About Metro Tech Reps

Founded in 2016, Metro Tech Reps is a manufacturer’s rep firm in the Pro AV and Integrated Systems Design market serving the New York metro area. Territories include Metro NY including New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley, Northern and Central NJ and Fairfield County CT.  For more information about Metro Tech Reps – visit

About Christie®

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit 

About IDK Corporation and IDK America Inc.

IDK Corporation of Kanagawa, Japan is a leading supplier of Pro-AV products. Founded 26 years ago, by current CEO Hideki Iwasaki, IDK ‘s offerings include Presentation and Matrix Switchers, coax/CAT/optical Extenders, and its recently announced IP-NINJAR solution that distributes HD and 4K video over IP.

Incorporated in 2015 and based in Brookfield, CT, IDK America Inc. is a full service North American sales subsidiary of IDK. All IDK products are designed and manufactured in Japan to the highest performance and quality standards. Learn more at



Toby Daschbach

Metro Tech Reps

(212) 392-5404


Deborah Noon


(519) 749-3109

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Bob Pennington

IDK America

(203) 312-4891

Metro Tech Reps Reveals Team of Manufacturers

NY Metro’s newest Pro AV rep firm partners with Condeco Software, LD-Systems, Mersive and Xtreme Power.

New York, NY, (November 9) METRO TECH REPS – After launching the firm less than six weeks ago, Metro Tech Reps has carefully curated a synergistic team of manufacturers to address some of the most common challenges faced by Pro AV consultants and integrators.  

The criteria used was to choose products that meet end-user requirements and maintain profitability, as well as to find manufacturers who offer world-class support, when there is a problem.

Starting immediately, Metro Tech Reps will be representing Condeco Software – develops, manufactures, and delivers integrated room, desk and collaboration resource booking software and panel display technologies that enhance workspace utilization, LD-Systems – manufacturer of pro audio installed speakers, Mersive – wireless display for the Enterprise, and Xtreme Power – manufacturer of UPS and PDU technology. 

“We’re teaming up with the selected manufacturers who can collectively offer a real solution to our clients’ technology needs.” says Toby Daschbach, President Metro Tech Reps. “For example, Condeco Software provides scheduling software and hardware solutions for the ever-changing meeting rooms where we see tremendous opportunities in the Pro AV marketplace.”

“I am impressed with Metro Tech Reps relationships across the Pro AV Community. Through these relationships, we now have the ability to present our solution value proposition across a larger partner and end-user community in a shorter period of time.” Ken Scaturro, VP of Sales – Americas, Condeco Software.

“Our experience in the field has given us insight into the market share of what products are being purchased. This led us to seek out specific manufacturers, with the growth potential in the New York city metro verticals we have been working with.” explains Daschbach.

Rob Bagley, CEO of Mersive, one of the manufacturers represented by Metro Tech Reps said “The New York city metro area is a key geography for Mersive and given our prior relationship with Toby and his track record we jumped at the chance to work with him again”.  Steve Savvides, president of MDG sales explained “When we met with Metro Tech Reps, I realized how they could help introduce LD-Systems to all the “sound” guys that I used to work with, plus many new ones”. And Steve Lipinsky, Director United States and Canada of Xtreme Power stated “We’ve always looked for an established partner in the Pro AV space to help build our already successful IT power business. We knew that we found that when we teamed up with Metro Tech Reps”.

ABOUT METRO TECH REPS – Founded in 2016, Metro Tech Reps is a manufacturer’s rep firm in the Pro AV and Integrated Systems Design market serving the New York metro area. Territories include Metro NY including New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley, Northern and Central NJ and Fairfield County CT.  For more information about Metro Tech Reps – visit or call 212-392-5404.