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

“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.


Bob Pennington

IDK America

(203) 312-4891