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

“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

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.

AV Sales Veteran, Toby Daschbach Launches New Rep Firm - Metro Tech Reps

With almost 30 years of sales experience in electronic systems and design solutions, Toby Daschbach, formerly of Sapphire Marketing, has announced the introduction of Metro Tech Reps, the newest manufacturers rep firm to serve the New York metro area. Metro Tech Reps is currently interviewing manufacturers to develop a comprehensive and prominent offering of innovative solutions for New York’s most successful consultants and system integrators.

Metro Tech Reps Seeks Best-in-Class Product Lines for NY Metro Area

New York, NY, (October 4, 2016) METRO TECH REPS – Metro Tech Reps, the NY Metro area's new rep firm, lead by industry insider, Toby Daschbach, is seeking premier manufacturers as Metro Tech Reps engineers a selection of product lines that will take advantage of synergistic selling and that gets manufacturers maximum exposure. For the manufacturer, Metro Tech Reps will help to solve the challenge of getting products specified. For the consultant and integrator, Metro Tech Reps brings extensive experience as the go-to resource for clients regarding project status, product selection, and ensuring technical assistance. Metro Tech Reps is committed to solving the problem of getting the products and support needed to ensure success in even the most complex jobs. 

Owner, Toby Daschbach is an award-winning sales rep with extensive expertise in some of the most multifaceted and dynamic system designs in the marketplace - and most specifically, in New York City where he has spent nearly two decades learning this unique and lucrative territory. His technical expertise spans all aspects of AV and digital solutions including control and building management, signal distribution, display and video walls, conferencing, networks and cloud. 

“I've been deeply involved with the consultants and integrators of the NY metro area, I know the end-users, I know the sales teams, I understand the market and I have the technical know-how to present best-in-class products,” explains Toby Daschbach, Metro Tech Reps, owner. “I'm looking forward to building a line card of hand-selected integrated design products and solutions that will continue to help clients that I have served for almost two decades." 


ABOUT METRO TECH REPS – Founded in 2016, Metro Tech Reps is a manufacturers rep firm in the Pro AV and Integrated Systems Design market serving the New York metro area. For more information about Metro Tech Reps – visit or call 212-392-5404.