ADI CUSTOMER EVENT ROCKS CEDIA EXPO 2009
ADI joined together with many industry-leading vendors to host a special event to thank customers for their continuous support at this year’s CEDIA EXPO 2009 in Atlanta, Ga. ADI also sponsored the CEDIA Learning Labs to provide attendees with hands-on experiences with the latest technology.
More than 1,300 security professionals were invited to ADI’s fourth annual customer celebration, held at the Opera Atlanta Event Center. The event was sponsored by more than 20 leading manufacturers including Key Digital, Pioneer, Proficient, Russound, Honeywell, Peerless, Universal Remote Control, JVC, Monster and Sharp. Customers and vendors enjoyed an evening of first-class catering and entertainment by the popular band Soul Asylum, who captivated the audience with their alternative rock hits.
The CEDIA Learning Labs sponsored by ADI included four separate full-featured rooms equipped with the latest technology to provide electronic systems contractors with practical real-world knowledge. Over 700 dealers visited the Learning Labs for an opportunity to see and test the newest products. The Learning Labs hosted 23 separate training sessions linked to 12 CEDIA University courses being offer at the EXPO.
“The Learning Labs were the highlight of my CEDIA EXPO experience. I’m a hands-on, visual learner and these labs gave me the opportunity to touch, feel and see products that I design on a daily basis,” said Ben Savage, custom installations specialist at A to Z Security and Sound, Inc. in Mary Esther, Fla. “It was great to have an environment that was conducive to one-on-one product training without the stereotypes of a traditional training environment. I highly recommend this type of learning be introduced at future events.”
Over 3,000 attendees visited ADI’s booth to get the winning combination at this year’s CEDIA EXPO. Visitors tried their luck at traditional gaming tables, and had an opportunity to participate in ADI’s Player’s Club program for a chance to win a new Hitachi UltraThin HD flat screen monitor. Dealers were also able to enter to win a brand new Chevy Corvette Coupe through ADI’s Customer Appreciation Car Give Away Sweepstakes. Entries are collected throughout the year at all U.S. ADI Expos and major industry tradeshows.
BHMA ISSUES STANDARDS FOR HINGE DIMENSIONS, THRESHOLDS
The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) announces the publication of ANSI/BHMA A156.7-2009 American National Standard for Template Hinge Dimensions.
This standard is a reaffirmation of A156.7-2003. It covers the requirements for the length, width, thickness, offset, and screw-hole spacing for builders template hinges. Included in the standard are hinge identification symbols and screw sizes. Methods for identifying template hinges that conform to the Standard are also provided.
BHMA also announces the publication of ANSI/BHMA A156.21-2009 for Thresholds.
This standard is a revision of A156.21-2006. It establishes requirements for thresholds. Types are described with identifying numbers. Strength tests, fastening systems, and gasketing tests are included.
The new edition includes provisions for additional material types listed below:
1 – Architectural Extruded Brass or Bronze
3 – Aluminum
5 – Stainless Steel
7 – Rubber and Similar Non-
0 – Other [i.e. cast iron, safety abrasive, etc.]
There are requirements for thresholds used in fire door assemblies and openings, as well as the test requirements and procedures in the standard.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS OR ANY OTHER STANDARDS, VISIT BHMA’S BOOKSTORE AT WEB SITE WWW.BUILDERSHARDWARE.COM.
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