Chief Announces Product Partnership with SurgeX®

Chief to offer power protection solutions bundled with its new line of racks

Minneapolis, MN. - - (June 2010) - www.chiefmfg.com Chief, the industry leader in AV mounting solutions, today announced a partnership with SurgeX®, the leading supplier of professional AC power conditioning and surge elimination products for the professional audio, video, broadcast and multimedia marketplace.


As a result of this partnership, authorized Chief dealers will be able to purchase Chief's new line of Raxxess® Series racks protected with SurgeX technology, as a bundled solution.

"We are excited to have SurgeX as our new partner," said Steve Durkee, Vice President, Chief Commercial Products. "SurgeX has a great track record of providing unmatched protection technology and will enable us to help our customers protect and control power anomalies that can adversely affect equipment and system performance in any installation. Bundling SurgeX's surge elimination products with our Raxxess Series Racks is an excellent way to add value for our customers, " added Durkee.

"The SurgeX products will be a great addition to Chief's new line of Racks, said Shannon Townley, SurgeX's Senior Vice President of Sales. "By offering a fully integrated solution to the marketplace we expect customers to save valuable installation time, and enjoy the benefits of the best -bundled power and surge elimination rack solution that's available today, " added Townley.

About SurgeX
SurgeX is the leading manufacturer of AC power conditioning and surge elimination products, offering a complete line of AC power solutions for protection, power conditioning, and control of sensitive electrical and electronic equipment. The company's patented Advanced Series Mode® protection technology is the only product line in the market that absorbs and eliminates surges, rather than using shunt mode surge suppression. SurgeX technology is A -1 -1 Certified, is completely non -sacrificial, eliminates surge energy without producing harmful side effects such as ground contamination or common -mode disturbances, and protects AV equipment from AC surges and electrical transients that can disrupt sound quality and digital performance.
SurgeX is owned and operated by Electronic Systems Protection, Inc. All products are manufactured in Zebulon, North Carolina, are distributed in over 50 countries, and are backed by a best in class 10 year warranty. Visit http://www.surgex.com for further company and product information.

About Chief
Chief is a division of Milestone AV Technologies, a Duchossois Group Company, and has more than 30 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the Pro AV, Residential and Office markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, lifts, racks and accessories for TVs, displays, projectors and other AV components.

Chief continues to design innovative solutions and helpful online applications, like Chief's exclusive MountBuilder™ and RackBuilder™ applications that complement the technology they support. With numerous product awards and patented designs, Chief provides unique mount features, and is recognized for delivering quality products and knowledgeable, helpful customer service. You can follow @chiefmfg on Twitter or become a fan of Chief on Facebook for the most up -to -date information.

U.S. and Europe sales offices support a global network spanning the Americas, Europe, the Pacific Rim and beyond. Chief distribution centers are located in Minnesota, California, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. www.chiefmfg.com.


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