CoPilot™ Debuts from Chief at InfoComm 2010

Complete AV system for classrooms set to launch in booth C4435

Minneapolis, MN, USA - - (June 2010) - www.chiefmfg.com - Chief Manufacturing will officially take the wraps off its new CoPilot™ modular, all -in -one classroom AV system at this year's InfoComm in booth C4435. A comprehensive networked solution designed and built based upon extensive market -driven research and direct input from customers, the system is easy -to -install, intuitively user -friendly, and fully upgradeable. A benefit for systems integrators, administrators, teachers, presenters, and students alike, CoPilot combines top -quality components with a host of unique features to offer a template of functionality that works with virtually any multimedia device.


Expanding and improving upon standards established by other modular classroom AV systems, CoPilot is ideally suited for K -12 schools or any room under 160 square feet. Incorporating every component required to bring premium audio and video into an environment all within a single SKU, this new AV room system includes wireless RF microphone technology, fire alarm override, high performance 5 ¼ -inch plenum speakers, professional -grade cabling, and a simple interface.

Fast installation is aided by the system's ability to be seamlessly integrated within standard wall boxes. At the CoPilot control module, a CAT5e interface is used along with a single power supply that feeds all system modules without a need for special cabling. PA/intercom override has been made part of the package as well, along with mono/stereo audio outputs for use with auxiliary amps and recording equipment, and provisions for security and alarm input.

S -Video input, VGA monitor output, and a second VGA input to accommodate another PC are found within the system's video module. Receiving its power over CAT5e from the control module, the wireless RF module delivers mic/IR pairing to any room within an entire campus, and includes input for a second microphone to facilitate audience participation. Offering a full 160 square feet of mobility, onboard wireless circuitry is complemented by ADA assisted listening accessibility and a pair of optional transmit channels.

As can be expected, CoPilot systems are outfitted with high -quality Chief mounting solutions and related accessories offering various options for mounting suspended ceiling projectors, short -throw projectors, flat panel TVs, and other wall -mounted multimedia equipment.

CoPilot is driven by its own proprietary software. Providing centralized network control and monitoring of an infinite number of CoPilot systems, the software additionally lets users customize the look of their GUI interface.

Shipping June 2010, CoPilot systems are sold exclusively by authorized Chief dealers.

About Chief
Chief Manufacturing 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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