Updates Include Streamlined Workspace Functionality and Software Access through Microsoft’s Windows Azure Cloud Platform
ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 12, 2013 - The RapcoHorizon Company, a leading manufacturer of audio/video interfacing and cable equipment, announces DesignVision Version 2.0 (DV2) at InfoComm 2013 (Booth 709). Under the new software release, the panel-design program now offers an updated workspace functionality and access to the software through Microsoft’s Windows Azure Cloud Platform. Ideal for RapcoHorizon’s network of professional systems integrators, dealers and contractors, DV2 enables users to create expert-quality custom installation diagrams for A/V installation projects.
DV2 features a simple interface, allowing someone with no computer-aided design (CAD) experience to create CAD-like setups of custom rack panels, wall plates and floor pocket inserts. Already a great method of speeding up the project quoting process, Azure Cloud now makes the system available in an instant. With the cloud, users have the ability to call up the DV2 report from wherever they are located, including on the job site.
“Since we first introduced DesignVision, our fast-paced world has accelerated further,” says Josh Koehler, IT Director for The RapcoHorizon Company. ”The Azure Cloud functionality will help our systems integrators, dealers and contractors provide real-time updates to their customers. In addition to the quicker, more advanced access options, DV2 also features an updated drawing space. With the new software, users now have one dedicated workspace from which to produce all of the materials necessary, from design to final execution.”
Working directly with the customer, the dealer or systems integrator can utilize the DV2 software’s drag-and-drop feature to place desired connectors directly on the selected panels. Calling on the system’s basic set of design tools, the user can even create a template for engraving. Once the drawing is complete, the dealer has access to an accurate price quote for the customer to view and approve. The dealer can then confirm the design and bill of materials with a RapcoHorizon sales representative to ensure an expedited distribution of the custom panel to the client.
The RapcoHorizon Company’s DesignVision software is available for free download at www.rapcohorizon.com. Users will be required to have a unique login and password, which can be obtained from their RapcoHorizon representative.
The RapcoHorizon Company, located in Jackson, Missouri, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of audio, video, home theater, data and telecommunications interfacing products. Comprising RapcoHorizon, Momentum, Pro Co, Pro Co Data, RAT, RoadHog and StageMASTER, each RapcoHorizon Company brand has developed a reputation in many industries for reliability, and superior sound performance. Used worldwide by concert touring sound companies, video and sound contractors, recording studios, system integrators, audiophiles and musicians, the company’s products provide optimal flexibility and premium performance. The RapcoHorizon Company also has a state-of-the-art Custom Shop to modify existing products or build new devices to meet any need. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.rapcohorizon.com.