Chapter Meetings

September 2018 Monthly Meeting

Program: Vertiv’s Latest High-Performance KVM Solution for Control Rooms
Presenters: Larry Chorokowski, Principal Sales Engineer, Vertiv

                         Tim “Hurricane” Hurley, Solutions Architect, R.L. Kistler
When: Thursday, September 27th;  6:30pm Dinner & 7:00pm Meeting
Where: WNYT/WNYA Studios – 715 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204

** Please DO NOT park in the “news parking lot” adjacent to the building unless you need to park in the handicapped parking spaces.  Please park in the “garage lot” across Amsterdam Avenue from the station (look for the 4-bay garage), or on the street. **

Vertiv’s Avocent brand pioneered solutions that addressed the unique requirements of the high-performance space: 
lossless video, hi-res video, precise mouse control, support for tablets and touchscreens, and copper plus fiber network requirements.

The Avocent HMX is the latest in their IP-based high-performance KVM extension and switching solutions that utilizes standard gigabit IP network technology.

HMX can scale in single-port increments seamlessly while removing the limitations of traditional matrix solutions through an intuitive and innovative user interface.

Presenter & Sponsors:
Larry Chorokowski has been a Sales Engineer for seventeen years in support of IT hardware and software solutions. He worked for Computer Associates, Power Assure, Avocent and Vertiv providing technical sales assistance for ESM, DCIM, IT Access and Control, Rack Power and Rack UPS solutions. Previously he was a software developer in the financial services, gaming, and insurance fields, as well as an IT Director for a division of 1199SEIU.

About Vertiv:
Vertiv designs, builds, and services critical infrastructure from data centers to communication networks to commercial facilities. Vertiv supports today’s growing mobile and cloud computing markets with power, thermal, and infrastructure management solutions.

About R.L. Kistler:
R.L. Kistler is an independent rep firm for industry-leading manufacturers of applied HVAC, Mission Critical Power, and IT Infrastructure solutions across New York State.
Founded in Rochester, N.Y. in 1968, the company has expanded to offices in Buffalo, Syracuse & Albany supporting customers throughout the state, Vermont, and Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
For nearly 50 years, Kistler has listened to customer needs and applied engineering principles to create custom solutions. We support applications from conceptual design, through installation and offer OEM service through end of life.

General Information:
Chapter 58’s meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of each month. Information pertaining to meeting topics and locations can be found on this page, on our home page, and in monthly e-mail updates from our Chapter Chairperson. In the past, meetings generally were not held in April (due to the NAB convention), or during the summer months.

Through the generosity of our local-level Sustaining Members, Chapter 58 hosts an annual golf outing in July, and a Holiday Party in December.

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