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Chief Manufacturing Introduces Online Tool

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Education

Published on August 04, 2008 with No Comments


The Virtual Classroom is designed to assist education decision makers in choosing products to furnish their facilities. Facility managers can browse around the “classroom” on the Chief site and discover the latest in AV mount technology through an interactive tour of Chief products that are specially designed for the classroom.

Products within the room include Chief’s RPA™ Elite Projector Mount and Fusion™ Mobile Cart, Monitor Mount, and Swing Arm Wall Mount. The Virtual Classroom also includes links to CAD drawings, tech drawings, and installation manuals.

Another new tool on Chief Web site is MountBuilder™, a product configurator for building and specifying mounting solutions. The tool walks the user through a logical sequence of steps for building a mount configuration that visually appears on screen. Drop distance and weight capacity are automatically calculated as parts are added. A parts list is also generated, with the ability to edit parts and quantities.

Chief’s Easy Bid Spec form is also available for download within the Virtual Classroom and MountBuilder applications. This interactive PDF form simplified the bid process by providing an easy to use format for acquiring project bids from Chief.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at schwartz@groupc.com.

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