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September 2002 - Visio Shapes of Structural Support Products Now Available

CPI and Altima Technologies Develop More than 200 Product Shapes for Use in System Planning and Design

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.—Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI), a 100% employee-owned leading manufacturer of structural support systems for technology equipment, and Altima Technologies, Inc., the premier provider of products and services that enhance software applications for designing and documenting networks, announce the availability of more than 200 shapes of CPI products for use in structural support system design and planning. An interactive system accessed via a no-charge download link on the CPI website, provides users with shapes of the company's products for simple and quick integration into system layouts. Also included on the CPI website is a pdf format file that illustrates the products that are available as Visio shapes via the free download. The shapes are fully-compatible with Visio® 5, 2000 and 2002.

With the availability of Visio shapes of CPI products, system planners and designers now have a powerful tool that provides a to-scale depiction of the firm's rack, cabinet, cable management and cable pathway products for use in mapping out installations of support infrastructure in data centers and other network environments.

Utilizing Altima Technologies' proprietary NetZoom software, the availability of Visio shapes for CPI products is the latest addition to the more than 35,000 vendor-specific equipment symbols and shapes from more than 750 network equipment manufacturers currently available to data and telecommunications professionals via NetZoom.

"The availability of Visio shapes of CPI's products marks a major step in the level of support we provide to our customers" said the company's Director Of Marketing, Peter Jancourtz. "Utilizing the NetZoom library of Visio product shapes means our customers can now develop precise system layouts with just a few clicks. Never has the process of planning out a network support system been more simple. And more accurate."

CPI also announced that additional product shapes will be added in coming months and recommends that customers visit the company's Web site frequently for the latest updates and enhancements.

About Altima Technologies, Inc.Altima Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1995 as a computer software company, and is an Illinois corporation with headquarters in the Chicago area. Altima Tech has pioneered revolutionary solutions in the areas of network diagramming, documentation, proposals, and presentations, and is recognized as a leading solution provider in these fields. Altima Tech's NetZoom 2000 products are used by networking professionals worldwide.

Altima Tech products are based on patent pending technology, and the following trademarks are owned by Altima Tech: NetZoom 2000, NetZoom Symbols™, NetZoom VNE Stencils, iShapes, and the Altima logo.

 Chatsworth Visio Shapes 

VISIO® shapes of CPI structural support products are now available via the Chatsworth 

"Simple, yet precise system planning via just a few clicks." 

About Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a global manufacturer of products and solutions that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communications technology for IT and industrial automation applications. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization, giving you a competitive advantage. With decades of experience engineering thermal, power and cable management solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and industrial enclosure markets, CPI is well positioned to provide you with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. CPI has three key focuses: thermal management for equipment secured in racks; site optimization through remote monitoring of power, environmentals and access control; and customization of enclosures, equipment storage and cable management solutions to meet customer and site-specific requirements. CPI’s broad offering includes: Cabinet, Containment and Industrial Enclosure Systems, Cable Management, Cable Runway and Tray, Environmental Monitoring and Security, Grounding and Bonding, Power Management, Rack Systems, Seismic Protection Systems, Wall-Mount Systems and Zone Cabling and Wireless Enclosures. Additionally, CPI provides free apps and online design tools, including BIM and CAD models, Product Designers, technical trainings, free webinars, and much more.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (

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