FSR Is 40 Years Old This Year!


Following a difficult 2020 for the industry and the world, FSR, a manufacturer of a wide variety of products for the Pro AV and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) markets, is looking to 2021 as the company commemorates its 40th anniversary. FSR will mark this milestone, branded as “Forty & Fabulous,” with celebrations and giveaways throughout the year. FSR was established in 1981, the same year IBM launched the PC and Ronald Regan was sworn in as President.

Depending on the month, customers can expect to find special edition FSR candy bars, noise makers and bubbly beverages in their deliveries (which can be consumed immediately or saved for the virtual Happy Hours FSR is planning for each region). The company will also be giving away products to its long-standing and new client base as a “thank you” for their support.

Jan Sandri, president of FSR said, “2020 has left its mark on everyone and, while we need to adhere to COVID-19 CDC guidelines, we can still find ways to share some hope and joy with our amazingly loyal team and customers throughout 2021. First and foremost, it’s very important that everyone remain safe, and second, it’s important to remind ourselves that we have much to be grateful for and happier times are ahead. We want our staff and customers to know how much we appreciate them; we would not be celebrating this wonderful anniversary without them.”

An engineering and manufacturing firm, FSR was established by Sandri, Bill Fitzsimmons and
Charles Rodriquez in 1981 to answer the need for quality and cost-effective control modules and metal integration products in the installation, integration and ProAV communities. The company now manufactures a wide variety of signal management and infrastructure solutions for the audio/video, datacom, education, furniture, hospitality, government, and religious markets, including floor, wall, table, and ceiling connectivity boxes, as well as a full line of interfaces, distribution amplifiers, matrix switchers, seamless switchers and HDBaseT and CATx signal delivery solutions all from its headquarters in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

Sandri assumed the position of president from Fitzsimmons ten years ago when he became chairman. Fitzsimmons passed away in October.

Sandri added, “We are deeply saddened that Bill won’t be with us to see this monumental milestone, but we are 100% sure he’d want us to throw the party of the century and he’d be right in the middle of it if he could. Our longevity is largely a testament to his leadership and we’ll honor his memory with this celebration.”