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The ProTek Care 2-Initial Year Coverage for TriCaster TC1R from NewTek enables you with a 2-year ProTek Care plan for your TriCaster TC1R Server plus TC1 Control Surface. This is a significant upgrade from standard NewTek support, you can gain access to NewTek’s renowned workflow specialists-dedicated by the hour, or even on retainer-ready to assist regardless of the source of the issue within your workflow. Unlike standard support which protects your NewTek product, Solution Support considers your production beyond the NewTek component. And though you’ll have access to this top-level resource for all your needs, any issue that would have been supported through NewTek’s standard product support is handled without impacting your contracted time. Expands upon the standard warranty coverage by providing high-priority handling of your service and support needs by NewTek. You get extended hours, expedited response, and rapid turnaround times. ProTek Care can be renewed annually for as long as the product is supported. Your ProTek Care plans must be active in order to renew. Additionally, should you decide to sell your product, ProTek Care is transferrable to any new owner within the ProTek Care service area.
ProTek Care is the most attentive support options together with top time-saving benefits, enhance your ownership experience every step of the way, and it ensures that you can get NewTek-provided service for many years of product use. ProTek Care gives you access to round-the-clock phone support every day, with a shortcut to the front of the queue any time you call, and available escalation to our highest level of support right up until midnight Eastern Time. It’s also your ticket to a free system replacement the next day if you ever need it.
Expedited Response Time
Get service first-and fast. Your calls are answered on average within 5 minutes, and emails are answered within 4 business hours. If a repair is needed, ProTek Care advance exchanges are shipped overnight.
Get answers to your calls 24/7-long after NewTek’s standard support hours; and if you need it, exclusive access to Senior Analysts ready to take your calls until midnight Eastern Time.
ProTek Care can be renewed each year, and benefits can be carried over to a new owner. So coverage and peace of mind continue, and you gain even more value for your investment.
Access one of the speediest replacement programs around. You get a replacement express-shipped right to your doorstep. Often, we can get it to you the very next day.
Note* ProTek is available in the U.S. for purchases except in HI, MT, and OR.
The answers you need.
NewTek is pleased to provide ProTek product coverage options for our customers with critical production requirements. We understand there’s a lot you need to know, so here are answers to some of the most common questions we've been asked. Still want more information? Contact your reseller to talk about your coverage requirements. And you’ll receive complete program details at the time of your ProTek purchase.
How does ProTek differ from my existing product warranty?
NewTek video products include a 12-month standard warranty. This provides you with phone support during regular business hours, as well as service coverage in the case there is a defect with your product. ProTek greatly expands this coverage by providing high priority handling of your service and support needs, by NewTek. You also get extended hours, expedited responses, and rapid turnaround times. In addition, unlike the standard warranty, ProTek allows for annual renewals, for as long as the product is supported by NewTek.
How do I get ProTek coverage?
Your NewTek Authorized Reseller or Elite Partner can help you with your ProTek coverage purchase for your existing NewTek products, if they are eligible. They can also help you add it to any new NewTek video product you are purchasing. ProTek can be added to eligible products at any time during your standard warranty period. The coverage start date will reflect the purchase date of the covered product, so it's your best option to add it at or close to the time of purchase. ProTek coverage is available in the US and Canada on 3Play, TriCaster and related hardware purchases.
I'm a LightWave customer. Can I get priority support access?
LightWave support will continue to be unlimited and free of charge. It will continue to be offered only during regular business hours. There is no option for LightWave customers to pay for ProTek access.
How will I know if my ProTek coverage is active?
You will know that your ProTek coverage is active because when you order, you will receive a ProTek Customer Kit that includes your contract, your Certificate of Coverage, and useful information for utilizing the benefits of ProTek service.
Which plan is better for me, ProTek Care or ProTek Elite?
Despite the lower price tag on ProTek Care, the coverage provided by each program is extensive. The difference really has to do with location or mobility, clients, and the type of productions being covered. ProTek Elite is designed to leverage the local expertise and accessibility of our Elite Service Providers, in addition to providing much of the same benefit as ProTek Care. For customers who can benefit from the local support relationship offered by ProTek Elite, that's the best choice.
Can I get ProTek coverage if I live outside of the U.S. or Canada?
ProTek coverage is currently available in the U.S. and Canada only. Customers who have purchased products outside the ProTek service area should expect the same level of NewTek support that they have always received.
Will I know when it's time to renew?
Yes. Your Authorized Reseller or Elite Partner will contact you during your renewal window, which begins 75 days before your coverage expires. Make sure you do not let your coverage lapse: ProTek coverage must always be active.
Are accessories covered by ProTek?
ProTek coverage can be purchased for accessories, as long as the system they are used with is also covered by ProTek. Since most operations between an accessory and a system rely on the proper functioning of both, it is not practical to provide coverage on the accessory, if the system it's used with is not covered.
What if I want to sell my product after I’ve purchased ProTek coverage for it?
Don’t worry. ProTek Care is transferrable to any new owner within the ProTek Care service area. This adds tremendous value to a product that might otherwise be out-of-warranty and not covered by NewTek. Customer Support can assist in transferring ownership and ProTek coverage.
Will NewTek fix my product if I have a problem and have not purchased ProTek coverage?
All NewTek video products come with a standard warranty lasting 12 months from purchase date. Under the terms of our standard warranty, NewTek will address your problem. However, all products eventually reach a point where they can no longer be serviced. We call that point “End of Service” or EoS. Assuming yours hasn’t reached EoS, NewTek will repair your original product for a flat fee, even if it is out of warranty. If you need this service, please contact Customer Support to arrange payment and an RMA.
Why is there a charge for Advance Exchange if I'm already covered by ProTek Care?
While Advance Exchange is an essential and valuable service available to ProTek Care customers, the repair coverage, like the warranty, is offered primarily to maintain your purchased equipment. Advance Exchange is external to your own gear, intended to be used on an exception basis, requires rush handling, leverages special inventory readied and held for just this purpose, and it removes the express shipment cost for you to send a malfunctioning unit. It’s a tremendous benefit to rely on in urgent situations, and it’s not offered under a standard warranty. It's meant as a last resort, so that the show can go on.
What if my product cannot be repaired?
NewTek has extensive capabilities to repair and certify your product; however, occasions arise where a defect renders it uneconomical to make repairs. In such cases, NewTek will provide a full replacement with the same model or one with similar or improved features. As with all repairs, coverage is limited to defects caused or discovered through normal use; equipment that has been subjected to damage or other abuse, is not covered. (Further detail can be found in the documents provided with ProTek and the standard warranty provided with all video products.)
How do I access Customer Support during the extended hours?
With ProTek, Customer Support is ready to provide technical assistance on your NewTek product until 11:00 PM Central Time, seven days per week. You can access this extended support in exactly the same manner as you access Customer Support regularly, but with a ProTek option: You will notice a telephone prompt for ProTek access when you call the standard Customer Support phone number (1-800-862-7837). Follow the instructions and have your ProTek ID available. ProTek Elite customers may need to leave a callback message that will be responded to within ten minutes.
I bought ProTek Care with my new video product and received a Voucher acknowledging the purchase. Am I all set?
No. In some cases due to the inventory management practices of our partners your purchase will be reflected by a Voucher which requires activation rather than the coverage starting automatically. If you have such a Voucher your coverage is exactly the same, starting from the date of product delivery, but you'll need to follow the instructions on the Voucher to activate your ProTek ID in our systems. In either case, you'll be shipped a Welcome Kit once your coverage is active which includes a Certificate showing your covered product Serial Number and the dates of coverage.
What if I buy ProTek Care and then ProTek Elite is introduced in my area?
ProTek Care enhances all areas of service and support. However, if ProTek Elite is unavailable in your area and later becomes available, you will be able to upgrade your service for a small fee, should you decide to purchase ProTek Elite. Your new Elite Service Provider will be able to provide you details. This upgrade option is only available if new ProTek Elite service is introduced in your area.
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