San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2009
LEVEL Studios, an independent digital agency, announced today that Razor USA has launched an all-new website for its popular RipStik® caster board. Powered by SWITCH (the LEVEL content management platform), http://www.ripstik.com immerses visitors in a branded RipStik experience communicated through product information, photos, videos, how-tos and an online community for enthusiasts.
Revolutionizing the ride-on toy industry, Razor USA introduced the first folding aluminum kick scooter and continues to develop innovative, ride-on products. The RipStik caster board represents the company's latest offering, blending surf, skate and snowboarding experiences into a single "carving" board. The RipStik's construction leverages a unique twisting motion to propel the rider forward without ever touching the ground.
To support the growing popularity behind the RipStik caster board and introduce the company's newest product, the RipStik AIR™ PRO, Razor wanted an online publishing platform to build and maintain the web properties for the RipStik brand. After evaluating multiple web CMS and enterprise content management solutions, Razor selected SWITCH. Based upon 4 generations of content management software developed by LEVEL, SWITCH is a content management platform used to drive digital campaigns, manage content and simplify architecture. SWITCH offers the full feature set of an enterprise CMS system, including an asset management library, template-based publishing, user role management and an advanced workflow system. More information about SWITCH is available at http://switch-cms.com.
"We needed a platform that would let us quickly develop new product sites, support integration with our existing systems and allow for globalization," explains Shelby Collopy, Web Communications Project Supervisor for Razor USA. "SWITCH enabled our internal team to design, build and implement the RipStik site in a way that it can easily interact with other Razor properties. SWITCH is also scalable enough to handle future site expansion and manage multiple sub-brands."
The site is serving static and Flash content like photos, videos and product demos through the SWITCH backend while community features are integrated through Ning, a social community management tool. In addition to the RipStik site, Razor USA plans to launch a redesigned Razor® branded site and future product microsites on the SWITCH platform.
About LEVEL Studios
LEVEL Studios is an independent digital agency that amplifies global brands by innovating across desktop, web and mobile environments. Founded in 1995, the agency now operates three California studios specializing in user experience, digital media and application development.
About Razor USA
Founded in June 2000, Razor USA, LLC is a privately held company based in Cerritos, Calif. and holds the worldwide rights to the Razor® brand. Home of the wildly popular Razor kick scooter, Razor has other scooters like the E100, E200, and E300 (electric scooters). The cutting-edge line of Razor products also includes the Dirt Rocket™, Pocket Mod™, Pocket Rocket™, Ground Force™, a line of electric powered ride-on toys and a junior line of scooters. Razor also offers an action video - RVM, featuring Team Razor™ (pro scooter athletes ages 9 to 20, who tour the world participating in demonstrations and competitions). Razor has numerous awards including Toy Industry Association's "Toy of the Year," and "Toy of the Year" honors from TIME Magazine, Parents, Parenting, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Nick Jr. and U.S. News & World Report.