AMX announces bunch of news today, here is a quick list below starting with new products
- Solecis switchers products are noe avalaible for sale. It includes computer/Video/S-Video switchers, and computer signal distributors. We’ll just notice that it’s only RS-323 controllable, not native ICSNet or AXLink control !
- First pack in Signage range of products: Inspired-2-Go Education Prepak designed for public information in school environment with ease of integration of web contents and live feeds.
- New ViewPoint MVP-5100 et MVP-5150, we previously spoke about here, are now in stock, ready for shipping.
- Octaire line of video switchers are also avalaible. With 72 different models, it allows management of 64 maximum different zones. It can be controlled through RS-232, but also IP and are Device Discovery (DDP) compatible. It includes redondant power supply and are HDTV compatible.
- New litterature or updated ones are avalaible with all new Cedia products. Direct links: Touch Panels, Keypads, Pocket Guide, Residential AMXhome and HomeManager.
- Meridian is new manufacturer joining Device Discovery (DDP) program with its last CD/DVD player, G95, DDP compatible.
- AMX has been awarded price of 2008′s year Consumer Installation by magazine AV Interactive in England. Awarded installation includes AMX automation products, Digital Signage products and switchers.
- Showroom and Training Room Grand Opening in London with few pictures. We talked about it previously here.
- We learn that Guillaume Le Royer is now manager in charge of France, Belgium and Africa for AMX.
And that’s it for today
As you probably know we program some automation products from AMX and Crestron, the two main manufacturers of automation products for audiovisual markets and conferencing rooms. And whatever which ones is used to control B&O equipments, it’s the same shit ! I got some feedback about guys controlling these equipments from other remotes such as RTI or Pronto got also some issues.
B&O products really combine two very interesting advantages:
- Capture of their IR remote is pretty difficult as they use very high frequency and some multiple functions on buttons of remote depending of source buttons making capture a tedious work, not to say a pain in the ass !
- Reaction of products is different depending on generation of equipments. They nearly all use same remote but when you use your capture on different products it doesn’t react in same way You have to use extremely short pulse but it still do multiple commands ! Best one we break our head since two days, is with Beovision 7 & 8 where when you send a pulse to change channel, it changes one channel in analog mode but two in digital video mode !!!!! Why ? and for volume impossible to do less than three steps each time we send volume up or down commande
Considering all previous experiences we got with B&O products, I strongly advise all dealers and integrators to avoid absolutely that company for integration with automation products as it’s really a pain in the ass to control in IR, only way to control their products as they don’t put RS port on their product !
So please B&O be respective of your customers and users and use standard IR codes or put RS port on your equipments with a good protocol