Tech Bench – Virtual AV Control Deployments
In this episode of FinePoint Tech Bench, we bring you the first part of our discussion on virtual AV control deployments. This introduction provides a brief general overview, and then we’ll dive deeper into the topic over the next few episodes.
To keep your project on schedule, your upcoming AV design project or current integration based on hardware AV control can be updated to a virtual system and deployed in weeks.
Virtual AV control has become an increasingly popular alternative to hardware deployments due to AV manufacturing supply shortages and delivery issues. Delivery of some AV control systems can take months or even a year. To keep your project on schedule, your upcoming AV design project or current integration based on hardware AV control can be updated to a virtual system and deployed in weeks.
Software-based virtual AV control environments can run from the Cloud, servers, or even small form factor PCs. Virtual AV designs may still require IR, 232, and relay communications hardware options. However, most AV systems now use IP control gateways, so virtual systems can already accommodate the required level of control.
If hardware availability has created a challenge for your new AV control project or upgrades, consider the advantages of using virtual AV control. Besides availability, virtual AV control can provide more flexibility and quickly scale over time.