Automation features greatly improve user experience for Barco’s A/V Control solution
Kortrijk, Belgium, 16 October 2017 – Barco, a global leader in networked and visualization solutions, announces an important update to its A/V Control solution Overture. New automation features that allow users to better schedule events and automate behaviors are now available to existing and new customers.
- Innovative software-based A/V Control solution, now upgraded with automation features
- 'Behaviors' feature enables automatic task creation
- 'Scheduler' capability enables users to set certain actions at pre-defined times
Released in February 2017, Overture created a revolution in A/V Control solutions. Because it’s an IP-based software system, Overture is a lot simpler and more economical to set up, install and manage than conventional hardware-based solutions. Any network-connected device with a browser can use Overture to control and monitor equipment – bringing a new world of flexibility to A/V Control systems.
Automation elevates the user experience
By introducing new automation features, Overture allows users to get the most out of their A/V Control systems. Overture’s ‘Behaviors’ enable the automatic creation of a task associated to a specific point (device, room, location). For example, an administrator can set a task to automatically switch on or off all the devices on the same floor at the end of the workday – without any programming. Moreover, the detection of the state of a variable can be used as a trigger for automation. For example, the moment a ClickShare button is plugged into a laptop, the projector will automatically power on and switch to the ClickShare source.
The ‘Scheduler’ capability now enables users to set certain actions at pre-defined times, such as turning off all devices at night to save electricity. With the addition of the Behaviors and Scheduler functions, a facility or IT manager can easily configure the system to enable the entire enterprise to be controlled with the click of a button, or even execute tasks automatically at specific times.
“Another way to increase efficiency”
“The main reason for installing an A/V Control system is to save time,” says Alex Carru, VP AV Management Experience & Employee Communication at Barco. “So, it’s quite logical that our system aims to increase efficiency for all stakeholders involved. That includes installers, programmers, support team and technical staff, as well as users. The new automation features improve the user experience and are very valuable additions to Overture’s functionality.”
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2016, we realized sales of 1.102 billion euro. We have a team of 3,500 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
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