ihiji and SnapAV have partnered to provide simplified cloud-based power management of SnapAV WattBox IP products using ihiji’s NetNinja suite within the ihiji invision web portal.
This benefits both ihiji and SnapAV’s dealers by providing simple and secure access to all WattBox installations from a centralized invision dashboard. Consolidating this data eliminates the need to incorporate multiple remote monitoring systems to gain insight into the health and wellbeing of a growing assortment of connected devices. Dealers can now manage power, network, and control system devices from SnapAV and other manufacturers without the confusion associated with utilizing multiple tools.
Beyond WattBox products, ihiji’s NetNinja suite supports soft reboots of many other devices such as Control Processors, Touch panels and DirecTV receivers, as well as hard power cycles through Power Over Ethernet switches, which enable one-click reboots of PoE ports.
“We believe the functionality and price point of SnapAV’s WattBox combined with ihiji’s invision service will help dealers maximize their scarcest resources—time and money. By adding support for yet another of the industry’s leading brands to the invision system, we are strengthening our dealer-centric ecosystem while continuing to simplify remote monitoring and management. This highly valuable set of tools and services increases dealer efficiency and enables stronger service contract programs, which is a cornerstone of any successful operation,” said Michael Maniscalco, ihiji vice president of technology.
“We’re excited to partner with an innovative company like ihiji,” said David Moore, vice president of engineering at SnapAV. “Their product gives our dealers a great option for cloud-based remote monitoring of multiple WattBox products in one dashboard. It’s just one more way to make our dealers’ lives easier, and we want to do that with every product we make and every company we partner with.”
The solution was engineered to eliminate the need for on-site network configuration, port forwarding, and firewall configuration to ensure a rapid and secure installation and ongoing access when a reboot is needed.