Xantech will mark its 40 year anniversary, and its two millionth installation milestone, at InfoComm 2011 next month with the introduction of a new generation of AV control system solutions.
“From IR to IP, no other company even comes close to offering the range and depth of control solutions that we do,” said Xantech president Graham Hallett. “For 40 years Xantech has worked closely with custom installers and consultants to develop unique insights into the design, integration, and control of a wide variety of AV systems in every conceivable kind of commercial and residential installation. This is why so many designers and installers begin and end every project with Xantech. Put simply, we make everything they need to make everything else work. That’s why, to date, Xantech solutions are featured in more than two million installations worldwide.”
The WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller.
At Xantech’s InfoComm 2011 booth, the company will showcase, among other solutions, additions to its WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller that integrates numerous Xantech technologies into one system with multiple RS232 ports, IR ports, relays, digital I/Os and two discrete LAN ports.
“It’s designed from beginning to end to keep any conference room, classroom, or corporate AV system in full control either on its own or through any web-enabled device,” said Xantech director of business development, Rick Seegull. “And now, with our new Xantech Web Designer Software, integrators can easily create web control pages to be served by the WIC1200 onto iPads, tablets, or any web enabled appliance for seamless control.”
When interfaced with Xantech’s CWTC10 10.4-inch WiFi touchpanel or the new line of SmartPanel LCD Controllers (or Apple’s new iPad), the WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller can send messages back to the touchpanel, allowing for text display, numeric display, volume and indicator bars, ON/OFF indicators and more, for full real-time data display.
The BDX TT Bluetooth Interface.Also featured will be the Xantech ISM4 Intelligent System Manager, which automatically monitors and controls the power states of up to four IR components.
“Customers simply have to turn on their display device and the ISM4 does the rest,” Seegull said. “It powers up each individual component and makes sure they all stay in sync. It features full IR and RS232 for control, monitoring, and sensing audio, video, current, light, voltage, or any heartbeat of any type in a single unit.”
For the residential market, Xantech is also introducing a number of new products.
The MX88 Multi-Zone Audio/Video Controller.
The BDX TT Bluetooth Interface provides a full-fidelity wireless connection between an AV system and any handheld Bluetooth A2DP-enabled device such as a smartphone, iPad, PC or tablet — wherever consumers store and manage their music and media.
The DinkyLink DL85K is an IR control kit that works with all TV’s and lighting up to 80 feet.
The MX88 Multi-Zone Audio/Video Controller is engineered for iPad, Xantech keypad and Xantech SmartPanel LCD touch-screen control. It features a 50W x 16-channel/8-zone digital amplifier; a smart auto-sensing universal (100V to 240V) power supply with advanced automation control, and up to 16-Serial ports and 17 selectable IR ports.