Sample AV Projects on iRidium

What can iRidium do in AV sphere? – To answer this question, we described 3 sample AV projects on iRidium. So, we’ll show:

What AV equipment can iRidium control?

How much does it cost?

What are the advantages of iRidium-based solutions over classical ones?

In the sample projects we’ll describe the functions and the cost of control solution only. The brand, price and characteristics of equipment are totally up to you to choose.

The most popular AV projects are:

  • home cinemas;
  • meeting rooms, conference-halls;
  • classrooms.

Control of Home Cinemas

A home cinema usually has a plasma or LCD TV, a DVD player, a satellite receiver, an AV receiver, an acoustic system.

In the classical solution a user controls this system from 3-4 IR remotes, each of which controls one device only. It is not convenient. As, if a home cinema is equipped with remote control of blinds, light, conditioners; a customer has to deal with not 3, but 6 remotes.

With time remotes turn into a big problem. They get lost and out of order. It’s quite hard and pricy to replace them, for one thing. And for another, a heap of IR remotes on a coffee table doesn’t do justice to any AV project.

iRidium-based control of a home cinema looks quite different. A user from an interface on a smart phone or tablet can turn on/off the TV set, adjust the picture; choose a channel or a film to watch, and, of course, adjust the volume and quality of sound.

Схема Управление домашним кинотеатром iRidium-based control of a home cinema requires:

  • net adapter Global Caché-100-12 (555 USD);
  • iRidium License (Device License Pro для AV & Custom Systems – 200 USD);
  • router.

 

Total cost of control solution: 755 USD

If a customer wants to control AV equipment only, iRidium-based control of a home cinema requires:

  • net adapter Global Caché iTach-IP2IR and net adapter Global Caché iTach-IP2SL (depending on the type of equipment used in the installation – 400 USD).
  • iRidium License (Device License Pro для AV & Custom Systems – 200 USD);
  • router.

Total cost of control solution: 600 USD

Control of Meeting Rooms and Conference-halls

How is a meeting room used? – To make a report, to show a presentation and to have a discussion.

How does it work in a classical solution? Before a report one has to do the following: roll down the screen, turn on a projector and monitors, close the blinds, turn off the light, switch on the speaker’s mike and mute all others.

As you see, one report requires a prolonged step by step preparation of a conference-hall or a meeting room. More than that, during a discussion a chair-person or a technician has to switch on and mute mikes of all those present.

iRidium-based control of a meeting room or a conference hall is easier and more convenient. If you create in iRidium a scenario “Presentation”, a user can prepare the room for work with one touch to the screen of a smart phone or a tablet. When only one button is pressed, a programmed scenario turns on monitors, closes blinds, dims the light or does any other action, that is required.

Схема Управление переговорной комнатой и конференц-залом iRidium-based control of a conference-hall requires:

  • net adapter Global Caché-100-12 (555 USD);
  • iRidium License (Device License Pro для AV & Custom Systems – 200 USD);
  • router.

 

Total cost of control solution: 755 USD

 

Control of Classrooms and Lecture Halls

Classrooms are numerous; and a traditional solution works perfectly here. In a classroom one typically wants to connect a teacher’s PC and a projector. Difficulties with a classical solution appear, if there is a long distance between a projector and a PC, as to lay wires in a ready classroom is troublesome, long and expensive.

iRidium-based control of a classroom solves this difficulty. A user can control a projector and other necessary AV equipment from a teacher’s PC, no matter how far they are from each other. No need to lay wires across the whole classroom. All you have to do is to connect a projector and Global Caché iTach-WF2IR via cat5 and place the adapter next to the projector.

Схема Управление учебной аудиторией

 

 

 

 

iRidium-based control of a classroom requires:

  • net adapter Global Caché iTach-WF2IR (170 USD)
  • iRidium License (Device License Pro для AV & Custom Systems – 200 USD);
  • router.

Total cost of control solution: 370 USD

To sum it up, capabilities of iRidium for AV & Custom Systems far exceed the ones describes in the sample projects above. Flexible setting and a capability to create individual interfaces allow creating customer-tailored projects. In such projects you can realize any wish of your client, but keep the acceptable basic cost of control solution.

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