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Gefen Unveils New Professional Automation Control System Using IP for Anywhere/Anytime Access to A/V Systems

Indianapolis, IN – At CEDIA, Gefen unveils a new Professional Automation Control System (PACS), taking traditional methods of audio/video control one step further. It gives access to audio/video devices equipped with RS-232 or IR control using any network system. Users can select sources, control volume, distribute video and more from any browser on the network. Existing automated systems can be accessed from anywhere, including home or office computers, delivering always-on access 24/7. The PACS makes it simple and effective to control HDTV displays, Blu-rays, add-on switchers, distribution amplifiers, scalers and more from a central interface.

Configurable RS-232 ports, IR and contact closure triggers can be programmed to store and remember pre-configured files or commands to easily centralize and automate audio/video access. Access is supplied through five IR blasters, four RS-232 and five phoenix connectors (positive and negative) for audio/video distribution. It operates through a secure Ethernet 10/100 BaseT connection and comes with a locking power supply to prevent disconnects.

"The new Professional Automation Control System is a great product for anyone who wants to extend their control of standard audio/video functions,” said Hagai Gefen, president and CEO, Gefen. “Its flexibility and reliability should enhance high end audio/video systems seeking alternate methods of controlling A/V devices.”

When not in active use, the PACS automatically powers down to standby mode, eliminating power drains.