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AMX details new NetLinx controllers

The new NX Controllers include IPv6 and 802.1x security support for connection to the enterprise network.

David Davies

AMX has announced the introduction of the NetLinx NX Series Controllers to support the increasing number of IP-controlled AV products being managed across corporate networks.

AMX control technology significantly simplifies the meeting experience for enterprise users and, while more and more AV devices can now be controlled over an IP network, a majority of these devices lack industry standard network features to ensure security and scalability.

The new NX Controllers include IPv6 and 802.1x security support for connection to the enterprise network as well as dual NIC functionality to completely isolate IP-controlled AV devices. These features not only enhance security but reduce the number of IP addresses required for AV technology implementations.

The NX Controller Series builds on the legendary reliability of its predecessor, the NI Controller Series, which has been installed in hundreds of thousands of classrooms, conference rooms and network operating centres around the world. NX Controllers use half of the power of the previous generation and all models have been designed to fit into a 1 RU equipment rack space for increased efficiency. The NX Series has been designed for full backwards compatibility and adds diagnostic capabilities to ensure proper cabling implementation and to simplify integration.

In addition, NetLinx NX Controllers include a significant increase in processor power to handle today’s processing-intensive applications, as well as enough on-demand power to handle applications with increased requirements in the future. When using AMX Resource Management Suite (RMS) Enterprise software, NetLinx NX Series Controllers can centrally control and manage all of the AV devices in an AMX installation, whether on the premises or from the cloud. All NetLinx NX Controllers will ship with the capability to be immediately configured in system designs using the AMX Rapid Project Maker (RPM) configuration resource with no programming required and auto device binding with AMX user interfaces and control accessories.

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