Charlotte, N.C.-based Snap One launched a new Control4 MultiDisplay Manager tool that adds power and value to commercial installations. It allows end users to control multiple digital displays, TVs and projectors from a single page. What’s more, they can select audio sources independently of active video sources and create presets for instant room reconfiguration.
According to Snap One’s commercial director, Scott Normand, Control4 partners can now offer simple, advanced control for restaurants, SMB and retail environments where multiple video displays are used in conjunction with an audio distribution system.
“The new MultiDisplay Manager is a platform enhancement that shows Control4 is now developing meaningful features for commercial applications that add value for both integrators and end users,” says Normand. “With native ability to integrate and control multiple video displays, plus independent audio selection and the ability to add presets for one-touch access, MultiDisplay Manager enables Control4 partners to successfully deploy these systems.”
MultiDisplay Manager Available on New, Existing Systems
MultiDisplay Manager is available on all new and existing Control4 systems upgraded to OS 3.2.4 or newer. The tool’s development and implementation came via a beta program through previous OS releases. Integrators offered feedback across a myriad of hardware configurations and installation scenarios. Aside from simple source selection for multiple displays and an independently selected audio source, MultiDisplay also offers end users a “swap” button. With it, they can alternate two sources between two selected displays. It’s also possible to save common configurations as a preset.
Control4 added drivers to support its partnership with Yamaha commercial audio products, including MTX DSPs, XMV amplifiers and MY I/O cards. “This critical component allows our partners to build out a fully integrated audio and video system in hospitality and retail environments, using Control4 as the backbone,” says Normand.
“Now bartenders, waitstaff and executive assistants can easily set, reset or power down multiple displays for gameday, a board meeting or to close up for the day,” adds Normand. “Control4’s MultiDisplay improves simplicity, enabling a user to go from trivia night to karaoke, or from all the morning news channels to all the sports channels, with a single touch.”