Los Angeles, Calif.-based HARMAN Professional Solutions, prominent in audio, video, lighting and control, introduced the AMX Varia family of professional-grade, persona-defined touchpanels. According to the company, the solution’s design adapts to the unique needs of any corporate, education, government, hospitality, entertainment or other user environment.
Available in four screen sizes, from a 5.5-inch to a vast 15.6-inch, Varia panels streamline meeting spaces, boardrooms, classrooms, auditoriums and more. It is thus a dynamic architecture platform that supports the diverse needs of any user to define the entire panel experience.
According to HARMAN, Varia’s features include the following:
- Persona Apps: Depending on the selected persona, Varia can transform into a full-screen, frameless Web Kiosk for accessing web apps. This includes wayfinding app, hoteling app, or custom control app; a dedicated Zoom Rooms Controller; an AMX Book Room Scheduling Panel; or an AMX G5 Control Panel.
- Mounting Flexibility: Varia panels include a versatile mount that provides wall, glass, and VESA-mounting capabilities. Optional tabletop mounting accessories are also available offering users the ability to meet any mounting need.
- Any-Color Side LEDs: Users can programmatically configure side LEDs on Varia panels to any of over 16 million colors, opening a world of opportunities and applications.
- Communication and Intelligence Technologies: Integrated speakers, microphones, and a front-facing HD camera enable telephony and videoconferencing apps to be utilized effectively with Varia. Built-in NFC, proximity sensing and ambient light sensing empower advanced environment integration. making Varia panels some of the most versatile interfaces ever designed.
Easy Mounting, Robust User Experience
Varia touch panels are offered in two styles: Varia and Varia SL. Per the company, Varia is also available in three screen sizes: 8 inches, 10.1 inches and 15.6 inches, and offers unparalleled mounting flexibility. Users can mount panels can to a wall, glass, VESA-mount, or to a tabletop via an optional accessory.
Meanwhile, the Varia SL has optimizations for in-wall installations, utilizing standard single-gang electrical boxes and is available in two sizes: 5.5 inches and 8 inches. Two Varia “No-Comm” models also exclude the camera, NFC, and microphone. This is so that they meet the security requirements of facilities that do not allow these capabilities.
“Designed with grace and engineered for performance, Varia touchpanels combine modern standards, unparalleled flexibility, and enterprise-grade security with extreme simplicity and affordability,” says Jamie Trader, VP of video and control, HARMAN Professional Solutions.
Trader adds, “As our customers and our industry continue to adopt standard web technologies, AMX is creating professional-grade products that enable that evolution. Whether you need a flexible UX for custom integrations or a professional-grade appliance to access your own web-based control dashboard, Varia delivers a beautifully robust user experience.”