Anaheim, Calif-based Extron has introduced the VCA 100 Virtual Control Appliance with integrated virtual control processors (VCPs). This new virtual control system helps organizations deploy, scale and manage their AV systems. It does so by providing the flexibility of hosting AV control resources in a central location, right alongside the already managed resources of the organization’s IT team. The company designed the VCA 100 with VCPs for centralized AV control across the organization.
“The product’s capability opens the door to a whole new design architecture for enterprise wide control and automation,” says Casey Hall, VP of worldwide sales and marketing at Extron. Hall continues, “This delivers countless benefits as a unified AV/IT solution, such as centralized management of your AV systems and an easily-scalable architecture that is ideal for any size organization.”
In addition, AV/IT teams can host up to 50 IPCP Pro xi Series VCPs on a single VCA 100. As an organization expands its AV control system needs, it can activate, configure or program new VCPs to accommodate them.
Extron also states that an entry level VCA 100 includes 5 VCPs. However, users can simply apply compatible LinkLicenses to enable additional VCPs. There are no recurring licensing fees for these LinkLicenses. Users can also monitor the health and status of deployed virtual control processors by using the web-based management console on the VCA 100.
VCA 100 Features
According to Extron, the features of VCA 100 are as follows:
- LED indicators
For power, LAN, and SSD status
- Combine with Hardware-Based Control Devices
Compatible with all control system expansion interfaces, TouchLink Pro touchpanels, and Network Button Panels.
- Centrally Manage and Monitor Virtual Control Processors
The VCA 100 includes a user-friendly, web-based management console. Thus, it allows monitoring the health and status of virtual control processors across the organization.
- Configure or Program Virtual Control Processors
Users can also set up control systems using the convenience of configuration or the freedom of Extron control system programming.
- Compact 1U high, half rack wide enclosure
For discreet placement and concealment.