CEO Hand-Delivers First Unit of 'Enovative' Solution to Wake Forest University
RICHARDSON, Texas – December 20, 2011 – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced the scheduled immediate availability of the Enova® DVX-3150HD All-In-One Presentation Switcher. Wake Forest takes delivery of the first unit, recognizing the significance of the product's open standards, simplicity, remote management, and high performance on IP networks. The Enova DVX-3150HD provides a complete AV/IT platform for audio, video and networked control.
The Enova DVX-3150HD is building momentum with integrators seeking ways to unify AV with IT networks while delivering a simple solution to install and use. The DVX dramatically simplifies AV control and distribution in conference rooms, classrooms and auditoriums alike. The flexible product is perfect for any room with a mix of analog and digital sources, multiple displays or rooms that require support for video conferencing. And, it replaces the need for numerous individual components and equipment allowing integrators to save time and effort in configuring and programming. Plus, the DVX comes with exclusive AMX technologies like SmartScale®, which delivers video that is perfectly scaled for each connected display, eliminating the integration challenges that can occur when sources and displays have different supported resolutions.
"AMX is charging into 2012 focusing on the most advanced AV/IT solutions, and the architecture of the Enova DVX is a hallmark example of this commitment," said Rashid Skaf, AMX President & CEO. "The DVX delivers on two very important customer requests: cost-effective, innovative solutions. With exclusive AMX technologies like SmartScale, customers are experiencing the ease of installation, programming and use. I challenge integrators to compare it to any other solution on the market. They will find it to be the most superior solution for answering the challenges of network-centric AV distribution."
To mark the release of the company's greatly anticipated product, Mr. Skaf personally delivered the first unit to Wake Forest University. Wake Forest is a leading research institution consistently ranked in the top 25 in the nation. The University is deploying multiple DVX units in its new state-of-the-art MBA distance learning facility located in Charlotte, NC.
"AMX has enjoyed a lengthy relationship with Wake Forest and took this occasion to show our support in the University's efforts to ready their new facility," said Mr. Skaf. "I'm thrilled to personally deliver the first Enova DVX-3150HD to – not only a University renowned for leading-edge technology – but a cherished client."
The University's reliance on AMX should not be understated. As the project is nearing completion, just in time for January classes, the University is clearly showing their belief in AMX and AMX products. The University is installing the DVX solution at this late date with the confidence that their next-generation distance learning facility will be ready.
Speaking of the installation, John Owen, Director of Information Technology at the Schools of Business at Wake Forest University, said: "Wake Forest strategically invests in AV technologies that provide the necessary functionality and show an ROI. This new solution (Enova DVX-3150HD) also provides the opportunity for us to teach with future-proof, innovative technologies that work. Plus, the University will see an ROI not only through the ease of installation but also through network-based management of all our AV/IT resources using AMX's Resource Management Suite® (RMS) software. With RMS, our support staff can monitor and manage the equipment remotely from our main campus in Winston-Salem versus driving one-and-a-half hours to the satellite facility. This provides a return on both revenue and manpower. The success of this project was due to the long-time relationship of Strategic Connections (integrator), Wake Forest and AMX."
Wake Forest was an early adopter of the Enova DVX-3150HD's predecessor, the DVX-2100HD All-In-One Presentation Switcher, introduced in 2009. Upon seeing the expanded capabilities of the Enova DVX-3150HD demonstrated at this year's InfoComm show, officials at Wake Forest were the first in line to submit orders for the new unit.