40 Manufacturers Are Now Embedding AMX Dynamic Device Discovery Technology; First Products to be Available in Q1 2006
BRUSSELS - Feb. 1, 2006 - AMX, a worldwide leader in advanced control system technology, announced today that nine more equipment manufacturers are embedding AMX Dynamic Device Discovery Technology into current and future products, which will significantly reduce the time it takes to integrate their devices with an AMX control system. Altinex, Inc., Arcam Ltd., Audio Control®, Imerge Ltd., Key Digital® Systems, KnoxVideo Technologies, Rane Corporation, WolfVision Inc. and Yamaha Corp.'s AV Products Division are all working with AMX to make integrating their hardware with an AMX control system a seamless, simple process. With today's announcement, there are now 40 manufacturers embedding AMX Dynamic Device Discovery technology into their product lines.
"The first products embedding Dynamic Device Discovery are expected to hit the market this quarter - less than a year after AMX launched our partner program. This significant achievement results from our shared desire to offer AMX dealers and their customers the newest device models available," said Rashid Skaf, president and CEO, AMX. "Once AMX dealers begin integrating these products into their customers' systems, they will immediately recognize and appreciate the inherent benefits resulting from this extensive industry collaboration."
Dynamic Device Discovery is part of AMX's Duet™ platform, which combines the proven reliability and power of NetLinx with the extensive capabilities of the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) platform. When integrating a serial or IP device from a manufacturer embedding Dynamic Device Discovery technology, Duet recognizes the device and loads the appropriate Duet module, which automatically installs the new device. AMX's NetLinx Master can then find and install the Duet device module either from a library on the master, from AMX's Web site, or from the manufacturer's Web site. Duet also allows for device swapping so that programming changes are not required when devices with Dynamic Device Discovery are removed or replaced - a huge benefit for end users.
Founded in 1982, AMX, a subsidiary of Duchossois Industries, Inc., is a worldwide leader in advanced control and automation technology for commercial and residential markets. AMX products enable users to centrally manage and control a variety of audio/video, environmental and communications technologies. Customers also leverage the company's advanced hardware and software platforms to store and distribute digital content, as well as to manage a selection of resources and services. By centralizing the management and control of these devices, AMX customers experience simplicity, efficiency and productivity in any environment. AMX delivers these benefits by working with leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors to integrate its products into vertical market installations around the world. It's your world. Take control.™ For more information about AMX, visit www.amx.com.