Global Caché Commercial AV Line About to Ship and Barco Can’t Wait

Global Caché announced today they will begin shipping the new Global Caché Commercial Line (CL) to distributors and will service the market via manufacturers’ reps.

Global Caché products connect any IR, serial and contact closure device to a Wi-Fi and/or IP network so it can be controlled, automated and maintained by network-based software. The company offers other connectivity products and capabilities, including sensor input, IR learning, HTTP communication and the Control Tower IR database.
Global Cache is referenced, often, by Barco with their forthcoming cloud-based AV control system powered by Overture. As Barco isn’t building hardware modules for it (as it’s designed to be network-based), they cite the Global Caché commercial AV line as the key to making IR, RS232 and other control protocols work with their new control system. I shot a quick video overview of the Barco system (officially being launched at InfoComm in June) this month at the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour and you can watch it here

“We’re excited to be represented by Symco Inc., BP Marketing and The Farm AV as they will actively visit, train and support our commercial customers requiring special technical and volume attention,” says Robin Ford, Global Caché VP. “We have essentially added almost 30 sales and technical staff members to address this growing segment of our customer base. Our CL distributors Stirling (owned by Symco), HD Distributing (owned by BP Marketing), and TroutFarm (owned by The Farm AV) work closely with us to determine and support the specific top to bottom requirements of large commercial installations that other mainline distributors have difficulty addressing. As we see our products installed in more stadiums, sports bars, conference rooms and educational facilities, we have found that the hands-on approach of a rep is invaluable.”

Global Caché‘s new commercial line begins shipping April 28th. You can see the entire line here after April 25th.