THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM AURORA MULTIMEDIA
Although at InfoComm 2018, Aurora showed this as a tech demo, at ISE, they actually had a line-up of products including 7″ and 10″ touchscreens that can be mounted and used in landscape or portrait modes — embedded with quad-core processors, RXC1 and RXC3 Linux-based control engines with a varying number of relays, I/O, IR and RS232 ports and LAN ports. Both of these are aimed at room-based control. And, for enterprise-wide control, Aurora built a ReAX Server appliance that uses an i5 Intel Pentium processor with a 128G SSD drive that’s capable of controlling an entire facility — it runs the ReAX control engine.
If Aurora competitors, especially Crestron and Extron, adopt this as a platform for future control, this would allow for cross-platform interoperability between systems. No other control company has ever designed an open-platform system (and offered it up for their competition to also use) so this will be interesting to watch. At a minimum, companies like Kramer, Atlona, Savant and ZeeVee should consider partnering with ReAX as an alternative to their proprietary systems. I’m betting Paul Harris has had this thought too.
What do you think fo this concept?
Oh, and here’s a video we shot on this at ISE: