Cloud-based Version 1.2 Blazes up To 60 Times Faster than Traditional Configurations
RICHARDSON, Texas – August 28, 2012 – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced the release of Rapid Project Maker (RPM) version 1.2. The latest version swells the number of products supported for installations and includes more enhanced project reports. Since the initial limited release of RPM, the cloud-based application that easily guides installers through setting up a project's technology without a programmer has generated tremendous market buzz.
The new version of RPM includes:
- Support for Modero X® 19" and 20" Touch Panels from AMX
- Support for DXLink Transmitters and Receivers from AMX
- Support for ICSLan Device Control Boxes from AMX
- Support for Enova® DVX-2150, -2155 and -3155 All-In-One Presentation Switchers from AMX
- Support for the low power mode in Enova DVX All-In-One Presentation Switchers from AMX
- Support for the Clear Connect™ Occupancy/Vacancy Sensor in the AMX Light Control by Lutron® line
- Broader video teleconferencing configuration options, enabling devices to support dual outputs
- Enhanced project reports with the inclusion of cable diagrams
RPM speeds an installer throughout an entire project from start to finish, saving remarkable amounts of time. For example, the average time needed to program a simple control system consisting of a TV, laptop, switcher and DVD player is about 20 hours. With RPM it takes 20 minutes. A more complex conference room consisting of an AMX Controller, a videoconferencing system, DVD player, display and a laptop can be configured in less than an hour, versus days or weeks with traditional programming. You can imagine what a time-saving tool this is for seasoned designers who need to rapidly design and deploy conference rooms or classrooms.
"Technology in collaboration spaces can fail for many reasons, frustrating customers and wasting valuable business time," said AMX Chief Technology Officer Robert Noble. "Reports say an average mid-size company wastes $1.6 million a year due to meeting room technology issues. With RPM, usability is standardized, and connectivity and equipment interoperability are simplified. When you simplify the configuration and deployment process for the installer and give users an intuitive, standardized collaboration room system you're delivering a perfect meeting to your customers."
The step-by-step system configuration guide in RPM was developed leveraging the more than 30 years of programming and user interface expertise of the AMX Professional Services Group. RPM not only simplifies single room deployments but also automatically adjusts to the technology/functionality selected each time a project is configured. A client's project can even be branded with a dedicated space available for a client logo in the finished UI. Throughout, RPM is a well-designed resource that is easy to deploy and simple to use.
Because it is cloud-based, installers can access their projects remotely. Saving and managing a project's files online at AMX.com reduces on-site service calls and facilitates sharing of resources within an organization. RPM even generates installation and purchasing documentation in addition to complete controller code and touch panel files to make the configuration process more convenient.
Launched in April, installers from over 35 countries have completed hundreds of successful projects. To see just how easy it is to use RPM and how to create a 'perfect meeting' room, AMX put together this short video.