Live Events / 17th July / Room 302 / 1200 – 1300
PC-based Control for Stage and Show Technology
One control platform for all automation tasks
New thinking brings about new technological demands: whereas multimedia applications, building automation and entertainment concepts were previously implemented separately, all disciplines must now interconnect intelligently. This stems from the complexity of the applications and the comfort standards now demanded in buildings of all kinds. As a platform for centralised control, PC-based control from Beckhoff provides the answer. From audio and video control to control of show effects and device management, as well as newer concepts such as condition monitoring – all disciplines are directly linked with the integrated building automation system. The advantages become immediately clear: all system information is available to the user on one platform due to the inherent continuity and flexibility provided by PC-based control. Operation is simplified, comfort levels are increased and costs can be reduced.
The open communication platform
The powerful PC-based automation platform handles control, data processing, connectivity, visualisation and remote maintenance. With open software and hardware interfaces, it is ideal either for centralised or decentralized control of all applications in the fields of conferences, control centres, building and entertainment technology, such as audio and video, integrated automation, digital signage as well as operation and monitoring. In addition to integrating building technology standards such as DMX, DALI, LON, EIB/KNX, BACnet, SMI, MP-Bus, M-Bus, EnOcean, RS232/RS485, Modbus and TCP/IP, system integrators also have the most popular interfaces at their disposal for integrating AV and multimedia systems. With sACN, SMPTE Timecode, Art-Net?, AES 70 (OCA), PosiStageNet and PJLink, Beckhoff speaks all the relevant languages in these industries. As a result, the most varied application areas in media, monitoring, building and show technology can be implemented on the basis of standard control components.