AMX introduces scheduling to Enterprise customers8 January 2013
AMX’s Resource Management Suite (RMS) Enterprise software version 4.1 increases meeting room efficiency with the addition of scheduling. AMX’s Resource Management Suite (RMS) Enterprise Software just got better with the addition of a new scheduling interface feature, now available with RMS Enterprise version 4.1. This new release has the power to significantly improve efficiency and cut costs in business, government and education markets. Every year, millions of cumulative man hours are lost in getting meetings to start on time, getting technology to work, or searching for available meeting rooms – RMS Enterprise 4.1 is the solution. The scheduling feature in the new RMS 4.1 makes end users more efficient by ensuring that meeting rooms and technology are ready to support and drive the meeting, before it begins. Once a room has been reserved, RMS 4.1 will notify the room’s AMX Enova DVX or other integrated controller to configure the room and support devices. For a typical meeting, the projector will be powered and the screen lowered, the PC is powered up, a video conference bridge is executed and room lighting will be adjusted appropriately. When attendees enter the room, the technology is already configured and ready to go, saving both time and money. And, if the room was reserved or the meeting was initiated using an AMX Modero X Series Touch Panel, the presenter’s NFC-enabled ID badge can uniquely identify him or her on the touch panel and configure the room to that presenter’s pre-defined requirements. Scheduling via RMS 4.1 eliminates the wasted time and associated costs spent searching for available rooms. By working with each room’s control system, it is intelligently monitoring occupancy, lighting and other sensors to determine when those rooms actually become vacant due to a meeting being cancelled or ending early. In these cases, these rooms will immediately show available in Exchange and the most popular scheduling systems. It will also update, in real time, the calendars being displayed on touch panels located outside of the rooms and even visually announce the room status by illuminating the touch panel accordingly. If RMS 4.1 determines that the room will not be used at night, weekends or other extended periods, it can cut costs further by ensuring that all projectors, PCs, and other power hungry equipment is powered down, lights are turned off and climate controls are adjusted.