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Harman AMX Jetpack powers library conference rooms

Franklin-Springboro Public Library, in the US, self-installed entire HARMAN Pro AV system, consisting of JBL Professional speakers and focused on AMX Jetpack for small-to-medium meeting spaces

Franklin-Springboro Public Library, in the US, recently chose the AMX Jetpack 3×1 switching, transport and control AV solution to enhance the library’s brand-new meeting rooms.

In 2023, the Springboro branch underwent a major renovation project to overhaul the technology infrastructure and to introduce a medium-sized conference room and large meeting room.  

Rather than hire an integrator, technology coordinator Chad Morris opted to self-install an entire HARMAN Pro AV system, consisting of JBL Professional speakers and focused around the AMX Jetpack, which was developed for small-to-medium meeting spaces.

The JPK-1300 Jetpack combines 4K60 4:2:0 HDMI and USB-C video switching and distance transport, room control, wallplate accessibility and audio amplification.  The equipment supports a range of classroom and meeting space applications and can be controlled through panel buttons, RS-232, Telnet, SSH, a Web GUI, and the Jetpack Manager application.

The kit includes a three-input switching wallplate transmitter, a six-button keypad with volume control, and a multi-function receiver with built-in amplifier, USB signal pass-through, RS232 control, Relay, IR, mic/line input, line out, remote mute, audio de-embedding, USB-AUDIO, ARC function, and CEC control. It is the ideal solution for anyone that could benefit from a bundled product offering 4K60 video transmission and switching, room and device control, audio amplification, simplified web configuration and campus management.

“The response to the Jetpack has been awesome. It works really well and is easy to use. What staff and patrons like about it is that you just plug it in and it works. No configuring. Just turn it on. Its simplicity is what makes it great,” said Chad Morris, technology coordinator, Franklin-Springboro Public Library.

“I’ve been an IT Professional for 16 years and some projects can present obstacles along the way. This one for the most part was straightforward. It was just the facility manager and me. We did the entire installation for both of the rooms,” he added.