Dukane Conva Review College Point NY

ConVA simplifies the control of multiple AV devices in the classroom for our teachers in College Point. This software system enables control and monitoring of these devices by converting the RS232 control codes into an IP stream sent over the computer network connection.

Local Companies

Artex Inc
(973) 778-9229
35 8th Street
Passaic, NJ
Global Computer Supplies
(516) 625-6262
11 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY
Prestige Business Products Inc
(201) 782-0600
187 Stephen Drive
Park Ridge, NJ
Alberti Computer Solutions
(423) 943-0612
Jersey City
Jersey City, NJ
PCC Computers
(973) 253-2727
1187 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ
American Data Mart
(212) 557-9191
124 E 40th Street
New York, NY
Computer Supplies 2000 Inc
(718) 381-6718
7502 61st Street
Ridgewood, NY
Hamco NY
(212) 690-3455
309 Garfield Avenue
West Hempstead, NY
Sunset Electronics
(718) 369-2403
3919 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Computer Network Services
(212) 557-3333
675 3rd Avenue
New York, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

Source: PRO AV Magazine
Publication date: February 1, 2006

By Paul Kreil

My Pick: Dukane ConVA Media Control System software, $399 MSRP per room (Presenter edition); $999 MSRP for a 50-seat license (Administrator edition)

What I Like About It: ConVA simplifies the control of multiple AV devices in the classroom for our teachers. This software system enables control and monitoring of these devices by converting the RS232 control codes into an IP stream sent over the computer network connection. All of the controls are then presented to the user via ConVA's GUI computer interface. The functions on each device's remote control are also represented on the computer screen. This lowers the learning curve for this equipment, which makes it easier to use and leads to greater acceptance. Using a wireless mouse allows teachers to move about the room while controlling the equipment, and also increases their interaction with the students.

Because the software is run over our LANs and corporate intranet, remote control of classroom technology means less running around for our technicians. Now we can be sure that devices — especially the video projectors —aren't left on all night or on weekends, which reduces required maintenance and saves hours on expensive bulbs. Actions can also be scheduled so that all devices can be turned off at 10:00 p.m., while local overrides are possible for those burning the midnight oil.

Click here to read full article from Pro AV Magazine