Dukane Conva Review Fredonia NY

ConVA simplifies the control of multiple AV devices in the classroom for our teachers in Fredonia. 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

Ptc Inc
(631) 367-3328
3 Harbor Rd
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
X-Treme Technology Inc
(718) 833-7746
6721 Fort Hamilton Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY
Human Electronics
(315) 724-9850
155 Genesee St
Utica, NY
All Citi Toner Inc
(718) 302-0971
178 Hewes St
Brooklyn, NY
Staples
(315) 789-7399
337 Hamilton St
Geneva, NY
Eagle-I Associates
(716) 366-3245
220 Lake Shore Drive East
Dunkirk, NY
Staples
(516) 869-6858
1410 Northern Blvd
Manhasset, NY
Staples
(518) 581-7298
3035 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY
Staples
(718) 815-5599
1520 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY
The Very Next Step
(718) 446-3442
9820 Astoria Blvd
East Elmhurst, 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