HARMAN Professional Solutions has announced the introduction of the new AMX Varia family of professional-grade touch panels, designed for corporate, education, government, hospitality, entertainment and other environments.
Available in four screen sizes, ranging from 5.5 to 15.6 inches, Varia panels are equipped with an architecture platform that includes:
• Persona apps – Depending on the selected persona, Varia can transform into a full-screen, frameless web kiosk for accessing web apps such as a wayfinding app, hoteling app, or custom control app; a dedicated Zoom Rooms Controller; an AMX Book Room Scheduling Panel; or an AMX G5 Control Panel.
• Mounting flexibility – Varia panels include a versatile mount that provides wall, glass, and VESA-mounting capabilities. Optional tabletop mounting accessories are also available.
• Any-color side LEDs – The side LEDs on Varia panels can be programmatically configured to any of over 16 million colors.
• Communication and intelligence technologies – Integrated loudspeakers, microphones, and a front-facing HD camera enable telephony and video conferencing apps to be utilized with Varia. Also onboaurd are built-in NFC, proximity sensing and ambient light sensing.
The touch panels are offered in two styles: Varia and Varia SL. Varia is available in three screen sizes: 8, 10.1, and 15.6 inches and offers mounting flexibility. Panels can be mounted to a wall, glass, VESA-mount, or to a tabletop via an optional accessory. Varia SL is optimized for in-wall installations utilizing standard single-gang electrical boxes and is available in two sizes: 5.5 and 8 inches. Two Varia “No-Comm” models exclude the camera, NFC, and microphone to meet the security requirements of facilities that do not allow these capabilities.
“Designed with grace and engineered for performance, Varia touch panels combine modern standards, unparalleled flexibility, and enterprise-grade security with extreme simplicity and affordability,” says Jamie Trader, vice president of Video and Control, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “As our customers and our industry continue to adopt standard web technologies, AMX is creating professional-grade products that enable that evolution. Whether you need a flexible UX for custom integrations or a professional-grade appliance to access your own web-based control dashboard, Varia delivers a beautifully robust user experience.”
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