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Additions to AMX Stylish HydraPort Connection Line Take a New Direction
Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2011
Three Elegant, Low Profile Options for Connecting Laptops and Portable Devices to Lecterns, Desks or Conference Tables
Orlando, Fla - June 16, 2011 - AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced an expansion of the stylish HydraPort™ Connection Port series. The new additions to the successful HydraPort Connection line include flush-mountable 6-module, 9-module and 12-module units. Offered as a value-priced line, these new additions still maintain the versatile modularity of the HydraPort system allowing users an easy way to connect laptops and other mobile devices via connectors for audio, video, Ethernet, USB, power and control. Also announced are 2-inch and 3/4-inch grommets that provide stylish yet practical solutions for routing cables through any mounting surface. AMX will be demonstrating the HydraPort additions in booth 2525 at InfoComm 2011, being held June 15 - 17 in Orlando, Fla.
The 6-, 9- and 12-module HydraPort Connections are completely configurable, allowing installers to easily adjust the modules to the unique AV and power needs of any room. These include individual HDMI, RGB+Audio and DVI+Audio connection modules, Ethernet and USB pass-through modules, and power modules meeting regulatory standards for U.S., U.K., E.U., Australia and India, providing a global solution. The elegant units sit nearly flush with the mount's surface – even with the lid open, and take up limited space. Users can easily connect and control laptops, projectors, document cameras, DVD players, audio equipment and other support devices.
The modular assembly also allows users to easily change connections as needs evolve, making the HydraPort Connections future proof for connection types that have yet to be developed.
"Our HydraPort line has been successful because most meeting space connection systems on the market are either lackluster, expensive, or both," said AMX Chief Technology Officer Robert Noble. "The new HydraPort Connection series offers customers the elegance and adaptable convenience of the HydraPort at a lower price point."
Supporting the HydraPort Connection Port line is the HydraPort Connection Preview (HCP), an easy to use drag-and-drop web application on The HCP guides installers through building a perfect connection port for a specified deployment. HCP is also built with the intelligence to monitor space allocation and advise the installer of potential compatibility and capacity issues. HCP allows the installer to save and store their configuration to re-open at a later date, print an impressive visual reference of the configuration layout complete with project information or job details and produce a comprehensive parts list that details every piece necessary to submit an order.
"HydraPort Connection Preview is a time-saving problem-solver, period," commented Jeff Kindig, AMX vice president, strategic marketing. "Now installers can print out a photo-realistic layout of the product to show their customer, complete with a parts list for ordering – and that only puts time and money back in their pockets."