Following successful launches at both ISE 2016 and InfoComm 2016, WyreStorm (distributed in Australia by Hills) has launched its eagerly anticipated NetworkHD Touch iPad control app for NetworkHD 100 and 200-Series single screen and video wall AV over IP systems.
Available free from the App Store from 13 July 2016, Touch puts control of an entire NetworkHD system at a user’s fingertips with live video preview of all sources and displays, drag-and-drop selection of content onto each display for effortless switching of any number of sources to any number of displays or video walls.
WyreStorm NetworkHD product manager James Meredith says the inspiration for Touch came directly from installers and clients themselves: “The first-hand feedback we received from hospitality and retail projects suggested that although installers loved how NetworkHD integrated with third party control systems, hospitality and retail clients noticed the control systems themselves were not being used properly by their staff. This was largely due to staff difficulty fully understanding what sources were showing what content and what displays they were switching content to. Consequently, the often very expensive control system wasn’t used to its full potential and the customer experience suffered as a result.
“The solution was to create a free app that could control a complete NetworkHD system with live video previews that let the end user see what they were switching and to where in real time, and instant drag and drop content selection on a consumer device they were familiar with, using gestures they already knew.”
For the installer, Touch is as simple to set up as it is to use with automatic configuration via downloads from the central NetworkHD system controller to ensure client/end user have access to their source content in a matter of minutes.
Displays can be grouped into rooms, areas or video walls, with users able to save favorite preset configurations and even switch all displays to a single source instantly for incredible flexibility over how content is selected and to where a user wants it to go – a considerable benefit for hospitality applications such as bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as retail applications such as stores, shopping malls and showrooms.
For video wall applications, Touch makes it possible to access settings and change preset display configurations within the NetworkHD 200 Series system and then drag and drop new content onto the iPad virtual display placeholders in real-time with changes to the actual video wall happening instantaneously.
Wall layouts can be changed, saved and recalled with live video previews of all sources and selected content displayed on-screen instantly and at the same time with WyreStorm’s QuickSync for the fastest source switching available on the market.
Whether single screen or video walls, switching is instantaneous with NetworkHD Touch. The images never freeze or go black during the transition, no matter what content or devices are being switched-content is crystal clear and up on screen with a flick of the finger.
Furthermore, Touch can also be integrated with the WyreStorm Enado control system to enable control of the source devices themselves and take advantage of powerful Enado features, such as BYOD for the quick and easy addition of control devices by just scanning the Enado QR code straight into the app for Enado control to be instantly available within the Touch app. Meredith sees Enado as key benefit for NetworkHD:
“Integrating with our Enado browser-based AV control system adds source control and QR code scanning for BYOD connectivity and further control functionality that really opens up a world of NetworkHD control possibilities. It’s all about giving the dealer options for their clients that provide real world benefits and solve real world problems.”
NetworkHD Touch is available for free download from the App Store now.