New Every Switch Supported Allows Integrators to Build Any Size 4K Matrix on an Existing Network Without Upgrading the Network Switch
LARGO, Fla. — Aug. 30, 2018 — Just Add Power (J+P), a leader in Ultra HD over IP video distribution, will demonstrate its new Just OS firmware ecosystem at CEDIA 2018, Sept. 6-8, at the San Diego Convention Center in Booth 5344. Just OS was developed with the REST API, the prevailing standard in IoT solution design, ensuring a future-proof platform that can communicate with intelligent technologies on the horizon. The ecosystem comprises J+P’s Plug-Play-Present (PPP) logic control, the Switch Please web application, and the latest switching innovation from the company, Every Switch Supported (ESS).
The new ESS firmware solves the installation hurdle of building complex 4K video matrixes on an unsegregated network. Using ESS, integrators can now build any size of matrix on the existing network without upgrading the switches to accommodate the additional use of network resources. As a result, integrators can better manage the build time and costs of projects with 4K HDMI distribution requirements. The advanced solution is the result of more than 10 years of research and innovation from the engineers at J+P.
“As a manufacturer of network appliances, it is a natural evolution for us to work hand-in-hand with smart appliances and platforms, and embrace the potential that new web technologies bring to the table,” said Taft Stricklin, sales team manager for J+P. “With Just OS, users can now easily interact with modern web technologies in ways not possible a few years ago. With the new REST API, developing native web applications for a J+P system is now easier than with any AV over IP system in the world.”
The new Just OS ecosystem also supports J+P’s PPP logic control, which enables intuitive and reliable connection and switching of sources. Users simply connect any source to any HDMI or VGA transmitter, and the transmitter does all the work. The device allows integrators to create a scene based on video being present. It can power devices on and off and communicate with network devices. The transmitter can send CEC, IR, IP, or RS-232 commands to a single screen, multiple screens, or the network switch with simple conditional statements to make control possible without the additional expense of an outboard control system.
Just OS also drives J+P’s Switch Please web application, which allows matrix switching of any J+P device from any web browser and is optimized for both desktop or mobile device access. The system eases setup by dynamically generating control options based on the switch configuration of the installation. Once installed, Switch Please gives installers and end-users the ability to use the Image Pull feature for live video preview, custom name sources and displays, and show/hide displays and sources on the app interface.
Part of J+P’s evolutionary product philosophy, Just OS is free to download and works on all 2G and 3G products, continuing to add value to systems even years after their initial installation.
For more information on this and other J+P products visit www.justaddpower.com.
Visit Just Add Power at CEDIA 2018, Booth 5344
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About Just Add Power
Just Add Power (J+P) was founded in 1992 by a group of former employees from the IBM Corporation. The motivation behind the company and the name was to come to the market with applications that totally support customers and their investment and are easy to use. With the 2009 introduction of the HDIP™ solution for distributing HDMI over IP networks, the company has become well-known across many new markets.
The J+P design and manufacturing philosophy is evolutionary, not revolutionary. For example, customers who invested in the company’s solution in 2009 can still purchase new transmitters and receivers today to expand and maintain their system. J+P takes pride in having created an infrastructure that can be sustained and manufactured reliably for many years, making improvements through free firmware updates. When the company adds features that can’t be done through firmware alone, it builds new hardware with an eye toward backwards compatibility. The J+P evolutionary product design philosophy ensures the protection of its customers’ investment and increases system value over time.
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