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C2G Controller Simplifies Installation and Operation of Classroom A/V Equipment

Wall–mount keypad is easy to install, program and use for controlling classroom audio/video equipment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DAYTON, OHIO – Dec. 13, 2011C2G, the preferred provider of high–performance cabling and connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of its TruLink® A/V Controller. Developed specifically for use in K–12 classrooms, the A/V Controller allows teachers to centrally operate audio/video equipment through a unit that is simple to install, program and operate.

The TruLink A/V Controller from C2G makes it easier to control projectors, DVD and Blu–ray players, document cameras and other A/V devices used in the classroom. The wall–mount A/V keypad is backlit and features eight interchangeable buttons that can operate up to four programmable commands per button.

The TruLink A/V Controller is designed for convenience and ease of use for the installer by providing multiple programming options to accommodate any size and type of deployment without removing the unit from the wall. These methods include using the software interface, infrared port or USB on–the–go (OTG), which is used to program and update software by connecting a laptop or a thumb drive to the front USB port. The controller also contains pre–loaded commands in the software for the most popular classroom equipment.

“With successful experience in providing innovative connectivity solutions for education, we are able to identify the pain points of our integrator customers and end users,” said Gary Hess, vice president of innovation for Lastar, parent company of C2G. “As the classroom evolves with more advanced technology, we recognized the need for an A/V Controller that made all that equipment easier to use at a price point within K–12 technology budgets. In addition, we took it a step further by using our connectivity expertise to develop a controller that is simple to install, program and update in order to provide smart control for teachers and smart design for installers.”

Other key features of the A/V Controller include:

  • Multiport Controller Interface Adapter (MCIA) provides standard snap–in cable connections instead of bare wire connections to reduce risk of a connection failure
  • Large, backlit buttons for easy identification and operation
  • Lockdown security feature that requires a code to be entered to enable controller buttons
  • Integrated clock for automatic shutdown and power on at selected times ensures equipment is ready when needed but powered down to conserve electricity and extend device life
  • Decora–style wall plate for easy mounting in single gang electrical boxes
  • Backup capability eliminates reprogramming in the case of a power failure

The TruLink A/V Controller is now available through C2G distributors and reseller partners. For more information, please visit our TruLink A/V Controller page.

About C2G

C2G, a group brand Legrand, is a global leader in IT, A/V, datacom cabling and connectivity solutions since 1984. C2G delivers connectivity solutions renowned for superior quality, value and innovation and are backed by an uncompromising commitment to customer service. C2G is widely known as the cabling and connectivity supplier of choice for industry leading technology resellers and distributors across North America, EMEA and Asia. In 2014 C2G joined the Data Communications division of Legrand, North America, the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. For more information, please visit C2G.

Media Contact

Brad Shinkle
Marketing Communications Manager
brad.shinkle@c2g.com
937.531.7940