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1. Signal detection
AV equipment with signal detection, as the name implies, turns on automatically when the device detects an input source. The devices also turn off automatically when they no longer detect an input source. Examples of such devices could be displays with CEC or the Neets Sound Bar - SB2 with its wake-on-signal functionality.
2. Occupancy sensors
It happens. People rush out of meeting rooms and classrooms and move on to their next task or destination – forgetting to turn off the equipment and the lights before going out. This unfortunate habit can heavily impact an enterprise or education’s institution’s energy bill. Installing a motion or occupancy sensor with an AV control system can be a smart, energy-efficient solution. Such a sensor can be configured to turn off all the equipment in a room automatically after a fixed amount of time without detecting human presence.
3. AV Control Systems
AV control systems can be described as the brain behind your meeting or learning spaces’ AV equipment setup. Control systems can be configured to control all the equipment in a room and enable the user to perform functions from a keypad or touch user interface. A simple way to optimize the energy efficiency of a room is to add an ON/OFF button to the user interface which is connected to all the devices in the room. In that way, users only have one button to press before leaving the room, increasing the odds that they remember to turn off the equipment and saving energy.
4. Scheduling/Timing functions
Some control systems* have timing and scheduling functions that can be used to optimize the energy consumption of a room. For instance, the control system could be configured to turn off all the equipment automatically at 17:00, after the office or school is closed.
*Neets Control - EcHo, EcHo Plus, SieRRa II, AlFa II and TanGo.