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AMX by HARMAN Debuts Varia Series Next-Generation Professional Touch Panels


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Professional-Grade, Persona-Defined Interfaces Redefine Touch Panel Capabilities, Underscore AMX Charge to Deliver Tools to Simplify, Solutions to Connect

HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control, today introduced the AMX Varia family of professional-grade, persona-defined touch panels, designed to adapt to the unique needs of any corporate, education, government, hospitality, entertainment, or other user environment.

Available in four screen sizes, from a diminutive 5.5-inch to a vast 15.6-inch, Varia panels streamline meeting spaces, boardrooms, classrooms, auditoriums and more. A dynamic architecture platform supports the diverse needs of any user to define the entire panel experience. Features include:

  • Persona Apps – Depending on the selected persona, Varia can transform into a full-screen, frameless Web Kiosk for accessing web apps such as a wayfinding app, hoteling app, or custom control app; a dedicated Zoom Rooms Controller; an AMX Book Room Scheduling Panel; or an AMX G5 Control Panel.
  • Unmatched Mounting Flexibility – Varia panels include a versatile mount that provides wall, glass, and VESA-mounting capabilities. Optional tabletop mounting accessories are also available offering users the ability to meet any mounting need.
  • Any-Color Side LEDs – The side LEDs on Varia panels can be programmatically configured to any of over 16 million colors, opening a world of opportunities and applications. 
  • Communication and Intelligence Technologies – Integrated speakers, microphones, and a front-facing HD camera enable telephony and video conferencing apps to be utilized effectively with Varia. Built-in NFC, proximity sensing and ambient light sensing empower advanced environment integration making Varia panels some of the most versatile interfaces ever designed.

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Varia touch panels are offered in two styles: Varia and Varia SL. Varia is available in three screen sizes: 8″, 10.1″, and 15.6″ and offers unparalleled mounting flexibility. Panels can be mounted to a wall, glass, VESA-mount, or to a tabletop via an optional accessory. Varia SL is optimized for in-wall installations, utilizing standard single-gang electrical boxes and is available in two sizes: 5.5″ and 8″. Two Varia “No-Comm” models exclude the camera, NFC, and microphone to meet the security requirements of facilities that do not allow these capabilities.

“Designed with grace and engineered for performance, Varia touch panels combine modern standards, unparalleled flexibility, and enterprise-grade security with extreme simplicity and affordability,” said Jamie Trader, Vice President of Video and Control, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “As our customers and our industry continue to adopt standard web technologies, AMX is creating professional-grade products that enable that evolution. Whether you need a flexible UX for custom integrations or a professional-grade appliance to access your own web-based control dashboard, Varia delivers a beautifully robust user experience.”

Additional Details

For complete product details and specifications, please visit: amx.com/varia.

ABOUT HARMAN PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS
HARMAN Professional Solutions engineers and manufactures audio, video, lighting and control (AVLC) products for entertainment and enterprise markets, including live performance, audio production, large venue, cinema, retail, corporate, education, government, hospitality, broadcast and more. With leading brands including JBL Professional®, AKG®, Martin®, AMX®, Soundcraft®, BSS Audio®, Crown®, dbx Professional®, and Lexicon Pro®, HARMAN Professional delivers powerful, innovative and reliable solutions that are designed for world-class performance. HARMAN Professional Solutions is a Strategic Business Unit of HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. For more information, visit pro.harman.com/.

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


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