AMX has announced the launch of the AMX Unity program, which is meant to increase profit potential for residential product dealers.
The program, which was demonstrated at CEDIA Expo, will provide dealers with free programming and touch panel design.
“At a time when the residential market is facing more competition from out-of-the-box automation systems, AMX is giving dealers an easy way to deliver on every customer’s demands while increasing margins to be competitive,” Blake Jackson, AMX's residential vice president, said in a statement.
“Since AMX technology is engineered with the capabilities and flexibility most systems do not have, dealers can offer customers a wider selection of more advanced home automation ideas like daylight harvesting with lighting schedules; iTunes library accessibility in every room; pool pump and heater automation and energy consumption/management – the scope of possibilities will definitely win over homeowners.”
End-user settings will be adjustable by the client, but Near Field Communication (NFC) technology will provide the ability to lock or unlock any portion of the control system. Unity is expected to roll out within the next 60 days.