AVNOC® Support Gateway

AVNOC® Support Gateway provides remote audiovisual system management for improving customer support. Used in conjunction with AVNOC® monitoring solutions the Support Gateway can be utilized to perform program updates and diagnostics from a remote help desk.

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Features:

  • Port 443 or 8080 Internal Access
  • Port 443 WWW. Remote Access
  • HTML5 Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Connection Notifications and Alerts
  • Simple Navigation for Remote Support
  • Access Remote Files and AV Applications

The AVNOC® Support Gateway offers a remote desktop for programmers and system managers to deliver multi-tiered support to customers. The AVNOC® interface gives the end customer control making it easier for in-house IT to restrict access to unauthorized users.

The new Support Gateway is another example of our continued progress in technology growth and stringent security practices. Gaining remote access to a corporate network environment is reserved for trusted knowledgeable professionals. The team at AVNOC® and the products we produce are a testament to the best practices in network security.

To learn more about AVNOC® and the solutions we provide to the enterprise customer contact us by visiting avnoc.com

 

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AVNOC® Crestron Monitoring

Crestron Monitoring

Connecting AVNOC® to Crestron systems helps Integrator’s remote monitor those installs. AVNOC® captures details about the health of a system and attached outboard devices through the Crestron 2 & 3 series processors and Fusion. The data is delivered securely to the AVNOC® cloud software for accurate event management.

Through SIMPL Windows system programmers add AVNOC® to new and existing Crestron designs. By accessing the SNMP modules, programmers can connect outboard devices to AVNOC® for secure remote monitoring. The results are notices and log files directly from processors in the field delivered to your help desk for support diagnostics.

AVNOC® – Crestron Interface Supports: 

  • Direct Crestron Monitoring
  • SNMP Data Translation
  • Systems Current Status
  • Most Recent Logs Files
  • Automated Event Ticketing
  • Device Setting Detection
  • API Integration to Fusion

AVNOC® Quick Setup

Auto-population of outboard devices to AVNOC® gives a seamless transfer of system nomenclature. Retrieving customer demographics, room definitions and details assigned to assets are included in the data. AVNOC® prioritizes events automatically through presets and queues notices by level of importance.

AVNOC® – Crestron Fusion Integration

Through API AVNOC® integrates into Fusion providing resourceful tools to respond to events from outside of the customer’s network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCN talks to AVNOC® – November 2015

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AVNOC’s success is partly driven by integrator’s around the globe wanting to have top-quality proactive services. Our solutions are a reflection of multiple companies in the industry who have different requirements for their customers.

AVNOC® has a broad-scope of software solutions in-house, plus API integration for 3rd party platforms. A rich database of manufacturers MIBS for SNMP translation puts AVNOC® way ahead of the technology curve. Using AVNOC® there’s no need to piecemeal multiple platforms together. AVNOC® is an easy solution ready-to-go anywhere you need it.

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In SCN’s November 2015 article “Security in the Cloud” written by Steve Harvey, he approaches some of the security questions regarding remote monitoring and cloud platforms. Also he touches base on HIPAA compliant networks in financial and legal customers networks. As noted in SCN’s November 2015 Edition AVNOC® has become the focus as a secure remote AV monitoring solution for annual recurring revenue. Read what Crestron and AVI-SPL say regarding deployment of cloud services moving into the the future.

Read SCN’s “Security in the Cloud” By Steve Harvey View Article

See the Full Edition of SCN November 2015

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Integrating ALL Audiovisual Service Operations

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Integrating Audiovisual Service Operations

The forward momentum in the audiovisual industry is pushing towards creating a better overall service model. Looking back at the evolution of service it becomes evident there’s now a quality-of-service gap that exists between managed services and field service offerings. Combining AV monitoring with managed services is the natural progression in the networking age. Consider field service as a part of the remote monitoring equation and it becomes a more interesting proposition.

The need for Integrators to bring all of their customers into a help desk, both managed services and priority service is an important step forward. Being that audiovisual is more often inSideImageManagedServices1tegrated in the customer’s network today the opportunity for enhancing support has been completely activated. Easy enough for in-house managed services to be proactive, but now in field services it’s becoming the focus more than ever.

The progression results in audiovisual customers experiencing a higher level of service. There’s more choices of Integrators who provide remote monitoring and management in their service offering these days. Either through managed services or field service every customer can now enjoy the benefits of proactive support and remote AV monitoring.

By including AVNOC® in each customer’s network audiovisual systems are easily monitored remotely. AVNOC® creates a central management location for Integrators where procedure can be sourced more efficiently. The AVNOC® framework displays activity through cloud software providing important accurate data for every connected customer.

AVNOC® recently launched new software features that include a World Map view. The World Map is the easiest way to view updates of customer’s networks anywhere around the globe. Perfect for the Network Operation Center the World Map is an effective resource and an attractive presentation as a full-time video wall display.

AVNOC® increases the ability for Integrators to grow support services without limitations. Easy on-boarding, enterprise scalability, plus HIPAA compliance is a part of what makes AVNOC® the solution for leading Integrators around the globe.

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Unchecked Tunneling Into Corporate Networks – Who Allows That?

As Audiovisual Integrators research different options for remote monitoring they need to be leery of products that promote unchecked tunneling through corporate firewalls. In today’s climate of robust data security to suggest that someone can access a secure network by tunneling through a device via HTTPS is reckless. Although it may sound like a good idea for easy remote management, telling corpono-access-71232_640rate IT you can gain access to their network through a device no one can track isn’t something they’re going to celebrate.

Understanding the differences in Residential and Corporate network security should be a straight forward conversation when selling AV in both markets. Residential is low to medium security that offers easy access to AV and home security systems. Asking for residential level access into a corporate customer’s network is unprofessional at the very least.

Best practice is to have a secure solution in place when offering remote monitoring to corporate customers. IT departments are very aware of monitoring their entire infrastructure and do not waiver on security. Bring IT a secure solution that allows you to see AV system details from the outside posing no threat to the IT infrastructure what-so-ever. That will help put the IT people at ease knowing you have knowledge about network security and the product to back it.

The ultimate goal is to have better customer service and generate more recurring revenue. Remote monitoring is designed to augment service sales and support by bringing a proactive solution to the table. No one needs to tunnel into a customers network to update a program. That’s not a good selling point. Trying to eliminate important customer visits should never be the target. Providing better service is the bulls eye and will ultimately yield the biggest rewards through more customer satisfaction.

AVNOC® is dedicated to providing secure remote monitoring solutions and delivering the confidence IT professionals expect. Put AVNOC® in your toolbox and the confidence of a secure monitoring solution.

AVNOC® Partners with Bravo Audiovisual

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AVNOC®, an AV/IT industry software developer and manufacturer, with offices in Williamsburg, VA and Reno, NV, has partnered with Bravo Audiovisual in Oslo, Norway to deliver remote audiovisual monitoring for their customers. AVNOC® reports on device and network availability plus detailed system metrics keeping help desks, service centers and customers in-touch with audiovisual systems.

AVNOC® software is a service management platform complete with an Executive Interface, Operations Dashboard, Field Service Software and Website Plug-in. Features include remote power management, device control, and API for leading room control systems. AVNOC® remote monitoring continually delivers usage data plus diagnostic accuracy for commercial audiovisual systems. The combination of AVNOC® cloud software and remote monitoring creates an end-to-end managed services offering.

Partnering with Bravo Audiovisual is a wonderful opportunity for both companies, ”says AVNOC® Managing Partner, Scott Allard. “Providing our solutions for Bravo Audiovisual helps them bring new support services to their customers throughout the Nordics. Expanding our business footprint Internationally with Bravo moves us in to new markets and is consistent with the rapid growth we’re having in the U.S.”

Bravo’s main focus is to deliver total AV solutions tailored to the specific needs of each customer. The company’s vision is to transform the way clients communicate and interact through new and innovative solutions developed with creativity and the best product knowledge in the business.

“We are truly looking forward to launching this product in the Nordics”, says Trond Christensen, Bravo Audiovisual Managing Director. We are impressed by the AVNOC® team and their products and believe that their remote monitoring solutions will be an attractive offering in the Nordic market.”

Bravo Audiovisual is a leading AV integrator in Norway. The company designs, builds and supports AV systems for video conferencing and commercial audiovisual installations and was established by a group of people with more than 50 years of industry experience.

For further information on Bravo Audiovisual and their products and services, please visit www.bravoav.no

For further information on AVNOC®and their remote monitoring solutions, please visit www.avnoc.com

AVNOC® API for Leading Room Control Systems – Remote Audiovisual Monitoring

AVNOC Develops API for Room Control Systems

Remote AV monitoring has become a hot topic and the focus of AV service providers. Having a proactive service delivery system in place adds real value to an audiovisual company’s total offerings. The leading room control systems have established the ability to manage and monitor devices from inside a customers network. This standard leaves a gap in service as gaining access to multiple customers with different systems becomes unmanageable.

AVNOC® provides API for the major room control systems like Fusion, GVE, and RMS. Our software platform takes those 1000’s of emails generated by usage and turns them in to meaningful data. Using AVNOC® remote audiovisual monitoring, equipment connected by RS232 like projectors report detailed status information directly to our software. Our multi-user platform has 6 different points of view for the executive, operations, engineering and the customer assignable by User or PIN.

Tying multiple systems together is done in the AVNOC® Cloud. Customer’s are displayed on the AVNOC® Dashboard individually making every system and customer location a breeze to manage. Automated ticketing creates a more manageable workflow that reveals points of failure for accurate diagnosis and proper service dispatch. All activity is available to generate reports filtered by customer, billing, rooms, service, and more. 

AVNOC® is used by leading service providers across the nation and around the globe. Our system brings remote monitoring to any customers network without VPN. AVNOC® is a HIPAA compliant solution that delivers reliable data to your Service Help Desk with real-time performance for proactive results.


For more information about AVNOC® API for Fusion, GVE and RMS go to avnoc.com