Equipment that fulfills multiple functions not only saves space but is generally more cost effective. Specifically for AV, reducing the number of devices in a typical rack offers a variety of benefits that translate into financial, material and energy savings as well as responsible procurement. This is especially true for the new Enova DVX-3150 from AMX.
The Enova DVX-3150 is an all-in-one switcher which replaces up to 10 different rack components. There is an obvious financial benefit to removing that many devices from a typical rack. However, beyond the financial benefit is the energy savings (think: even MORE financial benefits). When active, the DVX consumes about 80% less energy than a standard rack configuration- that’s a mere 90 watts. With the amplifier, expect it to draw 95- 110 watts. In standby, the DVX crushes both a competitive product and a standard rack by using only 10% of the energy- 30 watts. The Enova DVX-3150 is a single device about the size of a desktop tower; the reduction in the amount of heat that it gives off, and therefore the amount of additional outside cooling required, can also be calculated into the energy savings. The DVX is a great option to help further your client’s green initiatives and offer a visible reduction in the electric bill.
Green devices should take into account more than energy savings. Design, procurement, materials, assembly, social responsibility and shipping are all part of the overall environmental impact of a product. AMX understands this and has designed a device that moves beyond efficiency. By replacing up to 10 components, the DVX reduces the amount of materials required to manufacture all those devices (being shipped from manufacturers around the world). It eliminates 9 devices worth of packaging and overall shipping carbon footprint, especially for our readers in North America; the DVX is designed in the US and manufactured in Mexico at a plant which has established environmentally responsible manufacturing practices.
One of our favorite benefits of the DVX is that it is built to be “future-proof.” Perhaps no product can definitively claim that it is completely ready to adapt to the technology of the future but the DVX does have 3D video and surround sound capabilities and can be configured for a change in environment. The DVX offers the potential of a longer useful life-cycle and a lower cost of ownership.
With the Enova DVX-3150, AMX has developed a product that is energy efficient, environmentally responsible and scalable without compromising performance. At Project Green AV we are looking forward to covering a Green installation using this remarkable product.
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