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Control and Automation

Control and automation systems enable you to centralize management of your AV solutions—updating signage remotely, pre-scheduling messages to go out, adjusting lighting levels, monitoring activities in real time, and more.

As a leading network systems integrator, Activo is the expert at putting the sync in your AV control and automation system. We work with industry leaders like QSC and Crestron to deliver fully integrated systems for organizations across Canada.

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Control and Automation Key Considerations

What are the components of a control and automation system?

There are two main components of automation systems, the user interface and the control processor:

  • The user interface gives users a way of interacting with the control system and can be loaded on proprietary devices or you own devices.
  • The Control processor is the brains of the system and all devices are controlled through it. It can be manual, automated, or a mix.

Does my control and automation solution need to run on a proprietary device?

Not in all situations, no. Industry leaders like Creston have developed software solutions that are compatible with a range of devices including tablets and smartphones.

How many rooms or devices can a single system control?

The answer can be as few as one or over 100 depending on your needs. Many control and automation systems today are designed to scale to give you oversight over a large number of rooms and units. Often, you can also switch seamlessly between controlling the entire environment and making adjustments within a single area.

What do I need to look for in an audio/visual control and automation solution?

Your control and automation solution should deliver benefits like:

  • Centralized management of your resources
  • Flexibility to serve spaces of varying sizes and complexity
  • Reliability through features like redundant power supplies and networking
  • Simplicity by using common hardware and software

Most importantly, your AV control and automation solution needs to suit your needs.

Why Choose Us?

Integrated Technologies & Networks

We build your network, putting the necessary hardware, software, network, and controls in place to make systems work harmoniously together.

Future-Ready Infrastructures

The Age of the Information Society is turning disparate platforms into interconnected, interoperable, and smart networks. We work with you to ensure you are able to take full advantage of emerging trends.

Lifecycle Support

Our highly trained and certified technicians monitor, maintain, and enhance your networking infrastructures throughout their lifecycles—saving you time and money while minimizing risk.

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