Being able to connect, switch and distribute multiple audio and video sources to multiple destinations throughout a room, building or campus, and being able to manage the AV from one centralized location is the idea behind a Centralized AV platform.


The successful distribution of AV content can often mean the success or failure of a military mission, a surgical procedure, a surveillance operation, or a space launch. It’s these types of events and activities that have led their executors to rely solely on a dedicated AV switching and distribution solution that can be counted on for its clarity, immediacy, security, reliability, redundancy, and ease of use.


Centralized AV systems should maintain a security posture in alignment with the user’s security goals and meet the latest standards expected of the IT industry. This includes central management of users, permissions, passwords, levels of system access, audit logs and reporting.

Redundancy is a paramount consideration as well. Centralized AV platforms should feature redundant power supplies and other critical components to ensure fail safe, zero downtime operations.


Centralized AV solutions can be easily controlled over the user’s network. An embedded Ethernet switch can manage the entire solution, including source equipment and display devices located throughout the environment – all from a single point of control. The most sophisticated platforms may also feature onboard web configuration so that maintenance and upgrades can be performed online, making it extremely convenient for IT staff and administrators, offering the ability to log in remotely, anytime from anywhere to access and manage the system.


The best Centralized AV platforms support a variety of transport mediums to best suit the application and length of distance between sources and destinations. Whether Twisted Pair Category Cable or Fiber is determined to be the best medium for delivery, users will receive second to none clarity and immediacy of signal delivery using either transport method. And if long distances are required, single mode fiber can distribute completely uncompressed pixel-for-pixel video over 10 kilometers from the source with a delay of only 4.8 one-millionth of a second, making it the method of choice for government and other sensitive applications.


The AMX Enova DGX Platform leads the industry and remains a forerunner of innovation in Centralized AV. Enova DGX Digital Media Switchers set the standard as the centerpiece of a complete solution that manages and distributes analog and digital audio and video including HDMI with HDCP compliance, control and Ethernet, and at distances of up to 10 kilometers away when distributed using single mode fiber.

All Enova DGX Switchers feature an integrated NetLinx® NX Series Central Control Processor and embedded Ethernet switch, enabling management of the entire solution, including source equipment and display devices – all from a single point of control. And with award-winning NetLinx NX processing onboard, Enova DGX Switchers feature the very same security measures that have been applauded by IT administrators for ensuring a safe, secure, and accountable platform.

In addition to the latest security-supporting measures, the Enova DGX platform is also one of the simplest to manage with onboard web configuration for all aspects of the DGX system. The Enova DGX 100 Series web interface presents a robust dashboard for single view setup and real-time monitoring of the system. A visual icon representing each connected point displays video presence, quality and type as well as HDCP encryption status, and audio type and status. Add custom labeling to endpoints for even more clarity. DXLink endpoints are now automatically setup with single IP addressing for the system.

This greatly simplifies the setup and configuration of systems, including AMX Enova DXLink distance transport endpoints, which drastically reduces installation time.


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