(click thumbnail)ARC PlusBurk Technology is announcing six products and upgrades, including the Plus-X AC-8, which provides independent management of equipment connected to 120 V outlets; and Web connectivity for the ARC Plus broadcast facility control system.
The Plus-X AC-8 allows remote rebooting of servers and PCs. Broadcasters also can remotely manage HVAC, lighting and other appliances. It connect directly to the Burk ARC Plus remote control via Ethernet, or to any remote control (including the GSC3000 and ARC-16) using general purpose inputs. A Web server allows stand-alone remote connectivity.
Burk is demonstrating mobile Web connectivity to the ARC Plus, which now allows remote access via Web-enabled cellphones and PDAs, including Treos, iPhones, Pocket PCs and more. The company says virtually any device with Web access can now monitor transmitter readings and enable remote operators to review alarms, issue commands and run macros without a PC.
Additionally, Burk is showing version 2.0 software and firmware for the ARC Plus, which has expanded data analysis tools to improve preventive plant maintenance and ease remote troubleshooting of fault conditions; and a free firmware upgrade for the GSC3000 and VRC2500 broadcast remote control platforms that add selective alarm dial-out. The upgrade allows better coordination of fault response by directing each alarm call to the most appropriate personnel.