Canon Ensures Compatibility and Seamless Integration Through Module Development with Control Concepts
In demonstrating their commitment to excellence beyond the benefits of their feature-rich products, Canon, a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions, also understands the importance of providing their clients ease of integration for both new and existing systems. With that in mind, Canon invested in the expertise of AV software developer, Control Concepts, to help ensure simplicity and reliability of control system integration for their new line of CR-N300 and CR-N500 cameras.
The CR-N300 and CR-N500 cameras offer broadcast-quality indoor and outdoor imaging in 4K with remote production capabilities and address the growing demand for streaming with a professional pan/tilt/zoom product. In addition, the AMX and Crestron modules developed by Control Concepts facilitate seamless remote control capabilities that leverage the cameras’ key features with those third-party platforms and controllers, while also offering the convenience and reliability that integrators need to make their projects run smoothly and predictably.
Whether it is a new installation or an upgrade to an existing system using Crestron or AMX controls, the modules developed by Control Concepts are an excellent asset for integrators and programmers. “Knowing Control Concepts’ reputation and their commitment to support manufacturers with modules and drivers that provide compatibility with third-party control platforms, we felt confident they were the right fit for our needs,” shared Michael Kearns, Senior Technical Specialist, Canon USA. “Not only were the deliverables provided promptly, but Control Concepts’ development process was also smooth and easy.”
“Given that ease of control was critical to the success of the CR-N300 and CR-N500 cameras, it was rewarding to partner with Canon to develop control modules that facilitate reliable programming of AMX and Crestron systems,” remarked Steve Greenblatt, Control Concepts’ President. “We look forward to working closely with Canon to ensure that their clients have a positive experience controlling these products.”
The relationship that Canon and Control Concepts have forged offers a single point of contact for both development and support needs ensuring consistency in user experience, optimal performance, and reliable outcomes that designers, integrators, and programmers need to specify, implement, and control Canon products with confidence.
- The AMX and Crestron modules for the Canon CR-N300 and CR-N500 integration can be easily found and downloaded from the Control Concepts’ Manufacturers Partners page.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.: Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $30.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), as of 2021 has ranked in the top-five overall in U.S. patents granted for 36 consecutive years† and was one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2022. Canon U.S.A. was featured in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking among the top 100 companies for employee happiness and satisfaction at work. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.
† Number of patents for 2021 are based on figures released by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Figures for 2005 to 2020 are based on information issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
About Control Concepts: Found in 1997, Control Concepts is a leader in integrating manufacturers’ products with AV control system platforms through the development of drivers, modules, plugins, middleware, and accompanying support. The value provided by these offerings eases the effort for integrators and programmers seeking to control devices with robust APIs and provides simplified compatibility for third-party manufacturers’ devices. Control Concepts also provides AV control system programming, audio configuration, software development, and specialty services for AV systems.