Utelogy Expands its Utelligence Program for A/V Device Standardization with Development of New Driver for LEA Professional

Utelogy Corporation, a visionary provider of control, monitoring and analytics software for workspace management, has developed a new driver for LEA Professional’s line of professional-grade amplifiers and technologies supporting audio-video system integrators.

The new Utelogy driver joins LEA’s CONNECT SERIES of Application Programming Interfaces (API), a professional control ecosystem for third-party amplifier control and monitoring. This combined technology suite gives system integrators access to a diverse range of plug-ins, as well as expanded local area network amplifier control capabilities using LEA Professional’s web user interface and cloud platform.

Utelogy is also adding LEA Professional as the newest global solutions provider in its Utelligence Program. This program is Utelogy’s way of driving the industry to meet a higher level of standards-based security in connectivity and communications for AV and unified communications (UC) devices, offering rich APIs and improving user experiences by generating meaningful metrics. 

“Utelligence” describes the ability to capture complete and meaningful metrics that can provide the Utelogy Platform with analytics and insights. A major component of the Utelogy platform is device drivers, since they communicate with the AV hardware and UC soft codecs that Utelogy monitors, manages, and controls. This newest driver will be certified as a “Utelligent” device, Utelogy’s stamp of approval stating it meets the standards defined by this program. 

“Part of our mission at LEA Professional is to ensure our products are extremely flexible and easy to use for integrators,” said Blake Augsburger, Founder and CEO at LEA Professional. “The Utelogy driver for our Connect Series amplifiers supports this by giving our customers yet another way of integrating our products into one of the platforms they are already using for their projects. The goal is to ensure that LEA products will play well with other systems so our customers can always depend on us for any installation requirements. It was an end-to-end joint collaboration.”

The Utelogy Connect Series API will allow integrators to use the Utelogy software platform to control and monitor essential functions and features with the LEA Professional CONNECT SERIES smart professional-grade amplifiers. The product line was launched in 2019 as the first Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled, cloud-controllable professional amplifier. Users are able to remotely access their amplifiers by logging into the LEA cloud platform from any location with internet access.

LEA Professional amps are utilized in commercial A/V environments including conference rooms, manufacturing facilities, airports, hotels, houses of worship, and even restaurants, bars, and gyms. With such a diverse range of applications on projects varying in scope and complexity, integrators need technologies that are flexible, compatible and easy to use.

“On any installation project, time saved is money saved and learning a new product and new software can be frustrating and sometimes costly for integrators,” said Frank Pellkofer, President and Co-Founder at Utelogy. “This jointly developed driver will help integrators continue to implement new LEA products and technologies into their systems to better serve their customers without the usual frustrations that typically accompanies new technology.” 

The new driver supports multiple concurrent socket connections to the same port of a device, useful when multiple platforms need to communicate with a device simultaneously to perform different functions. Its use of robust API enables an array of intelligence to be delivered and the driver also helps generate more intelligent responses from a device. For example, when queried, a device can respond with “Temperature=22,” rather than simply “22.” 

The LEA control ecosystem consists of the Web browser-based UI, cloud control and monitoring platform, Open API with TCP and Websocket control and driver plug-in support which now includes the Utelogy Platform. 

SCROLL POSTS

A Few Kind Words...

Dan Pike- Covatic

Bubble brought their significant experience of NAB to support Covatic in kicking off a big US push at the Show. Their support was holistic, assisting us before, during and after the show and well appreciated. We had a successful show, gaining high profile new sales leads and even winning a Product of the Year Award - thanks in no small part to Bubble’s assistance with the application An experienced, credible team and a joy to work with.

Éva Szász – Lightware Visual Engineering

We’ve been working with Bubble for a couple of months now and luckily we found a common voice right away. They always have an easy, quick understanding of what we need and are delivering not only the materials we want, but more and more PR opportunities, in a proactive way. Bubble have been instrumental in raising awareness of Lightware in the run up to ISE and did a great job faciliting us onsite at ISE too including securing and conducting press appointments and manning our social accounts.

Paul Weiser – ASG

I have been working with Bubble for the past eight months. I run marketing for Advanced Systems Group based in Northern California. ASG is a technology company focused on providing technology solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Our business is broken down into four diverse areas. One of the challenges that Bubble helps me solve is how to market a company with multiple business units, yet still deliver a unified message for our brand. The key benefits that Bubble provides in helping guide our marketing efforts include: Industry knowledge, Expertise in all functional areas of marketing, Client service & Worldwide brand. The first year of working with Bubble has been a great experience. I’m excited to work with the team to see how we build the ASG brand in the future.

Catherine Watling – Visual Data

The Bubble team have been fantastic and the quality of the work is always exceptional – even at short notice. Our work with Bubble has produced some of the best coverage we have ever had!

Mark Forth – CVP

Working with Bubble has been integral to a rapid improvement in the delivery of our PR and communication strategy. The entire Bubble team are always friendly and professional as well as knowledgeable and well-connected. A real joy to work with!

Nik Forman – Masstech

Bubble are a great bunch to have on your team. The whole staff combine high degrees of professionalism and diligence with an impressive depth of industry knowledge and reach, all delivered with huge fun and energy.

Tom Rockhill – Disguise

Since working with Bubble, we have been able to target key industries and sectors in a much more strategic way, which has been instrumental the growth of our business. Bubble is an invaluable part of our team and is really helping us to drive our business presence forward both through PR and at trade shows.

Charlotte Wheeler – The Media Production and Technology Show

Bubble Agency has worked with The Media Production Show for the last few years to provide exhibitor PR to clients and show PR to the wider industry press. We have always been impressed with their professionalism, the ability to tun around requests quickly and run our PR Lounge to a high standard during the show.

Robert Lisman – Primestream

Bubble Agency is made up of hardworking, passionate and caring professionals. They have great knowledge of the PR world, true specialists in the broadcast and video industry and they always have great ideas to increase our exposure.

Bob Boster – Clear-Com

One thing that really sets them apart is the depth of their relationships with the editors and the community that serves our space.