2013 Product of the Year Entrant
Gefen GAVA (Gefen A/V Automation)
GAVA provides anywhere/anytime control of audio/video systems with a clean, simple and easy interface that requires zero programming skills. Designed for versatility in a wide variety of settings, GAVA includes the added option to automate lighting and window shades using a smart phone or tablet. GAVA comes in a small enclosure that contains both the software and hardware needed for configuration. It offers IP access to all devices in the system including AV receivers, matrix switchers, Blu-ray players, Apple TVs, iTunes, set-top boxes and multiple displays. When all devices are communicating with GAVA, users walk through a wizard-type setup using template screens through which users identify and configure their devices and connections. GAVA is given a unique IP address that enables any authorized smart phone, tablet or any device with wi-fi or Ethernet capability access to the system. System setup typically takes minimal time and does not require any extensive technical capability. No downloaded applications, software or additional licenses are required. By leveraging web-based application libraries, users can access various selections that don’t have to be programmed. Its user-friendly interface allows a quick and simple system setup without extensive programming or training. GAVA is designed to be easily plug and play and runs off a LAN. Although designed to run on a network, it does not require Internet access for configuration or use, but it can be connected to the Internet for firmware and library updates or for remote technical support. GAVA allows control through an HTML5 interface that works with all smart phones and tablets. It is optimized for iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android and web browsers as the control interface. It supports single-room or multi-room/multi-zone residential A/V systems. GAVA offers one of the most robust automation systems at a fraction of the price for today’s available automation systems.
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What makes GAVA unique is its ability to control applications in a home or business from devices that use IP addresses on the network rather than a stand-alone controller with dedicated cabling. This makes it ideal for the retrofit market or for a distributed system across multiple rooms. GAVA has a unique configuration wizard that lets you pick and assign devices to control from premade lists for drivers and prescribed screens layouts.
GAVA offers an easy installation using a configuration wizard and an IP-based system that controls all connected audio/video devices in the home as well as window shades and lighting. GAVA uses an HTML5 interface and is optimized to work with smart phones and tablets such as the iPhone, iPad and Android using a web browser as the control interface. Unlike many other automation systems offering control through smart phones, GAVA does not require any special downloaded applications.
It is a multi-room, multi-user control system, and not just another 'smart' remote. Once configured, GAVA retains a unique IP address that enables any authorized device with wi-fi capability the ability to access and control the entire A/V system. One of the best features of GAVA is the ability to save the configuration onto the computer hard disc, then have the ability to recall the setting later on so you can essentially ship GAVA to an installation and literally drop it in with total plug and play functionality. Another great feature of GAVA is that it's easy to integrate with Gefen's other A/V products including matrix switchers.
Gefen is a unique digital connectivity solutions provider at the forefront of new technological developments for the home, including Ultra HD connectivity. Every Gefen solution is engineered to enhance audio/video systems through a wide selection of add-on switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, wireless and home theater accessories. These products enable audio/video and computer systems to be integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance. All products include lifetime support from technical representatives and engineers available for consultation. Gefen’s foray into home automation includes GAVA, which uses a home network to control all A/V devices, shades and lighting using smart phones and tablets as the control interfaces. It is easy to implement, using a wizard-type set up that is simple and effective.
20600 Nordhoff St.
United States of America
Controls A/V, lighting and shades from any smart phone or tablet. No apps, complicated setup or license fees required. GAVA is intuitive, simple and easy.