Compatibility

Futurenow modules can be used standalone or as peripherals in complex control system in the following ways from the simplest to the more complex. Upgrading to the next option is smooth and easy.

- There's one or more FutureNow modules but no network. The outputs can be controlled via the inputs on the same module. This allows lights and other devices to be used in the early stages of a project.

- There's a computer network with FutureNow IP modules connected. The outputs can be controlled from a web browser using the IP modules' built-in web interface. This requires no additional hardware or software apart from a computer network. Scenes can be activated via the inputs across the modules.

- Supporting scenes and groups and easy configuration, our free iOS App and Android mobile apps (only FNIP modules are supported) provide more flexibility and a touch nicer interface with still no extra hardware or software apart from your phone and a computer network with WiFi access.

- For ultimate user experience, custom GUI layout, endless functionality, compatible third party systems are the way to go.

 

FutureNow modules have been designed to be compatible. Due to the open communication protocol, they can be integrated with absolutely everything that can send and receive TCP/IP commands. Please ask for the API if you are a software module developer and want to integrate FutureNow with a new system.

 

A tip for integrators who may get overwhelmed with the wide range of compatible third-party systems to pick the right one for the job

The time the configuration of a control system takes is usually proportional with the flexibility/freedom of configurability. In plain English: The more flexible a system is the more time it takes to set it up. A Control4 system for example can be up and running within a few hours or a few days without much programming experience. The cost of the quick setup is that the user has to live with an auto-generated user interface which can't be fully customized. At the other end of the spectrum, an AMX system for example takes weeks or months to set up and requires skilled programmers but the user will get a unique, fully customized user interface without any limitations. Setting up a Control4 system consists of drag and dropping and setting parameters, while AMX takes real coding.

 

FutureNow modules have been widely used with the following systems. Most of them offer much more than just a sexy GUI. They offer everything that's needed to get the most out of FutureNow modules.

 

 

AMX Software Modules

 

 

 

 

 

Control4 drivers

 

Savant System Profiles

 

Crestron Software Modules

 

 

Extron drivers

 

 

RTI drivers

 

 

 

 

 

and  many more...