Global Connect Raspberry Pi ships with Catch Connect Image
Amsterdam, Netherlands – February 5, 2019 – (ISE 2019 Stand 1-N135) Global Caché announced today the Raspbery Pi option for Global Connect hardware now includes a Linux image, Catch Connect, from partner Catch Technologies, LLC. Included on an 8G microSD card accompanying Global Connect’s Raspberry Pi, Catch Connect provides a platform to easily utilize the Raspberry Pi’s computing power, providing a platform for integrators and software partners to build upon.
Global Caché products are based on open systems and industry standards enabling easy integration and compatibility with other technology products. Global Caché hardware connects any IR, serial, or contact closure device to a WiFi and/or IP network so it can be controlled, automated, and maintained by network-based software. In addition, Global Caché’s newest family of products, Global Connect, offers a 3:1 HDMI switcher module, a Raspberry Pi option, and many configuration choices.
“We’re excited to include Catch Connect, our first software partner for the Rasperry Pi module, in Global Connect. While open source software is freely available for the Pi, Catch Technologies has specifically developed Catch Connect to enable and assist our industry. Catch Connect offers free remote management tools for partners and integrators, as well as expanded cloud-based enhancements including automation and scheduling, Alexa integration, analytics and more with their subscription plans. Catch Connect is the first of what we hope are many partners offering their services and tools for the Pi. ”
“We are looking forward to offering AV Professionals more options through this new partnership with Global Caché,” said Patrick Murray, Catch Technologies founder. “Catch Connect is a perfect fit with Global Caché’s Global Connect hardware and will remove a lot of friction for integrators who want to start offering managed services and integrate web services like Amazon Alexa into their systems.
About Global Caché, Inc.
Global CachÈ, a pioneer in the IoT (Internet of Things) space, designs, engineers, and manufactures connectivity products that HTTP, IP, and WiFi enable previously unconnected devices so they can be accessed, controlled, and automated using network-based software on smartphones, tablets, controllers, and computing devices. In addition to our iTach, Flex, and new Global Connect product families, Global CachÈ, winner of many industry awards, including the CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Honoree award and two prestigious CEPro Product of the Year awards, provides the industry’s first online IR database, Control Tower, winner of the 2015 CEA Mark of Excellence award, as well as IR learner, IR blasters, sensors, receivers, and conversion cables. Global CachÈ sells through distributors, VARs, and OEMs. For more information on our products and services or to place an order, visit online at www.globalcache.com or call us at 541-899-4800. Access our free IR database in the cloud, Control Tower, at www.globalcache.com/controltower. Follow us at Facebook: www.facebook.com/globalcache and Twitter @globalcache.
About Catch Technologies, LLC
Catch Technologies, LLC delivers technology management solutions with a focus on flexibility and simplicity. Catch Connect helps AV professionals securely integrate internet services with devices that were never intended to communicate with the cloud. With vendor-independence as a core value, the Catch Connect client software runs on Linux, Mac and Windows and uses the popular node.js framework as a third-party development SDK. In addition to our software solutions, we help meeting participants maintain privacy during conference calls with Hushbutton – a handsome lighted switch that fits around a table microphone, leaving no doubt as to the state of the mic. For more information, visit catchtechnologies.com.