The purpose of CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) is that users can control sink devices (e.g. displays, projectors etc) on various end-points through HDMI connectivity. This new feature in the firmware upgrade will make it possible for the UCX devices to send basic CEC commands through their HDMI outputs; switch devices on/off, control volume or even switching between input ports.
The key advantage is that it is no longer needed to use serial ports to control end-point devices It gives the users and the integrators easier controls and also requires fewer cables and less configuration.
Built-in web LDC
Up until now, UCX products could only be configured through LDC (Lightware Device Controller). Thanks to this improvement, the device can now be configured through a web browser that users can access via a PC, laptop, tablet or even a mobile phone.
The key advantage is that users can access the same settings they got familiar with through LDC, through any browser, over the network, without downloading any software.