|Product :||Master Link Gateway (MLGW)||
|Produced from :||Feb 2009 -|
|Designed by :||———————–|
Over the years ‘intelligent homes’ became popular with core Bang & Olufsen customers with whom simplicity and ease-of-operation was of prime importance. In addition to the A/V integration and control offered by the MasterLink system, Bang & Olufsen introduced in February 2009 the Master Link Gateway, a solution which also integrated seamlessly with other electronic equipment in the home. Homeowners could control and operate all their home automation equipment from the Beo5 remote control all over the house and combine actions involving both home automation and A/V equipment, for instance switching on the light and the TV in the kitchen with a single touch on the programmable Beo5 remote control. They could also choose to control their A/V system from their home automation panel if that was convenient.
Operation was completely flexible as the Master Link Gateway allowed as many as 130 commands per room, ranging from local commands such as closing the curtains in one room to global commands like switching off the lights in the entire house. With Master Link Gateway and the Beo5 remote control, Bang & Olufsen took control and user interface of third party products to another level.
The user-friendly Master Link Gateway platform offered seamless integration between A/V products and third party products with no perceived barriers between these. Master Link Gateway simply translated Bang & Olufsen MasterLink commands into LAN (ethernet) or RS 232/RS 485 commands that home automation systems could understand - and vice versa.
With Master Link Gateway, Bang & Olufsen used its extensive experience within system control to augment the existing MasterLink system.