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Power Down: Calypso Smart Block AV

The new Smart Block AV from Calypso Systems addresses a classroom's need to reduce energy costs by managing the power used by low-voltage devices. Designed to work with Calypso's CB-5000 and CB-1000 wall-mount controllers, the Smart Block forwards commands at preset times for complete power shutdown, cutting the energy wasted by devices that are plugged in, but not turned on.

The new Smart Block AV from Calypso Systems addresses a classroom's need to reduce energy costs by managing the power used by low-voltage devices. Designed to work with Calypso's CB-5000 and CB-1000 wall-mount controllers, the Smart Block forwards commands at preset times for complete power shutdown, cutting the energy wasted by devices that are plugged in, but not turned on.

Best for K-12 classrooms, the Smart Block AV can be set for power or relay control, converts serial data to IR output, and features four relay terminals. MSRP is $199, but K-12 pricing is available.

–Kimberly R. Griffin



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