Extron Control with Python’s programming power

Extron Global Scripter – Bringing the Power of Python to the AV Industry

Anaheim, California (January 15, 2018) – Extron is pleased to announce that programmers have been certified around the globe to program control systems using Global Scripter. Global Scripter, Extron’s Integrated Development Environment harnesses the dynamic power and intuitive nature of the Python programming language. Python is an efficient, object-oriented language that enables programmers to reuse code and save valuable development time. Global Scripter works with our ControlScript Python library that uses familiar AV terms, making it easier to program AV control system projects. Together, this time-tested platform empowers control system developers to increase their productivity and achieve elegant results. When combined with Extron Pro Series control hardware, Global Scripter and ControlScript give you unbridled freedom in the way you deliver programmable control systems.

“With the addition of Extron control system programming, customers now have the most powerful tools available to build efficiently-designed, sophisticated control systems,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Extron. “By combining Extron’s Global Scripter IDE with the ControlScript custom Python library, we can offer a very user-friendly, robust programming platform for our customers worldwide.”

Python is an object-oriented programming language that is clean, easily readable, and editable, making it a very popular scripting language. Unlike other AV programming languages, Python allows programmers to quickly leverage the power of libraries, modules, and functions without the need to learn awkward syntax. With ample documentation available in print and on the Internet, there are numerous programming resources for novices and experts alike.

Access to Global Scripter and ControlScript is available to certified Extron Authorized Programmers. Additional programming support is available with our well-established EQIP program, which provides resources to customers deploying Pro Series control systems. Extron Qualified Independent Programming companies are carefully screened and selected to provide expert support for Extron control system projects.

For more information on Global Scripter and ControlScript, click here.

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