With Adobe Flash at EOL, many AV manufacturers' products are affected, such as Crestron, Lifesize, and Shure.

Crestron XPanels Can Still Operate Without Adobe Flash

Starting in January 2021, browsers and/or operating systems will start removing Adobe Flash. This has a lot of people wondering whether that will make Web XPanels a thing of the past, too. 

If your Crestron system was using Smart Graphics(™) Web XPanels, you’ll need to convert any existing web-based XPanel projects to desktop-based XPanel projects.

The  good news? Crestron offers a XPanel Conversion Tool. The challenge? The tool requires Crestron login credentials to access it. It also requires fully updated Crestron software and databases to operate.

So what happens if you don’t have access to Crestron credentials and need to get your XPanel projects updated? AV Solutions offers a flat-rate conversion option. Reach out to us regarding your Crestron XPanel conversion questions. We’re here to help.

If you don’t update your XPanels projects, you can manage your system with a PC, laptop, or virtual machine that runs an older version of Windows, Chrome, or Internet Explorer that has updates disabled. The sole purpose of the computer would be the support and management of these systems.

Crestron has issued a statement about how the Adobe Flash end-of-life (EOL) affects their products. You can read the release here.

Lifesize 220 Systems and Adobe Flash

Lifesize will no longer be making firmware updates to the 220 Systems or any other older series. The 200 Systems are EOL and all support for the series will end on August 31, 2022. 

The newer Icon series do not use Adobe Flash, so Lifesize is recommending to update any unit in question.

The only way to manage these systems now is to keep a PC, laptop, or virtual machine with an older version of Windows, Chrome, or Internet Explorer and updates disabled. The sole purpose of the computer would be the support and management of these systems.

Lifesize has issued a statement, read the release here.

Need help with updating your Lifesize system? AV Solutions can help. Tell us about your use case.

Shure MXW Systems and Adobe Flash

Shure has shifted web management for their Microflex Wireless (MXW) systems to a software program. 

Shure has not released a fix for Adobe Flash for all of their products yet, such as the SCM820. Shure is working on solutions for all of their products. In fact, the new control program for the Shure SCM820 will not be available until at least March 2021. AV Solutions will not be able to set up or service the SCM820 to address the Adobe Flash EOL until the new control program is available. 

Want more information on the Shure MXW series management program? Read to learn how their new software replaces the Adobe Flash web server interface.

Need help updating your Shure audio system? Contact AV Solutions to keep your meeting room operating efficiently.

How to Keep Your AV Technology System Running

Managing your audiovisual system may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. 

Our goal at AV Solutions is to help clients pick the right platform or solution. We have a standard process that includes fully building, programming, and testing each AV technology system in-house before packing it up for deployment. These practices ensure we catch issues before we deploy the AV technology system.

Whether you are having issues with Crestron, Lifesize, Shure, or another manufacturer’s product not functioning properly due to Adobe Flash EOL, we can help. 
Contact AV Solutions today to discuss your meeting room technology needs.

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