ATEN International, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of cutting-edge connectivity solutions, introduced today a new Media Distribution Solution (MDS), featuring an end-to-end digital signage/visual information management system under ATEN's Vancryst™ Professional A/V product series.
This cost-effective solution efficiently distributes high-quality audio and video content over Cat 5e cable to multiple displays from a single input source. The ATEN Media Distribution Solution consists of a VS1204T (4-port) or VS1208T (8-port) A/V over Cat 5 splitter, in combination with a VE170R or VE170RQ A/V over Cat 5 Receiver.
The MDS solution is ideal for installations that require multimedia content to be delivered to multiple destinations. By using Cat 5e cable to connect the A/V splitter and receiver, the displays can be located up to 300 m (1000 ft) away from the single input source. The Media Distribution Solution supports high quality video with resolutions up to 1920 x 1200@60Hz. The VE170RQ A/V over Cat 5 Receiver features ATEN's patented Deskew technology, which supports the manual synchronization of RGB signals and corrects color phase and timing errors that occur over large distances.
"The Digital Signage market has shown an exponential growth since 2007 and we see it as a promising market," said Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International. "Being one of the key ingredients in the Digital Signage market, ATEN's Media Distribution Solution offers a reliable stepping stone for companies who are planning to implement Digital Signage projects."
The Media Distribution Solution provides unique scalability and connectivity capabilities, allowing users the freedom and means to create a wide variety of high quality video display installations. Designers can install their displays at the most favorable and eye-catching locations, while discretely and securely deploying the control units in a separate, dedicated room for easy servicing and maintenance.
ATEN's MDS is ideal for a wide variety of environments: retailers can increase selling power with in-store and shopping mall digital advertising; transport hubs can distribute real-time travel schedule information throughout their location; movie theaters can deliver high-quality content simultaneously throughout the theater complex; and securities services can deliver essential financial news, stock prices, and reports in real time.
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ATEN International Co., Ltd (aten.com) is specialized in connectivity solutions in information technology. Established in 1979, ATEN is today considered the leading manufacturer of KVM Switches worldwide. This prominent position was reached by continuously high investment in research and development, resulting in numerous patents and exemplified by the sophisticated ASIC, developed in the ATEN labs and manufactured by ATEN. The product range today covers hundreds of connectivity products, providing complete KVM solutions from entry level to the enterprise market. Among the customers of ATEN are large, companies with global operations, midrange and small businesses, as well as ambitious private users.