ATEN International, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of cutting-edge connectivity solutions, has won the Computex Best Choice award again this year. The VM0808T Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch emerged from the pack, taking top honors with its show of innovation, technical prowess and market potential.
The VanCryst™ VS1204T/VS1208T A/V Over CAT5 Distribution Unit rounds out the distribution solution family of products by offering utility at a competitive price in addition to ATEN’s high-end, feature-rich solutions. The distribution unit is ideal for any professional A/V installation that requires multimedia content to be delivered to multiple destinations. The product has one video/audio input, which can be delivered to either four (VS1204T) or eight (VS1208T) video/audio outputs by way of CAT5e cables.
A/V integrators benefit from the breadth of ATEN’s VanCryst™ offerings as well as the cost-savings of working with a true manufacturer. ATEN's digital signage products run the gamut, including video switches, distribution units, extenders and an array of peripherals, as well as all the necessary hardware and software – a veritable one-stop-shop for A/V integrators. Able to control costs, ATEN incentivizes integrators by sharing better profit margins with them.
The distribution unit also supports both local and remote displays. Utilizing the VE170R or VE170RQ VGA/audio extenders, the VanCryst™ VS1204T/VS1208T can deliver a signal up to 1,000 feet away. The RQ extender features ATEN’s patented Deskew technology, which supports manual synchronization of RGB signals to correct the color phase and timing mismatch that occur over long distances. As such, the distribution solution has particular utility when transmitting audio/video content over distances greater than 500 feet.
One such application is large houses of worship, which require support for several displays and extensions. The VanCryst™ VS1204T/VS1208T enables the preacher to display his sermon onto large multiple displays for the benefit of worshipers sitting at a distance in a large auditorium. When there is attendance overflow, the distribution unit is able to extend video content into rooms adjacent to the auditorium in order to accommodate worshipers. Content that is projected on the big screens can be controlled conveniently while the presentation is running from a server in the data center, preventing any disruption to the service.
"Drawing from years of audio/video technology expertise, ATEN is catering to a variety of A/V integrator needs," said James Hsieh, CEO of ATEN USA subsidiary. "Some installers require more sophisticated solutions that come with a range of features while others require more economical, straightforward solutions to their particular business needs. Providing for all of the above, we believe that ATEN is poised to make big gains in the lucrative North American digital signage market."
About KVM Switches-An Essential Server Management Device
A KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) switch is an advanced, hardware-based solution that allows centralized access to multiple computers easily and conveniently from a single keyboard, monitor, and mouse. A KVM switch is useful in an extensive range of environments, suitable for SOHO users, small and medium businesses, and large corporations. Fundamentally, a KVM switch allows server rooms and data centers to optimize rack space in the IT environment, reducing costs and the clutter of keyboards, monitors and mice. Additional benefits include savings in energy consumption, server racks, cabinets, and floor space. Since a KVM switch provides access to a number of computers from a central location, IT professionals are no longer running from one server to the next, thereby streamlining workflow and increasing productivity. To meet the ever-developing needs of the globalized economy and the Internet, KVM solutions now have over-IP functionality for remote management capability that better fulfills the demands of corporations who need to manage multiple server rooms worldwide.
ATEN International Co., Ltd (aten.com) specializes in information technology connectivity solutions. Established in 1979, today ATEN is considered the leading manufacturer of KVM Switches worldwide. This prominent position was reached through a constant high investment in research and development, resulting in numerous patents – exemplified by the production of a sophisticated ASIC that was developed in the ATEN labs and manufactured in ATEN factories. ATEN's current product range covers hundreds of connectivity products, providing complete KVM, Data Center Management and Professional A/V solutions – from entry level operations to the enterprise market. ATEN's customer base includes large enterprises with global operations, midrange and small businesses, as well as ambitious private users.