ATEN unveils large-scale digital signage platform
May 20, 2009 -- At Interop Las Vegas 2009, ATEN Technology, Inc. introduced a digital signage platform that distributes high-quality video and audio content to up to 3,000 displays over Cat 5 cabling from a single input source. The ATEN Media Distribution Solution is cascadable to three levels and can support thousands of displays located up to 1500 feet from the source.
May 20, 2009 -- At Interop Las Vegas 2009, ATEN Technology, Inc. introduced a digital signage platform that distributes high-quality video and audio content to up to 3,000 displays over Cat 5 cabling from a single input source. The ATEN Media Distribution Solution is cascadable to three levels and can support thousands of displays located up to 1500 feet from the source while maintaining excellent picture and sound quality, according to the company.
Flexible and scalable, the system is suitable for large-scale deployments in hotels, airports, convention halls and other large facilities. The company says it provides a central means to deliver high-quality video output that can be used for customized retail media networks, public information systems, point of sale (POS), infotainment and finance. Displays can be mounted strategically in optimal locations, while the hardware providing the multimedia content remains secure in a remote location for easy servicing and maintenance. The digital signage solution features two serial RS-232 channels enabling fully interactive installations with touch screen displays.
The ATEN Media Distribution Solution consists of the following hardware components: a CAT5 Audio/Video Splitter (VS1504/VS1508 - four and eight-port CAT5 audio/video splitters; and a VGA over CAT5 Repeater + Audio (VB552) CAT5 audio/video signal extension device.
"Digital signage technology continues to evolve, and helps retailers and a variety of organizations create immersive customer experiences that support point-of-sale and content delivery applications," comments John Owen, director of sales, ATEN Technology, Inc. "We designed the ATEN Media Distribution Solution to help customers extend high-quality audio and video streams and other applications to key locations throughout large-scale venues."
Sample scenarios depicting the use of the ATEN Media Distribution Solution, according to the company, include: interactive kiosks to display news and information, and provide services at ATMs; a way to distribute audio/video to several televisions in electronics retail showrooms; a way to display movie trailers and advertisements at cinemas/theatres; a way for sports bars, bowling alleys and fitness clubs to distribute video throughout the venue; a way for banks to display information for customers; and a way for airports, railways and other public transportation areas to display schedules and information for travelers.
Available now, the VB552 and VS1504 or VS1508 are priced at $299.95 and $799.95, respectively, and are backed by a three-year warranty program.