Panduit recently enhanced the Panduit Experience Center (PEC) with end-to-end AV solutions from Atlona, the global AV manufacturer that Panduit acquired earlier this year.
When announcing the addition of Atlona products and technology to the PEC, Panduit explained that the additions “demonstrate the four key pillars of AV distribution.” The company said those pillars are:
- Circuit-based distribution
- AV over IP
- Bring your own device
- Control and management
Among the new equipment in the PEC is a 9-screen video wall. Panduit explained the wall “is configured with a couple of award-winning offerings: the Atlona OmniStream suite of AV over IP products, and Panduit’s Category 6A Vari-MaTriX cable, which delivers both the AV signal and Power over Ethernet to the encoders on the video wall.
“Atlona Velocity touch screens on the wall and the table allow users to easily switch inputs for the video wall and three other screens in the room. Along with showcasing the Atlona offering, the new installation includes a 26RU PanZone Wall Mount Cabinet, a robust enclosure that houses and protects the Atlona equipment and serves as the central switching point, delivering AV connectivity and PoE throughout the room.”
Jamey Swigert, director of AV for Panduit, commented, “This installation demonstrates the power of Panduit in delivering converged applications over structured cabling. AV has become an integral part of our daily work in all types of organizations. We’re now able to show our visitors how the drag-and-drop capabilities of the Velocity control system allow users to configure their system with ease—no programming is required. This makes Atlona AV systems simple to install, manage and operate. The video wall is so impactful, we’re finding that customers who come in to see other Panduit solutions still want to talk about AV.”
The Panduit Experience Center is located in the Jack E. Caveney Innovation Center, which houses Panduit’s research-and-development functions, labs, and engineering.