Electronic House Names ATEN Media Distribution Solution 2011 Product of the Year Award Winner

Electronic House Magazine's panel of industry experts, integrators and editors selected the ATEN MDS as the most innovative "Video Distribution System."

ATEN today announced that Electronic House Magazine has honored the ATEN Media Distribution Solution (MDS) with its 2011 Product of the Year award recognition. Electronic House Magazine's panel of industry experts, integrators and editors selected the ATEN MDS as the most innovative "Video Distribution System."

ATEN's MDS is designed for all types of digital signage installations. Flexible and scalable, the ATEN MDS provides integrators with the freedom and means to set up all types of high -quality video display installations, from customized retail media networks to public information systems. Displays can be mounted strategically in the most optimal locations, while hardware providing the multimedia content is kept securely behind closed doors for convenient maintenance. Comprising the ATEN MDS are the VS1504/VS1508 and VB552.

"There's a lot that goes into the 'electronic house' these days," said Lisa Montgomery, editor of Electronic House. "We scoured through hundreds of submissions from some of the top manufacturers in the business to pick the creme de la creme in the industry."

The ATEN Media Distribution Solution is ideal for any installation that requires multimedia content to be delivered to multiple destinations, such as:
* In -store, POS, and tradeshow digital signage
* Broadcasting information to public locations
* Movie theater lobbies, customer service centers
* Information control centers
* Sporting events, gyms, bowling alleys
* Trading fl oors, banks
* Classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture theater over flow rooms

Covering 35 different categories, the winning entries were chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Electronic House. Judging criteria for the Electronic House 2011 Product of the Year Awards included creativity, innovation, incorporated equipment, obstacles overcome, aesthetics and lifestyle benefits.

"As a recipient of the 2011 Electronic House Product of the Year award, we are honored to have industry recognition for our ATEN Media Distribution Solution which helps retailers and a variety of organizations create immersive customer experiences that support point -of -sale and content delivery applications," said explained James Hsieh, CEO of ATEN. "Unlike many other digital signage offerings, the ATEN MDS offers full support for audio functionality. Additionally, the ATEN MDS employs CAT5 connectivity which helps maintain video and audio signal clarity for up to 500 feet."

About ATEN
ATEN International Co., Ltd. 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. For further information, please visit http://www.aten.com.

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