ATEN Unveils New Media Matrix Solution

Advanced 8 x 8 Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch combined with an A/V Over Cat 5 Extender delivers 8 input sources to 8 displays over long distances

ATEN International, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of cutting -edge connectivity solutions, introduces the new VanCryst Media Matrix Solution consisting of the VM8080T 8 -input / 8 -output Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch and the VE500 A/V over Cat 5 A/V extender. The Media Matrix Solution delivers high quality audio and video content over Cat 5e cable to multiple displays from multiple input sources over distances of up to 300m.


The VM0808T is a versatile audio/video over Cat 5 + serial solution that, in combination with the VE500, offers a cost effective and easy way to route any of 8 audio/video sources to any of 8 displays. Eight source devices can connect to the VM0808T's eight Cat 5 A/V input ports via eight VE500T transmitters. The input data can then be output to eight monitors, displays, or projectors at the same time via eight VE500R / VE500RQ receivers. In addition to the eight Cat 5 connections, the unit also contains local audio/video inputs/outputs which allows an extra source device and monitor located on the same rack as the VM0808T to function as an additional transmitter and receiver.

The Media Matrix Solution supports "Over IP" operation, which allows it to seamlessly integrate with any existing network infrastructure. The new solution offers several convenient ways to access and control multiple source devices both locally and remotely. Locally, through the use of front panel pushbuttons and an RS -232/RS -485 serial port; remotely, over the Internet with a browser -based web page interface or via a Telnet session.

Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International, described the Media Matrix Solution as a "state -of -the -art tool designed to distribute top -quality audio and video signals to multiple audiences, even at widely separated distances. With high flexibility and scalability, this new solution gives users the freedom and means to set up all types of high quality video display installations. It is an affordable and easy to use solution that meets various industry applications needs today."

The VM0808T Matrix Switch supports superior Wide -screen High Definition video - up to 1920x1200@60Hz with stereo and balanced audio. The audio and video sources can be switched independently; any audio source can be connected to any video source for output flexibility. ATEN's patented Deskew technology used in the VE500RQ receiver, allows users to manually adjust the time delay of the RGB signals to compensate for long distance phase skew, thereby delivering accurate video signals to the destination display devices. This combination of powerful features ensures flawless long -distance transmission to displays that can be positioned up to 300m away from the source device.

The VanCryst Media Matrix Solution provides the capability for unique scalability and connectivity, allowing users to place their displays in 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.

The Media Matrix Solution can be deployed in a variety of environments, such as:
* In -store, POS, and trade show digital signage
* High -definition monitor/display testing
* Broadcasting information to public locations
* Movie theater lobbies, customer service centers
* Information control centers
* Sporting events, gyms, bowling alleys
* Classrooms, lecture theater overflow rooms
* Meeting rooms, seminars, company training facilities
* Casinos, transportation, and logistics centers
* Traffic control centers, port security facilities

About ATEN

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

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