Innovative AV control platform leverages IT infrastructure for unrivaled agility, scalability, reliability, and ROI, as well as unprecedented ease of use
SAN JOSE, October 10, 2017 – Atlona today announced that Velocity™, its network-based AV control innovation introduced earlier this year, is now shipping and available through Atlona partners and dealers worldwide.
Velocity was introduced as a networked AV control platform for Atlona and third-party products in commercial AV environments ranging from individual meeting rooms up to an entire campus or enterprise. Key benefits include very fast, configuration-based, highly intuitive AV control systems, with centralized management for multiple clients and site installations, and full redundancy capability that avoids downtime anywhere in a client’s AV control installation. Its innovative network-based system architecture supports unprecedented scalability limited only by the capacity of the facility’s IT backbone.
Velocity is comprised of three distinct elements that work together as a single, unified platform:
- Velocity Control Gateway is a software and IP-based control processor designed for several AV systems over a network. Atlona offers the Velocity Control Gateway as a server appliance that can interface with up to 250 devices,or as software for hosting on IT server infrastructure to serve up to 5,000 devices. This expandability, unmatched by traditional AV control processors, is unprecedented in scale and value. An IP-based system architecture with automatic failover allows full redundancy in facilities with two Gateways in operation. All control system setup and management are available by accessing the Gateway through a web browser.
- Velocity Touch Panels, available in 5.5” and 8” screen sizes that include hardware for wall or surface mounting, and support for standard PoE, enable seamless user operation and interaction with AV systems. Additionally, the Velocity Control System allows easy BYOD integration with tablets, smartphones, and laptops, as well as PC desktops and touch displays. The web-based graphical user interfaces are automatically generated by the Velocity Control Gateway during system configuration, and then are easily accessible to the touch panels or BYOD user devices. Velocity includes prebuilt and customizable GUI themes with intuitive static and dynamic visual elements.
- Velocity Cloud is a centralized online resource for AV integrators, AV/IT administrators, tech managers, and technicians to remotely configure, monitor, and service Velocity Control Systems for their clients. Velocity Cloud enables access to a client’s Velocity installation from anywhere worldwide through a web browser. It empowers integrators with a host features to deliver premium technical support through system setup and troubleshooting, continuous system monitoring, event notifications, instant alerts, system backup and restoration, software and security updates, usage reporting, analytics, and much more. Velocity Cloud provides an essential foundation for offering managed services to clients.
“Velocity’s architecture and design concepts provide immediate value to systems integrators through intuitive configuration and accelerated deployment times, while providing long-term benefits through a scalable platform that can open larger integration opportunities and broader support services with their end customers,” said David Shamir, director of product management, Atlona. “Velocity’s innovative platform for streamlined integration into new and existing IT infrastructure also makes it a perfect complement for use with emerging AV over IP applications, minimizing clutter and complexity in multi-room and facility-wide scenarios.”
Velocity includes Atlona’s award-winning 10-year limited product warranty and customer support services so thatcommercial AV integrators can specify, purchase, and install with confidence. For more information about Velocity, visit atlona.com/velocity.
Atlona is a leading global manufacturer of AV and IT distribution and connectivity solutions. In an ever-changing industry, the company has been designing and engineering innovative, award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets, including education, business, government, entertainment, and healthcare.
Atlona’s products and services enable system designers, integrators, consultants, and installers worldwide to simplify installation, minimize maintenance and maximize the versatility of premier automated control solutions. Backed by an industry-exclusive 10-year warranty, Atlona’s customer-driven products are designed and developed with the features, performance and reliability that leaders demand. More information about Atlona is available at http://www.atlona.com. Follow Atlona on Twitter at @Atlona.