AV System Integration

Atlona ships groundbreaking Velocity Platform

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:46


Atlona recently 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 centralised 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 are easily accessible to the touch panels or BYOD user devices. Velocity includes pre-built and customizable GUI themes with intuitive static and dynamic visual elements.

Velocity Cloud is a centralised 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, minimising 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 that commercial AV integrators can specify, purchase, and install with confidence. For more information about Velocity, visit http://www.atlona.com/velocity