Dec. 26, 2011
Connectivity solutions provider ATEN International announced its new VanCryst HDMI Media Distribution Solution (MDS). The product gives users the ability to distribute full high-definition media content to multiple displays situated in various locations, the company said. The HDMI MDS from ATEN uses a four-port VS1804T or eight-port VS1808T HDMI over Cat5 splitter along with a VE800R HDMI extender.
"As the digital signage market has continued to mature and expand, the HDMI specification has also proliferated and can be found in many hardware devices such as HDTVs, Blu-ray players and video game consoles," said ATEN International's president, Kevin Chen. "With our latest offering, the HDMI Media Distribution Solution, we are now providing our customers with HDMI-compatible hardware which can be leveraged to distribute high-definition video and audio from one input to as many as eight displays."
The company said its new solution is ideal for installations where HDMI content may need to be delivered to multiple locations such as store or tradeshow digital signage, public information locations or sporting events.
Along with the VS1804T/VS1808T, the VE800R HDMI extender lets users set up displays as far as 60 m (200 ft) from the HDMI source device, the company said. The HDMI MDS is cascadable to three levels for easy video output expansion.