Atlona has spent the last few years, investigating the control system market and developing its own control system, Velocity, which provides a very different approach to normal processor based systems like AMX and Crestron. The big hook is that anyone with a basic understanding of AV routing can spend a few hours with Atlona on an online orientation course and become certified to sell and commission the system.
Velocity’s control gateway is based on IP (networking), moreover, because the Velocity system doesn’t have a “fixed connection” processor, it allows a Velocity deployment to scale easily, enabling up to 250 IP device connections from one IP gateway, or organisations wishing to host their own server can have as many as 5000 devices connected, with no special training required! For devices that are non-IP based control, (RS232, Relay, IR), a cost-effective convertor is available. Multiple gateways can be deployed within an estate to handle more devices.
One of the biggest advantages of this approach is that integrators or service providers can manage several deployments across different sites and even different clients. With Velocity management interface, one can organise multiple projects down to individual locations, buildings, floors, rooms and spaces.
Each room can be configured individually or if meeting rooms follow a standard hardware configuration, the “control profile” can be saved and quickly deployed to new rooms, or should a fault occur, it can be simply reinstalled across the network.
To operate the room, many users want to use their own device, this is made possible by a concurrent user licence model, (you get 5 included per gateway) and can manage up to 1000 users per gateway, this is a far-more affordable approach than other solutions using a per-device model - Atlona has also launched its own cost-effective 5” and 8” dedicated touch screens providing a complete solution from source to display.
The Velocity Control System is totally secure, supporting HTTP/2, HTTPS and WebSocket with TLS and AES-128bit encryption; LDAP integration and analytics will also be available towards the end of 2017, in addition to other updates such as customisable GUI design.
Please note: for IR, Relay and RS-232 convertors, each device requires an AT-VCC control convertor in addition to the dongle.
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