AV and IT distribution solutions major Atlona introduced at the ISE, the Velocity its all-new AV system control platform for Atlona and third-party products in commercial AV environments ranging from individual meeting rooms to an entire campus or enterprise.
Velocity Control System allows very fast, agile AV system configuration and deployment, and centralized management for multiple clients and site installations. It also features an innovative cloud and premise-based system architecture with unprecedented scalability up to 500 room systems or more, as well as full redundancy capability that prevents AV control downtime in any room.
The system comprises three distinct elements that work together as a single, unified platform: Velocity Control Suite, Velocity Control Gateway, and Velocity Touch Panels.
Velocity Control Suite is a cloud-based service and centralized resource for integrators to create and manage their AV control projects by client, client sites, and specific locations such as rooms. Integrator can accesses the Velocity Control Suite through a standard web browser from any location worldwide. No compiling or device uploading is necessary and configurations can easily be duplicated across devices, rooms, and sites.
Velocity Control Gateway is a software-based control processor that resides on-site with the client’s AV systems. It is configured and managed remotely through the Velocity Control Suite. Atlona offers the Velocity Control Gateway as a server appliance that can interface with up to 500 devices. For enterprise-wide scalability, a software license of Velocity Control Gateway is also available for hosting on IT server infrastructure, with the capability to serve up to 5,000 devices.
For user interaction with AV systems, Atlona offers Velocity Touch Panels in 5.5” and 8” screen sizes. Additionally, the Velocity Control System allows easy BYOD integration with tablets, smartphones, and laptops, as well as PC desktops and touch displays. The intuitive web-based GUIs are automatically generated by the Velocity Control Suite, and easily accessible to the touch panels or BYOD user devices through the Velocity Control Gateway.
“When we created Velocity, we envisioned a new architecture and design concepts aimed at resolving many longstanding limitations and challenges associated with AV control system integration,” said Garth Lobban, Director of Marketing. “Velocity is intended not only to be simple to use and time-saving for integrators, but also give them the opportunity to scale up operations, and pursue new and larger integration opportunities.”