Atlona Launches Standalone Display Control System to Automate Meeting Spaces

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Now shipping, new solution offers a cost-efficient solution for small meeting spaces and huddle rooms lacking switchers and control systems

SAN JOSE, California, November 11, 2019 – Atlona, a Panduit company, is now shipping a compact, cost-efficient display controller that automates smaller meeting spaces in a streamlined configuration. The new 4K/UHD-ready AT-DISP-CTRL provides users with simple, plug-and-play operation for meeting spaces that lack AV switching, while also eliminating the need to manage handheld remote controls during lectures and presentations.

“Our customers need a simple display automation tool for BYOD connectivity in gathering areas that don’t require full AV control,” said Josh Castro, Product Manager, Atlona. “The DISP-CTRL solves this challenge for our customers, allowing them to design huddle rooms where presenters can just plug-in their laptop and begin presenting. The DISP-CTRL also provides an upgrade opportunity for legacy AV systems to ditch the hand-held remote and provide automatic display control capabilities.”

The DISP-CTRL detects connection of a source device with an active signal, and automatically sends a control command to power the display. The controller automatically changes the display power state based on HDMI device connection or disconnection, enabling display control, volume control and input selection without a remote control. Programmable display control modes can power off displays after a specified period of inactivity, or following a manual disconnection. Adjustable lamp cooldown modes are available to avoid prematurely powering up a projector after shutdown.

The DISP-CTRL can deliver pre-stored or user-programmed display control commands through TCP/IP, RS-232, IR or CEC. Additionally, the controller includes EDID and HDCP management features, and can be powered locally or through Power over Ethernet (PoE). The DISP-CTRL is HDCP 2.2 compliant and supports 4K/UHD video @ 60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling, as well as HDMI data rates up to 18 Gbps.

In addition to standalone functionality, the DISP-CTRL can be used in conjunction with an HDMI switcher, such as the Atlona JunoX 451 4×1 switcher, to control a greater number of AV sources. For additional control power, the DISP-CTRL offers a comprehensive selection of display drivers from Atlona’s Velocity AV control system database, enabling menu-based configuration of device settings, display device driver selection, and the ability to program control commands. The DISP-CTRL offers integrators and tech managers simple configurability and management through its built-in GUI, with two Ethernet ports to support simultaneous LAN access and IP display control.

About Atlona

Atlona, a Panduit company, is a leading global manufacturer of AV over IP distribution, connectivity, and control solutions. The company designs and engineers innovative, award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets. Backed by an award-winning 10-year warranty, Atlona’s products are developed to enable our customers’ ability to connect and collaborate with simplicity. More information about Atlona is available at atlona.com.

About Panduit

Global connectivity leader Panduit Corp. creates innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions for applications across the enterprise. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill. and operating in 112 worldwide locations, Panduit’s technology leadership and robust ecosystem help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world. panduit.com

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