Atlona Announces New Version of Velocity AV Control Platform

Atlona ControlAtlona announced Version 2 of its Velocity IP-enabled AV control platform. Available in January, Velocity will transition from one to three systems to large, enterprise-wide installations. The new release will also integrate new capabilities at no extra cost, including room scheduling, unlimited BYOD usage for AV control, integration with leading soft codec platforms (Zoom Rooms, Cisco Webex), AV asset management, and remote monitoring and management from the cloud.

Velocity’s updated platform includes new VGW-HW hardware server gateways to serve multiple rooms with AV control, room scheduling and configuration/management of Atlona AV devices. With a single VGW-HW gateway serving numerous rooms, the Velocity System substantially reduces the cost of ownership compared to competitive AV control platforms (that require a separate processor per AV system or room).

The room capabilities of each Velocity hardware and software gateway are as follows:

The VGW-HW-3:

  • AV control for up to three rooms
  • Room scheduling for up to six rooms
  • Device capability for up to 250 simultaneous IP connections.

The VGW-HW-10:

  • AV control for up to 10 rooms
  • Room scheduling for up to 20 rooms
  • Device capability for up to 250 simultaneous IP connections

The VGW-HW-20:

  • AV control for up to 20 rooms
  • Room scheduling for up to 40 rooms
  • Device capability for up to 500 simultaneous IP connections

The AT-VGW-SW:

  • AV control for up to 20 rooms
  • Room scheduling for up to 40 rooms
  • Device capability for up to 500 simultaneous IP connections
  • AT-VGW-SW installation can be expanded with one or more VRL-SW licenses. Each license provides AV control for one additional room, and room scheduling for two additional rooms.

Each Velocity System server gateway includes the following features:

  •  Setup and management from a web browser
  • Simple configuration of AV control, room scheduling and AV devices with the interactions, flow, and visual elements of a web or mobile app GUI
  • Velocity room scheduling system compatible with Google Calendar and Microsoft Office 365
  • Centralized organization and management of Atlona AV device installations
  • Includes Velocity Cloud Lite for remote configuration and management of AV control and room scheduling systems (no subscription required)
  • Supports industry-standard, secure data communications, including IEEE 802.1x for hardware gateways

Velocity Systems will continue to leverage Velocity touch panels in 5.5-inch and 8-inch screen sizes, with the ability to manage room scheduling and systems control through intuitive, touch-screen-based GUIs. Additionally, Velocity Systems allow the use of BYOD (user-supplied mobile devices and desktop browsers) for AV system control. More information about VGW-HW and SW can be found here.