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First complete long-distance HDMI digital signage solution from ATEN

The ATEN VS1804T and VS1808T HDMI Over CAT5 Video Splitters are currently on show at InfoComm.

Aten has announced the debut of its first complete long-distance HDMI digital signage solution. The VS1804T and VS1808T HDMI over Cat5 video splitters provide a means to move HDMI multimedia content and HDCP information from input source to four or eight displays. A one-to-many, point-to-multipoint system for the transmission of high-definition video and audio, the VS1804T and VS1808T transmit rich multimedia content in real-time from HDMI source devices to HDMI display devices via Cat5e cables.

Part of Aten’s Van- Cryst line of professional AV solutions, the splitters provide flexibility for a customised digital signage or HDMI display installation.

The VS1804T/VS1808T splitters are said to be ideal for any AV installation that requires HDMI content to be delivered to multiple destinations, such as in-store or trade show digital signage, public locations such as airports and train stations, sporting events, theatres and lecture halls as well as classrooms and training facilities. Flexible and scalable, the new Cat5 video splitters provide users with the freedom and means to set up a wide variety of high-quality video display installation. The VS1804T/VS1808T splitters support 3D video capabilities which are the future for many displays and content sources, especially in the gaming entertainment industry.

When connected to the included VE800R HDMI Extender, the VS1804T/VS1808T splitters can deliver signals up to 200ft away from HDMI source devices. The VE800R is equipped with HDMI connectors and is capable of supporting DVI-D (Single-Link) equipment when used with a HDMI-to-DVI adapter, providing greater flexibility and installation options for integrating home theatre components.

One specific application of the VanCryst VS1804T/VS1808T is education within the classroom. Enhancing the learning experience, the Aten AV splitters enable educators to distribute the audio and video signals from a laptop or whiteboard camera to several large, flatscreen monitors that are easily viewable by all students in expansive rooms or lecture halls/auditoriums. 

“We’re pleased to unveil our first complete, long distance HDMI digital signage solution. By leveraging Cat5e technology, users can transmit one HDMI source to as many as eight displays,” explained James Hsieh, CEO of Aten. “As the market for HDMI continues to proliferate, organisations will require and seek out solutions such as the VS1804T/VS1808T, especially for applications such as retail advertising, large-scale digital signage, sporting events and more.”