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Datapath launches fully integrated control room platform

Aetria is a "world-first" intended for design, management and operation

Datapath has announced the world’s first fully integrated platform purposely designed for control room environments. Aetria brings all the elements of control room design, management, control and monitoring into a single solution, allowing integrators and end users to design systems to meet a wide set of requirements – including connectivity, video walls, workstations and source management, ranging from small to very large installations.

Aetria has been designed to make content sharing easy for operators, as well as offering easy control, management and security for administrators. It manages the underlying technology enabling users to focus on their primary objectives.

Explaining the years of development that have driven Aetria’s ethos, Bjorn Krylander, managing director of Datapath, said: “Today’s control rooms are highly complex, with ever-increasing demands for sources, data and secure multi-point sharing. Our systems are trusted in mission-critical environments at the highest levels of government and we have used that extensive experience to bring simple and secure ‘any source/any screen’ management to control rooms.”

With Aetria, Datapath is also introducing several workstation options, depending on end-user requirements and connectivity preferences. The comprehensive Aetria Workstation solution offers almost unlimited connectivity and flexibility of source viewing, sharing and control, whilst alternative solutions provide for more secure environments depending on requirements.

Datapath’s VSN controllers are fully supported and Aetria can also work in harmony with established third-party hardware, such as AMX and Crestron, via its application programming interface (API).

Krylander added: “The move to AV-over-IP fundamentally changes how control rooms and other big AV visualisation solutions can be built. Aetria is an ambitious solution that integrates both the delivery process and the operations and management of complex AV environments.”