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Atlona debuts Display Control System for meeting spaces

The standalone solution automates smaller meeting spaces and huddle rooms

SAN JOSE, California — Atlona, a Panduit company, is now shipping a compact, cost-efficient display controller that automates smaller meeting spaces in a streamlined configuration. The new4K/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.

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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