ATEN International recently announced that its VE8950 4K Video over IP Extender has been awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2018, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. VE8950 received the honour for its human-centric design, which provides system integrators with the best user experience to solve problems while creating solutions for large-scale digital signage and video wall deployments covering hundreds of meters, such as campuses, stations, malls, and exhibition centres.
“ATEN has been focused on improving the user experience for our products for many years, and the honour of receiving the Red Dot Award serves as proof that we stand at the forefront of innovative product design,” said Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International. “As a leader in the AV meets IT trend, we are committing to providing human-centric design solutions to ease the complexities of connectivity and to reach our goal of Simply Better Connections.”
Established in 1955, the Red Dot Award is one of the biggest design awards in the world and is decided by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. The award features products that are recognised for functionality, innovativeness and quality. In 48 categories, manufacturers and designers can enter their innovations. The jury only awards a Red Dot to products with the highest design quality.
ATEN VE8950 delivers visually lossless 1080p / 4K video over long distances via a standard Gigabit network, offering the flexibility, scalability and multi-functionality required for large-scale digital signage and video wall deployments covering hundreds of meters, such as campuses, stations, malls, and exhibition centres.
The VE8950 is designed to solve the problems that systems integrators face when implementing AV over IP systems by providing an economical and easy-to-use digital signage solution with user-focused hardware design.
With large, clear ID displays and simple pushbuttons for ID setting and switching, the VE8950 offers a simple configuration that does not require extensive IT experience. The units feature I/O printing on the housing for easy port recognition, built-in brackets for convenient mounting, and LED lights for quick diagnosis. There is even a dedicated space on the units for writing labels and a signature ribbed edge design to enhance the structure and provide ease of handling.
A further user benefit is the ability to daisy-chain units for easy expansion of AV network coverage without cable clutter or extra network switches while also lowering per-port costs.