System connects thousands of monitors within 1,500 ft.

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Comprised of VS1504/VS1508 CAT5 A/V splitter and VB552 VGA over CAT5 repeater plus audio, ATEN Media Distribution Solution distributes video and audio content to up to 3,000 displays over CAT5 from single input source. Digital signage solution features 2 serial RS-232 channels, enabling fully interactive installations with touchscreen displays. Displays can be mounted in most optimal locations, while hardware providing multimedia content remains secure in remote location.

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ATEN Technology Unveils Digital Signage Solution Capable of Connecting Thousands of Monitors within 1500 Feet

Ideal for Retail, Hotels, Airports, Convention Halls and Other Large-Scale Facilities

LAS VEGAS, May 19 /-- ATEN Technology, Inc. today announced here at Interop Las Vegas 2009 a new digital signage solution that distributes high-quality video and audio content to up to 3,000 displays over CAT5 from a single input source. The new ATEN Media Distribution Solution is cascadable to three levels and can support thousands of displays located up to 1500 feet from the source while maintaining excellent picture and sound quality.

Flexible and scalable, the ATEN Media Distribution Solution is ideal for hotels, airports, convention halls and other large-scale facilities. It provides a central solution to deliver high-quality video output that can be used for customized retail media networks, public information systems, point of sale (POS), infotainment and finance. Displays can be mounted strategically in the most optimal locations, while the hardware providing the multimedia content remains secure in a remote location for easy servicing and maintenance. The digital signage solution features two serial RS-232 channels enabling fully interactive installations with touch screen displays.

The ATEN Media Distribution Solution consists of the following hardware components:

-- CAT5 Audio/Video Splitter (VS1504/VS1508) - four and eight-port CAT5 audio/video splitters

-- VGA over CAT5 Repeater + Audio (VB552) - CAT5 audio/video signal extension device

"Digital signage technology continues to evolve, and helps retailers and a variety of organizations create immersive customer experiences that support point-of-sale and content delivery applications," said John Owen, director of sales, ATEN Technology, Inc. "We designed the ATEN Media Distribution Solution to help customers extend high-quality audio and video streams and other applications to key locations throughout large-scale venues."

Sample scenarios depicting the use of the ATEN Media Distribution Solution:

-- Interactive kiosks to display news and information, and provide services at ATMs

-- Distribute audio/video to several televisions in electronics retail showrooms

-- Display movie trailers and advertisements at cinemas/theatres

-- Sports bars, bowling alleys and fitness clubs to distribute video throughout venue

-- Banks to display information for customers

-- Airports, railways and other public transportation areas to display schedules and information for travelers

Pricing & Availability

Available now, the VB552 and VS1504 or VS1508 are competitively priced at $299.95 and $799.95, respectively, and are backed by a three-year warranty program.

ATEN Technology is showcasing its Media Distribution Solution as well as previewing a new SME-specific 24-port IP KVM and software-based IP management solution at this week's Interop Las Vegas 2009 conference at booth #2213. For an overview of ATEN's new and upcoming products, please visit:

About ATEN Technology, Inc.

ATEN Technology, Inc. is an innovator of high-quality KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) and remote connectivity products to centrally manage servers, network devices and IT infrastructure. The company's local and remote server room and data center remote management solutions are widely used in SMB and enterprise-level environments. With nearly 30 years of industry expertise and profitable growth, ATEN's product portfolio leverages a broad range of patents. Its leading-edge ASIC technology and VSE patents offer network administrators the most comprehensive features and functionality to manage growing multi-platform IT environments. The ASIC chip is one of the company's key differentiators, as it represents the innovation that drives the product line's capabilities, and ensures reliability and quality. ATEN has facilities in the United States, Taiwan, Belgium, Canada, Japan and China. The company's U.S. sales, marketing and warehouse operations are based in Irvine, California. For more information, contact ATEN at (888) 999-ATEN or 949-428-1111, or via the Web at

(C) Copyright ATEN 2009. All rights reserved.

ATEN, Altusen, are trademarks or registered trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. Other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Chantel Cipriano of ATEN Technology, Inc., +1-949-428-1111, ext. 1239,

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