ATEN is prepping an announcement of the VM1600 matrix switcher at the Midwich Technology Exposed show on 17 September, the first time the company will show off its latest matrix switcher.

ATEN claims that the VM1600 is the only 16×16 modular digital matrix seamless switch available that can monitor or broadcast time-critical activity.

Daniel Hinton, VanCryst sales manager at ATEN UK, says: “The VM1600 is a revolutionary leap for high-end pro AV. With its 16×16 modular matrix, along with its instant, seamless switching capabilities, ATEN is the first to provide a fully integrated videowall solution which makes temporary blank screens a thing of the past. We are really excited to be bringing this product to the market and, with Midwich, we have the perfect partners to help drive ATEN across numerous vertical markets.”

Key features of the VM1600 include live streaming, stable signal transmission, 16×16 capacity, VGA, DVI, HDMI and HDBaseT compatibility, instant remote video wall management and instant remote management of mixed display formats and systems.

The VM1600 was designed with specific industries in mind, although ATEN does admit that it’s tried to make it as versatile as possible.

ATEN believes that customers needing a matrix switcher for live event broadcasting, security and emergency service surveillance or transport management are the most likely to benefit from the VM1600.

Laura Hood, ATEN UK product specialist at Midwich, says: “Launching the VM1600 at Technology Exposed is particularly exciting. We fully expect to be working with more pro AV accounts with this product and, with HDBaseT cards and 4K upgradability – the possibilities are endless.”

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