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Datapath Aetria’s New Functions Provide Direct Support for Videowalls

Datapath added new control room capabilities to its Aetria solution including direct support for videowalls and premium graphics support on the Aetria workstation.

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Datapath, U.K.-based engineers of visual solutions, announced further functionality to its Aetria solution. The new functions provide direct support to multi videowalls via its Aligo receivers, automatic VSN processor switchover failsafes. It also has premium graphics support available on Aetria Workstation.

Aetria, Datapath’s latest development in multi-point video management and control, now supports videowalls driven directly by its Aligo receivers installed directly behind the videowall. Here, each receiver drives a single 4K screen or four HD screens.

With Aligo walls, users can display and control content on a source-per-screen basis. This is done by using Aetria Command Center or Aetria Workstation in the same way as videowalls are driven by VSN controllers. This then allows a combination of VSN and Aligo sources, while giving an AVoIP solution KVM capability. This setup also means users can now access VSN sources further away without needing third-party signal extension products.

Redundant Videowall Controllers with Auto-failover

Datapath Aetria server with multiple cablesThe company adds that there is high availability support for Datapath VSN videowall controllers. This allows videowalls to remain operational in the event of a power, network or component failure. If a VSN is unreachable on the network, loses power or a capture or graphics card becomes unresponsive, it then automatically switches to a standby replica system.

This videowall resilience compliments the existing support for automated failover for the central Aetria Network Manager appliance. Thus it assures that the control room remains operational even during multiple connectivity issues across different components.

Aetria Workstation Premium Graphics Support

The Premium Graphics Package (PGP) is a collection of features that add enhanced window capabilities to content. This includes cropping, borders, on-screen display (OSD), and banners. According to Datapath, it is now available on Aetria’s Workstation.

This enables operators to quickly categorize and identify sources using borders, and add supplementary screen information using OSD overlays. They can also create custom banners for information display. The capability thus adds a further layer of information to camera feeds. It also provides the ability to activate emergency protocols where required.

PGP assets are saved when creating layout files, says Datapath. Once created, users can reuse and share all information stored in a layout across any workstation or videowall. The company adds it is now offering a choice of licensing options to meet user’s needs. This ranges from full features and functionality to component specific licenses.

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