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ATEN 4K Video over IP Extender Wins Red Dot Design Award 2018

VE8950 wins the global design award for its innovative, human-centric design


Taipei, Taiwan (Apr 9, 2018) – ATEN International, the world-leading provider of IT connectivity and total management solutions, announced today that its VE8950 4K Video over IP Extender has awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2018, one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. VE8950 received the honor for its human-centric design, which provides system integrators 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 centers.


ATEN has been focused on improving the user experience for our products for many years, and the honor 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 recognized 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 a high design quality.


ATEN 4K HDMI over IP Extender

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 centers.


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 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.

For more product information, please visit the VE8950 product page.

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About ATEN

ATEN International Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 6277), established in 1979, is the leading provider of IT connectivity and management solutions. Offering integrated KVM, Professional Audiovisual, and Intelligent Power solutions, ATEN products connect, manage, and optimize electronics in corporate, government, industrial, educational, and retail environments. ATEN has 500+ issued international patents and a global R&D team that produces a constant stream of innovative solutions, resulting in a comprehensive portfolio of products available worldwide. Headquartered in Taiwan, ATEN International Co., Ltd. has grown to include subsidiaries and regional offices in China, Japan, Korea, Belgium, Australia, the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Turkey and India – with R&D centers in Taiwan, China, and Canada. 


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