Visix Now Offering Safety Message Subscription for Manufacturing Facilities

January 12, 2021

ATLANTA, GA – October 6, 2020 – Visix, Inc. has launched a new safety message subscription service for digital signage clients. As an introductory offer, clients who purchase a new AxisTV Signage Suite content management system will receive three months of free OSHA-inspired safety content. This is a $600 value, with a new safety message for each weekday delivered to subscription holders. In addition, clients have access to over 200 free message designs covering a range of topics from COVID-19 andinspirational quotes to trivia and stress relief tips.

“Safety is on everyone’s mind right now, but it’s always been a paramount concern in manufacturing,” says Debbie DeWitt, marketing communications manager for Visix. “Safety managers work hard to build rich EHS cultures, and we want to support those efforts by making safety communications more effective and more convenient. Regardless of whether it’s a factory or plant, utility provider or corporate warehouse, workplace safety is vital to both productivity and employee engagement. ”

Safety messages will cover topics like general health and safety tips, motivational quotes, trivia, calendar highlights and content tailored to a number of specialty tasks and environments. Messages are delivered via an HTML5 playlist that is easily inserted into digital signage layouts for onsite employees or webpages for remote workers. Starting price for the safety messages subscriptionafter the initial three-month promotion is $2,400 per year for an unlimited number of players and screens.

Visix has been providing digital signage solutions for the manufacturing sector for nearly 20 years, with clients like Kimberly Clark, North Shore Steel, Rowland Technologies and Servotronics, Inc. relying on their technologies for dynamic internal communications.The addition of a safety message subscription is the latest in the company’s efforts to provide end-to-end visual communications solutions for production facilities.

Parties interested in the safety messaging subscription can contact salesteam@visix.com for more details.

For information about Visix manufacturing solutions, visit visix.com/markets/manufacturing.

About Visix

Visix, Inc. offers a robust suite of digital signage software, content designs and meeting room signs for any organization wanting to engage, excite, and inform their audiences. Our products work separately or together, are competitively priced and scalable, and have powerful interactivity and data integration features for a unified, enterprise signage solution. Our award-winning service and support teams consistently rank the highest in customer satisfaction for fast, professional responses and solutions. Learn more about Visix digital signage products and services at www.visix.com.

Atlona Unveils New 4K Wallplate Transmitter for USB-C AV and Data

January 12, 2021

OME-EX-TX-WPC transports video, audio, control, and USB data over HDBaseT in aesthetically inconspicuous, one-gang form factor

SAN JOSE, California, October 5, 2020 – Atlona, a Panduit company, has taken the wraps off the latest HDBaseTtransmitter in its Omega™ Series of switching, extension, and video processing solutions for modern AV communications and collaboration. A unique wallplate extender for USB-C AV and data, the immediately-available AT-OME-EX-TX-WPCtransmitter enables discreet, remote USB-C and USB 2.0 connectivity for soft codec conferencing and applications with interactive displays.

Providing presenters and meeting participants with convenient AV and data interfacing on walls, in furniture or in floor boxes, the OME-EX-TX-WPC transports video, embedded audio, RS-232 control signals and – when paired with a USB-capable Omega Series switcher or receiver – USB data via HDBaseT over distances up to 330 feet (100 meters). The wallplate transmitter supports video up to 4K/UHD at 30 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling and is HDCP 2.2 compliant for delivery of protected content.

The OME-EX-TX-WPC’s USB-C input supports both AV and data, enabling adapter-free AV connectivity for recent Mac®, Chromebook™, and Windows® PCs as well as mobile devices with AV-capable USB-C ports. A separate USB 2.0 interface supports a peripheral device such as a speakerphone, microphone, keyboard, or mouse, making the transmitter an idealextension solution for soft codec and web-based conferencing applications or interactive collaboration, when used with a compatible Omega switcher or receiver.

The OME-EX-TX-WPC features a US one-gang form factor and ships with interchangeable black and white trim kits, allowing inconspicuous installation across a wide range of environments while simplifying ordering for integrators. Powerfor the transmitter is supplied over HDBaseT from an Atlona Omega receiver or switcher, with remote configuration and monitoring available through the free Atlona Management System (AMS), part of the Velocity™ System AV control and management platform.

“An increasing array of devices are offering AV-capable USB-C connections, and as demand for software-based video conferencing and interactive applications accelerates, the need for connecting USB peripherals at remote locations is becoming more prevalent,” said David Shamir, Director of Product Management, Atlona. “With USB-C and USB 2.0interfaces, the OME-EX-TX-WPC addresses this challenge in an elegant, aesthetically unobtrusive, and easy-to-integrate form factor.”

The OME-EX-TX-WPC is available immediately through Atlona’s extensive network of authorized channel partners and is backed by the company’s award-winning 10-year limited product warranty and support services. To learn more about this product, please visit atlona.com/at-ome-ex-tx-wpc.

About Atlona

Atlona, a Panduit company, is a leading global manufacturer of AV over IP distribution, connectivity, and control solutions. The company designs and engineers innovative, award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets. Backed by an award-winning 10-year warranty, Atlona’s products are developed to enable our customers’ ability to connect and collaborate with simplicity. More information about Atlona is available at atlona.com.

About Panduit

Global connectivity leader Panduit Corp. creates innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions for applications across the enterprise. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill. and operating in 112 worldwide locations, Panduit’s technology leadership and robust ecosystem help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world. panduit.com

Atlona Strengthens Nordics Sales Presence with Viktor Fjordberg

January 7, 2021

Viktor will work closely with Atlona partners throughout Scandinavia, leveraging his regional knowledge and relationships to expand Atlona’s EMEA business

SAN JOSE, California, September 30, 2020 – Atlona, a Panduit company, announces that Viktor Fjordberg has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager, Nordics, covering the countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Reporting to Thorsten Goecke, Director of Atlona Sales, EMEA, Viktor will work closely with partners to expand Atlona’s visibility and market share across Scandinavia.

As part of his responsibilities, Viktor will emphasize relationship-building with the top-performing dealers under each Atlona distributor – an initiative he believes is paramount to Atlona’s business growth in an active AV region.

“The Nordics market is quite mature when it comes to AV, and we are seeing a dramatic evolution that has led to stronger alignment with IT systems,” said Viktor Fjordberg, who most recently served as Kramer’s Nordics Account Manager. “This is a fast-changing business, and it is important that our dealers have the knowledge and support that gives them a broader perspective of how Atlona fits into the AV and IT landscape. I’m very much looking forward to taking more of our customers on the AV over IP journey, which is a major strength for Atlona.”

Viktor’s experience means that he comes to Atlona with vast knowledge about the many product areas Atlona serves, notably AV over IP distribution, collaboration, and control. He is especially impressed with Velocity, which he describes as a “mature control system for the network that is very easy to use.” He previously spent eight years covering the Nordics region with Interoute, a former European telecommunications company that specialized in cloud services.

“Viktor’s extensive experience working throughout the Nordics region will help Atlona make a stronger impact in an important region that has lacked a local sales presence,” said Thorsten Goecke. “We continue to aggressively grow our sales and support teams through EMEA in an effort to get closer to our customers, and bring Atlona’s value proposition to the forefront of the AV industry. We welcome Viktor to the team and look forward to his contribution.”

About Atlona

Atlona, a Panduit company, is a leading global manufacturer of AV over IP distribution, connectivity, and control solutions. The company designs and engineers innovative, award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets. Backed by an award-winning 10-year warranty, Atlona’s products are developed to enable our customers’ ability to connect and collaborate with simplicity. More information about Atlona is available at atlona.com.

About Panduit

Global connectivity leader Panduit Corp. creates innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions for applications across the enterprise. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill. and operating in 112 worldwide locations, Panduit’s technology leadership and robust ecosystem help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world. panduit.com

 

Xilica® Adds Lua Scripting, Fully-Flexible Control to Solaro DSPs

January 7, 2021

With Lua scripting functionality, integrators can program their own custom drivers for almost any third-party product that has a control string, and utilize Xilica’s library of pre-designed integrations

Toronto, September 25, 2020 — Hot on the heels of bringing its Designer 4.0 software to market, Xilica®, a global leader in digital signal processing technology for AV and installed sound, has raised the bar by adding Lua scripting language to its award-winning Solaro Series DSPs.

Widely-used in the AV and IT industries among major control system manufacturers, Lua scripting is a universal language that enables products from third-party vendors to communicate and interoperate. While many other DSP brands either feature no integrated control engine functionality, or utilize a proprietary command protocol, Xilica is continuing to add value to its premium open-architecture DSP portfolio by enabling integrators to omit traditional control systems from small-to-medium sized projects, and instead utilize the existing DSP for system command.

“Xilica control systems will provide all of the functionality needed in conference rooms, hotels, restaurants, schools and many other AV environments,” said Shaun Robinson, VP Product Management at Xilica. “We can control all of these standard functions without the need for a highly sophisticated and expensive control system. While we interoperate with enterprise-level control systems, we can save our customers up to $30,000 in many cases.”

While integrated control into a DSP is ideal for many small-to-medium applications, Xilica recognizes the value of a scalable external control system for larger projects and additionally launches updated modules for AMX®, Crestron® and Control4® automation platforms, which are available on AMX InConcert, Crestron AppMarket, and from Xilica directly.

Where a third-party vendor is a member of Xilica’s partner program, Lua control modules are available inside the Xilica Designer software interface, pre-built and ready to deploy. For those situations where a particular brand may not be available, Xilica’s ‘Lua Device Driver Builder’ function enables an integrator’s in-house programming team to create custom functionality specific to their product and application. Additionally, Xilica has field resources located across North America who can provide custom driver development as required.

“System design and integration professionals have historically relied on manufacturers to create drivers that can speak to third-party devices in the library, typically because they were restrained through proprietary protocols,” said Robinson. “Lua scripting opens the programming universe within Xilica DSPs and control products for any user that can write a control universe.”

Xilica’s corporate, education and government customers further benefit from new USB I/O capabilities that improve compatibility with the latest Unified Communications (UC) platforms, including Microsoft Teams™ and Zoom®. Separately, network-based update and deployment of Solaro Series DSP products has been improved for rapid install times.

About Xilica

Xilica® is an award-winning manufacturer of innovative, next-generation digital signal processing solutions for AV control and command applications including conference, corporate, hospitality and leisure, retail and transportation. From its headquarters in Toronto, Canada, Xilica sells and supports products worldwide in over 75 countries, gaining rapid acknowledgement for its all-modular, ultra-small-format and high-performance product ranges that solve critical business challenges.

www.xilica.com

Atlona Fortifies North American Sales Team

January 7, 2021

Remy Nguyen and Justin Sattazahn bring familiarity, experience and motivation to RSM roles supporting Atlona’s commercial AV business in two busy US territories

SAN JOSE, California, September 24, 2020 – Atlona, a Panduit company, announces that Remy Nguyen and Justin Sattazahn have joined the company as Regional Sales Managers in the Southwest and Northcentral US territories. Reporting to Jamey Swigert, Director of AV Sales and Business Development, Nguyen and Sattazahn will work closely with partners and end users to expand Atlona’s commercial AV business in their respective regions.

Nguyen previously served as Atlona’s Regional Sales Manager – Southwest, before taking on a brief role outside the AV industry. He returns with an expanded territory covering Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, southern California, southern Nevada, Utah and El Paso, Texas. Nguyen’s previous industry experience includes a Regional Sales Manager position at Extron, where he developed their Pacific Northwest region business. He also served as Director of Sales andBusiness Development for AV systems integrator Avidex, which gives him valuable insight on supporting Atlona’s dealer channel.

Nguyen looks forward to helping Atlona customers faced with changing business and education environments. He’s also bullish about Panduit’s network infrastructure solutions, emphasizing the added value it brings to Atlona’s commercial AV business.

“Atlona has been on the forefront of AV product development, and its latest innovations with the Omega™ Series and an expanded PTZ camera range are ideally suited for touchless AV and distance learning environments,” said Nguyen. “I am also excited that Panduit has brought a differentiating message to Atlona with its network infrastructure solutions and built an organizational infrastructure to better serve our regional distributors, dealers and end users.”

Sattazahn will also work closely with partners and end users to raise brand awareness across his territory, which includes Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. He brings extensive commercial and residential AV and pro audio experience to Atlona across systems design and integration, sound engineering, and live entertainment production and management. His broad range of professional experience brings a comprehensive understanding of nearly all AV businesses verticals, and the unique needs of each.

“I look forward to growing our business with low-voltage and electrical contractors, which will help Atlona customers transition to complete AV over IP systems,” said Sattazahn. “In addition to Atlona’s networked AV solutions, I see Velocity™ as a key differentiator. My experience in systems integration gives me a strong understanding of how IP-based AV control simplifies design and configuration for integrators and provides a simple and scalable control solution for end users.”

​​​​​​​“Remy and Justin bring successful track records and broad industry experience to our team, which will strengthen our overarching initiatives for continued business growth and getting closer to our customers in every region,” said Swigert. “We welcome them to the Atlona team and look forward to their contributions.”

About Atlona

Atlona, a Panduit company, is a leading global manufacturer of AV over IP distribution, connectivity, and control solutions. The company designs and engineers innovative, award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets. Backed by an award-winning 10-year warranty, Atlona’s products are developed to enable our customers’ ability to connect and collaborate with simplicity. More information about Atlona is available at atlona.com.

About Panduit

Global connectivity leader Panduit Corp. creates innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions for applications across the enterprise. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill. and operating in 112 worldwide locations, Panduit’s technology leadership and robust ecosystem help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world. panduit.com

 

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