Atlona Appoints SnapAV as Exclusive US Distributor to the Residential AV Market

November 21, 2019

Shared strategies including a customer-first focus, expert technical support and a national footprint will enhance service to the residential dealer community

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 7, 2019 – Atlona, a Panduit company, has appointed SnapAV as its exclusive distributor for the residential AV dealer community. Effective immediately, SnapAV and its regional distribution partners will represent Atlona’s complete range of AV products throughout the United States.

The appointment represents an evolution of a long-standing Atlona and SnapAV alliance that has made certain Atlona products available in SnapAV’s inventory. Atlona has elected to expand the relationship based on SnapAV’s nationwide footprint, and the companies’ shared emphasis on customer service and technical support.

“By appointing SnapAV as our exclusive residential AV distributor, Atlona can further elevate its level of service and support to the custom integration dealer base,” said Ilya Khayn, CEO, Atlona. “SnapAV’s continued growth and presence on both a national and regional level will simplify product procurement and support for all Atlona dealers.”

Eric Harper, EVP Product Marketing at SnapAV, emphasizes that changing market conditions, along with each company’s customer-first philosophy, make this partnership particularly well-timed from a business standpoint.

“The high-end residential distribution market is moving away from being fragmented,” said Harper. “SnapAV has addressed these dynamics through strategic consolidation. It makes sense to work with Atlona as part of this strategy, as they havebeen a reliable partner and a company on a similar growth trajectory.”

Harper adds that while SnapAV also develops and manufactures its own branded products, the company understands that dealers want more options from their distributors. “As an industry leader, we are always looking to broaden the horizons ofwhat vendors and products are in our store,” he said. “Atlona’s broad family of signal extension and distribution products, as well as their recent AV over IP innovations, will provide dealers with an array of matrixed and networked systems that align with today’s most important residential AV trends.”

In addition to SnapAV’s commanding national presence, the distribution model for Atlona products will include theirregional partners:

  • Allnet, serving upper mid-western U.S. regional dealers
  • MRI, serving north-eastern U.S. dealers
  • Volutone, serving dealers in California and Nevada, and Hawaii

SnapAV will also serve all regional dealers through its national distribution model.

About SnapAV

Established in 2005 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 3,000 installation-friendly audio, video, networking, power and surveillance products for residential and commercial A/V installers. SnapAV empowers installers to run more efficient businesses by providing high-quality products at attractive prices, supported by best-in-class online ordering and award-winning customer service. Additional information about SnapAV and its product brands can be found at

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

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.


Renewed Vision Bringing Powerful Live Production Software Advances to InfoComm 2019

November 21, 2019

Version 3.3 of PVP media server and new enhancements to ProPresenter Scoreboard software to make A/V exhibition debut

Alpharetta, GA, June 6, 2019 — Visitors to the Renewed Vision booth (number 2471) at next week’s InfoComm 2019 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida will experience the A/V industry trade show premieres of powerful new versions for two of the company’s highly-acclaimed software solutions. Demonstrations will include new version 3.3 of the feature-rich PVP3 multi-screen media server, video processor and screen control solution for live production environments, alongside new innovations in the ProPresenter Scoreboard multi-sport score presentation platform used widely in high school, college, professional, and youth league sports.

“We continue to innovate across all of our software solutions with a goal of making operators’ jobs easier while enabling them to create even richer, more engaging visual experiences,” said Brad Weston, president, Renewed Vision. “We are looking forward to showcasing our newest capabilities to InfoComm attendees.”

PVP 3.3

Enhancements in PVP 3.3 include a new “key and fill” capability for SDI outputs; video input crosspoints that enable users in dynamic live environments to quickly make changes to input slots while automatically updating related cues; and per-layer content masking, allowing customers to apply dynamic alpha effects to video by binding two layers together. Other new PVP 3.3 features include custom content cropping and expanded preview capabilities that facilitate reviewing entire outputs on external displays. These latest features build on the advances in the preceding version 3.2 software update, including expanded synchronization, control and management functionality;increased I/O signal density; simultaneous 4K/1080p playback from the same workstation; and NDI® support for IP-networked environments.

ProPresenter Scoreboard

Built on the powerful video, graphics and text playout engine of Renewed Vision’s renowned ProPresenter live presentation platform, ProPresenter Scoreboard combines the company’s hallmarks of ease of use, affordability and visually sophisticated outputs with optimizeduser interfaces purpose-built for driving advertising-enriched, video-based LED scoreboards. New advances on display at InfoComm 2019 will include custom scoring logic, clocks and timers that enable the creation of scoreboards for user-defined sports; the ability to display and independently control multiple matches on the same output, making it ideal for tournaments with simultaneous events; and live StatCrew and MLB data support. The new version also features user interface enhancements designed to accelerate live production workflows.

PVP 3.3 and the enhanced ProPresenter Scoreboard are available immediately. For more information, please visit the corresponding product pages at

About Renewed Vision

Founded in 2000, Renewed Vision’s mission is to offer reliable, purpose-built production software that enables organizations—spanning from churches to corporations—to create dynamic media experiences that enhance worship services, meetings and other special events.For more information on our product lines, including ProPresenter, ProVideoPlayer and ProVideoServer, please visit our website at

Carousel Digital Signage Expands Player Support for New Cloud Platform

November 21, 2019

Digital signage pioneer extends support to Mersive Solstice wireless displays and BrightSign players

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, June 5, 2019 – Carousel Digital Signage has extended player support for Carousel Cloud, its recently-introduced subscription-based SaaS platform, to Mersive Solstice wireless displays and BrightSign media players. Previously only available for Apple TV devices, Carousel Cloud users now have a choice of three leading suppliers for content playout to suit their requirements and preferences.

Contemporary colorful classroom with digital blackboard on wall – 3d rendering

Apple enthusiasts also now have the option to play Carousel content over iPads – also new for InfoComm. Support for Mersive Solstice and iPad is available immediately, with BrightSign player support coming soon.

Now shipping, Carousel Digital Signage will also bring Carousel Cloud to InfoComm 2019 for the first time. Ideal for any business seeking an off-premise hosted digital signage service with limitless scalability, Carousel Cloud’s plug-and-play design will have new screens operational within minutes.

Carousel Cloud brings the standard benefits of any cloud service, eliminating the expense and maintenance associated with traditional hardware servers. Instead, Carousel Cloud delivers a lightweight, software-defined architecture that is centralized within an offsite IT infrastructure, with the ability to easily scale networks. The result is an enterprise-wide digital signage platform that keeps the focus on content development and audience engagement, with expansion limited only by the size of the organization.

“We’re simply providing our customers with more flexible options as they transition to Carousel Cloud,” said JJ Parker, CEO, Carousel Digital Signage. “Regardless of player choice, Carousel Cloud’s centralized platform will accommodate more users from more locations, and help users keep playlists fresh and networks dynamic.”

InfoComm takes place June 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Carousel Digital Signage exhibits at Booth 333.

About Carousel Digital Signage

Carousel is Digital Signage Content Management Software that is easy to use, scalable, and reliable. With a deep feature set and strong technology partnerships Carousel gives you the most value in digital signage. Carousel Digital Signage is a division of Tightrope Media Systems. You can reach the Carousel team at (866) 866-4118, or visit

GatesAir Continues Spectrum Repack Dominance with 300th Transmitter Shipment

November 21, 2019

Cornerstone Television station WPCB-TV prepares for its new UHF channel assignment with a high-power, high-efficiency Maxiva™ULXTE liquid-cooled transmitter

CINCINNATI, June 5, 2019GatesAir today fortifies its market-leading repack transmitter position with the delivery of its 300th repack transmitter. WPCB-TV, a Cornerstone Television station serving the Pittsburgh market, took delivery of its new Maxiva ULXTE-50 liquid-cooled transmitter late last week. WPCB has been repacked from Channel 50 to Channel 28, and will transmit at 31.7 kW from its new frequency beginning August 2.

GatesAir’s leadership in repack sales and shipments continues unabated. To date, GatesAir has shipped 11,273 power amplifiers, which represents more than 6.4 Megawatts of transmission power. GatesAir has successfully met all shipping deadlines to date thanks to careful staffing and manufacturing initiatives put into place by Vice President of Operations Bryant Burke.

GatesAir CEO Bruce D. Swail notes that GatesAir has also logged nearly 38 million amplifier in-service hours of repack projects, which provides a strong measurement of reliability and performance for GatesAir customers. All GatesAir transmitters are made in the USA at the company’s Quincy, Illinois manufacturing center.

“With the most cutting-edge power amplification tech in the market, our Maxiva transmitters have accumulated an impressive number of in-service pallet hours that continues to climb, solidifying our reputation for high performance and unmatched reliability,” said Swail. “Combined with on-time deliveries, transmitter site consultations and unparalleled customer service, GatesAir continues as the leading and most trusted supplier of repack transmitters and services.”

WPCB was granted a power increase for its Phase 4 repack assignment. Steve Johnson, VP Operations for Cornerstone Television, points to GatesAir’s customer support and high-efficiency solid-state technology as key deciding factors. The transition from tube to solid-state will eliminate costly tube maintenance, and provide a high-efficiency platform to offset utility costs from the station’s power increase.

Johnson also purchased a Maxiva VAXTE-6L air-cooled transmitter for WKBS-TV in the Altoona/Johnstown, PA market. WKBS, a full satellite of WPCB, will be repacked from UHF Channel 46 to low-band VHF channel 6 in Phase 6.

“GatesAir is one of the few vendors to offer reliable repack transmitters for low-band VHF, and our engineers can leverage a common user interface to remotely monitor and manage both Maxiva transmitters,” said Johnson. “We are impressed with the strength of their customer service, and the heritage and longevity of the company. Support is always a phone call away in Quincy, which has made a positive and lasting impact. We look forward to a long relationship with GatesAir.”

About GatesAir   

GatesAir, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group, provides complete solutions for over-the-air radio and television broadcasting, leveraging wireless spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel, mission-critical services. Powering over-the-air networks worldwide with unparalleled reliability for nearly 100 years, GatesAir’s turnkey solutions enable broadcasters to create, transport and transmit radio and TV content.  With customers in more than 185 countries, the company leads the industry in innovation and design breakthroughs, improving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership with all products designed and assembled in the USA and Europe. Visit for more information, Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.

About The Gores Group

The Gores Group, founded in 1987 by Alec Gores, is a global investment firm focused on partnering with differentiated businesses that can benefit from its extensive industry knowledge, decades long experience and flexible capital base. Over its 30 year history, the firm has developed a deep understanding of and appreciation for building businesses and creating value alongside management. For more information, please visit


Atlona Bulks Up Americas Sales Force

November 21, 2019

CEO Ilya Khayn continues aggressive expansion of sales and support team to address new business growth and opportunities

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5, 2019 – Atlona, a Panduit company, has expanded its sales force in North and South America in alignment with continued company growth. The new appointments include seasoned director- and regional-level sales professionals with years of commercial AV experience, as well as sales engineering talent to fulfill the company’s growing project commitments.

“Atlona continues to grow and flourish, and these appointments will allow us to expand our reach and support in the Americas,” said Ilya Khayn, CEO, Atlona. “Most importantly, our continuous team expansion demonstrates Atlona’s commitment to growing our partners’ businesses, and service all of our customers with extensive systems design and engineering support. We are particularly excited to welcome Vince Schuster to our staff in a new leadership position, as we welcome this highly talented group of professionals to the Altona team.”

Vince joins Atlona as Senior Director of Sales, covering the North America commercial and residential AV markets.Reporting to Khayn, Vince comes to Atlona from Prysm, where he served as Vice President of Sales. Prior to Prysm, Vince served in director-level sales positions at Planar Systems and Panasonic. His years of experience has earned the trust of the AV and IT specifying communities, working closely with channel partners, consultants, architects and systems integrators to build sustainable, enterprise-level installations.

“Atlona has been a pioneer in the AV over IP movement, and their relationship with Panduit provides a very unique and dynamic opportunity to solve technological challenges, adding value for our customers,” said Schuster. “I’m looking forward to working with our partners and having conversations with our end customers throughout the AV community, with the opportunity to position Atlona further upstream in the early decision-making stages.”

Jason Parson joins Atlona as Regional Sales Manager, Pacific Northwest, also reporting to Schuster. Jason comes to Atlona with experience working with suppliers and as an entrepreneur. He started his career with Pioneer New Media Technologies, a division of Pioneer Electronics, before launching Invision Technologies, a leader in eTail that later launched a commercial and residential AV integration business. While leading Invision Technologies, Jason worked closely with commercial, residential, and government clients, which helped them expand into a viable business. Jason then started a new venture with Whitlock, a global leader in Video Conferencing and AV integration. He was responsible for driving enterprise sales growth in the Seattle region. Some of his major accomplishments include key relationships with Starbucks, Amazon, Microsoft retail, and the City of Seattle.

“My experience across sales, management and systems integration has allowed me to get closer to customers and understand their pain points as they seek the right solutions for their facilities,” said Parson. “Atlona’s reputation as a problem-solver and innovator in commercial and residential AV provides a fertile ground for success moving forward.”

Atlona’s appointment of Paul Beals (North East USA), Brian Montini (South Central USA) and Manuel Pineda (Latin America) as Sales Engineers will flesh out the company’s growing team of regional sales engineers. Each bring a wealth of systems design and engineering experience to their new roles, and will work closely with Atlona partners and end users to build and support Atlona AV systems.

All five new Atlona team members join Atlona effective immediately, and will be present at this year’s InfoComm 2019 show in Orlando, Florida. Atlona exhibits at Booth 3012.

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

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.

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