Atlona® Unveils New Home Collection Consumer Product Line at 2012 International CES
Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Atlona Debuts Retail-Ready Audio/Video Connectivity Products Family
LAS VEGAS (CES) — Jan. 5, 2012 — Atlona®, a leading digital connectivity solutions provider, today announced the Atlona Home Collection, an all-new family of audio/video connectivity products and accessories designed to provide consumers with the freedom and flexibility they need to connect and enjoy their electronics. With digital content in homes taking many forms and coming from a variety of devices, the new Atlona Home Collection offers the solutions retailers need to help consumers connect, share and experience their media across multiple rooms, sources, and formats.
Featured products in the Atlona Home Collection include the 2012 CES Innovations Honoree Award winner LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System, which allows consumers to connect virtually any device with an HDMI port to an HDTV or projector wirelessly up to 40 feet away. In addition, the Atlona LinkConnect HDMI cable series offers consumers the ideal balance of performance, pricing, and features needed to connect and experience the very best performance from their home theater systems, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more; and the Atlona LinkConvert family is a complete line of products designed to simplify and solve the many challenges consumers face in connecting, installing, and experiencing their various audio/video devices.
“All our new Atlona Home Collection products were developed from the ground up to be truly consumer-friendly as well as optimized for retail sale,” said Dan Tye, national sales manager for Atlona Home Collection.
“We’re excited to launch this new collection at CES, where we’ll be showcasing products like our LinkCast wireless offerings that bring true wireless HD video possibilities to consumers”.
The Atlona Home Collection: LinkCast, LinkConnect and LinkConvert Product Lines
Atlona LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System
Atlona’s LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System allows home theater enthusiasts, gamers, laptop users and more to connect multiple HDMI-based devices wirelessly to their HDTV or projector. The LinkCast Wireless HD System includes an A/V base station (AT-LINKCASTAV) and one LinkCast System Expander (AT-LINKCAST-HTX). The LinkCast A/V base station connects to the HDTV or projector’s HDMI input, while the LinkCast System Expander plugs into virtually any audio/video device with an HDMI output and standard USB connection. To further eliminate cable clutter, installation challenges and costs, the LinkCast System includes one LinkCast System Expander in the box, however, up to five devices total can be wirelessly connected to one LinkCast Wireless HD System with the purchase of additional Atlona LinkCast System Expanders, each sold separately.
The LinkCast system supports uncompressed video resolutions up to 1080p HD and 1280x1024 with a latency of less than one millisecond for truly reliable wireless HD video performance. In addition, LinkCast supports Lossy digital audio formats such as Dolby Digital® and DTS Digital Audio, as well as the WHDI 1.0 wireless home digital interface standard, and HDCP 1.2 protocols.. The LinkCast system is backed by a full three-year AtlonaAdvantage warranty.
Atlona LinkCast Wireless HD System Expander
Atlona’s LinkCast Wireless HD System Expanders are sold separately, and allow consumers to wirelessly connect additional HDMI sources to their LinkCast Wireless HD System, for a total of 5 total connected devices. LinkCast System Expanders plug into virtually any audio/video device with an HDMI port and are conveniently powered via standard USB connection, eliminating the need for an additional power supply.
The LinkCast Wireless HD Audio/Video System is will be available within Q1, 2012 to consumers at an MSRP of $299.99 along with additional LinkCast Wireless HD System Expanders at $119.99 MSRP each.
Atlona LinkConnect HDMI Cable Series
The Atlona LinkConnect HDMI cable series includes a complete suite of cables, adapters and other connectivity solutions designed for today’s advanced consumer electronics applications and installation needs.
Atlona LinkConnect HDMI cables offer a solid balance of performance, pricing, and features that include technologies capable of delivering ultra-high-speed 17+ Gbps bandwidth and up to 4k x 2k HD video resolution support. Consumers can choose from Atlona LinkConnect, LinkConnect Select and LinkConnect Ultra HDMI cables based on their performance and price point preferences.
Atlona LinkConnect Ultra Series, Atlona’s most advanced HDMI cable design, is capable of delivering today’s amazing video and audio experiences with room to handle tomorrow’s new capabilities. The Atlona LinkConnect Ultra series cables offer the higher bandwidth and performance required to support newer more demanding 4k x 2k HD video resolutions and 3D video, as well as feature 24k gold-plated tight-fit contact connectors and multilayer shielding that ensures peak HD video performance. Atlona LinkConnect Ultra Series cables are available from $59.95 to $99.95 MSRP.
Atlona LinkConnect Flat Series HDMI cables feature an ultra-low flat profile design that is 40-percent narrower and thinner than other similar flat cables, making it incredibly easy to paint and blend into walls as well as route behind today’s ultra-slim profile HDTVs and wall mounts. LinkConnect Flat Series cables are available from $29.99 to $59.99 MSRP.
Atlona LinkConnect Thin Series HDMI cables are a perfect solution for routing cables through HDTV wall mount arms, along baseboards and moldings, and are extremely easy to conceal due to its incredibly small 3mm diameter profile. Its extreme flexibility allows the cable to be more easily routed and installed in tight spaces. LinkConnect Thin Series cables are available from $29.99 to $59.99 MSRP
Atlona LinkConnect Mobile Series cables feature Micro-HDMI and MHL connections specifically designed to simplify and enable connection of today’s portable HD-capable devices such as smartphones, tablets, and camcorders to an HDTV, projector, or A/V system. These lightweight, extremely flexible cables are perfect for on-the-go use and are available from $29.99 to $39.99 MSRP.
All LinkConnect cables come with the AtlonaAdvantage lifetime warranty.
Atlona LinkConvert Audio/Video Switchers, Extenders, Scalers, and Converters
The new Atlona LinkConvert family is a complete line of products specially designed to offer connectivity solutions that solve the unique challenges consumers face in connecting, installing, and enjoying their different audio/video devices. Whether connecting latest-generation devices or yesterday’s technologies, LinkConvert products help make experiencing these devices simple and seamless and creates new possibilities for consumers.
Featured LinkConvert products at 2012 International CES include Atlona’s high-performance 3x1 HDMI Auto Switcher (AT-HAD-V31), which allows consumers to connect up to three devices using a single HDMI port on an HDTV, and Atlona’s VGA-to-HDMI Scaler/Converter (AT-HDView), which converts and upscales audio/video signals from a PC or laptop to full 1080p HD and outputs via HDMI for connection to today’s HDTVs, projectors, and HD monitors. Many other new problem-solving Atlona LinkConvert solutions will also be showcased at CES. The full line of LinkConvert products has a MSRP price range from $19.99 to $349.99.
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