Aetria related FAQs
|Number of Workstation Monitors||Up to 4||Unlimited|
|HD Monitor Support||Yes||Yes|
|4K Monitor Support||Yes||Yes|
|Mixed HD and 4K Monitor Support||No||Yes|
|Create Desktop Templates||Yes||Yes|
|Access Aetria Network Sources (via user rights management)||Yes||Yes|
|ActiveSQX and/or Video Capture Support||No||Yes|
|Access to Aetria Network Manager and Command Center Components||Yes||Yes|
A video wall controller is not required to use Aetria.
You can create purely AVoIP switched matrixes using either Arqa or Aligo devices to connect sources directly to screens. The addition of a VSN wall controller adds a huge level of flexibility in terms of creating multiple video walls, visualization of a large number of source types, local applications and full windowing capability across the display surfaces.
Redundancy at this time means having two Aetria Network Managers in the same building and connected to the same LAN. These will track each other and support automatic failover.
Aligo audio capabilities are specified on the datasheet.
Aetria Workstation uses the in-built windows mixer to listen to audio from remote streams which can be enabled and selected via the interface for each source.
Video and audio is encoded.
8 screens. These can be in either 4K or HD.
Either Arqa or Aligo transmitters can be used in this case. Both of these options provide a fully accelerated intra-frame encoding scheme that is designed from the outset to send live video streams by computing the whole frame, on every frame. These methods also require no direct network connectivity to the remote source, making them suitable for applications that require ‘pixel only’ interaction with secured sources and where more intensive day-to-day interactivity is also required.
For Aetria Workstations that require KVM connectivity to remote sources without installing Agent on the source itself, then Arqa receivers can be used at the workstation with capture cards installed.
Yes. In this instance the controller would require an Aetria Workstation license and not an Aetria WallControl license.
A Datapath specified platform for Aetria Workstation can support up to two Image4K graphics cards, and Vision capture but the software running on it is very much Aetria Workstation, so it should not be expected to support all the functions of an Aetria Wall Controller.
The primary job of Aetria Workstation is to integrate many types of applications onto one surface and to promote free working and collaboration between operators on any workstation whilst keeping workflow fast, efficient and usable. Since the platform used can also be any that runs Windows 10, then extra care should be taken when considering using the workstation itself to run any graphically intensive or CPU intensive applications such as those that use DirectX or OpenGL, as in these situations workstation performance is not quantifiable by Datapath and depends entirely on the specific applications used.
In some cases, it may be best to run these applications on a dedicated hardware platform that has been specifically performance tuned to run them, and then simply visualise that platform with KVM control from any workstation. In this way the workstation resource itself is not used, which allows a much more scalable interaction with multiple applications of this type from any workstation, resulting in a better user experience for the operator and bringing an unlimited amount of processing power to each operator from any location where there is a workstation terminal.
Entire video walls for live viewing can be replicated using Aligo at full frame rate, but they are not sent as a single stream. Where we have this kind of requirement, we suggest using Aligo transmitters as outputs from a VSN, and then replicate each stream to as many screens as needed using Aligo network multicasting as a scalable performance guaranteed method or replicating screens within any size of deployment.
Yes, providing multiple users all have access to the same applications then the application will open for any user.