Once upon a time an American drum company that produced some of the finest drums in the world, also made some of the best hardware in the world. Then the 80s happened. Ludwig's quality standard for hardware went down significantly in the 1980s, and they had never fully recovered. Though I do own some very nice flat based stands with the Ludwig name that came out in the early 2000s, and still have and love them. But they were not the first name most people would think of concerning hardware.
Well it seems like Ludwig has recognized that and decided to resurrected their old "Atlas" name which is what they used to call their high end hardware back in the day, as well as released several different lines which cater to various types of drummers. They have the Atlas Pro line, which is the heaviest duty line of stands they are offering. This includes all types of stands, thrones, pedals (single & double), the Atlas Classic line, this one is my favorite. It includes a whole slew of flat based stands that are light weight, but well built and sturdy. And last, the Atlas Standard line, which are medium weight stands for your average drummer. This also look quite nice.
All and all, this looks like a very promising like of hardware for Ludwig!