Atlona has taken the wraps off the latest HDBaseT transmitter in its Omega Series of switching, extension, and video processing solutions for modern AV communications and collaboration.
The AT-OME-EX-TX-WPC 4K wallplate transmitter “enables discreet, remote USB-C and USB 2.0 connectivity for soft codec conferencing and applications with interactive displays,” according to the Atlona announcement.
“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,” the Atlona announcement says.
“When paired with a USB-capable Omega Series switcher or receiver – USB data via HDBaseT over distances up to 330 feet (100 meters),” according to the Atlona announcement.
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 ideal extension solution for soft codec and web-based conferencing applications or interactive collaboration, when used with a compatible Omega switcher or receiver,” according to the Atlona announcement.
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The OME-EX-TX-WPC features a US one-gang form factor and ships with interchangeable black and white trim kits, allowing installation across a range of environments.
Power for 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 for Atlona.
“With USB-C and USB 2.0 interfaces, the OME-EX-TX-WPC addresses this challenge in an elegant, aesthetically unobtrusive, and easy-to-integrate form factor,” he said.
The OME-EX-TX-WPC is available immediately through Atlona’s network of authorized channel partners and is backed by the company’s 10-year limited product warranty and support services.