InfoComm Sneak Peek: Atlona to Introduce New Models to OmniStream AV Over IP Family

At this year’s show in Las Vegas, Atlona is introducing three new half-rack models specifically designed to be robust and scalable for the Pro AV market.

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This year at the Infocomm show in Las Vegas, Atlona is introducing three new half-rack models from its new OmniStream AV over IP product family.

These products are specially designed to be robust and scalable for the Pro AV market and create the ability to truly stream “any to any, many to many” over a standard Gigibit network. Commercial Integrator got a sneak peak at these products. 

Here is the gist:

The AT-Omni-112 Dual Encoder accepts two independent HDMI inputs plus audio and RS-232 control.  It is capable of 4K/UHD video at 30Hz with 4:4:4 color sub sampling, or 60Hz with 4:2:0.

It has two Ethernet ports to send two completely redundant IP streams for mission-critical applications.  It streams HDMI video with embedded audio, together, or separately, using inexpensive network infrastructure.

The AT-Omni-122 Dual Decoder also offers two Ethernet port and two HDMI outputs. Dual Stereo outputs allow complex audio routing to various locations in a venue. 

For example, imagine a sports bar with a dozen large screen televisions.  Each video and audio signal can be independently routed to any display or speakers.  Use the RS-232 or CEC signals to turn the displays on and off or adjust the volume.

The AT-Omni -232 Dante Audio Bridge offers two inputs (microphone or line level) and two outputs (line level) and essentially connects the OmniView software and components to the Dante network, allowing two way matrix style routing of digital audio signals. 

All three OmniStream devices can be powered by POE or using a VDC power adapter.

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What sets the OmniStream products apart from the dozens of other AV over IP solutions on the market? The answer is security and redundancy, which means more uptime for your clients.  The AV content can be encrypted to prevent unauthorized access.  This is important for secure government applications.

The devices can replicate content over two completely separate IP networks. The system uses SMPTE FEC (forward error correction), which not only detects any packet loss, but also rebuilds those losses at the other end of the stream. You can send the same 4K video over two separate IP paths for broadcast level security. 

This is an industry first, as all other AV over IP devices assume the network will always be up.

If you are going to Las Vegas, you will have the opportunity to see the forward error correction in action, as they introduce more and more errors into the data stream. 

Other strengths of the OmniStream products include a low latency (.5 frames or 9ms for 60Hz video), making it ideal for live events where audio and video need to be synchronized.  The scalability is theoretically unlimited, in distance, inputs, or outputs; it’s only limited by the size of your network. 

Single-channel OmniStream units will also be available.

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