Atlona Adds Dolby Vision Capability for OmniStream AV-over-IP Platform

Atlona has announced the availability of its Dolby Vision feature option for the OmniStream AV-over-IP platform. This feature enables 4K Dolby Vision-enhanced video, at 60Hz with 4:2:2 chroma subsampling and 12-bit color resolution, to be distributed over 1 Gigabit Ethernet data networks.

OmniStream with full Dolby Vision support will be showcased alongside other Atlona innovations in stand 5-U120 at ISE 2019, taking place Feb. 5-8 in Amsterdam.

Dolby Vision is an industry leader in terms of its potential to deliver the best possible HDR viewing experiences when full 60 frames-per-second Ultra High Definition resolution is delivered, but solutions for distributing 4K video with Dolby Vision HDR have been limited. Other compressed or uncompressed AV over IP systems as well as HDBaseT systems may offer compatibility with HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) or Dolby Vision up to 30 frame-per-second.

According to Atlona, OmniStream’s algorithm enables full preservation of Dolby Vision HDR metadata while maintaining “visually lossless” image encoding and decoding, providing interoperability with Dolby Vision HDR streaming media players, Ultra HD Blu-ray devices, gaming systems and displays.

Available for all existing and new OmniStream installations, this downloadable license expands the HDR content that can be distributed over OmniStream networked AV systems. OmniStream products also feature license-free, 60 fps compatibility with HDR10 for OTT (over-the-top) streaming services and Ultra HD Blu-ray, as well as HLG for 4K HDR broadcast services.

For info on the Dolby Vision option for OmniStream go here.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..