Atlona to Expand OmniStream AV-over-IP Capabilities 

Atlona has announced a firmware update to its OmniStream AV-over-IP platform that will add 4K and HDR compatibility, video wall processing, HDCP 2.2 compliance and AES67 audio over IP interoperability.

Topping the list of new features is the addition of encoding and decoding of UHD @ 60 Hz 4:4:4 (8-bit color) chroma sub-sampling. This feature will be available as an optional licensed upgrade for the OmniStream 111 (AT-OMNI-111) single-channel encoder, but will be standard with the OmniStream 112 (AT-OMNI-112) dual-channel encoder as well as the OmniStream single and dual-channel decoders (AT-OMNI-121 and AT-OMNI-122).

The firmware upgrade also adds support for HDR formats, including HDR10. In particular, the OmniStream platform will now handle 4K @ 60 Hz with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling, 10-bit color, and HDR, making it compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray, streaming media players and other emerging consumer video sources that deliver HDR content.

The upcoming OmniStream firmware update will also allow encoded video to be delivered to an array of video walldisplays, regardless of size. Additionally, the newly expanded video wall processing capabilities include bezel compensation and image rotation, as well as frame-accurate synchronization between decoders.

The AES67 standard enables audio over IP streaming interoperability between OmniStream and a wide range of AES67-enabled professional audio products from other manufacturers. 

Here are the details.

Sara Abrons

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