Atlona Makes Push for an All AV-over-IP Future

Atlona will come to InfoComm (June 6-8, Las Vegas Convention Center) with a new strategy aimed at accelerating the AV-over-IP room design and adoption process. Dubbed the Atlona All-IP Meeting Space, they say their all-in-one approach is adaptable to everything from basic meeting rooms to advanced spaces such as divisible and overflow rooms. The central message of the All-IP Meeting Space is that the network switch becomes the switcher, creating an enormous amount of freedom to deliver right-sized switching systems without the limitations of a fixed I/O matrix.

Once deployed, Atlona’s All-IP Meeting Space allows for sharing content, digital signal processing and control, across multiple rooms — all through a software-based system management system aimed at IT administrators.

The complete multi-faceted architecture, which brings together IP-enabled Atlona 4K/UHD encoders and decoders, control,and peripherals, will be the central exhibit at the Atlona booth. The demonstration will show the following Atlona products working together, as well as interoperability with pertinent third-party components (such as DSPs) and Atlona PTZ cameras:

  • OmniStream AV over IP platform (encoders, decoders, audio interfaces)
  • OmniStream USB over IP device adapters (AT-OMNI-311, AT-OMNI-324)
  • Velocity control over IP solution

From a flexibility perspective, Atlona’s strategy allows customers to specify the exact number of inputs and outputs required for a particular space, and duplicate – or even modify – that system design across other rooms. Simple interconnection of local area networks with adjacent rooms and buildings also removes the traditional signal routing and distance limitations of AV matrix switchers. Furthermore, inherent redundancy within the All-IP Meeting Space maximizes system protection, and can be specified for mission-critical systems.

The scalability aspect is also a significant benefit. Field-upgradeable OmniStream and Velocity hardware ensures that All-IP Meeting Spaces will always meet the evolving needs of the business environment, while the openness of IP-based systems simplify standardization across a building, campus or organization – whether local, national or global. New PoE-powered endpoints and configurations are possible without teardowns and overhauls, with no network rebuilds required for initial AV over IP integrations.

Details on the Atlona All-IP Meeting Space are here.