Atlona now shipping HDBaseT enabling 4K AV switching
AV manufacturer, Atlona has announced it’s now shipping its AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT. It’s the company’s first HDBaseT to enable a single category cable connection between a conferencing hub and a 4K display together with a USB-equipped video conferencing camera, simplifying installation and usability.
The equipped collaboration system provides 4K AV switching, USB and HDMI extension and system control for PC-based conferencing using Skype for Business, WebEx and GoToMeeting cloud services.
Atlona product manager Joshua Castro says a key innovation of the product is using HDBaseT to carry video from a display-mounted camera back to a hub that supports PC-based conferencing codecs.
“We can use just one category cable between the hub and the display and camera. Integrators are looking for this degree of simplicity in systems that support Skype and other PC-based cloud conferencing services,” he says.
“This is a simple, elegant solution that eliminates a kluge of components and cabling that complicate system design, degrade reliability and confuse users.”
The AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT is compatible with sources and displays up to 4K/UHD @ 60 Hz with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling.
It consists of the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-TX, which serves as the conferencing hub, video switch and HDBaseT transmitter and the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-RX, which receives the HDBaseT signal and delivers a HDMI signal to the display. The kit extends AV, Ethernet, control and USB and includes a USB hub at both the transmitter and receiver. For the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-RX, USB connectivity is ideal for carrying camera video back to the hub. Additionally, a local HDMI input is available on the receiver.
“Our hub provides inputs for HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA and USB microphone, as well as for USB peripherals,” Joshua says.
“Our receiver, co-located with the display, provides inputs to support a USB camera, such as one of the latest generation PTZ models for video conferencing. This new kit is going to have a lot integrators taking a long, hard look at Atlona for their huddle space solutions.”
Automatic input selection allows for hands-free transitions between presenters and integrated display control enables automatic display on/off control as well as volume adjustment from the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-TX. The kit supports TCP/IP and RS-232 control for compatibility with advanced control systems and supports the Atlona Management System (AMS), which enables remote access for product configuration, troubleshooting and system updates.
Atlona is distributed in A/NZ by Midwich.