Atlona releases new HDBaseT receiver
Atlona has released the new HDBaseT receiver in its Omega series of switching, extension and video processing solutions for work and meeting spaces.
The new AT-OME-RX31 combines dual HDBaseT receivers with three-input switching, 4K/UHD scaling and a local HDMI input in a space-efficient form factor.
The Omega series is designed for today’s evolving meeting and gathering space, providing simple plug-and-play operation for presentations, video conferencing sessions, and team collaboration. The RX31 builds on its sibling RX21 with two HDBaseT inputs receiving up to 4KUHD at 60 Hz with 4:2:0 chroma sub-sampling alongside embedded audio, control and Ethernet over distances up to 100 meters.
Users can ‘connect and present’ thanks to automatic input selection which auto switches between HDBaseT and the local HDMI interface. High quality downscaling and upscaling with frame rate conversion preserve colour and spatial detail when converting between 4K and 1080p.
It is ideally used in conjunction with Atlona’s Omega or UHD-EX Series transmitters and can remotely power two HDBaseT transmitters.
For convenience, it also features automated display control, audio de-embedding with five-band EQ, a dual-port Ethernet switch, contact closure ports for controlling a motorised screen or display lift, trigger I/O ports for an occupancy sensor, aspect ratio control, and test patterns. It can be remotely managed through the Atlona Management System or Atlona’s Velocity IP-enabled AV control platform.
Atlona director of product management David Shamir says that many meeting and collaboration spaces require multiple locations for participants to connect AV devices.
“With its twin HDBaseT receivers and local HDMI input, the compacy and slim OME-RX31 fits neatly behind a display or above a projector and lets integrators and end users bring multiple sources together while minimising the equipment required.”