AV over IP - OmniStreamTM for Better Scalability and Cost-Efficiency
OmniStream is an all-new AV over IP product family from Atlona for distributing 4K video, audio, and control over a standard Gigabit network. It delivers the performance and dependability of traditional AV distribution, with the virtually unlimited scalability, and cost efficiency of integrating over IP networks.
OmniStream was engineered from the ground up at Atlona with several industry-leading capabilities including high density encoding and decoding, redundant AV networks and streams, secure content distribution, network error resilience, critical-quality 4K video compression with extremely low latency, and audio distribution via Dante™ technology.
Support for 4K/Ultra HD Video Resolutions
OmniStream supports 4K/UHD at 30 Hz with 4:4:4 color, as well as 60 Hz with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling.
Designing enterprise AV systems that can handle 4K video is a must. End users are aware of 4K and are requesting it from integrators, while new and interesting use cases continue to emerge for 4K in pro AV applications. The OmniStream AV over IP product line supports 4K/UHD at 30 Hz with 4:4:4 color, as well as 60 Hz with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling.
High density Video Over IP Integration
OmniStream encoders and decoders process two independent 4K video channels in a single box. An AV industry first, offering a significant cost advantage for facility or enterprise-wide installations.
OmniStream Video over IP endpoint devices (also known as encoders and decoders) can process two independent video channels in a single box. Competitive products are of similar size, but with only one channel of video encoding or decoding. Based on pricing per video channel, OmniStream two-channel encoders and decoders offer a significant cost advantage, which can especially be realized for facility or enterprise-wide installations.
System Redundancy and Failover
Atlona designed OmniStream with industry-exclusive capabilities for establishing primary and redundant networks, as well as primary and redundant AV streams.
IT operations require redundancy and failover measures for key components of their data center infrastructure to maximize system uptime. With IT increasingly managing AV operations, networked AV systems are expected to meet similar requirements. Atlona designed the OmniStream AV over IP platform with features for establishing primary and redundant networks, as well as delivering primary and redundant AV streams.
Secure Content Distribution
OmniStream features AES-128, the same standards-based encryption technology adopted for government, financial, and other applications.
With networked AV systems as part of the IT infrastructure, security is another key consideration. For government, military, and enterprise applications, protecting sensitive information is absolutely essential, including content shared in AV presentations. OmniStream features AES-128, the same standards-based encryption technology adopted for government, financial, and other applications.
Highly Robust and Reliable Over Networks
OmniStream employs SMPTE 2022 forward error correction to fully compensate for any network errors while delivering artifact-free, uninterrupted real-time video.
In any network application, there is a small possibility of lost or damaged packets, especially for large systems spanning multiple networks. OmniStream employs SMPTE 2022 forward error correction, an industry-standard technology that fully compensates for any network errors while delivering artifact-free, uninterrupted real-time video. This ensures the reliability and dependability of a traditional AV signal routing platform.
Low Latency AV Content Delivery
OmniStream features VC-2, a light compression algorithm developed by the BBC with absolutely minimal encode-to-decode latency.
Video signals are highly bandwidth-intensive. Video compression is a necessity to reduce AV signal data rates to within the throughput capacity of a network. However, compression also introduces some latency which may not be suitable for certain AV applications. OmniStream features a light compression algorithm with absolutely minimal encode-to-decode latency.
Power Over Ethernet
OmniStream devices are powered by local power, and are PoE-capable as well to allow centralized power monitoring and management of endpoints.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is essential for convenient installation and powering of Wi-Fi access points, IP cameras, VoIP phones, and many other devices at the edge of an enterprise network. OmniStream AV over IP devices are PoE-capable as well, making it convenient and cost-effective to place them wherever AV sources and displays may be located. PoE also allows centralized power monitoring and management of endpoints.
OmniStream delivers more value compared to traditional AV technology for facility-wide AV distribution. Cost benefits increase further in large systems versus AV matrix switchers when scaling up I/O capacity.
For facility-wide AV distribution requiring a capacity of 32 inputs and 32 outputs, an OmniStream AV over IP networked AV system can deliver more appealing value compared to traditional AV technology. However, when it comes to larger system designs, the value and cost benefits increase dramatically, since there is no need to upgrade to a larger AV matrix switcher to scale up I/O capacity.
Atlona AV over IP Certification
Atlona is pleased to offer free online education courses and Atlona AVoIP Certification at atlonaacademy.com/omnistream. This is a great opportunity to learn about networked AV systems, the OmniStream product family, and the essential principles of data networking. These courses are industry certified and accredited by InfoComm.
With Atlona AVoIP Certification, you'll have the credibility, knowledge, and confidence to inform your customers on the ideal networked AV system solutions for their requirements, and deliver quality sales and technical support whenever necessary.
Being certified by Atlona gives you priority and key advantages in selling and supporting OmniStream systems. For more information, please contact your Atlona sales representative.