David Shamir demonstrates OmniStream’s fast switching capabilities.
“After reviewing the requirements and aligning them with solutions available on the market, all signs pointed us to Atlona’s OmniStream AV over IP platform.”
Brian Hayes / Sr. Sales Engineer, IVCi
What is AV over IP?
AV over IP is the transmission and distribution of audio, video, and other signals over data networks. AV over IP is also commonly known as networked AV.
AV over IP offers potentially significant benefits for AV system integrators and end users. Compared to traditional systems for AV distribution and extension, networked AV systems can be designed with virtually unrestricted scalability and signal routing flexibility, in addition to the convenience and cost efficiency of standard data networks.
Traditional circuit-based AV distribution requires hardware with fixed input and output port configurations that dictate system capacity, routing capability, and upgradability. With AV over IP, there is far greater flexibility in distributing signals, and upgrading is simply a matter of adding as many endpoints and network ports as desired.
AV over IP also offers value and cost benefits for scaling to large system designs without the need to specify a large matrix switcher.
Ideal for few inputs but many outputs.
System designs for applications such as digital signage comprise just a few sources distributed to numerous displays. This “asymmetrical” I/O scenario is often complex and expensive to integrate with fixed-configuration matrix switchers and DAs. For networked AV, system design is much more straightforward, defined by the size of the network switch and the number of decoders.
Virtualized matrix switching.
A networked AV system can bring together numerous sources and destinations from many local and distant locations, and distribute content between them in so many different ways that would not be possible with traditional AV matrix switching and distribution. This “virtual matrix” capability is enabled by the flexibility and agility of integrating AV over IP networks.
Atlona AV Over IP Certification
Atlona is pleased to offer free online education courses and Atlona AV Over IP Certification. 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 AV Over IP 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.