Challenge

Soft codecs such as Skype® for Business and Zoom allow cost-effective videoconferencing for collaborative spaces, allowing university researchers and student / faculty teams to work with remote participants. However, delivering a quality video and audio experience from a PC is challenging, whether relying on the built-in camera and mic of a laptop, or trying to string together long USB cable connections.

Solution

The Atlona AT-OME-MS42 is a matrix switcher for both AV and USB. With USB connectivity at the transmitter and receiver, you can place a high quality camera at the display, and a speakerphone at the table. USB‑C, HDMI, and DisplayPort  interfaces easily allow connectivity to modern laptops for meeting participants, while automatic switching and display control make user operation effortless. You can even connect the MS42 to a touch display for interaction with a presenter’s laptop.

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Challenge

Divisible rooms require flexibility to accommodate AV applications based on whether the room is divided or open (combined). The AV system solution needs to be easily configured for a single AV presentation, or two simultaneous but independent presentation sessions, with a simple means of switching back and forth between divided and open-room AV modes of operation.

The AV system design also needs to provide connectivity for presenter devices in each divided room. Additional AV functions may include content sharing to overflow rooms and video conferencing.

Solution

Networked AV provides the most flexible and straightforward approach to system design for a divisible room. A standard off-the-shelf, 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch serves as the heart of the system. Simple network connections to endpoint locations handle presenter and source device connections, the displays, a DSP, amplifiers for sound reinforcement, and cameras for video conferencing.

AV over IP system designs are very easily adaptable to large, multi-divisible rooms in convention centers. This is accomplished simply by increasing network switching capacity and specifying the appropriate quantity and type of endpoint devices.

Application Design

Simple Collaboration Space Solution

The Atlona OME-MS42 provides USB-C, HDMI, and DisplayPort inputs, plus HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. The USB‑C input is ideal for AV interfacing with Mac®, Chromebook™, and Windows® PCs, as well as smartphones and tablets.

The OME-MS42 combines the benefits of auto-switching, integrated display control, USB extension, and more. It incorporates many popular integration convenience features, while delivering excellent performance and value for 4K presentation and video conferencing applications.

Simple touch-panel control with out Velocity Control system make this solution easy-to-use for any application.

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Products Featured

4×2 Matrix Switcher for USB-C, HDMI, and DisplayPort 

The Atlona AT-OME-MS42 is a 4×2 matrix switcher with HDMI, USB-C, and DisplayPort inputs, plus HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. The USB‑C input is ideal for AV interfacing with Mac®, Chromebook™, and Windows® PCs, as well as smartphones and tablets. The OME-MS42 combines the benefits of auto-switching, integrated display control, USB extension, and more. It incorporates many popular integration convenience features, while delivering excellent performance and value for 4K presentation and video conferencing applications

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HDBaseT Receiver for HDMI with USB 

The Atlona AT-OME-EX-RX is an HDBaseT receiver for video up to 4K/60 4:2:0, plus embedded audio, control, Ethernet, and USB over distances up to 330 feet (100 meters).  The OME-EX-RX incorporates many popular integration convenience features, while delivering excellent performance and value for 4K presentation and video conferencing applications.

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Velocity Control System

Atlona Velocity™ brings a whole new approach to AV control, making it faster, easier, and more cost-effective than ever to specify and integrate a commercial AV control system.

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AT-PKT3H-KIT

The Pocket 3H can accommodate up to three AV cables, supported in place by an insert designed to facilitate easy cable access and return. This cable access enclosure features an aesthetically pleasing, low-profile design to easily blend with any modern or traditional décor. The kit includes three, 2 meter (6.6 feet) cables: HDMI to HDMI, Mini DisplayPort to HDMI, and USB-C to USB-C.

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Panduit Infrastructure Products

Panduit makes it easy to deploy an AV system over structured cabling, with market-leading, end-to-end solutions from a single supplier. Atlona products are supported by Panduit’s robust, reliable infrastructure portfolio for flexible, scalable AV installations.

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Equipment List

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Additional Products & Materials

Read the San Mateo Community College Case Study

“Velocity will allow us to support all of these spaces, connect to the district office, and eventually into the Skyline College and Canada College, which are our other two colleges in the system.” –Alexis Arreola , IT Support Technician, San Mateo Community College

Read the University of Richmond Case Study

“The fact that Atlona products can be put directly on a network, that we can manage them remotely, and that we can perform updates to them over the network have all been pluses for us.”
– Phil Sherman, Senior Engineer

Read the University of Copenhagen Case Study

“It needed a powerful matrix that could combine video, sound and two outputs in a small frame at a sensible price point. Atlona was the only supplier to offer such a solution to support these requirements.”
–Anders Jørgensen, Project Executive

Read the University of Glasgow Case Study

“We chose Atlona gear because it not only accommodated our performance needs, but the special needs of this project.”
–Brian Husband, University of Glasgow’s AV Manager

Read the Boston University Case Study

“Now each room offers new capabilities and with significantly improved signal quality to keep us at the head of the pack among top-tier communications schools.”
–Jake Kassen, Technical Operations Manager and Chief Engineer

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