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.
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.