AV in the modern conference room can get complicated, but users demand that it be easy and intuitive. They expect to be able to use Microsoft Teams or Zoom in whatever way they see fit – with a built in room PC, a Zoom Rooms or Microsoft Teams Rooms codec, or connecting their laptop at whichever connection point is most convenient.
For drag-and-drop control of Atlona as well as third-party displays, sources, AV switching, and other components, Velocity includes a built-in library of drivers for hundreds of manufacturers and thousands of individual devices.
Panduit had long had its eye on the AV industry upon acquiring Atlona two years ago. We had seen growing interest from our IT customers seeking AV solutions that would cleanly integrate within our network infrastructure solutions. This was clearly influenced by the gravitation toward AV over IP with our enterprise-level customers, particularly in the corporate and education verticals.
Never have I been so excited to see a year in the rear-view mirror. 2020 was like no other; probably the most difficult year most of us had. Partners, integrators, consultants, educators as well as the Atlona team and our families, we all felt the impact of 2020 in some way.
In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion regarding AV over IP becoming the predominant method for moving audiovisual content around conference rooms and classrooms, as well as entire enterprises. While AV over IP is the latest thing in our industry, the most appropriate solution is really going to depend on the specific requirements of the application. The purpose of this article to highlight the nature and configuration of AV over IP alongside that of more traditional HDBaseT distribution, in order to help narrow down the choice. But first, lets get started with some descriptions.