Touch-Free AV Presentation Solutions

When business begins to return to a “new normal”, it will most likely be with guidelines to protect employee safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sanitizing surfaces, social distancing, and masks will still be with us, and these present unique challenges for office and meeting environments. Of obvious concern is the typical AV system that utilizes a touch panel, keypad, or other physical user interface to control equipment and room computers or cables that provide connections to the system.

To address these issues, Atlona is highlighting a number of our AV and Control system technologies that eliminate or minimize users having to touch shared technology components to help keep workers safe while collaborating.

Key Concepts

  • Touch-free AV – fully automated meeting spaces without touching anything but your personal laptop or mobile device
  • BYOD AV Control – harness the power of a touch panel control system from your personal mobile device
  • Bring Your Own Cable – only touch your own cable when you absolutely, positively need a physical connection to the AV system
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TOUCH-FREE AV

Imagine entering a meeting space, presenting material, then leaving the room without touching anything but your personal laptop or mobile device. Atlona makes this a reality with the following features built into our AT-UHD-SW-510W and AT-OME-MS52W AV switchers.

Automatic Display Control

Switchers automatically turn the display on or off based on a trigger I/O input such as an occupancy sensor or an active source on one of the inputs.

Wireless Presentation

Allows presenters to mirror content from their personal iOS, Android, Mac, Chromebook, or Windows device over Wi-Fi® without the need to install an app. A welcome screen on the display provides instructions on how to connect your device.

Automatic Input Selection

Selects the active input when sources are connected or if there is a change in source

Trigger I/O

Used with an occupancy sensor to automatically power on or off the AV system when participants either enter or leave the room

Relay Outputs

Automatically control motorized projection screens, lighting, or shades based on system state.

BYOD AV Control

For meeting environments that do not have a fully automated switcher, Atlona’s Velocity System provides solutions for eliminating touch and maximizing automation for the AV control system. This includes use of your personal laptop or mobile device when direct access to the control system is required.

QR Code BYOD Control

Velocity generates and embeds a QR code in touch panel GUI. Users scan the code with their BYOD device to take full control of the AV system. May be configured as open access, secure access, or with periodic link changes.

Trigger I/O

The VCC-RELAY-KIT may be used with an occupancy sensor to automatically power on or off the AV system when participants either enter or leave the room

Relay Outputs

The VCC-RELAY-KIT can automatically control motorized projection screens, lighting, or shades based on system state.

QR Code BYOD Control Setup and Demonstration with Velocity

BRING YOUR OWN CABLE - BYOC

Some meetings require directly interfacing with the AV system and components in the room. Such as a soft codec videoconference where your laptop needs access to the USB camera and speaker phone. In these instances, wall plates or table boxes with the appropriate connections allow short personal cable to be used, without touching surfaces that have been handled by others.

Wallplate Connections

AT-OME-EX-TX-WP is a HDBaseT transmitter in a one-gang enclosure for Decora®-style openings that includes HDMI and both USB host and peripheral connections. It is ideal for extending AV, USB, and control signals from a wall, lectern, or floor box to Omega Series switchers and receivers.

Table Box with AV Couplers

The PND110 tilt up table box with HDMI and USB couplers and short personal cables allow you to connect to the system without touching surfaces that have been handled by others.

Personal Patch Cables

LinkConnect Cables allow users to interface with meeting room AV equipment without having to handle cables that have been touched by others. HDMI, USB-C, and Mini DisplayPort cables are available, ranging in lengths from 1 – 3 meters.

AV SWITCHing & Wireless

With automation features that facilitate Touch-Free meeting spaces

AT-OME-MS52W

5×2 Matrix Switcher with USB and Wireless Link

  • Wireless presentation
  • Automatic display control
  • Automatic input selection
  • Trigger I/O
  • Relay outputs

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AT-UHD-SW-510W

Universal Switcher with Wireless Link

  • Wireless presentation
  • Automatic display control
  • Automatic input selection
  • Trigger I/O
  • Relay outputs

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VELOCITY

Control system components for minimizing touch and maximizing automation

AT-VGW-HW

Hardware Gateway for AV Control and  Management plus Room Scheduling

  • Hardware appliance
  • System control
  • Automation
  • BYOD control
  • QR BYOD control integration

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AT-VGW-SW

Software Gateway for AV Control and 
Management plus Room Scheduling

  • Hosted on server infrastructure
  • System control
  • Automation
  • BYOD control
  • QR BYOD control integration

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AT-VSP-800

Velocity System 8″ Scheduling Touch Panel

  • Displays QR code for BYOD control

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AT-VTP-800

Velocity System 8″ Touch Panel

  • Displays QR code for BYOD control

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AT-VTP-550

Velocity System 5.5″ Touch Panel

  • Displays QR code for BYOD control

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AT-VCC-RELAY-KIT

IP to Relay / Sensor Signal Converter for
Velocity Control

  • Trigger I/O
  • Relay outputs

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byoc

Bring your own cable products that allow connection to the system without touching surfaces that have been handled by others

AT-OME-EX-TX-WP

Wallplate Transmitter

  • HDBaseT transmitter for HDMI, Ethernet,  Ethernet, power, control, and USB
  • US one-gang enclosure for Decora®-style wallplate openings

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PND110

Tilt Up Style Table Box

  • No touch access to power and AV connections
  • May be customized with either Mini-Com® and NetKey® AV coupler modules

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LinkConnect Cables

Patch Cables for Personal Use

  • HDMI, USB-C, and Mini DisplayPort versions available
  • 1, 2, and 3 meter lengths available for HDMI and Mini DisplayPort, 2 meters for USB-C

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TOUCH-FREE AV SYSTEM APPLICATION

Here is an example of a fully automated meeting room AV system that allows participants to enter the room and present without touching any elements of the system. The Atlona AT-UHD-SW-510W universal switcher with wireless link is the heart of the Touch-Free AV system. Trigger I/O connected to an occupancy sensor and Automatic Display Control power the display on when participants enter the room. A customizable Splash Screen will appear on the display with instructions for connecting wireless devices to the switcher, for native wireless AV casting from attendee devices with no app required. When participants leave the room and the sensor detects no activity for a user selectable period of time, the switcher will send a power down command to the display.