USA - Atlona has announced that a firmware update to its award-winning OmniStream AV over IP platform will expand the innovative solution with a wide range of new features and capabilities that “will greatly benefit its corporate, educational, and government AV customers”. Scheduled for release in late September, these new enhancements include comprehensive 4K and HDR compatibility, video wall processing, HDCP 2.2 compliance, and AES67 audio over IP interoperability.
“In keeping with our mission to help our AV over IP customers solve their integration challenges, streamline infrastructure, enhance connectivity, and simplify management, this OmniStream upgrade will continue to enable many new and novel AV system design and problem-solving opportunities, today and tomorrow,” said Nick Bethard, Atlona’s senior product manager.
Topping the list of new features is the addition of high-performance encoding and decoding of UHD @ 60 Hz 4:4:4. This feature will be available as an optional licensed upgrade for the OmniStream 111 (AT-OMNI-111) single-channel encoder, but will be standard with the OmniStream 112 (AT-OMNI-112) dual-channel encoder as well as the OmniStream single and dual-channel decoders (AT-OMNI-121 and AT-OMNI-122).
The firmware upgrade also adds support for popular HDR formats, including HDR10. In particular, the OmniStream platform will now handle 4K @ 60 Hz with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling, 10-bit colour, and HDR, making it compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray, streaming media players and other emerging consumer video sources that deliv