Trade-only distributor of technology solutions, Midwich, is now shipping Atlona’s innovative soft codec conferencing system, known as AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT.
The two-piece system is the industry’s first to enable a single category cable connection between a conferencing hub and a 4K display together with a USB-equipped video conferencing camera, greatly simplifying system design, installation, and daily use. It is the first HDBaseT-equipped collaboration system that provides 4K AV switching, USB and HDMI extension, and system control for PC-based conferencing using Skype for Business, WebEx, and GoToMeeting cloud services.
Naina Tailor, general sales manager, technical sales at Midwich said: “With this system attendees can walk into a meeting space, plug in their laptop, and start a cloud-based conference. The system is so simple that they don’t notice the complexity to extend AV and USB signals or turn on/off the projectors and screens. All they see is one cable to connect it all.
“Our team is excited that Atlona’s system has been designed to eliminate the clutter and system complexity in huddle spaces where USB cameras and microphones are incorporated into professional AV systems, with just two devices and a single category cable.
Joshua Castro, Atlona product manager, added: “One key innovation is using HDBaseT to carry video from a display-mounted camera back to a hub that supports PC-based conferencing codecs. As a result, we can use just one category cable between the hub and the display and camera. Integrators are looking for this degree of simplicity in systems that support Skype and other PC-based cloud conferencing services.”
The AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT consists of the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-TX, which serves as the conferencing hub, video switch, and HDBaseT transmitter, and the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-RX, which receives the HDBaseT signal and delivers an HDMI signal to the display. The kit extends AV, Ethernet, control, and USB, and includes a USB hub at both the transmitter and receiver. For the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-RX, USB connectivity is ideal for carrying camera video back to the hub. Additionally, a local HDMI input is available on the receiver.