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The Value Proposition of the All-IP Meeting Space

While the benefits of AV-over-IP integration are often associated with large installations there are many wide-ranging advantages when considering entirely IP-based system installations for individual meeting spaces.

In an all-IP meeting-room system, AV devices such as encoders, decoders and audio equipment are connected to the network. This simplifies integration by allowing the use of standard data network infrastructure. An all-IP system design can be sized exactly to the quantity of inputs and outputs required for the application, rather than selecting a fixed-configuration AV switcher.

"A system design built on networked encoders and decoders is very easy to duplicate across many other rooms, and can also be adapted to various room sizes or application requirements."


When considering multiple systems throughout a facility, building, or campus, going the all-IP route introduces further integration efficiencies through the use of centralized control processing, videoconferencing, and DSP resources to serve multiple room systems.

An IP-based meeting room system easily interconnects into a centralized local area network (LAN) with other rooms, facilities, and buildings. The result is powerful: wide-ranging opportunities to share content between rooms, serve overflow spaces, facilitate company-wide presentations and on-demand training sessions, and so much more. AV-over-IP can also allow your client and you to solve unique communication challenges that, otherwise, would not be feasible.

A Flexible, Reliable Architecture

The Atlona All-IP Meeting Space brings together IP-enabled Atlona 4K/UHD encoders and decoders, control, and peripherals:

  • OmniStream AV over IP platform (encoders, decoders, audio interfaces)

  • OmniStream USB over IP device adapters (AT-OMNI-311, AT-OMNI-324)

  • Velocity IP-enabled control platform

The flexibility of the IP network means that integrators can first leverage this infrastructure to the appropriate scale and plan for future considerations, such as bringing in new systems and upgrading existing installations. This includes interoperability with third-party components (such as DSPs) and Atlona PTZ cameras

AV-over-IP integration offers yet another important advantage as compared to traditional systems: the ability to provide operational redundancy. Depending on the system architecture and equipment that you specify, a networked AV system design can afford the opportunity to build in redundancy and automatic failover, ensuring continuous AV communications even in the event of an unanticipated malfunction or connectivity issue.

Simplify And Enhance

When the decision is made to integrate AV systems over a facility’s IP network infrastructure, the customer has a powerful opportunity to manage all AV operations centrally to ensure reliability, end-user satisfaction, security, and access to the latest features.

For example, IP-based AV systems can be integrated easily and seamlessly into an AV asset-management resource to let you access, monitor, and manage them from a web-based portal. AV asset-management systems also often include event and data logging, analytics features, and the ability to remotely monitor and service systems via a cloud portal.

The migration of AV signal distribution from traditional circuit-based switching to IP networks isn’t just about adopting newer technology; it also ties in with the need for companies and institutions to facilitate open collaboration and content sharing. This necessitates AV systems that are flexible and ready to respond to the ever-changing demands of workers, businesses, and organizations for effective communication.

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