Atlona AT-OMNI-521 OmniStream™ R-Type Single-Channel Networked AV Decoder Configuration Guide

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OmniStream

Single-Channel / Dual-Channel

Networked AV Encoder / Decoder

Solutions Setup and Configuration Guide

AT-OMNI-232 AT-OMNI-311

AT-OMNI-324

AT-OMNI-111

AT-OMNI-112

AT-OMNI-121

AT-OMNI-122

Atlona Manuals

Networked AV

Version Information

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Version

1

2

Release Date

Feb 2019

Mar 2019

Mar 2019

May 2019

Sept 2019

Aug 2020

Oct 2020

Notes

Initial release

Audio added

USB added

Added Network Switch Configuration, IR Control

Updated

AMS ,

Updating Device Firmware , and

Configuring OmniStream Devices

sections with firmware 2.5 screenshots

Updated for AMS integration into Velocity with firmware version 2.1.0

Updated for Velocity with Integrated AMS firmware version 2.2.0

OmniStream 2

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Getting Started

Selecting a Network Switch

Velocity with Integrated AMS - Purchase or Download

Recommendations

Connections 6

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Network Switch Configuration

Getting Started

VLAN Setup

IPv4 Interface and DHCP Setup

Port Mapping

Configuring IP Multicast

Creating User Accounts

Velocity with Integrated AMS

Getting an IP Address

Login

Updating

Discovery

Updating Device Firmware

Configuring OmniStream Devices

Testing Connectivity

IR Control

Controlling the Display using the Display’s IR Remote

Required Equipment

Connecting the IR Receiver to the Encoder

Connecting the IR Emitter to the Decoder

Identifying the Encoder using Velocity with Integrated AMS

Configuring the Encoder Serial Port

Configuring the Encoder Session

Configuring the Decoder Serial Port

Testing IR Functionality

Controlling the Display using a Control System

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USB to IP Adapter

IP to Analog Audio Bridge

Video Walls

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OmniStream 3

Introduction

This guide provides a base for setting up and configuring a small OmniStream™-based solution. The setup instructions will provide information for building a system capable of sending and receiving audio and video through

OmniStream™ encoders and decoders, as well as a simple way to set up video walls and audio routing.

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Getting Started

Selecting a Network Switch

A network switch will be needed to power and pass IP traffic. A list of certified switches is provided below with download links for prebuilt configurations. Atlona recommends using a switch from the certified list to ensure compatibility.

Certified Switcher

Cisco SG300-10MPP

Cisco SG300-28MP

Cisco SG300-52MP

Cisco SG350-10MP

Cisco SG350-28MP

Cisco SG350-52MP

Cisco SG550X-24MP

Cisco SG550X-48MP

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Configuration

Box Download Link The default configuration can be found within the

OmniStream Certified Network Switches document

Box Download Link

Box Download Link that can be found at https://atlona.com/pdf/

OmniStream_Certified_Switches.pdf.

Luminex GigaCore 26i

Ruckus ICX 7150-48ZP

Box Download Link

Box Download Link

Ubiquiti ES-48-500W /ES-48-750W Box Download Link

Velocity with Integrated AMS - Purchase or Download

For configuration of the OmniStream devices with this guide, Velocity with integrated AMS (Atlona Management

System) will be needed. AMS has two options: AT-VGW-HW-3/AT-VGW-HW-10/AT-VGW-HW-20 hardware (with integrated AMS) or AT-AMS-SW free software. AT-VGW-HW-3/10/20 can be purchased at: https://atlona.com/ product/vgw-hw/ or AT-AMS-SW free software can be downloaded from https://atlona.com/product/at-ams-sw/.

AMS will be needed before progressing further into this setup and configuration guide.

Recommendations

When using multiple of the same OmniStream devices, or for reference, labeling can be used. It’s best to place the label on the front of the device for visibility. When labeling, notate the last 4 numbers of the MAC address, found on the bottom of the unit on the label, for easier IP discovery and notation later.

Use a component surge suppressor with line conditioning for best results.

IMPORTANT:

Atlona’s warranty does not cover damage due to electrical disturbances. A component surge suppressor with line conditioning is highly suggested, especially in areas with electrical storms.

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Connections

Initial connections can be done without installing the devices in their final locations. Have at least one source and display available to ensure video is passing between OmniStream devices. It is recommended these steps be followed in the order they are written.

1. Connect all devices to the network switch using a CAT5e or higher cable. OmniStream devices will need to be plugged into the PoE ports.

2. Have at least one source and display ready to connect to any of the OmniStream devices.

3. Once all the devices are connected to the network switch, connect the switch power supply to the power strip.

4. *Optional* If using the AT-OMNI-311, connect the USB B to USB A cable to the USB port of the PC, that will provide the 5V power.

5. *Optional* If using the AT-OMNI-324, connect the power supply from the unit to the power strip.

6. *Optional* If using the AT-VGW-HW, connect it to the network switch.

7. *Optional* Connect the power supply to the AT-VGW-HW and power strip.

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Network Switch Configuration

Getting Started

Before working with the OmniStream devices, the network switch must be set up. This guide will provide instructions for configuring a

Cisco SG350X-24MP

switch. The following steps will be the similar for most Cisco switches.

However, there may be small variations, depending on the switch model. Consult the switch User Manual for more information.

IMPORTANT:

The Network Switch Configuration chapter is divided into five sections. Each section must be followed in the order listed below. Deviating from this order, or skipping steps within a section, may result in unpredictable switch operation.

• VLAN Setup

IPv4 Interface Setup

Setting IP Multicast

Setting up User Accounts

1. Connect a PC or laptop to the network switch. It is best to use the port that will remain on VLAN1 of the switch to avoid the PC losing connection when settings are changed on the switch.

2. Go into the computer settings and change the IP of the PC to be on the same range as the switch.

NOTE:

If the IP address of the network switch is 192.168.1.254, then the computer should be set to 192.168.1.xx, where xx represents values from 1 to 253, as long as that IP address is not already assigned on that network. The default IP address for all Cisco switches is 192.168.1.254/24.

3. Launch the desired web browser and enter the IP address of the network switch into the address field, then press [ENTER].

4. Enter the username and password. The default login credentials are as follows:

Username: cisco

Password: cisco

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Network Switch Configuration

5. Click the

Login

button.

The switch will most likely require a new password to be assigned, before going further. This step may vary depending on the network switch. Enter the desired password, as required.

6. Click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

7. The

Getting Started

page will be displayed.

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Network Switch Configuration

VLAN Setup

The purpose of creating a VLAN is to separate a network into separate logical areas / broadcast domains. In this case, the VLAN is created to isolate AV-over-IP traffic from normal network traffic.

8. Click the

Display Mode

drop-down list, near the upper-right hand corner of the screen, and select

Advanced

.

9. Select

VLAN Management

from the menu on the left side of the screen. The

VLAN Management

menu will expand and the

VLAN Settings

page will be displayed. If the

VLAN Setting

page is not displayed, click

VLAN

Management

>

VLAN Setting

to display the page.

By Default, VLAN 1 is active. If the network is self-contained, skip to 15. Otherwise, continue with the next step.

10. Click the

Add...

button. The

Add VLAN

dialog will be displayed.

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Network Switch Configuration

11. Enter the numerical ID of the VLAN in the

VLAN ID

field. This value is required and must be within the range of 2 to 4094.

NOTE:

VLAN 1 is the Cisco default VLAN. This VLAN can be used, but it cannot be modified or deleted.

12. OPTIONAL: Enter a name for the VLAN in the

VLAN Name

field. For example, the name of the VLAN could be used to identify a department, within a company, which uses that broadcast domain. In this example,

“OmniStream” has been assigned as the name of VLAN 5.

13. Click the

Apply

button to commit changes. If the VLAN was successfully created, the dialog box will display a

“Success” message.

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Network Switch Configuration

14. Repeat steps 11 through 13 to create as many VLANs as needed. If no additional VLANs are required, click the

Close

button to dismiss the

Add VLAN

dialog box.

15. Click

Administration

, in the left-hand menu bar and select

File Operations

. The

File Operations

page will be displayed.

16. Click the

Duplicate

radio button, next to

Operation Type

.

17. Click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

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Network Switch Configuration

IP Interface and DHCP Setup

The OmniStreams come with DHCP enabled. This section will configure the switch to become a DHCP server.

18. Click

IP Configuration

in the left-hand menu bar and select

IPv4 Interface

. The

IPv4 Interface

page will be displayed.

19. Click the check box next to

VLAN 1

(DHCP) and then click the

Delete

button.

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Network Switch Configuration

20. Check the IP settings for VLAN 1. If no changes are required, continue with Step 21. However, if a different IP address or subnet mask need to be specified, then follow the steps below: a. Click the check box next to

VLAN 1

.

b. Click the

Edit

button.

c. The

Edit IP Interface

dialog will be displayed.

d. Make make the required changes, then click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

e. Click the

Close

button to dismiss the

Edit IP Interface

dialog box.

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Network Switch Configuration

21. Click the

Add...

button. The

Add IP Interface

dialog box will be displayed.

22. Click the VLAN radio button, then click the drop-down list to select the VLAN that was created under

VLAN

Setup (page 9) .

23. Click the

Static IP Address

radio button.

NOTE:

It is recommended that a static IP address be assigned to a VLAN, to avoid IP changes.

24. Enter the IP address of the VLAN, in the

IP Address

field. In the example below, 10.1.1.254 is used. However, any available IP address in the pool may be used.

25. Click the

Network Mask

radio button and enter the subnet mask. In this example, 255.255.254.0 is used.

However, depending upon the requirements, any valid network mask may be used.

26. Click the

Apply

button to commit changes. Repeat Steps 21 through 25 for each additional VLAN, as necessary.

27. After all VLANs have been set up, click the

Close

button to dismiss the

Add IP Interface

dialog box.

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Network Switch Configuration

28. Click

DHCP Server

in the left-hand menu bar under IP Configuration and select

Network Pools

. The

Network

Pools

page will be displayed.

29. Click the

Add...

button. A new pop up will appear.

30. Enter the Pool Name, Subnet IP Address, and Network Mask.

31. Enter starting and ending IP addresses in to the

Address Pool Start

and

Address Pool End

fields.

32. Select the

Apply

button. The pop up window will close.

NOTE:

Steps 33 through 36 are optional and should only be used if there is a set of IP addresses that need to be excluded from the server. If unneeded, skip to Step 37.

33. Select

Excluded Addresses

from under DHCP servers in the left side menu. The new page will open.

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Network Switch Configuration

34. Enter any IP address range that the DHCP server will NOT assign to devices.

35. Press the

Apply

button.

36. Repeat for any/all IP ranges that should be excluded.

37. Click

Properties

in the left-hand menu bar from the DHCP Server menu. The new page will open.

38. Check the box next to

Enable

and press

Apply

to turn the unit into a DHCP server.

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Network Switch Configuration

39. Click

Administration

, in the left-hand menu bar and select

File Operations

. The

File Operations

page will be displayed.

40. Click the

Duplicate

radio button, next to

Operation Type

.

41. Click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

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Network Switch Configuration

Port Mapping

42. Click

Port to VLAN

from the

VLAN Management

menu. By default, the

Membership Type

, for each physical port (interface), is assigned as

Untagged

.

43. Click

VLAN ID equals to

drop-down list and select the VLAN ID that was created under VLAN Setup (page

9)

.

44. Leave the

AND Interface Type equals to

drop-down list as

Port of Unit 1

. Click the

Go

button.

45. The

Membership Type

, for the VLAN, will automatically be assigned as

Excluded

for each physical port on the switch.

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Network Switch Configuration

46. Determine which physical ports will use the selected VLAN. Click the

Membership Type

drop-down list for each physical port that will use the VLAN, and set its value to

Untagged

. For example, if physical ports 6 and 7 will be used for VLAN 5, then set the

Membership Type

for these two ports to

Untagged

.

47. Scroll to the bottom of the list of ports and click the

Apply

button. Success messages will appear at the top and bottom right of the screen.

NOTE:

If the port the PC is connected to is moved off VLAN1 to another VLAN (say VLAN5), then the PC will need to be set to the IP settings of the new VLAN to continue.

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Network Switch Configuration

Configuring IP Multicast

48. Click

Multicast

from the menu bar on the left side of the screen. The

Properties

window will automatically be displayed.

49. Click the

Enable

box, next to

Bridge Multicast Filtering Status

, to enable this feature.

50. Click the

IP Group Address

radio button, under both

Forwarding Method for IPv6

and

Forwarding Method for

IPv4

.

51. Click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

52. Repeat steps 38 and 39 for each VLAN.

53. Click

IGMP Snooping

, under

IPv4 Multicast Configuration

, from the menu bar on the left side of the screen.

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54. Click the check box next to

IGMP Snooping

, to enable this feature.

55. Click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

Network Switch Configuration

56. Click the radio button next to

VLAN 1

, as shown below, in the

IGMP Snooping Table

.

57. Click the

Edit...

button to display the

Edit IGMP Snooping Settings

dialog box.

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Network Switch Configuration

58. Click the

Enable

checkboxes next to

IGMP Snooping Status

,

Immediate Leave

, and

IGMP Querier Status

.

Make sure each of these checkboxes display a checkmark. Leave the rest of the settings as they are.

59. Click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

60. Click the

VLAN ID

drop-down list, and select the next VLAN ID number. Repeat steps 17 and 18 for each VLAN that was created.

61. Click the

Close

button to dismiss the

Edit IGMP Snooping Settings

dialog.

62. Click

Administration

>

File Operations

in the menu bar on the left side of the screen. The

File Operations

page will be displayed.

63. Click the

Duplicate

radio button, next to

Operation Type

, then click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

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Network Switch Configuration

64. Click

Unregistered Multicast

from the

Multicast

menu on the left side of the screen. By default, all physical ports will have port forwarding enabled, as shown below.

65. Click the

Filtering

radio button to assign port filtering to each port.

66. Click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

67. Click

Administration

>

File Operations

in the menu bar on the left side of the screen. The

File Operations

page will be displayed.

68. Click the

Duplicate

radio button, next to

Operation Type

, then click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

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Network Switch Configuration

Creating User Accounts

This next section is optional, and provides instructions on creating user accounts. This is only required if multiple users will need access to the network switch.

1. Click

User Accounts

from the

Administration

menu.

2. Click the

Add...

button to display the

Add User Account

dialog box.

3. Enter the desired username and password in the

User Name

and

Password

fields, respectively. Confirm the password by re-entering it in the

Confirm Password

field.

4. Click the

Read/Write Management Access

radio button, then click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

5. Repeat steps 2 through 4, as required, for each user.

6. Click the

Close

button to dismiss the

Add User Account

dialog box and click

Yes

when prompted to save changes.

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Network Switch Configuration

7. Click

Administration

>

File Operations

in the menu bar on the left side of the screen. The

File Operations

page will be displayed.

8. Click the

Duplicate

radio button, next to

Operation Type

.

9. Click the

Apply

button to commit changes.

10. Switch configuration is complete.

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Velocity with Integrated AMS

Velocity with Integrated AMS is recommended for configuration of all the OmniStream devices, but before

OmniStream is set up, Velocity must be set up and up to date. The following instructions will walk through all the

Velocity set up and OmniStream discovery steps.

Getting an IP Address

AT-VGW-HW

1. Find the IP of the VGW-HW. a. Using the HDMI port, connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI OUT port to an HDMI IN port on the local display. The unit IP will display at the bottom right hand corner of the display.

b. If If there is no local display, open the connected PC and do an IP scan using any IP scan program.

AT-AMS-SW

Follow the installation steps found within the AMS-SW download file. The IP address will be displayed in the Virtual

Machine window.

Login

Once the Velocity Gateway has been set up on a network, locate the IP address of the unit.

VGW Hardware: The IP address of the server can be located by connecting to an HDMI or Mini DisplayPort display (the IP will be located on the center of the screen) or using an IP scanner.

VGW Software: The IP address will be located on the center of the screen after installation.

NOTE:

Google Chrome is the recommended browser when using Velocity. Other browser may experience technical difficulties and may not support full functionality.

1. Open any browser on the network and type the IP address in, as shown below.

Velocity will automatically log in once the IP is launched and a pop up will appear.

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Velocity with Integrated AMS

2. Fill in the initial set up information, including: Company Name , First & Last name , the email address for system emails to be sent, time zone , and a new password .

NOTE:

Passwords must be at least 8 characters and include: 1 number, 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter, and 1 special character. The text will appear all green when the password meets all criteria.

3. Press

SUBMIT

once all information is filled. A new pop up will appear.

NOTE:

Once the initial log in and activation is complete, the new password should be kept somewhere easy to find. If the password is lost, please follow the directions in the Reset Password section.

Updating

Before discovery, it is best to ensure that Velocity is on the most recent firmware.

If the PC or Velocity are connected to a network with internet connectivity, Velocity will automatically check for updates and give an update notification in the top right corner of the screen if behind. Select the icon and it will go directly to the Firmware tab inside the System Settings. Follow step 4 of the following update instructions.

If the PC or Velocity do not have internet connectivity, the firmware can be checked and/or downloaded at https:// atlona.com/product/at-ams-sw/ under the Firmware tab. Velocity’s firmware version can be found at the bottom of the main screen. If a manual update is needed, go to the firmware section within Server Settings.

1. Locate the

in the top left corner of the home page and left click to open the menu.

2. Select

Settings

from the menu. New options will appear.

3. Select

Gateway

.

4. Click on the field to browse the local computer for the firmware file, or drag and drop the firmware into the field.

OmniStream

NOTE:

Velocity update files will be tar.gz file extensions. These are compressed files and should not be extracted before upload.

NOTE:

When downloading the firmware file on a

MAC, ensure that the file is not being auto-extracted.

The option to turn off auto-extraction will be found within the browser settings.

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Firmware upgrading will start automatically.

Velocity with Integrated AMS

When the firmware upgrade is successfully completed, a pop up window will appear. It will close a few seconds later.

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Velocity with Integrated AMS

Discovery

Once Velocity is fully updated, all OmniStream devices can be found through the device list or rooms page. These instructions will provide steps for device list discovery.

1. Locate the

in the top left corner of the home page and left click to open the menu.

2. Select

Management

from the menu. New options will appear.

3. Select

AMS Device Manager

.

OmniStream devices are located through mDNS autoscan and should automatically be discovered and placed under the unassigned list, but if a device isn’t listed (or using the AT-OMNI-311 and AT-OMNI-324), use the network scan to find it.

1. Select the

SCAN

button or press the

 icon next to the

SCAN button

. A new pop up will appear.

a. If

is selected, choose Scan from the drop down menu.

2. Select Custom Range (a new screen will take over) or the auto detected network eth0.

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Velocity with Integrated AMS a. If the auto detected network eth0 is selected, press Scan Network to start the scan.

b. If Custom Range is selected, select between IP Range and Subnet Scan

1. Type in the network range or subnet information.

NOTE:

It is recommended to keep the network range scan to under a 512 IP range. The larger the network range, the longer the scan will take. On subnet scan, AMS will automatically limit the scan to 512 on subnet

23 or 256 on subnet 24.

2. Press the save icon next to IP field. A green CustomNetwork Saved Successfully message will appear at the bottom of the page when the custom scan settings are saved.

3. Press the Submit button to start the scan. The pop up will close when the scan is completed.

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Updating Device Firmware

Once all devices are discovered, ensure they are the correct firmware. When AMS or the PC connected to AMS is connected to the internet, it will automatically display if an update is needed under the update list or the firmware tab can be checked on https://atlona.com

for each individual device.

1. Select the

icon within the device list (circled below) or next to the scan button and select Firmware Update from the drop down menu. A new pop up will appear.

2. Drag and drop the firmware from the local PC or select the yellow box to browse the local computer. Once the firmware file has been uploaded, it will appear under the

Select Firmware

section of the dialog box.

3. Select the firmware file name, so that it is highlighted grey.

4. Select

UPDATE FIRMWARE

button to begin the update process, at the bottom of the dialog box.

5. Select

YES

on the confirmation pop up window.

After the

YES

button is clicked, the Upgrade Firmware Started message box will be displayed at the bottom of the page.

The progress bar for the update process will be displayed. The update process should take a few seconds. When done, press the close button and then refresh the browser page. The update is complete.

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Configuring OmniStream Devices

Once all devices are up to date, they can be configured.

If labeling devices, the IP address can be found on the device list, next to the MAC address. If the MAC address was not noted, the IDENTIFY button can be used within the interface discussed in this section.

1. Select an encoder (AT-OMNI-11X), either from the Unassigned list or the name link in the device list . This will open the encoder’s interface to the Info tab.

NOTE:

Scroll to the bottom to find the IDENTIFY button, pressing it will blink the front LEDs of the currently selected OmniStream encoder.

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2. Select the Session tab.

Configuring OmniStream Devices

3. For the initial configuration to make sure all things are set up to display audio and video to other devices, only the

Destination IP Address and UDP Port fields are required. Scroll down to the Video section first.

4. Velocity will automatically assign an IP address and UDP port, notate the Video IP and Port or if preferred, type in a new multicast IP and Port.

NOTE:

Start with Session

1 and repeat for all the sessions.

5. OPTIONAL: If the source is HDCP protected, then enable the Scrambling toggle. The toggle will turn green when enabled. Then, specify the scrambling key in the Key field. Both the encoder and decoder must use the same key.

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Configuring OmniStream Devices

6. Scroll down to the Audio section.

7. Notate the Audio IP and Port or type in a new IP/port. The audio IP and port will differ from the video settings, this allows audio to be routed independently from the video. It is best to have the Destination UDP Port different than the video. So if video is 1000, use 1100 for the audio.

NOTE:

Start with Session

1 and repeat for all the sessions.

NOTE:

By default, the AT-

OMNI-238 subscribes to streams in the 239.69.0.0/16 subnet.

NOTE:

If using AES67 audio routing, be sure to select the Enable AES67 slider so that it is green.

The AES67 audio stream will use the IP and Port from step 3.

8. Repeat this step for Session 2 if using a dual channel encoder.

NOTE:

There will be extra sessions listed on the encoders, these are for redundancy. View the

OmniStream manuals to go over redundancy.

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Configuring OmniStream Devices

For Pro Series OmniStream only:

With firmware 1.2.2 or greater, Video Optimization can be used. The Video Optimization option must be the same on both the encoder and decoder. For the Encoder this will be found in the INPUT tab.

NOTE:

If connecting a Pro

OmniStream series to an R-Type

OmniStream, Motion Video must be selected in Video Optimization.

9. Repeat steps 1 through 8 for all encoders.

10. Open a decoder (AT-OMNI-12X).

11. Select the

IP Input

tab.

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Configuring OmniStream Devices

12. Set the Multicast Address to match the video Destination IP and Port from the encoder.

e.g.

Session 1 from the

OmniStream 112.

13. Scroll down to Input 3.

14. Enter the IP and Port from the audio source stream to be routed to HDMI OUT 1.

e.g.

Session 3 from the

OmniStream 112.

15. Repeat for Session 2 (Video for HDMI OUT 2) and Session 4 (HDMI OUT 2 and analog audio) on the OmniStream dual channel decoders.

16. Repeat steps 10 through 15 for all decoders.

NOTE:

If the OmniStream devices will be used in a video wall, open the HDMI OUTPUT tab and scroll to the under the Video section and select the slider to enable Video Wall. Select Full Screen from the Stretch/

Crop Mode drop down menu under the Video section. No other settings need to be chosen at this time.

View the

Video Walls (page 56)

section for configuration.

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Testing Connectivity

Now that all the OMNIs are set to pass and receive audio and video over IP, basic testing can start.

NOTE:

Only one source and display are needed for testing, but multiple can be used, to avoid having to disconnect and reconnect the HDMI cable from the OMNIs.

1. Connect the HDMI source to the first encoder port.

2. Connect the HDMI Display to the decoder set up to receive that stream.

If all the streams were set up correctly, audio and video will be passed.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all encoder and decoder ports.

The Audio / Video Settings section can be used to adjust video input and output resolutions and settings for each stream. View the OmniStream manuals for more information.

4. OPTIONAL: Test routing and ensure connectivity with all the units using the Virtual Matrix. a. Locate the

in the top left corner of the home page and left click to open the menu.

b. Select

Management

from the menu. New options will appear.

c. Select

Virtual Matrix

.

d. To route audio and video in one press select the square that corresponds with the port and device to test.

Repeat until all units have been tested.

e. To route audio and video separately, select the audio and video icon at the top left to have the routes display the individual streams under the devices. f. Select each icon to switch the audio and video streams until all streams have been tested.

OmniStream 37

IR Control

Controlling the Display using the Display’s IR Remote

The same port that provides RS-232 connections also supports bidirectional IR pass-through, allowing a device to be controlled from either the headend or the decoder endpoint. This step is optional. IR control is only supported on

RS-232 2

port (bottom set of connectors).

The following sections provide step-by-step instructions for the following topics:

Controlling the Display using the Display’s IR Remote

Controlling the Display using a Control System

The illustration below shows a display device being controlled from the encoder. Refer to the next page for details on how to connect the IR emitter and IR receiver.

IR Remote

IR Signal

HDMI

Blu-ray Player

IR Receiver

1

2

LINK

1

2

DISPLA

Y

INPUT

VOLUME

OMNI

STREAM

TM

AT-OMNI-111

ID

Ethernet

Ethernet

Network Switch

HDMI

LINK

1

2

PW

R

TM

OMNI

STREAM

AT-OMNI-121

ID

IR Emitt er

Display

OmniStream 38

IR Control

Required Equipment

Atlona has tested and verified the following components for this application. However, other components may also be used. Note that IR control is only supported on

RS-232 2

port (bottom set of connectors) of the OmniStream encoder and decoder.

Xantech 789-44 4-Source Connecting Block

Xantech 12 V PSU

IR Receiver (Atlona AT-IR-CS-RX)

IR Emitter (Atlona AT-OMNI-IR-TX)

Connecting the IR Receiver to the Encoder

1. Unscrew the captive screw connectors on the Xantech 789-44 4-Source Connecting Block, using a regular screwdriver, and connect the SIGNAL, GROUND, and POWER leads of the AT-IR-CS-RX to the Xantech 789-44

4-Source Connecting Block, as shown below. The presence or absence of white markings on each wire of the

AT-IR-CS-RX will denote the signal type:

IR IN

GND

= Dashed dark gray line

= Solid (no marking) black wire

+12 VDC = solid dark gray line

Xantech 789-44PSRP

4-Source Connecting Block

12VDC

+12 VDC

STA

TUS

IR IN

789-44

Ground

Power

Signal

AT-IR-CS-RX

OmniStream 39

IR Control

2. Connect the IR IN and GND leads, from the 789-44 4-Source Connecting Block, to the to the

RX

and

pins, respectively, of the

RS-232 2

port (bottom port) of the encoder, as shown.

NOTE:

The IR IN, GND, and +12 VDC wires, from Step 1, have been removed from the illustration below, for purposes of clarity.

DC 48V

Xantech 78944PSRP

4-Source Connecting Block

12VDC

789-44

STA

TUS

IR IN

RCVR

IR

RX

TX

1

RS-232

Signal

Ground

ETHERNET

HDMI IN

AT-OMNI-111

OmniStream Encoder

3. Connect the Xantech 12 V power supply (or other compatible 12 V DC power supply) to the 12VDC connector on the Xantech 789-44 4-Source Connecting Block.

Connecting the IR Emitter to the Decoder

1. Connect the included 6-pin Phoenix connector to the

RS-232 2

port on the encoder.

2. Connect the SIGNAL wire of the AT-OMNI-IR-TX, to the

TX

(middle) terminal on the

RS-232 2

port.

3. Connect the GROUND wire of the AT-OMNI-IR-TX to the terminal on the

RS-232 2

port.

OmniStream

HDMI OUT

AT-OMNI-121

OmniStream Decoder

ETHERNET

RX

TX

1

IN

OUT

L

AUDIO

R

RS-232

DC 48V

Ground

Signal

AT-OMNI-IR-TX

40

Identifying the Encoder using Velocity with Integrated AMS

1. Launch a web browser and enter the IP address of Velocity in the address bar.

2. Enter the required login credentials. The default login is:

Username: admin

Password: Atlona

3. Click the

Login

button.

4. The Velocity Dashboard will be displayed.

5. Click the = icon, in the upper-left corner of the screen.

IR Control

6. Select

Management

from the menu.

7. Select

AMS Device Manager

.

8. Click the desired encoder within the

Device List

window. The Velocity interface for the encoder will be displayed.

9. Locate and make note of the IP address of the encoder, which can be found in the

IP Address

field. If using dual-channel encoders, use the IP address in the

IP Address 1

field.

OmniStream 41

IR Control

Configuring the Encoder Serial Port

The first step will be to configure the RS-232 port on the encoder to use IR. Only the

RS-232 2

port supports both

RS-232 and IR. Therefore, this port must be used for IR. RS-232 port configuration is managed under the Serial page of the encoder web interface.

1. Enter the IP address of the encoder in the address bar of the web browser.

2. Enter the required login credentials. The default login is:

Username: admin

Password: Atlona

3. Click the

Login

button.

4. Click

Serial

in the top menu bar.

5. Under

Serial Configuration

for serial_use2, set the port to

Not used

.

6. Locate the

Serial port configuration

window group. The

Name

field, within this window group, should read

serial_port2

. Click the

Mode

drop-down list and select

Infrared

.

7. Click the

SAVE

button to commit changes.

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IR Control

Configuring the Encoder Session

The next step is to assign the IR control for Serial Port 2 to the desired Session.

1. Click

SESSION

in the top menu bar.

2. Locate the

Session 1

window group.

NOTE: Session 2

can also be used with IR. However, in this example,

Session 1

will be configured.

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IR Control

3. Scroll down and locate the

AUX

section.

4. Click the

Source

drop-down list and select

serial_port2

.

5. Enable the auxiliary (AUX) channel by clicking the

Enable

toggle switch. When the auxiliary channel is enabled, this toggle switch will be orange.

6. Enter the IP address of the

decoder

in the

Destination IP Address

field. This is the decoder to which the IR emitter is connected. In this example, the decoder IP address is 10.20.200.141.

7. Enter the port number in the

Destination UDP Port

field.

8. Click the

SAVE

button to commit changes.

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IR Control

Configuring the Decoder Serial Port

1. Select the desired decoder within the

AMS Device List

window and make note of the decoder IP address.

2. Enter the required login credentials. The default login is:

Username: admin

Password: Atlona

3. Click the

Login

button, then click

IP Input

in the top menu bar.

4. Scroll down to the

Input 5

window group.

5. Enable

Input 5

by clicking the

Enable

toggle switch. When enabled, this toggle switch will be orange.

6. Enter the port in the

Port

field. This port number must be the same port used by the encoder, and is the input of the decoder that will receive IR data.

IMPORTANT:

Do not change the contents of the

Multicast Address

field. This field should be left blank if using unicast IR.

7. Click the

SAVE

button to commit changes.

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IR Control

8. Click

Serial

in the top menu bar.

9. Locate the

Serial port configuration

window group. The

Name

field, within this group, should read

serial_ port2

. Click the

Modes

drop-down list and select

Infrared

.

10. Click the

SAVE

button to commit changes.

11. Scroll down the page and locate the

Serial Configuration

window group. The

Name

field, within this group, should read

serial_use2

.

12. Click the

Port

drop-down list and select

serial_port2

.

13. Click the

Mode

drop-down list and select

output

.

14. Click the

Input

drop-down list and select

ip_input5

.

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15. Click the

SAVE

button to commit changes.

IR Control

OmniStream 47

IR Control

Testing IR Functionality

1. Point IR remote to at the IR Receiver, as shown in the diagram below.

2. The IR remote will now sent IR data to the decoder where it will be relayed to the display device.

IMPORTANT:

The IR lens of the emitter must be within 1 inch (2.54 centimeters) of the IR window on the display device. If this distance is exceeded, then IR functionality may fail.

Display

Less than or equal to 1 in. (2.54 cm)

IR Emitt er

1

LINK

2

PW

R

TM

OMNI

STREAM

AT-OMNI-121

ID

OmniStream 48

IR Control

Controlling the Display using a Control System

The following steps are similar to

Controlling the Display using the Display’s IR Remote (page 38)

, except that the control system wiring should be used, instead of an IR receiver, as shown below.

Automation Control System

Control System

IR Signal

HDMI

IR

Blu-ray Player

PW

R

1

2

OMNI

STREAM

TM

LINK

1

2

DISPLA

Y

INPUT

VOLUME

AT-OMNI-111

ID

Ethernet

Ethernet

Network Switch

HDMI

LINK

1

2

PW

R

TM

OMNI

STREAM

AT-OMNI-121

ID

IR Emitt er

Display

OmniStream 49

USB to IP Adapter

OmniStream AT-OMNI-311 and AT-OMNI-324 provide a way to connect USB devices (such as cameras, MICs, etc) over IP.

HDMI

4

media4

Media Player

BluRay Player

HDMI

PW

HD

MI

LINK

DIS

PLA

INP UT

VOLUME

OM

NIS TREAM

Encoder

ID

Ethernet

PWR

LINK

HOST

SIGNAL

OMNI

STREAM

TM

AT-OMNI-311

USB

Ethernet

AMS

Ethernet

LAN

Network Switch

PWR

LINK

HOST

SIGNA

OMN

IST

REAM

TM

AT-OMNI-324

USB

Ethernet

F

1.

6-

F3

.0

f4.7

m

Ethernet

Ethernet

PW

LINK

OMNI

STREAM

Decoder

ID

HDMI

LINK

PW

OMNI

STR

EAM

Decoder

ID

HDMI

Display

AT-HDVS-CAM

Display

1. Find the AT-OMNI-311 and AT-OMNI-324 in the left navigation, left click the :, and select reconnect from the drop down menu.

NOTE:

Reconnecting the unit before adjusting it will ensure the units will be available in the pairing drop down menu.

OmniStream 50

USB to IP Adapter

2. Select either AT-OMNI-311 or AT-OMNI-324 from the device list. Pairing can be done from either unit, so the following step will show settings updating through OmniStream 311.

3. *Optional* The units will be set to DHCP by default. Select Network to adjust the network setting to static mode.

4. *Optional* Select Static from the DHCP Mode drop down and fill in the IP Address, Subnet, and Default Gateway.

e.g.

192.168.1.54, 255.255.255.0, and 192.168.1.1

5. Select Pairing from the top navigation. These following steps will be the same on either the AT-OMNI-311 or AT-

OMNI-324.

OmniStream 311

OmniStream 51

USB to IP Adapter

6. Select the unit to pair to from the drop down menu. The OmniStream 311 can pair with up to 7 USB devices, the

OmniStream 324 can pair with only 1 host. It does not matter which drop down is used on the AT-OMNI-311 as it will assign it to any port.

7. Press the

SAVE

button once the device has been selected.

8. The devices are now paired. Repeat steps 5 to 7 for all the OmniStream 311s and OmniStream 324s.

OmniStream 52

IP to Analog Audio Bridge

OmniStream 238 can be set up and routed using the Dante Controller. To download the software, go to http://www.

audinate.com

. The software will be found under

products

>

software

>

Dante Controller

. The download button is found on the right side of the page. Follow the instructions for downloading.

Once downloaded and installed, the AT-OMNI-238 will be automatically detected as long as the PC running Dante

Controller and OmniStream 238 are on the same network.

NOTE:

By default the AT-OMNI-238 will have AES67 disabled and will need it enabled to route the AES67 audio from the OmniStream Encoders.

HDMI

4

media4

Media Player

BluRay Player

HDMI

HD

MI

LINK

DIS PLA

INP UT

VOLUME

PW

OMNI

STREAM

Encoder

ID

Ethernet

Ethernet

AMS

Ethernet

LAN

Network Switch

Ethernet

ID

LINK

PW

STRE

OMNI

AM

Decoder

HDMI

Speakers

Display

AT-OMNI-238

Speakers

1. Open the Dante Controller application.

2. Double click the OMNI238 under the Dante Receivers. A new window will open.

OmniStream 53

3. Select AES67 Config from the middle navigation.

IP to Analog Audio Bridge

4. Select the

New:

drop down field and select Enabled . A pop up will appear.

5. Select the

Yes

button to confirm the switch to AES67 enabled.

6. Press the

Reboot

button to restart the AT-OMNI-238 and finish enabling AES67. A new pop up will appear.

7. Select the

Yes

button to confirm the reboot.

The software will return to the home screen when the reboot is finished. AES67 sources will appear as source options for the AT-OMNI-238 in the routing menu once the reboot is finished.

OmniStream 54

IP to Analog Audio Bridge

8. Open the streams with the

+

buttons next to the OmniStream 238 and the multicast addresses of the

OmniStream audio streams.

9. Select the cross section squares to route the streams. The streams will only appear as green checks when audio is passing.

NOTE:

Audio paths will only show green if there is an active audio signal passing. If there is no active audio passing the connection will show a red icon.

Audio routing should be complete and audio passing.

OmniStream 55

Video Walls

After the basic configuration of the devices is finished, the optional video wall can be set up using the room view. The following steps will provide the simplest way to set up a video wall.

4

HDMI

media4

Media Player

BluRay Player

HDMI

LIN

DISPLA

INPU

VOL

UM

HD

MI

PW

OMNI

STRE

AM TM

Encoder

ID

Ethernet

Ethernet

LAN

Network Switch

Ethernet

AMS

Ethernet

LINK

PW

OMNI

TM

STREAM

Decoder

ID

HDMI

ID

LINK

PW

OM

NIS TREAM

TM

Decoder

HDMI

HDMI

Video Wall

1. Select the

button from the top left corner and select

Control

.

2. More options will appear. Select

All Rooms

. A new screen will open.

3. Select the Edit Room Technology button on the room tile. The Modify Technology screen will open.

OmniStream 56

Video Walls

4. Press the small + in the top right corner of the Technology header. A new menu will slide open on the left side of the screen.

5.

Type

Video Wall into the search bar and press enter.

6. Select the

Add

button next to the Velocity-Video-Wall when it appears.

11. Press the

Clear

button located next to the search.

12. Select the Networked (Unassigned) label, this will expand the field.

13. Add all the OmniStream devices associated with the Video Wall.

14. Click outside of the menu, or select the

X

at the top to return to the room.

15. Select the

Edit

button (circled below) on the Video Wall. The Video Wall configurator screen will open.

16. Select the Edit button. A new pop up window will appear.

• Alias

- Provide an Alias for the Video Wall.

• Lock Pixel Space

- This locks and unlocks the resolution of the video wall. By default this is enabled. Disable to select a custom size and resolution in the Pixel Space Dimensions area.

• Allow custom drop zones

slider - Select this to allow the creation of custom drop zones.

• Pixel Space Dimensions

- When unlocked, the resolution of the video wall can be selected here.

OmniStream 57

Video Walls

17. Double click or drag and drop the wanted decoders from the Displays area. Only drag and drop the decoders that will be used for the video wall.

18. Auto arrange the displays by dragging a mouse over the grid to the correct display layout and left clicking.

19. Select the

Preset

button (circled below) to have sources and presets become available for selection and adding.

20. The sources will not be selectable until a preset has been added, press the

ADD

button (circled below) in the

Presets field. A pop up will appear.

21. Name the preset and press the enter key to close or select the close button.

22. Add as many presets as needed.

23. Select the source and drag and drop it into the decoders. The source will appear over one of the displays as a different colored square.

OmniStream 58

Video Walls

24. Select the source square and arrange it over the decoders it should display on. Placing it centered over intersecting lines will have it fill up all the connected decoders.

25. Repeat for each configuration needed.

NOTE:

The preset being currently set is highlighted in blue on the left.

NOTE:

Multiple sources can be used in a preset, each will show up in different colors.

If the video wall picture is satisfactory, continue with step 26. If picture adjustment is needed to compensate for the display’s bezel, continue to step 27.

26. Select the

save

button (circled above) and exit out of the configuration screen once complete.

27. Select the

edit

button (circled below) on the top right of the display field. A pop up will appear.

28. Select the Bezel Compensation tab.

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Video Walls

29. Select the Enable slider to allow for bezel compensation. The bezel fields will unlock.

30. Type or use the arrows to adjust the bezel pixel size in each area that requires compensation. e.g. If the display is in the top left of the video wall, the right and bottom bezel should be compensated for.

NOTE:

If the bezel needs to be adjusted for in a format other than pixel, return to the device view within the device list from configuration and open the HDMI OUTPUT tab. Scroll to the under the Video Wall slider and select the unit type for adjustment ( Pixels , Millimeters , or Inches ). Select the

SHOW ADVANCED

button, then select

Bezel Compensation

from the Edge Compensation drop down and then enter the correct amount, before pressing the save button.

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