Atlona Launches Affordable Wallplate Extender

Atlona has expanded its Omega™ Series of AV integration solutions for modern workspaces and meeting environments with the launch of a new product.

Available immediately, the new AT-OME-EX-WP-KIT-LT wallplate extender is a more affordable solution for classrooms and small meeting rooms. The transmitter/receiver kit extends 4K/UHD HDMI® video, embedded audio, power, control signals, and USB data over HDBaseT for video conferencing, distance learning, and many other applications.

The OME-EX-WP-KIT-LT also offers the rich core functionality of Atlona’s popular AT-OME-EX-WP-KIT in a lower-priced configuration optimised for small spaces with shorter extension requirements.

“Our existing OME-EX-WP-KIT is ideal for providing long-distance signal transport with discreet AV connectivity in large spaces like lecture halls and auditoriums, but its 330-foot extension capabilities are unnecessary in smaller AV environments such as classrooms,” said David Shamir, Vice President of Product Management, Atlona. “The OME-EX-WP-KIT-LT provides a cost-effective option for smaller rooms while delivering the same feature richness and visually unobtrusive aesthetics that have made its sibling the preferred choice of systems integrators and end users.”

The OME-EX-WP-KIT-LT extends 1080p60 HDMI and USB data signals up to 230 feet (70 meters) over HDBaseT, while 4K/UHD HDMI video – at 60 Hz with 4:2:0 chroma subsampling, or 30 Hz with 4:4:4 – can be extended up to 130 feet (40 meters). HDCP 2.2 compliance enables the transport of protected content.

The OME-EX-WP-KIT-LT’s USB 2.0 extension capabilities make it ideal for soft codec and web-based conferencing applications. Supporting a host PC and one peripheral device at the transmitter plus two ports for peripherals at the receiver, the extender can easily integrate a PC and speakerphone or microphone near the presenter with a camera or soundbar at a wall-mounted display elsewhere in the room. The kit can also provide AV and USB extension for a touch-enabled display, enabling remote PC control at a lectern or other location.

The kit’s included AT-OME-EX-TX-WP-LT transmitter features a space-efficient, U.S. single-gang wallplate form factor with interchangeable black and white trim kits, enabling inconspicuous, flush-mount installation into walls and floor boxes or furniture such as lecterns and desks. The corresponding AT-OME-EX-RX-LT receiver measures just one inch high and can be installed discreetly behind a display or above a projector with included surface mounting hardware.

Power for the transmitter is supplied remotely over HDBaseT from the receiver, simplifying wiring while maximising installation flexibility. An LED indicator on the transmitter enables quick visual confirmation of the HDBaseT link between the transmitter and receiver, while a free software utility provides real-time link status plus detailed HDBaseT and HDMI signal information.