Atlona has today (Jan 10) announced its OmniStream AV over IP platform has been upgraded to offer 4K Dolby Vision-enhanced video, at 60 Hz with 4:2:2 chroma subsampling and 12-bit color resolution, to be distributed over standard Gigabit Ethernet data networks.
Dolby Vision is widely considered the industry leader in terms of its potential to deliver the best possible HDR viewing experiences when full 60 frames-per-second Ultra High Definition resolution is delivered, but solutions for distributing 4K video with Dolby Vision HDR have been limited. Other compressed or uncompressed AV over IP systems as well as HDBaseT systems may offer compatibility with HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) or Dolby Vision up to 30 frame-per-second.
“Dolby Vision has earned its reputation for enabling superior, lifelike images, but the lack of full compatibility in AV over IP and other video distribution systems has prevented AV customers from being able to fully realize its visual benefits,” said David Shamir, director of product management, Atlona. “With the release of this new option for OmniStream, we’re proud to lead the market as the only AV over IP platform with full Dolby Vision dynamic HDR support.”
With the new feature release, OmniStream claims it is currently the only AV over IP platform capable of streaming and decoding ultra high-definition, Dolby Vision 12-bit HDR content at 60 frames per second over standard 1 Gigabit or 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks.
Available for all existing and new OmniStream installations, this downloadable license further expands the breadth of HDR content that can be distributed over OmniStream networked AV systems. OmniStream products also feature license-free, 60 fps compatibility with HDR10 for OTT (over-the-top) streaming services and Ultra HD Blu-ray, as well as HLG for 4K HDR broadcast services.
OmniStream with full Dolby Vision support will be showcased alongside other Atlona innovations in stand 5-U120 at ISE 2019, taking place February 5-8 in Amsterdam.