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KB01245 - AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT: Optimal Configuration


Subject: AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT Optimal Configuration


Please follow this step-by-step guide for the optimal configuration of a typical AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT installation.

With the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-RX connected to power:

  1. Connect the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-TX HDBaseT Out to the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-RX HDBaseT In directly via Shielded Cat6a/Cat7, using the standard 568b termination and avoiding keystones or patch points and modular connectors (EZ-RJ45)

    In addition to the maximum supported HDBaseT cable length of 100 meters / 328’ (using Cat6a/7), there is a minimum supported length of 5 meters / 15’ regarding USB over HDBaseT.
  2. Locate the most convenient physical point to connect this system to your local network, and connect either the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-TX or AT-UHD-HDVS-300-RX to a DHCP-enabled managed network switch via either LAN port.

    Do not connect both units to the network, as this will crash the network. [Link to article]

  3. With the latest version of Atlona Management System (AMS) installed and the server started, locate and add the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT to AMS.
  4. Confirm that your AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT is on the latest firmware version.
  5. Assign a static IP to the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT.
    1. Ensure this IP address is outside of your managed network switch’s DHCP Pool. [Link to article]
    2. Reserve this IP for the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT in your managed network switch’s DHCP Reservations. [Link to article]
  6. Connect your source devices to the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-TX.

    1. Leave HDMI Input 1 along with USB Host 1 as dedicated available connections for “BYOD” (Bring Your Own Device) Inputs for end-users that wish to connect their laptop to the system during meetings.
    2. HDMI In 2, VGA In + Analog Audio, and DisplayPort In are each associated with USB Host 2 by default. Connect your dedicated Conference Room PC to either one of these along with a connection to USB Host 2.
  7. Configure the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT for Autoswitching.

    1. Auto Switching is convenient for end-users that appreciate the simplicity of a “plug-and-play” environment.
    2. The Fallback Input should be configured per your conference room’s requirements. Utilizing this feature will allow the HDVS-200-TX to switch from a chosen input (such as the fallback port) to any newly connected input and once the newly connected device is removed, the Atlona unit will automatically switch back to the selected fallback port (even if no signal is present).
      1. “Previous” is the default Fallback Input, and is ideal if there is no need to fallback to a specific input.
      2. "HDMI 2", “VGA”, or “Display Port” are ideal selections for a dedicated Conference Room PC, referenced above in section 6.2.
    3. HDMI (Rx) is ideal for a Digital Signage Player or an HDMI Streaming Media Device such as a Google Chromecast or Amazon Firestick.
  8.  Connect a compatible USB Microphone to the USB Hub on the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-TX.

  9. Connect the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-RX HDMI Out to your Display Input.

  10. Connect a wireless keyboard/mouse combo and a compatible USB Webcam to the USB Hub on the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-RX.

    1. Connecting the wireless keyboard/mouse combo to the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-RX allows for an open USB Hub Port on the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-TX, which are great for USB Drives, special ergonomic mice, a printer, or even a smartphone charger.

With your system configured in this way, you will have a powerful and easy-to-use conference room AV solution in no time!

Please find with the attachments at the bottom of this article an AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT configuration file that can be loaded with AMS with the settings advised in this article. *
     * Please note that DHCP is enabled on this configuration file.

For more advanced configurations, please see these articles:

  • Associating an AT-ANC-108D Wall Plate Controller to an Atlona Device [Link to article]
  • Using an AT-ANC-108D Wall Plate Controller with an AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT [Link to article]
  • Controlling the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT via IP [Link to article]
  • Controlling a 3rd Party Device via RS-232 with an AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT [Link to article]
  • Controlling a 3rd Party Device via IP with an AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT [Link to article]

Article ID: KB01245

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