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Omni 311 and 324 Setup and Pairing

 

STEP  ONE:

Setting Up on the network:

When Using the OMNI-311 and OMNI-324 with a control system you must keep them at specific address if you want to be able to make pairing changes.
If these are point to point and do not need Changing once paired, or they are directly connected together, assigning an address may not be required. 

The options to use for assigning IP Address to OMNI-311 and OMNI-324:

MAC reservations
Done through the DHCP Server on site. Please confirm with the IT personnel on staff to get the reservations set up.
If you already connected in the Velocity System the Equipment cards will need to be updated to maintain connection/pairing control if new IP Does not match.

API commands

Found Here:
https://atlona.com/pdf/AT-OMNI-311_324_API.pdf
Both the OmniStream 311 and 324 will listen on UDP port 6137 for all incoming messages. All replies will
be returned to UDP port from which the command was received.

Please note the IP Address will be each octet in Hex according to a Decimal to Hexadecimal conversion Excel doc with Conversion Table:

https://atlonainc.box.com/shared/static/m28nkrq8n0oeoxr5vtzjzd3voy5eubrc.xlsx

Example in image above is showing C0A80144FFFFFF00C0A80101 as the data sent which is the following converted to HEX
Static IP Address
192.168.1.68
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
Default Gateway
192.168.1.1
Statically Assigned Addresses MUST be outside the DHCP. If you do not know the DHCP Range please contact the site IT personnel.

If you already connected in the Velocity System the Equipment cards will need to be updated to maintain connection/pairing control if new IP Does not match.

 

Velocity Device Manager (VDM)

Changed made in this Method will also be reflected in the Velocity programming if you are going from DHCP to static. changing from static to DHCP will require a rescan or entering the new IP DHCP in the card as Velocity will not know the new IP that was assigned.


 

STEP TWO:

Adding to Velocity 

(This Step may be Skipped if you are not using Velocity or are going to manually pair the OMNI-311 and OMNI-324 devices)

 

Going into the Room that we will add the OMNI-311 and OMNI-324 devices we would add the Equipment as all equipment is added, then add the assigned IP addresses from Step one to have the Devices connected and in the project.

 

If you used the VDM Method to assign IP Addresses or scanned the devices after assigning IP Addresses, the OMNI-311 and OMNI-324 devices will be in your scans and can be added to the rooms from VDM by dragging them to the desired room, or from the Add devices menu in the room under scanned devices.

 

STEP THREE:
Pairing.

Methods to pair:
Manual
Velocity Device Manager
Macros in Velocity

Manual Pairing:

Found in the product manual found here (Page 11):
https://atlona.com/pdf/manuals/AT-OMNI-311.pdf

The OmniStream 311 and OmniStream 324 can also be paired manually. This applies when the OmniStream 311 and OmniStream 324 are connected, either through a network switch (on the same broadcast domain) or directly to one another using category cable. This instructions below cover manual pairing for both the OmniStream 311 and OmniStream 324.
IMPORTANT: Pressing the PAIRING button for more than 10 seconds will cancel the pairing mode.

  1. Make sure both the OmniStream 311 and OmniStream 324 are connected, either directly or through a network switch, and that all USB connections have been made.
  2. OmniStream 311
    Press and hold the PAIRING button, for no more than 10 seconds, on the OmniStream 311 using the end of a paperclip or other pointed object.
  3. Release the PAIRING button. The LINK LED indicator will begin flashing. Pairing mode is now active on the OmniStream 311.
  4. OmniStream 324
    Press and hold the PAIRING button on the OmniStream 324, for no more than 10 seconds, using the end of a paperclip or other pointed object.
  5. Release the PAIRING button. The LINK LED indicator will begin flashing. Pairing mode is now active on the OmniStream 324.


The OmniStream 311 and OmniStream 324 will begin the linking process. During the linking process, the LINK LED indicator on both unit may flash more slowly. This is normal behavior.
Once both LINK LED indicators are solid green, the pairing process will be complete

OMNI Pairing.png

 

Velocity Device Manager Pairing:

(Needs Pictures of them in VDM showing where to Pair)

 

Macros in Velocity:

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Once the IP addresses are assigned and Devices are added to Velocity, we will have the following commands available to us to use in macros:
Force Pair

Pair

Pair Auto

Remove All Pairings

Remove All Pairings and Force Pair (only available in the 311)

Remove Pair

Remove Pair Auto

 

Force Pair:

Force Pair will clear the previous pairings and will and establish a new connection to the device with the MAC Address included.
MAC Address needs to be formatted in the format of \x00\x1B\x13\x02\xD6\x00
Sending 2 of these commands to the same device in a macro will remove the first pairing made, so this command should not be used more than once to a device in a macro.

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Pair:

Pair will create an additional connection to the device with the MAC Address included.

This is best for the 311 when you have up to (7) 324 devices to pair to one 311.
Often sent to the 311 after the initial Force Pair Commands for connecting more 324s.
MAC Address needs to be formatted in the format of \x00\x1B\x13\x02\xD6\x00

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Pair (Auto):

Much Like the Pair command, but Pair (Auto) will create an additional connection to the device with Velocity device selected.
The Drop down will include the devices Velocity knows the info needed for pairing.

This is best for the 311 when you have up to (7) 324 devices to pair to one 311.
Often sent to the 311 after the initial Force Pair Commands for connecting more 324s.

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Remove All Pairings:

Remove All Pairings will clear the pairings from the device. 

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Remove All Pairings and Force Pair:

Only included in the commands for the 311.
Would be the same as Force Pair for clearing and Force Pairing to a device.
MAC Address needs to be formatted in the format of \x00\x1B\x13\x02\xD6\x00

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Remove Pair:

To be used when you want a particular pairing to be removed.
Most likely to be used when wanting to remove a particular 324 from a pairing with a 311.

MAC Address needs to be formatted in the format of \x00\x1B\x13\x02\xD6\x00

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Remove Pair (Auto):

Much Like the Remove Pair command, but Remove Pair (Auto) will Remove the connection to the device with Velocity device selected.
The Drop down will include the devices Velocity knows the info needed for requested Removal of pairing.

This is best for the 311 when you have several (up to 7) 324 devices paired to one 311 and one of these Pairings need to be removed.

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Using these Commands in Velocity:

In this Example I will include switching the pairings of (2) OMNI-324 to (1) OMNI-311 A and then to 311 B.

We often use this method when there are 2 User end points in a conference room, for pairing the USB Peripherals to the Host computer.

I start with Gathering the MAC Addresses of all the 311 and 324 devices:
311 A
MAC address 00:1B:13:02:D6:A1
required format for macro:
\x00\x1B\x13\x02\xD6\xA1

311 B
MAC address 00:1B:13:02:D6:B1
required format for macro:
\x00\x1B\x13\x02\xD6\xB1

324 A
MAC address 00:1B:13:02:D6:A2
required format for macro:
\x00\x1B\x13\x02\xD6\xA2

324 B
MAC address 00:1B:13:02:D6:B2
required format for macro:
\x00\x1B\x13\x02\xD6\xB2

 

Then the Macro build can look like this:

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Second Macro would be to Pair 311 B to 324 A and B, and we would see the respective Mac addresses included in second Macro:

 

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