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KB01478 - Quick Start Guide - OmniStream R-Type and AMS 2.0

SKU: AT-OMNI-111, AT-OMNI-121, AT-OMNI-112, AT-OMNI-122, AT-OMNI-521, AT-OMNI-512, AT-OMNI-232, AT-OMNI-238, AT-OMNI-311, AT-OMNI-324, AT-AMS-HW, AT-AMS-SW

Subject: Quick Start Guide - OmniStream R-Type and AMS 2.0


OmniStream AV over IP systems are remarkably easy to set up and manage – whether for a meeting room, residence, divisible room, or an entire university campus. Atlona Management System (AMS) 2.0 features automatic network device discovery, plus an intuitive web-based GUI that lets you configure virtual routing for AV, control, and data over the network – just as easily as you would with conventional AV matrix switching. AMS also streamlines and simplifies management of OmniStream systems through continuous system monitoring, notifications and alerts, event logging, multi-device configuration and backup, automated firmware updates, remote device control, and more. 

Now that you have in your possession an Atlona-certified switch and AMS 2.0 (Hardware or Software) it is time to set up everything. The following guide will take you through the relevant steps for a successful deployment.


Network Switch configuration: 

Power up your network switch and load Atlona’s switch default configuration for Luxul 7048P or Cisco SG-300 network switches. Please see our guide for reference: KB01458 - Network Switch Configuration How To - Video



The required amounts of Category and HDMI cables are based on the number of OmniStream encoders and the decoders; each OmniStream encoder accepts up to two HDMI sources and requires one network cable per source (up to two), and each OmniStream decoder supports up to two network streams and up to two HDMI outputs. Use the 48V external power supply if your network switch does not support PoE (Power over Ethernet).

In this short demo, we will use two single decoders and one dual encoder means that we will need 4 HDMI cables and 4 Network Cat 5e/6.


Physical connections: 

Connect your HDMI sources to the encoder and the network cables between the encoder and the network switch, then connect the OmniStream decoder to the network using category 5e/6 Cable and an HDMI cable between the decoder and your display.


AMS 2.0: 

Connect your AMS hardware or software to the same network switch, launch your favorite browser and log into the AMS software.

Based on mDNS traffic, the AMS software will automatically find the connected OmniStream Encoder and Decoders. AMS software configures the encoders and decoders with the most common configuration for immediate use and allows you to fine-tune the system based on your AV over IP needs.


The following video demonstrates a case of two single decoders and a dual encoder controlled by AMS 2.0 software covering the following:


  1. Network auto-detection
  2. Check the device list
  3. Change the Encoder and Decoders network settings from DHCP to Static IP (recommended for 3rd-party network control devices)
  4. Using the Virtual Matrix to set your cross points



Article ID: KB01478


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