WyreStorm’s ScreenLink is a new collaboration software for wired or wireless (WiFi) network display sharing from Windows and Mac devices to its 5×1 HDBaseT and AV over IP Presentation Switchers, SW-0501-HDBT and NetworkHD NHD-SW-0501 respectively. Ideal applications include large screen corporate and collaborative classroom environments.
With so much time often wasted during valuable meeting or class time trying to set up multi-user content sharing, a quicker, simpler approach was needed – enter ScreenLink. The software itself was designed to enable all users to start sharing their screens in seconds regardless of technical expertise.
Focusing on superior integration and a flawless user experience, ScreenLink supports the simultaneous connection of up to 26 Mac or Windows laptops/computers to each SW-0501-HDBT or NHD-SW-0501 presentation switcher. Up to four computers can be displayed at the same time through a variety of configuration options; including single, dual, PiP and quad-view.
ScreenLink features a simple three-step on-screen set-up process with fast connection of new devices. Security is also a priority, which can be set to fixed, random or no access code requirements.
After installing the software application via a direct download from the presentation switcher, USB key or web, the user then connects to the local network, enters the on-screen number to start ScreenLink and beams their screens over the network to a display connected to the SW-0501-HDBT or NHD-SW-0501.
The convenience of wireless network streaming allows users to share their computer screens without worrying about connecting cables, ideal for viewing spreadsheets and documents to the room. For applications where latency is important when sharing of audio and video, such as video conferencing, voice over IP calls, software demonstrations and trainings both the SW-0501-HDBT and NHD-SW-0501 models support wired VGA and HDMI inputs for fully uncompressed, zero-latency sharing.
Both switcher models offer compact, high performance switching and auto scaling of 4x HDMI, 1x VGA sources up to 1920x1200p @60Hz, microphone input with phantom power, stereo inputs and auto-mix stereo audio output. A variety of control options include front panel, built in Web UI, CEC, contact closure panels, IP and separate or combined RS-232 to manage and control the switcher or external devices.
In line with our product development strategy of focusing on HDMI, HDBaseT and AV over IP technologies and the unique benefits each platform offers for specific applications, the SW-0501-HDBT features HDMI and HDBaseT outputs with PoH power for transmission up to 100m/328ft, best suited for transmission to a one or two display devices within a single location.
New to the line in Q4 2016, the NHD-SW-0501 model offers the feature of a H.264 IP streaming output for use as part of NetworkHD 100/200-Series AV over IP systems from a central location to multiple displays and video walls in multiple zones. The addition of IP streaming capabilities opens up the enormous potential of combining the presentation switcher features and ScreenLink content sharing features within the NetworkHD system for scalable AV distribution that makes it ideal for scalable corporate or education applications of virtually any size.
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