InFocus releases wireless projector adapter for PC and Mac
InFocus Corporation announced an enhancement to its wireless solution that eliminates the need to have wired connections between laptops and selected InFocus projectors. Successfully launched in August 2009 with initial support for Windows OS platforms, the system is now made available for MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air platforms with audio support.
Based on wireless technology from Wisair, a leading provider of single-chip based UWB and Wireless USB solutions, the InFocus DisplayLink Wireless system, allows presenters to easily connect to InFocus DisplayLink-enabled projectors and share HD content on the big screen without wires. The point-to-point wireless connectivity is based on reliable UWB radio link.
It is capable to operate from distances of up to 9 meters (30 ft). The wireless high speed connectivity does not load the Wi-Fi network in the office or at home and does not degrade its performance, so it is suitable for simultaneous operation and projection of Internet content. The new technology allows users to share high-quality content and video with their audience at high-bandwidth speeds of 99Mbps net data rate which allows 720p video streaming or resolutions of up to 2048×1152.
The Wireless DisplayLink adapter contains all the necessary software in an onboard Flash driver, supporting a true plug and project experience. Both Wireless DisplayLink adapters are powered via the USB connectors so no external power is required. Both male and female adapters are designed to connect and rotate to three different positions for maximum flexibility in tight spaces.
“In working to develop this technology, our major focus was on making the connection between presenter and projector as seamless as possible,” said Stephen John, product manager at InFocus. “Before a presentation, the last thing someone wants to hassle with are cords, or possible delay due to A/V equipment not working right. So we made the InFocus DisplayLink Wireless simple: a USB plug and a projector is all you need.”
In addition, the system supports the InFocus laptop control application, enabling users to control the projector over the wireless link without the need to physically access the projector.
In order to keep the pesky interruptions from wireless “hackers” (who like to interfere into the streamed content), the USB compliant adapters have a proprietary relationship and are factory pre-paired to ensure secure transmissions over a 128 bit encryption protocol. That should allow you to project seamlessly and securely, at least for a while.
The only downside of this product is its price which could be a bit lower.
The system will be available with Mac OS support at the end of March 2010.
The current price tag is $159.
I bought InFocus wireless projector adapter a couple days ago from Amazon.com. Please inform me how to operate it if my laptop using Mac OS, because at the device do not contain mac driver. How to get the driver for mac? Thank you.
Although they claimed it will be available for Mac, after some research and reading Wireless DisplayLink support page and manual, it seems they dropped support for it and made it PC-compatible only.