Extron launches ShareLink collaboration gateway for existing wireless infrastructure
This new version of ShareLink does not include an integrated wireless access point; rather, it works in concert with the facility’s existing wireless network to allow content sharing from mobile devices. Supported devices include Windows and OS X computers as well as Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. ShareLink technology provides simultaneous display of presentations, images, documents, and other content from up to four different personal devices, eliminating the need to constantly change sources during a session. Content from a single device shows full screen, and content from multiple devices appears simultaneously in four windows on the display. Any user can share content and control the presentation when it is set to collaboration mode. A moderator mode ensures only approved content is displayed. Designed for professional AV applications, this wireless gateway also includes many integrator-friendly features such as WebShare technology, Power over Ethernet – PoE, and UL 2043 plenum rating. The ShareLink 200 N can be used to create a wireless collaboration and presentation system on an existing network or to add mobile device support to a variety of AV system designs.
“After announcing the ShareLink 200, we received a lot of positive responses from our customers. Clearly, they realized the advantages our product has over other solutions on the market,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron.
“This new version of ShareLink provides the same collaboration and presentation capabilities as the wireless model, while enabling customers to use the facility’s existing wireless network.”
The ShareLink 200 N can also enhance the presentation for audience members. WebShare technology enables content to be sent over the network to a Web browser on each attendee’s personal device. WebShare is useful if the sight line to the display is impaired or when slides need to be saved for future reference. ShareLink technology also allows a Windows or OS X computer to communicate with multiple ShareLink 200 or ShareLink 200 N units on a network to send the same content to as many as four displays. This is useful for larger spaces with multiple displays or to support adjacent rooms used for overflow. For easy integration into modern digital and legacy analog systems, ShareLink 200 N includes HDMI and VGA video outputs to support a wide variety of display devices and system switchers.