Key Digital KD-BYOD4K adds Chromecast support for presentations and collaborations
Key Digital has added Chromecast support for its KD-BYOD4K wireless presentation gateway, rounding out the unit’s versatility as a unifying platform for multi-contributor presentations.
The KD-BYOD4K was introduced as a complete, single-chassis solution for the BYOD collaboration model, allowing meeting and presentation contributors working from portable devices to easily cast content on any designated display or projector over WiFi.
The solution’s initial setup can be completed in under ten minutes and the dedicated system display, the KDPlay, can be quickly loaded onto contributors’ laptops from the KD-BYOD4K’s web page or by plugging in an included KDPlay Flash USB dongle for auto launch.
Multiple participants may present and cast content simultaneously without the hassle of wires, effectively breaking down the barriers previously encountered when switching between and incorporating multiple formats and operating systems. For multi-presenter contributions, up to four presenters may share content simultaneously using the automatically adjusting screen layout.
KD-BYOD4K features annotation, moderator management and touchscreen and mouse control for a true interactive experience. Overlay tools are employed on the annotation and white board screens for real-time collaboration featuring screen captures that are downloadable via QR codes or through the unit’s web browser GUI.
Moderator management allows the meeting administrator to start and stop selected device casting via the convenient, collapsible KDPlay dock on the side of the display, which features content thumbnail previews and names of paired devices.
“Key Digital developed the KD-BYOD4K based on direct input from leading contractors and system integrators to solve the real-world needs of end users for wireless content casting,” Key Digital chief operations officer Masha Lakhter says.
“KD-BYOD4K is unique in the marketplace. It’s a complete package, neither under- or over-featured, offering the exact combination of capabilities needed for flexible, reliable, high-quality performance and yet remaining simple and intuitive to operate while remaining remarkably affordable.”