Kramer has introduced a new generation of wired and wireless presentation and collaboration solutions to its VIA family at ISE 2020.
VIA GO² and VIA Campus² have made their global debuts at the show, bringing new levels of flexibility, simplicity and creativity to meeting and educational spaces, according to the manufacturer.
Described as a powerful addition to its VIA line, VIA GO² delivers wireless presentation functionality in a compact form factor, at an affordable cost. With 4K HDMI output, 1024-bit encryption, 60Hz video streaming and native AirPlay, Miracast and Chromebook support, the new VIA GO² saves users the need to install soft clients on their devices.
The compact VIA GO² gives iOS, Android, Chromebook, PC and Mac users instant and secure wireless connectivity with advanced presentation technology. The solution features content streaming for 4K mirrored images and high-quality video playback.
Yael Chicheportiche, Senior Product Manager, VIA explained: “It works right out of the box, and everyone can use it. With the multitude of huddle spaces and other small meeting spaces, IT departments do not have the resources for dealing with a flood of help desk service tickets or calls. The VIA GO² delivers on the promise of powerful and reliable wireless collaboration. On top of that, schools, colleges and universities can easily upgrade their existing classrooms and auditoriums.
The micro form factor of the VIA GO², as opposed to most of the competition, lets installers easily mount the device on a projector, transforming an old projector into a powerful BYOD machine. Since the VIA GO² has a built-in scaler, users can share various resolutions; VIA GO² will automatically scale it to the right screen resolution to fit the projector and display. “This device can take any AV signal in the classroom and make it work,” added Yael.
Being shown alongside VIA GO², Kramer’s latest VIA Campus² is a wireless presentation and collaboration solution that makes it easier to get connected and get work done during meetings. With any laptop or mobile device, users can view, edit and comment on documents in real time and record sessions. Meeting participants can display or stream full uninterrupted 60Hz video from their device, with the ability to play YouTube videos in full frame rate.
VIA Campus² can show up to six presenter screens on a single main display simultaneously and 12 on a dual-display setup. Users can also view the main display on their own device. VIA Campus² features iOS mirroring for MacBook, iPad, and iPhone, as well as mirroring for Chromebook and Android (Lollipop OS 5.0 or newer) while also supporting Miracast in Peer-to-Peer and Infrastructure modes.
For full meeting flexibility, VIA Campus² supports third-party conferencing and office apps, such as Microsoft Office, Skype for Business Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, WebEx, or any other video conferencing software codec.