ViewSonic’s New Wireless Presentation Gateway Announced – Press Release
ViewSonic’s New Wireless Presentation Gateway Allows Users to Wirelessly Share Multimedia Content From Projectors and Displays
The ViewSonic(R) ViewSync(TM) WPG-370 Enables Content Sharing via Mirroring, Intel(R) 1080P Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology, or Tablet / Smartphone App Streaming — All Without Any Cables or Wires
WALNUT, CA — (Marketwired) — 11/04/13 — ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual display solutions, delivers the ultimate in wireless sharing, flexibility and connectivity with its new Miracast and Intel® WiDi optimized ViewSync WPG-370 gateway solution.
Ideal for enterprise, SMB, and education environments as well as AV installers, the WPG-370 provides advanced universal wireless connectivity for any new or existing projector, monitor, TV, or large-format display(1). With analyst firms such as Gartner forecasting worldwide tablet shipments to grow 53.4 percent this year, and with shipments reaching 184 million units, the need for flexible presentation tools is growing. Whether projecting from Windows, Mac, iOS or Android™ platforms, this solution makes it easy for any business or organization with mounted displays(2) to wirelessly push content onto the screen, without frustrating cords and wires.
“Now that tablets deliver enough processing power to support most business applications, users are often choosing to present from their tablets,” said Jeffrey Hsieh, Senior Manager of Product Marketing for ViewSonic. “Additionally, as individuals experience wireless streaming capabilities with devices like Google’s Chromecast and Apple TV in their everyday personal lives, we anticipate that they will look for a natural extension of this benefit in their professional work environment as well. That’s why we developed the WPG-370.”
Multiple connectivity options such as HDMI® and optical audio make connecting to any display effortless, while convenient features like PC-less media streaming work directly from a USB thumb drive. This presentation gateway also enables users to wirelessly stream full HD 1080p video to any projector or display, when using an Intel WiDi laptop(3), Ultrabook™, smartphone or tablet. Furthermore, the WPG-370 is Wi-Fi® Miracast-ready and supports direct content streaming to the gateway from Android and iOS smartphones and tablets with the iMediaShare mobile app(4). With this third-party app, users can stream multimedia files such as videos and images for wireless sharing. Paired with 802.11a/b/g/n and the latest WPA2/WPA wireless encryption, the WPG-370 is ideal for practically any commercial environment.
The WPG-370 is now available in the Americas for an ESP of $169. For further information, visit ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on the Company blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
(1) The WPG-370 wireless presentation gateway supports all new and existing displays with an available HDMI and or VGA input. Desktop PC must have wireless card functionality for compatibility.
(2) Compatible with any display that has an available VGA or HDMI input.
(3) 1080p wireless streaming available with Intel WiDi laptop. This feature comes standard on Intel I5 or better models, and comes as an optional feature on Intel I3 laptops.
(4) Android and iOS smartphone and tablet streaming is enabled through third-party mobile app, iMediaShare, currently available in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
Founded in Walnut, California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leader and pioneer in desktop display technology. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a diverse portfolio of display solutions including smart displays, projectors, desktop displays, digital signage, and touch devices. Continuing our heritage as a desktop technology leader, ViewSonic delivers the latest in desktop virtualization and cloud computing products that change the way you compute, communicate, and connect. For further information, please visit ViewSonic.com.
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