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InFocus LiteShow III Wired, Wireless Networking Presentation Adapter Review

Posted on May 11, 2011 by Art Feierman

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InFocus Specs
Price 299
Technology 3 Chip DLP
Native Resolution 1000x1000
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 10
Zoom Lens Ratio
Lens Shift No
Lamp Life
Weight 8.1
Warranty One Year

Although the most obvious appeal of the LiteShow III wireless device, is for road warriors doing presentations in larger rooms where they would otherwise need to carry perhaps 20-30+ feet of cables. With LiteShow III, you can use your computer's wifi to transmit to the LiteShow III sitting by your projector or other display. This LiteShow III will hook up to your display by short VGA cable (the usual computer cable). The LiteShow III can make a lot of sense as well in a more permanent setup, such as a classroom, where it may make sense for both its capabilities and the potential to simplify wiring. Yes, the LiteShow III can also transmit audio, although an audio driver needs to be installed.

Specs for the InFocus LiteShow III

Click for the full, pdf LiteShow III user manual.

  • MSRP: $299
  • Wireless XGA resolution supports multiple resolutions including WXGA
  • With / Without password protection (admin controlled)
  • Can display up to four computer sources at once
  • Able to stream video (and audio): Supports these and more: MPEG1/2, DivX(3.4.5), XviD(MPEG4), H.264, WMV9, MP3, WMA
  • Easy setup (USB thumb drive into PC or Mac)
  • Weight: 8.1 ounces (229 grams)
  • Dimensions: 5.3" x 5.5" x 1.3" (excluding attennas)

InFocus LiteShow III Highlights

  • Replaces using cables between your computers, (or network) and your display device (projectors or others)
  • Works with individual computers or direct to network
  • Supports computer free Powerpoint presentations
  • Can stream video (smoothly)
  • Allows your computer to run at a different resolution than the display device, or you can have (one button), the InFocus LiteShow III reset your computer's display to match
  • Almost all software (including "extras" already loaded on Token (usb thumb drive)
  • You can present from a computer using the USB token, without installing the software from the token (great when in a hurry getting a new "presenter" up on the screen
  • Lag times exist for normal use of the LiteShow III, but when fast video is needed, you can directly stream to the LiteShow III
  • LiteShow III can interface with a computer with Token in USB drive, even without having to install the software - perfect when in a hurry

InFocus LiteShow III Overview

The LiteShow III is a small box, with a pair of adjustable antennas. It doesn't have a whole lot of connections - afterall, besides feeding it power from a very small "power brick" (it draws very little power). The LiteShow III can receive data from your computer by wireless or wired transmission. There's an RJ-45 jack (standard wired networking) connector, but I suspect most will be using the device wirelessly with projectors. Wired likely may be viable for closer displays - such as an LCD monitor or LCDTV, which, of course, this InFocus LiteShow III.

Support for displaying up to four sources at one time (at the click of a button), makes the device appealing, and a strong play for computer labs, classroom projects requiring collaboration, and a quick way of simply going from one presenter to another in a boardroom, conference room or training room.

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