• Tuesday , 19 January 2021

Presentation Innovation of the Year

Kramer

VP-440X

Kramer’s VP-440X is the next generation of its highly popular VP-440 presentation switcher/scaler. This advanced model is equipped for high-performance with 18G 4K HDR. This delivers unrivalled video and audio quality with signals extended up to 40m at 4K (or 70m at FHD), ideal for conference and lecture halls, delivering the optimum viewing experience on par with smaller meeting and classroom spaces. It automatically scales the video, embeds the audio, and outputs the signal to two identical outputs – HDMI and HDBaseT, and includes powerful control features for enhanced flexibility. The HDBaseT input makes it easier to install in locations that previously would have been inaccessible.

  • The VP-440X features HDBaseT and HDMI simultaneous outputs and four HDMI and one VGA input. This presents the ultimate flexibility and streamlines connectivity and installation.
  • Flexible Digital and Analog Audio — each digital input can be independently configured to select either its embedded audio signal, or its dedicated analog stereo audio input.
  • Professional Scaler — up–scales, down–scales and cross–scales up to resolutions of up to 4K@60 (4:4:4). The output resolution can be set to the native resolution or manually set to another selection. When the product is configured to scale to 18G 4K resolutions, the HDBT output automatically down–samples the chroma sampling to 4:2:0 coding to comply with the HDBT bandwidth.
  • Powerful Audio Processing — includes a microphone input, and supports DSP technology featuring audio equalization, mixing, delay and microphone talk–over (ducking).
  • Smooth Switching — the constant output synchronisation prevents any glitches when switching between inputs, even when no video is detected.

 

Panasonic

PressIT

Launched in October 2020, the wireless presentation system, PressIT, is designed to make collaboration quick and simple in any meeting room. It can display content from up to four devices simultaneously, allowing users to present on screen or via a projector at the touch of a button with smooth audio and Full HD clarity.PressIT works with any PC, tablet or smartphone using Android, Windows or iOS operating systems. Connect the receiver to any display screen or projector, and a small transmitter to the display devices, then press the button to present.

  • Intuitive operation: There is no special software installation necessary for the PC. The presenter’s PC can also be switched by simply pressing a button, with no need to reconnect the cable. The user simply presses a button on the transmitter to display the PC screen. PressIT takes the guess work out of dealing with uncooperative, unreliable and complicated technology. PressIT reduces downtime and disruptions resulting in more efficient and productive meetings.
  • Smart Installation: A simple ‘plug-n-play’ set-up for a consistent, intuitive user-experience. Images can be displayed from a device, PC or mobile with two types of receivers available to suit the environment of the user. The STB receiver type can be used with any pro displays and projectors. Simply connect an HDMI cable. The Intel® SDM standard type receiver attaches to expansion slots on the rear of the SQ1/SQE1 Panasonic display.
  • High-Quality Images. Hardware processing enables image compression and decompression for Full-HD 1080p resolution. Wireless transmission is IEEE802.11ac compliant for dependable, high performance content streaming. Presentations containing video content are smooth without lag time and choppy buffering for effective, efficient meetings. Plus Low latency image with less than 300ms.
  • Flexibility for any size meeting or class room.  Up to 4 simultaneous display sources, and up to 32 Transmitter simultaneous connections. Touch back functionality: When used with an interactive display, you can control your pc directly from the screen. Manage or edit your presentation while standing. Lock mode functionality: Take a full control of presentation. Prevents interruption during seminars and presentations.
  • Exceptional performance value: The starter kit includes: Kit Receiver STB box x1, Transmitters HDMI/USB-A x2, Case x1. PressIT delivers the high performance and reliable wireless presentation solution that you would expect from a technology leader like Panasonic at an affordable price point while meeting high security standard requirements.
  • Transmitter: No need to run files on a device as USB is only for power use
  • Receiver: Able to easily update to the most recent software via LAN, therefore always up-to-date
  • Connection Tx-Rx: WPA2 Encryption minimizes risk of data and information leak. No need to access your network. Pairing avoids mis-transmission to nearby meeting rooms.