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We talk a lot about the wePresent's ability to connect up to 64 users together for collaborative efforts, but what does it actually mean to work with that? Moderator control allows a teacher or meeting leader to choose which devices are displayed - up to 4 at a time - from a handy web control panel, meaning you'll be able to work together with your audience, rather than just talking to them. Learning how to use the moderator control panel is easy, and only takes a few minutes to master. Let's take a look.
Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space. -Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Space is still big news, that much hasn't changed. SpaceX recently experienced a string of high-publicity successes with their Falcon reuseable booster, and NASA has recently begun testing Bigelow Aerospace's BEAM inflatable habitats on the International Space Station. Commander Scott Kelly, along with his identical twin brother, Commander Mark Kelly, have both participated in the first experiment to test the effects of long-term space travel on humans, with Scott staying on board the ISS for a year to discover what kinds of hurdles that humanity must jump over to live among the stars.
Due to the easily affordable prices of flat panel displays, it has become increasingly popular to have several of those displays in a conference room, training room, or conference center.
Sometimes they are spread out across the room so no matter where you sit, you have a clear line if sight to the presentation. You can have a fancy (and pricey) matrix switcher with all of your devices plugged into it so you can shoot them to many displays, or you can use the WiPG-2000’s 1-to-Many feature. With the matrix switcher, you're limited by what is hardwired into the switcher, while with wePresent, you can break off any of your connected wePresent units displays use it to display other devices, allowing you to maintain dynamic control of the classroom or meeting area.
Summer has been a busy month for your favorite wireless presentation gateway, but we've managed to make some splashes here and there. We've been up to a lot after InfoComm and ISTE, including a golf tournament in Europe, a partner school being featured at Model Schools out in Orlando, and a couple more Best-Of-Show awards coming out of trade show season.
We've instituted the option to lock down your wePresent with a 4-digit code, in order to connect. With security concerns running so high these days, we thought it prudent to provide a way to ensure that the people connecting to the wePresent in your room were actually, you know, in your room. There's a few different options regarding the 4-digit code, however, and enabling it requires making some changes in the wePresent's web admin panel. Don't worry though, read on, and you'll see how easy it is...
There's no getting around it: meetings, outside of email, are where most communication happens inside of the workplace. While a lot of information gets conveyed via emails, text messages, and phone calls, a lot is lost in terms of communication, and meetings give us that physical space to share with each other while zinging information back and forth. There are those people who are annoyed by ineffective meetings, those that sometimes discount what they could be doing to make them better: they could just come prepared for those meetings.
What are the best ways to prepare for an effective meeting? Well, let's get into that, shall we?
Veni, Vidi, Vegas...
InfoComm 2016, the biggest AV show in North America, has come and gone. Of course, wePresent was in attendance, bringing the best in interactive wireless presentation to an incredibly receptive crowd. It wasn't just our US office either: wePresent representatives from Europe, South Africa, and Asia also joined the fray, helping us spread the word about wireless presentation and the future of BYOD. We showed everything we have on the market currently, and previewed some of the tricks up our sleeves for the eager awaiting masses, and the whole time, never forgot to have a bucketload of fun.
While InfoComm is our biggest event of the year, by far (and just around the corner to boot!), wePresent makes an effort to get out there and educate the world on the wonders of wireless presentation on a daily basis. Finding new ways to go out into the world and tell the good word about cross-platform compatibility is a bit of a passion for us, and recently, our Europe office declared this past May 25th to be the official "wePresent Demo Day". Taking place in Nieuwegein, Netherlands, Demo Day was a chance to get the wePresent in front of current and future users of the hardware, ensuring they were truly getting use of the wePresent's full potential.
When it comes to your meeting spaces, lecture halls, and anywhere else you've got space to personalize, it's important that you take advantage of it. We understand better than most that branding is important, and that a unified brand identity is part of any organization's marketing goals. That's why we've included the ability to customize your wePresent with the imagery of your choice on both the startup screen, as well as the screensaver. Curious how to do it? Read on...
Whether it's meeting rooms in the business world, or classrooms in the education world, there will come a time when you need a guest to be able to easily present to an audience. Here at wePresent, we pride ourselves on how easy-to-use our product is, but with every new piece of hardware, there's a learning curve. When technology becomes part of your day-to-day life, it's easy to take for granted how it might look to new users, especially those who might only need it temporarily, or for a short time.
However, there are a multitude of ways to makes guest comfortable presenting with the wePresent hardware, be it the feature-rich WiPG-2000, or the education-focused WiPG-1600. Here's a few tips for preparing new or temporary presenters for their time with our hardware.