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Oh, how quickly the world moves. It seems like just yesterday we were all exploring iOS 9 and MacOS Yosemite or El Capitan, but as always, a new keynote speech has brought new wonders into the Apple world. iOS 10 released on September 23rd, just 3 days after MacOS Sierra was give to the world, and as always, wePresent is on top of all the changes made to Apple's AirPlay protocol.
wePresent, producer of award winning wireless collaboration solutions, has expanded their global footprint with the grand opening of their new office located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. wePresent employees began officially working at the new offices on September 9th, after a grand opening ceremony that included a golf tournament, dinner, and a presentation for over 60 partners.
Earlier this year, we introduced the SharePod, our point-to-point solution for "everything else". SharePod allows you to take just about any device with an unencrypted HDMI output and stream it live to your wePresent unit. Compatible with both the WiPG-1600 and the WiPG-2000, the SharePod does all the rendering for other devices, meaning you can use a digital camera, microscope, or document reader just as you would any other mobile device connected to your wireless gateway. Today, we'll go over how to pair a SharePod to your wePresent, how to use it, and a few other little things.
Sometimes it isn't enough to have a presentation displayed up on the screen. Your screen might be too small, some in your audience could suffer from poor eyesight, or you might just be in a classroom where you need to engage mobile devices in order to keep the attention of your students. Recognizing all of these, plus the fact that it's just handy for your audience to have the ability to view your slides at their leisure, wePresent features a function we call WebSlides. Simply put, WebSlides is the ability to access and view the presentation from any device's browser at your own pace. It's very easy to use, so let's talk about how it works.
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.
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...
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.
wePresent has expanded the platforms it is accessible from with the launch of the MirrorOp app for Chromebook. This app provides full wireless presentation and screen mirroring functionality on all ChromeOS devices in addition to Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android, and is currently available in the Chrome Web Store. With the release of the MirrorOp for Chromebooks and other ChromeOS computers, wePresent has become the first wireless presentation gateway to support Chromebooks and other ChromeOS devices.