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Feature Friday: One-To-Many

Written by Steven Faught | Find me on:


feature-distributionDue 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.

Requirements

  • 2-4 wePresent WiPG-1600 or WiPG-2000 gateways on the same network
  • MirrorOp Software on PC or Mac
  • Up to 4 displays, one for each wePresent you're mirroring to

How to Use wePresent's 1-to-4 Feature

1) Open your MirrorOp software and connect to a wePresent. We'll call this first one the "master" from here out. You may need to enter the 4-digit code, depending on how your master wePresent is configured.

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2) Click the drop down arrow on the bottom of the control window.  This will display a list of available wePresents that you can use.

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3) Click "Connect" on the additional wePresent you would like to mirror to. These will be the "slave" wePresent gateways. They'll display whatever is output to your master unit. 

4) When prompted, click "Multiple" when asked if you'd like to switch units or mirror to multiple units.

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4) Repeat for additional wePresent gateways, up to 4 at a time. If you find it necessary to mirror to more, remember that you can split the output of a wePresent's HDMI or VGA as much as necessary. It's even possible to output to both VGA and HDMI concurrently, if you have compatible displays.

5) To disconnect a receiver, you can hover your mouse over the blue checkmark next to the receiver's name and click. It should turn into a red "Stop" sign before you click it. After clicking, mirroring will cease going to that wePresent until you select it as an output again, and the former "slave" wePresent will be capable of mirroring any devices connected to it again.

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Please Note...

  • Audio output will only go to the master wePresent unit. You can work around this by using the 3.5mm jack on the wePresent as a sound output for a secondary sound system, and this will work simultaneously with the HDMI sound output. So, for example, it would be possible to have sound coming out of the TV at the front, and then have the 3.5mm jack outputting sound to a room's PA system.
  • Touch input is only capable of being received at the master unit. Since the wePresent functions on USB-Over-IP (UoIP) touch input, the wePresent will only respond to touch input at the unit where the UoIP cord is plugged. A workaround for this would be using a wireless mouse to emulate touch input for annotation and operation of the wePresent.
  • As of right now, One-to-Many only works with the WiPG-1600 and the WiPG-2000. We'd love to support our older legacy devices with this functionality, but the equipment simply isn't built for it.

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Topics: Corporate Technology , wePresent Features

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