When executives at Words and Pictures, a New Jersey−based advertising and marketing agency, needed a collaboration tool for meetings, they chose Kramer Electronics VIA Connect PRO for a simple, wireless solution that works with any laptop or mobile device. It enables simultaneous viewing, editing and commenting on documents in real time, making it ideal for meeting rooms, boardrooms, conference rooms and classrooms.
Rhonda Smith, owner of Words and Pictures, said the system has been a big success for her company. “We love how it easily brings everyone in the meeting onto the same page and allows us to step in and show our ideas, and even present new ideas in real time.”
Smith also noted that the solution was especially appealing because it did not require software or a significant hardware investment, and it was compatible with her company’s current computer network. Up to four people’s screens can be shown on the main display, and users can also share files and chat electronically with individuals or groups during the session.
In addition, the VIA Connect PRO offers full HD wireless video streaming, supporting full HD 1080p/60, MP3 files and photos. Smith said the video quality far surpassed typical formats. “The ability to playback HD video is amazing. The image is seamless, without the usual stuttering from playback over WiFi,” she noted.
The Kramer VIA Connect PRO system supports both MAC and PC, as well as Android and iOS mobile operating systems. It gives multiple users the ability to edit and control the main display at the same time, and users can annotate, illustrate and edit on the device’s whiteboard. Not only can files can be instantly shared by Cloud connection, but users can be confident that their systems are secure with the VIA Connect PRO’s powerful security features, including user authentication, 1024−bit encryption, and a dynamic room code.
Because it is wireless, the Kramer VIA Connect PRO can be installed and ready for use in less than one hour. The Kramer Electronics team provides set−up support and training on the system, either by phone or on site.
“The Kramer Electronics VIA Connect PRO system has dramatically changed the way we collaborate, and I can’t imagine our conference room without it,” Smith said.
VIA Connect PRO Unit, Bundled with 2 VIA Pad Units