Sunnyvale, California, January 29, 2015 -- Actiontec Electronics today launched ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition, the first enterprise-grade wireless display receiver certified for Intel Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi), a key feature available with 5th Generation Intel® CoreTM vProTM Processors. The solution turns any conference room into a wire-free collaboration zone, enabling employees to share and display content from their laptops, smartphones, or tablets without having to figure out which adapter or cable is needed to connect their device.
“Actiontec has played a leadership role as we have worked to bring Intel Pro WiDi to market,” said Tom Garrison, Vice President, General Manager, Business Client Platforms at Intel. “ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition sets the standard for our Intel Pro WiDi experience, allowing businesses to take full advantage of the wireless display capabilities built into the latest version of Intel Pro WiDi.”
ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition is a small Intel® Pro WiDi compliant adapter that connects to a projector, TV, or other display and lets users wirelessly share content from a compatible laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Its unmatched security, reliability, and small footprint allow quick and scalable deployments into enterprise environments; enabling businesses to add seamless wireless display capabilities to conference rooms, classrooms, hospital patient rooms and more while supporting a range of source devices.
When equipped with an optional dongle, ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition will be first wireless display receiver to offer remote management through Actiontec’s soon to be released Central Management System (CMS). Available only from Actiontec, CMS enables IT staff to remotely monitor receiver status, troubleshoot problems, apply security policies and update multiple receivers at once. This dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of deploying and managing wireless display technology in medium to large businesses.
Security & Privacy
In addition to manageability, ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition supports key security and privacy features built into Intel Pro WiDi. For example, it requires users to verify their connection to a target projector or television prior to actually displaying their content. This prevents people from inadvertently sharing sensitive information on an adjacent conference room screen.
ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition also fully supports the Intel Pro WiDi Managed Meeting feature, which include giving meeting organizers flexibility to manage who controls the display. In “moderated meeting” mode, presenters can hand off control when needed, enhancing collaboration and moving the meeting forward without interruption.
“The modern conference room is complex. Employees bring a range of devices, all with different outputs, that need to connect to the conference room display. It’s hard to anticipate which adapters and cables are needed, much less keep those cables handy,” said Dean Chang, CEO of Actiontec Electronics.
“Together with 5th Generation Intel Core vPro processors and Intel Pro WiDi, ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition frees the conference room from these cable struggles. It’s the only wireless display solution that completely addresses all the unique performance, collaboration, security, and manageability needs of Corporate, Small/Medium Businesses, education, healthcare, and hospitality environments,” Chang added.
About ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition
ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition can stream content from any Intel Pro WiDi capable product including Intel-based tablets, Ultrabooks™, and 2-in-1 devices with 5th Generation Intel Core vPro Processors. For added versatility, the receiver is also compatible with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ devices.
- Support for Intel Pro WiDi, including P2P connectivity to prevent security breaches; privacy screen indicator; managed meetings; USB over IP to support certain USB HID peripheral devices
- Support for Intel Pro WiDi features: faster connection time (less than six seconds); duplicate/extended screen/2nd screen modes; low power self-refresh
- Includes IT management via local Web Console or remotely via Actiontec’s optional Central Management System (CMS)
- HD wireless display up to 1080p30 and 5.1 audio
- Broad compatibility; works with millions of existing devices, including Windows 8.1, Wi-Fi Miracast, and Intel WiDi laptops, tablets, and smartphones
Pricing and Availability
ScreenBeam Pro Business Edition and Central Management System will be available through Actiontec’s authorized distributors and resellers.
About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products -- including gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high speed VDSL gateways, DSL modems, and home networking solutions -- are deployed by some of the largest telecom carriers in North America. We listen to our customers, delivering future-proof solutions that help them stay competitive today and tomorrow, with faster access rates, advanced performance, and exciting applications. Our innovation has been recognized throughout the industry, with numerous awards. As a minority owned company, we're committed to the world we live in by promoting diversity among our employees and partners, and actively pushing a variety of green programs designed to reduce the carbon footprint of our company, and customers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan.
For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.