How to Connect a Tablet to an External Monitor, Flat-Screen TV or Projector

A tablet is an incredibly useful device that can boost your productivity, keep you in touch with family and friends or entertain you with movies and games. Although tablets are not a complete replacement for a laptop (yet), they can do more with a little help.

Wouldn’t it be nice to view video on a larger screen, like an external monitor or a flat-screen TV? Or even send video to a projector? Well, you can do all of these things by using the video port on your tablet. But to do so requires a little homework—chances are the video port on your tablet doesn’t match the video input on your monitor, TV or projector.

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What’s the Difference Between Thunderbolt™ and Mini DisplayPort?

If connectors fit together, they must function together, right?

Not so fast…just because a Thunderbolt 1 or 2 connector and a Mini DisplayPort connector use the same geometry, that doesn’t mean you can always plug one into the other and get results.

DisplayPort is a passive technology with its sole function to deliver audio/video signals from a source to a display. DisplayPort 1.2 technology is known for outstanding performance capabilities with support for uncompressed full-color 4K video at 60 Hz, multi-channel audio and 3D stereo. But that’s the limit of its awesomeness. [Read more…]

How to Extend and Distribute Audio/Video Signals Over IP

As digital signage applications continue to grow, so does the need to get high-quality content from a source to a display (or multiple displays) over long distances. This has resulted in connectivity solutions that need to be more scalable, more flexible and capable of transmitting digital signals over longer distances in the most efficient way possible… enter IP-based extender kits.
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Need Help with Your Digital Signage Solution? Find the Best Products for Your Application

Whether you’re new to digital signage technology, need help with product selection and installation, or simply want to make sure you have the best possible digital signage solution for your application, this 30-minute Digital Signage 101 Webinar is a must watch. Enjoy! [Read more…]

What are the Advantages of HDBaseT Technology?

HDBaseT technology has emerged as the the new standard for transmitting signals to digital signs, multimedia classrooms, home theater setups and any other installations that require the highest quality video available. HDBaseT allows you to use a single, inexpensive Cat5e/6/6a cable to transmit multiple signals such as uncompressed HDMI digital video and audio, Ethernet (100BaseT), control (RS-232 serial and IR), and power.

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