Presentation of the projector InFocus IN5148HD

Besides the use in home cinema, projectors offer a wide range of different applications – the InFocus IN5148HD is a perfect example of this.

Projectors

The projector is mostly used in lecture halls, schools, conference halls or even in churches. However, it is also suitable for home cinema use without problems. A large connector panel accommodates any type of video and audio connections, including HDBaseT, which is rarely seen on a projector normally. The projector has two built-in powerful 10 Watt speakers and can also be connected to the computer via an HDMIor the classic VGA port. It outputs 5000 lumens by a Single-chip DLP alternator and also includes a motorized lens control for more convenient adjustment during installation.

Projectors

With a projection ratio range of 1.49 to 3.02, the IN5148HD provides a specification that meets the requirements of 90% of all modern installations. Thus, it is incredible flexible in use. The IN5148 can be remotely controlled via the network using the free software ProjectorNet 4.0. It also supports the Cestron Roomview® system and AMX, which facilitates the integration into existing room controls. The total operating costs are low, since this projector does not require an exchange of the air filter. This promises maintenance-free operation around the clock. In addition, the EcoBlanking function can also be used to switch down the lamp output by up to 70%, if no video source is detected. This not only saves energy but also allows a longer lamp life of up to 4500 hours.

When used in larger meeting rooms, the IN5148HD can also be accessed wirelessly Projectors. For this, firstly there is the very compatible option LightCast Key. The LightCast technology supports Apple, Chrome OS, Windows and Android systems. The second option is the LiteShow4 adapter. This adapter provides compatibility with Windows 7, 8 and 10, Mac and iOS and Android mobile devices and also allows the simultaneous connection of four presentation devices.

3D function

ProjectorsThe projector also supports various 3D formats, including Blu-ray, 3D transmission, video games, and PC connectivity. Only 144 Hz DLP Link 3D glasses are needed to enjoy seamless image synchronization and a perfect 3D experience.

Accessories

When purchasing the projector IN5148HD from InFocus, you will receive the following accessories in the scope of delivery:

  • Supply cord
  • VGA cable
  • Safety instructions
  • User guide
  • Remote control

Furthermore, there are the following optional accessories to the projector:

  • Replacement lamp (SP-LAMP-096)
  • Universal ceiling mount (PRJ-MNT-UNIV)
  • XPAND DLP Link 3D glasses (X103-EDUX3-R1)
  • Presenter 2 RF remote control (HW-PRESENTER-2)
  • Extended guarantees (PROJ-EW1YR-I, PROJ-EW2YR-I)
  • LiteShow 4 (INLITESHOW4)
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse (INA-AIRMSKB)
  • LightCastKey (INA-LCKEY2)

Impress with the InFocus IN5148HD projector with its high light output, HD resolution and great flexibility.

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InFocus Partner Webinar: Interactive Flat Panels are great for Huddle spaces

Please join us on
Tuesday, June 27th at 15:00 (BST – UK time) / 16:00 (CET – German time)

for an exclusive InFocus partner webinar on the latest JTouch interactive flat panel range from InFocus.

The webinar will be conducted in English.

Christoph Cyrol, EMEA Marketing at InFocus, will join the webinar to introduce the latest InFocus JTouch range and highlight why they are great for Huddle spaces.

InFocus Webinar with Christoph Cyrol, EMEA Marketing

Christoph Cyrol, EMEA Marketing

Webinar Content Highlights:

• Learn about the IFPD Market in Europe and its fastest growing segment
• Hear how InFocus line up fit’s into todays touch panel market needs
• Understand the opportunities selling more touch panels with some of the additional features we can offer you
• Discover the complete line-up of InFocus touch panels in this webinar
• Ask questions to our expert Christoph Cyrol

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Beamer vs. Whiteboards in the training room – Part 2

Now it’s time for the second part of the “Royal battle”.

In one corner there is the long-established projector, in the other our upstart, the touch screen with integrated whiteboard software or connected Android Whiteboard Box. The previous result is 2: 2 or a draw for projectors and whiteboards in the areas of installation, image size and contrast and quality. You missed the first game? Here you can retrace the battle.

beamer vs touchscreen

In order to detain you no longer: “Let’s get ready to rumble!”

Round 3: Interactivity

With digital whiteboards as well as with interactive beamers, professors, teachers or students can write directly onto the picture. In addition, both of them often provide sophisticated software for creating, displaying and storing teaching contributions, such as the Whiteboard software from InFocus. The difference shows when the screen is to be touched in order to select a program. Here, whiteboards work with digital pens as well as with the powerful multi-touch technology which allows you to write on the display with several fingers at the same time. In this regard, the projectors cannot match.

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Winners: Whiteboards

Round 4: Shadows

No matter how much you try to avoid, beamers cast shadows when people enter their projection field. And there are only a few things that are more disagreeable during a presentation than to be blinded by the light of the projector or not to be able to see a complete picture due to the shadows. Whiteboards create the image internally by using liquid crystal display panels. Thus, there is no shadowing. In addition, they are independent of light conditions and provide a clear picture even in strong sunlight.

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Winners: Whiteboards

Round 5: Costs

With regard to technology for the education sector, often the price is crucial. Projectors are the undefeated champions on the cost side. For example, a 65-inch JTouch is fast three times as expensive as a Short ThrowBeamer. Depending on the model, the Whiteboard software or Android Whiteboard Box has also to be added in the case of the JTouch. Although a lamp has to be bought and replaced every two years, the projectors remain cheaper.

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Winners: projectors

 

 

After the judges have scored their points, a clear winner is determined:

the whiteboards.

touchscreen

However, the Beamers demand a rematch. The beamer technology is maturing and prices are falling. This point of the beamers might be lost this time. We will see. Notwithstanding the above: the ultimate winners of projection technology are neither whiteboards nor projectors, but teachers and students.

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Projector vs. Whiteboards in the training room – Part 1

It is a technological “Royal battle”. The struggle between electronic whiteboards and projectors might determine how a whole generation of college students will be taught. Imagine a cage match with five rounds, where advantages and disadvantages compete.

In one corner we have the old champion, the traditional classroom projectorprojector that has always done a good job. It traditionally projects readable texts and pictures onto the canvas. The prices for a projector have never been lower and are currently starting around 300 Euros for a device with scalable projection size and adaption to different light conditions. In other words, it carries the weight of the video based doctrine in classrooms and auditoriums.

JtouchIn the other corner, we see the upstart: a large interactive whiteboard. It is more expensive, but allows an additional level of interactivity and especially connectivity to the modern media. Equipped with the right whiteboard software and a Android Whiteboard Box, teachers and students have auto forms, pens in every conceivable color, text marker and much more at their disposal. Touch screens never cast a bad light on the lecture or the teacher. Explanation: When using a projector, you usually stand in the light oft the projector. This is most a bit nerve-racking for the speakers. Only in case of larger set-ups / installations the speaker ist standing or sitting far away from the projection screen. Mostly the lecturer stands close to the projection screen an thus fully in the projector light.

So, “let’s get ready to rumble”!

Preliminary round: Installation

There are a lot of preparations to be made before the fight can begin. Both devices have to be installed first. A projector has to hang from a ceiling or wall or to be placed on tables (including sub-tables). This may involve wiring, mounting hardware and oftenly stand -along audio.

Large displays are not easier when it comes to the setup. The InFocus 65-inch JTouch requires two persons to safely hang it up. Likewise, a special hardware installation, often including in-wall wiring, is required as well as the installation of the whiteboard software. But it’s worth it: The InFocus audio systems can easily fill a medium-sized training room with sound.

Winner: drawn

Round 1: Image size

The bell rings and round 1 begins. Here, the image size matters. In this aspect, the projector that can scale an image to a size of 380 cm (or 3.8 m) is clearly advantageous, especially in large rooms. So, the whiteboards fall back.

Winners: projectors

projector

Round 2: Contrast and Quality

The InFocus JTouch 65-inch can show more contrast and image quality than the InFocus projector, providing a clear and sharp image on the entire surface. With the projectors, the shaprness at the edge of the picture can differ slightly from the center of the image. A better contrast brings more detail to the screen, especially at fine shapes of the color in the picture.

Winner: whiteboards

JTouch

The two parties are now allowed to have a break to prepare for the last 3 rounds. Read next week wich one can expand its leadership!

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The touch displays of the BigTouch series

The trend is always moving towards mobility: Originally it was only possible to use a PC at home and later the laptop provided more freedom of movement. With the tablet, users received additional scope. Our BigTouch combines the fun of using a tablet with the productivity that is achieved when working on the PC and thus creates a fast and fluid touch experience in an impressive large format. We present: the BigTouch product line.

A large display – as easy to use as a tablet

In the Big Touch devices, components that compliment best are assembled: A large format touch display and a powerful Windows computer. Available as a 57, 65, 70 and 85 inch touch display, BigTouch PCs are used in addition to the office sector in various industries and public institutions.

BIGTOUCH Touch DisplayEducational institutions such as primary and secondary schools benefit from the intuitively operated touch screen that runs alternatively on Windows 8 or 10. Take advantage of Big Touch in classrooms for lessons or use it for working flexibly and securely on the management level of a public institution.

Hospitals, clinics and laboratories may use the touch-sensitive high-resolution touch display to organize patient information.

And the products of our BigTouch series are also integrated in the hospitality industry. The touch PC is the best choice to entertain guests in the hotel lobby, to advertise menus in the hotel restaurants or to demonstrate the leisure activities of the region at the reception.

BigTouch: A large tablet full of features

With this Full HD touch PC, you can experience all Windows apps in touch mode on an anti-reflective surface. The large touch display supports all the convenient Windows 8 features such as tapping, wiping or rotating on the screen – convincing intuitive touch. Special features ensure that you connect to a network quickly or that you securely access to files in the cloud.

In our BigTouch product line you will find:

  • INF5711AG: 57-inch touch screen with Windows 8.1 Pro and included table standTouch Display BigTouch
  • NF6511AG & INF6512AG: Two 65-inch displays with capacitive touch and Windows 10 Pro.
  • INF7012: 70-inch display with 4k resolution and capacitive touch and Windows 10 Pro
  • INF8511: 85-inch display with 4k resolution, Gorilla Glass and Windows 10 Pro

Due to their impressive size, the Touch PCs of the BigTouch series are ideal for presentations or collaboration with several people in the conference room. The included wireless mouse and a keyboard ensure the desired flexibility and mobility.

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Access to ConX Video meeting room via Skype

The ConX Video Meeting by InFocus is a cloud based video conferencing system that seamlessly connects video calls from different endpoints to a single experience. A ConX video call allows you to combine SIP, H.323, Skype for Business, WebRTC and analog audio calls in a meeting.

In principle, ConX Video Meeting is a SIP-based service that can be connected to any standard SIP video client. This includes software and hardware products from InFocus and other video conferencing systems such as Cisco, Polycom and LifeSize.

In addition, ConX Video Meeting enables the integration of non-SIP clients into the service, for example, Skype for Business (S4B).

We’ll explain how to use your Skype for Business client to access an InFocusConX video meeting room via its full SIP URL address.

How to join the video conference system ConX via Skype

Make sure that a current version of the Skype for Business (S4B) application is installed on your computer. If not, ask your IT department for help or click the following link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49440

  1. Start your S4B client and log in.
  2. In the address bar, you’ll find “Find Someone” (PC) or “Search for Contact” (Mac). video conferencing system ConX
    Here, enter the full address of the ConX video meeting. This always consists of the number of the respective virtual conference room and the address “@ infocus.net”. For example, for the conference room 8985 the URL “8985@infocus.net” is valid.
  3. Click on the contact address with the right mouse button and select “Start Video Call”from the menu.video conferencing system ConX
  4. If a PIN is required to participate in the conference, click the Call Control icon and enter the PIN, followed by the hash key. Example: 1234 #.
  5. Now you are connected to the ConX video meeting.

Share your screen with ConX video participants

If you want to share your screens with the conference participants, click the Monitor icon and follow the prompts to specifically select what you want to share.

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Once shared, all other ConX participants can see the contents of your screen or application.

With ConX, you may easily connect face-to-face to your contacts and therefore use your already existing infrastructures and devices, such as InFocus touch screens, without any problems.

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InFocus Partner Webinar: Mondopad vs. Surface Hub – Feature / Benefit comparison

Please join us on
Wednesday, May 17th at 15:00 (GMT – UK Time)  /  16:00 (CET – Central European Time)

for an exclusive InFocus partner webinar on our Mondopad solution from InFocus.

The webinar will be conducted in English.

Glenn Jystad, Director of Product Marketing at InFocus, will join the webinar to introduce the InFocus Mondopad range and highlight some collaboration features that are most useful for customers.

InFocus Webinar with Glenn Jystad, Director of Product Marketing

Glenn Jystad, Director of Product Marketing

Webinar Content Highlights:

• Get introduced to the key differences of the InFocus Mondopad series against the Surface hub. See their strengths
• Hear how the Mondopad advantages do fits into today’s collaboration market needs
• Understand the opportunities selling collaboration solutions from InFocus
• Discover the more about the InFocus collaboration solution line-up
• Ask questions to our expert Glenn Jystad

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The RealCam PTZ Camera

Concerning video transmission technology, currently there are serious differences on the market. With our Realcam PTZ-3, you will not have to compromise on quality in video conferences. The brilliant image and video transmission of the PTZ camera creates event experiences of the extra class.

Panning, tilting, zooming with the PTZ camera

Pan-Tilt-Zoom makes the PTZ camera a professional RealCam that may be added to any PC. The PTZ camera combines an HD wide angle video camera with USB 3.0 and HDMI connectivity at a low frequency range. For you, the RealCam PTZ constitutes a valuable extension, if you already use a Mondopad or a BigTouch from InFocus, because the PTZ camera is compatible with all these devices and comes completely without separate recording software or drivers.

Ptz camera Real CamThe true 1080p HD resolution delivers vibrant images – even at a greater distance and under low light conditions. Control via the included remote control is ideal for use in large rooms, where a long distance must be bridged, but still eye contact has to be kept. This not only makes InFocus’ own applications more interesting, like ConX Group Sessions or 121 Video Calling, but also Skype, Adobe Connect, Lync, or GoToMeeting applications.

Since the PTZ camera is equipped with a silent direct-drive mechanism, it performs fluid and rapid movements. Panning, tilting and zooming are performed via the integrated 72.5° wide-angle lens, in a swivel angle of -170° to +170° and a tilt angle of -30° to + 90°.

PTZ camera minimizes your costs and increases workforce

In an increasingly global economy, video conferencing becomes more and more important. The advantage is that you may work with colleagues, partners and customers around the world without the risk of expensive travel expenses and long travel times.

PTZ camera Real CamOur InFocus experts are working on making collaboration in meetings and presentations even more effective. Simple transfer of pictures and videos in brilliant quality and foolproof operation are particularly important to us.

With the PTZ camera, we have found a way to record your live events in True HD. Whether video conferencing, company training or sales events: Assuredly, the RealCam is also suitable for your applications thanks to the quality levels of 720p, 1080i or up to 1080p/60.   Optimal sound quality is guaranteed by effective 2D and 3D noise reduction as well as by the low-noise CMOS sensor. The automatic white balance ensures a clear image with strong contrasts between object and background.

The PTZ camera is THE extension for your InFocus devices, if you often work with video transmissions. The technical gimmick impresses with its high quality equipment, foolproof operation and versatile connectivity as well as with a perfect price- performance ratio.

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InFocus LightCast Hub – wireless and uncomplicated

The problem has existed since there are electrical devices: The entire infrastructure in the presentation room has to be connected and configured via cables. This often leads to a confusing tangle of cables and defective devices. InFocus has recognized this problem and, with the LightCast Hub, provides a wireless connection of PCs, tablets, laptops and smart phones to projectors and displays.

Wireless presentation of screen contents

Wireless presentation of screen contents

Just like our wireless USB adapter SP-WIFIUSB-2, the LightCast Hub also allows data to be transferred wirelessly, quickly and in a perfect quality. The compact appliance supports a variety of end devices, regardless of whether you are using an Apple device, Windows product, or a Chrome device. The screens can be transferred to the display or projector with full audiosupport.

More powerful displays with LightCast technology

The LightCast technology extends the capabilities of your projector or your display with many powerful features:

  • With the InFocus LightCast Hub, you may simply transfer wirelessly the screen views from any computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone to projectors or displays running on Windows, Apple iOS/OSX, Android and Chrome OS, and share them with your team.
  • The built-in 4 GB memory allows you to capture various documents (for example, pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, notes), movies (avi, mkv, mpg, mpeg, mov, mp4, 3gp, Rm, rmvb) or photos (for example, jpg, jpeg, bmp, png) to the display or the projector and then present them directly from the integrated memory without a PC.
  • An integrated whiteboard app turns any connected display into a feature-rich, interactive whiteboard with digital pens, markers, shapes, and lines. This allows simply commenting on and editing of presentations on the display and works without connection to a PC. The app can be operated very easily by using a wireless mouse and keyboard, as well as by a touch function. Surprise your audience with a whiteboard in an impressive large format!

Wireless presentation of screen contents

  • Notes that you write on the interactive whiteboard during the presentation or during the meeting, can be saved and sent directly via the LightCast Hub.
  • Go online using the web browser integrated in the LightCast Hub, access online curricula, file sharing platforms, and web pages. This also works without a connected computer simply via LAN or WLAN. Thus, you may edit presentations and access the Internet without a PC connection.
  • In order to use the web browser and whiteboard features, you only need to activate the app (Miracast for Android & Windows, Airplay for iOS/OSX for devices running on Chrome OS).

The LightCast Hub is equipped with a virtual keyboard (US layout). If the hub is used for devices without a touch screen, a separate keyboard and mouse are required.

With the LightCast Hub, chaotic cable spaghetti, as well as sharing and storing notes and files during a presentation, is no longer a problem for you. With this clever, wireless technology, you can easily share information with your colleagues and improve teamwork – in the classroom, conference room or boardroom.

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The perfect presentation – Touch screens against boredom

“More than 80 percent of all presentations are boring or even soporific.”

The Wall Street Journal recently came to this shocking result. Only 3% of the presentations held in companies inspire listeners and viewers, attract attention and thus contribute to simplifying work in the first place. There are multiple reasons for this. Often, there is simply fear of modern presentation technology behind it.

With some exercise, a children’s game

Presentations and meetings are intended to define project objectives, to coordinate project partners and improvetheir collaboration in the company. Overloaded slides, a monotonous lecture style as well as a lack of know-how on the touch screen often make a presentation a disaster only after a short time.

Before you begin with your presentation on the touch screen at all, you should ask yourself: Are my slides designed simply and attractively? Am I able to speak as freely as possible? Am I familiar with the touch screen? If you have to answer even one of these questions with “no”, this means: Practice makes perfect!

present at the touch screen - the perfect presentation

Here are some more general tips:

  1. Communicate only one message per slide. Not all people are multitasking. If your audience is constantly busy with reading, no one will listen to you.
  2. Do not read from your presentation slides and never turn your back on your audience. Maintain eye contact and respond to feedback from your audience.
  3. Use your touch screen as a resource for entertaining, interactive presentations. Reduce your stress factor by acquainting yourself with the technology and practicing with your touch screen.

Touch screen JTouch INF6500eAG for diversified presentations

Our 65-inch touch screen of the JTouch display series helps you to make your presentation interesting and, at the same time, as stress-free as possible. Connect the JTouch INF6500eAG to your notebook or PC and control your presentation directly via the large-format touch screen. The advantage is that you can better inspire your audience because you may control elements and slides during the presentation easily on the big screen and you do not have to stick spellbound to your PC or notebook.

Touch screen JTouch INF6500e by InFocus - the perfect presentation

The capacitive touch screen with anti-glare display provides a light and colour touch experience that can be controlled by an easy-to-use touch screen technology, because you already know the technology from your iPhone: The JTouch INF6500eAG works with the same effortless gesture control (for example, “wiping”, “tapping”, “dragging”) like smart phones or tablets.

Another plus: Add the wireless InFocus LiteShow 4 adapter to the JTouch INF6500eAG in order to easily exchange data, audio, and video files using a WLAN connection. This exempts you from intimidating cable spaghetti, reduces your stress factor and accelerates the presentation.

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