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Actiontec Introduces ScreenBeam Wi-Fi Certified Miracast HD Kit for Wireless Display
[January 10, 2013]

Actiontec Introduces ScreenBeam Wi-Fi Certified Miracast HD Kit for Wireless Display

Jan 10, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Actiontec Electronics announced that it launched ScreenBeam, a wireless display kit that lets users mirror their PC, tablet and smartphone displays to an HDTV.

According to a release, ScreenBeam is approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance for their Wi-Fi Certified Miracast program. Actiontec offers ScreenBeam as both a stand-alone wireless display adapter and as a kit. As a stand-alone wireless display adapter, ScreenBeam is compatible with a broad range of Miracast-certified sources including laptops, smartphones, tablets, and devices running Android or WiDi 3.5 and higher. ScreenBeam is also available as a kit, which includes wireless display software and a USB transmitter for Windows 7 & 8 PCs, addressing a large installed base of users who need wireless display capability.

Industry analysts project shipments of Miracast devices to exceed 1.5B units by 2016. The ScreenBeam kit provides a solution that lets consumers take advantage of Miracast, on Windows 7 & 8 PCs, while ensuring future compatibility with Miracast devices as they find their way into homes and businesses.

The company noted that ScreenBeam highlights: -a wireless display solution supporting all Miracast-enabled devices, WiDi 3.5 and higher, and Windows 7 & 8 PCs -Wi-Fi Certified, Miracast certified -HDMI Certified; supports up to 1080p HD video and audio -50-foot range, no line-of-sight required -Dedicated wireless connection; does not require home network connection. Kit includes USB Transmitter dongle and display software for Windows 7 & 8 PCs "Both consumers and professionals want to experience multimedia on the best possible screen," said Dean Chang, president and CEO at Actiontec Electronics. "It's no longer acceptable to subject your friends or colleagues to watching your content on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop screen when you can beam it to your projector or flat-panel. ScreenBeam is a simple and affordable way to take advantage of the biggest and best screens in your home or office." "Miracast certification ensures interoperability across a wide range of products, and Actiontec has tirelessly tested against all known Miracast-certified source devices to ensure customers have a great experience. ScreenBeam works with all device types and brands; its versatility will continue to grow as consumers bring more Miracast devices into their homes and offices," added Chang.

Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Products include gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high speed VDSL gateways, DSL modems, and home networking solutions like network adapters, wireless video and display devices.

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