While some aspects of our world seem the same, our children are already experiencing life with new electronic opportunities in a vastly different technological world than their parents. 2013 offers some new technologies that carve our future as the world turns and changes. Many of us experience the power of WiFi — it’s as common as AM/FM was to radios in the 1960’s. WiFi allows us to hear audio and see videos wirelessly streamed to televisions, tablets, and smartphones. Actiontec is taking us forward with ScreenBeam, a way to make streaming simpler and more universal. Miracast doesn’t necessarily need to be traditionally connected to a WiFi router. Instead it uses a connection with your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC.
Part of this promising future is the development of Miracast by the WiFi alliance. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast is a groundbreaking solution for seamlessly displaying video between devices, without cables or a network connection. Users can do things like view pictures from a smartphone on a big screen television, share a laptop screen with the conference room projector in real-time, and watch live programs from a home cable box on a tablet. Miracast connections are formed using Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct, so access to a Wi-Fi network is not needed – the ability to connect is inside Miracast-certified devices.
ScreenBeam is among the first devices approved by the WiFi Alliance for their WiFi CERTIFIED Miracast program, which simplifies discovery and setup in streaming content to TVs. 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 unique solution that lets consumers take advantage of Miracast today, on Windows 7 & 8 PCs, while ensuring future compatibility with Miracast devices as they find their way into homes and businesses.
With ScreenBeam, you can enjoy your favorite videos, photos and movies on the best display in the house. The ScreenBeam Wireless Display Kit lets you wirelessly display any content from a laptop, tablet, or smartphone on an HDTV. Surf the Web or watch movies from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or YouTube – all from the comfort of your living room couch.
ScreenBeam supports up to full 1080p HD video and HD audio, so you can enjoy the convenience of wireless without compromising your HD experience. ScreenBeam is based on the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast standard so it works with any Miracast certified smartphone, tablet, or PC. ScreenBeam is presently for you and for your children’s future. Are you ready to beam?