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4th December 2012, 12:36 PM #1
Lectern for Hall
We currently have a setup in the hall with a computer and sound system. The projector acts as the splitter. The Main hall is used for classroom teaching.
The Head wants to introduce a mobile Lecturn from which he can talk from, control the computer but also read the display without having to turn around.
Now I know how we can set up a wireless Keyboard, Mouse and Microphone, but is it possible to have a wireless display?
How do you do it in your school?
4th December 2012, 12:42 PM #2
Something like SMART Podium interactive pen display - SMART Technologies?
I've never seen one of these, let alone used one, but I think it's what you're after - or at least, will narrow down your actual requirement
Not bloody cheap though, as far as I know.
EDIT: that isn't wireless though. Only wireless option I can think of is an iPad, I'm afraid - there was a program we found (can't recall it) that essentially presented the iPad's display as a webpage hosted by the iPad, so then you navigate to that IP:Port on the computer and you can see what the iPad sees. We never tested this in the end, as far as I'm aware, as a teacher was just asking if it was possible with her personal kit, but it might work for you. No idea if a similar app exists for Android.
Last edited by sonofsanta; 4th December 2012 at 12:46 PM.
4th December 2012, 12:46 PM #3
We built a 19" rack on wheels in which we put a CD player, Mixer, PC (wireless network), fixed boom mic, two wireless receivers and a lockable draw. We then got our DT department to build a lovely lectern around it, and mount a monitor within it.
Users just need to plug a VGA cable, power and two xlrs into the lectern to get it going. They grab a key for the drawer from the office, which gives them access to the projector remote and the belt packs.
4th December 2012, 01:43 PM #4
A member of the Science Department is playing with AppleTV with this in mind today however I am not involved. He seems to be happy to demonstrate it to staff after school today.
4th December 2012, 01:46 PM #5
4th December 2012, 01:52 PM #6
- Rep Power
Could get a networked projector? We've done this (epson) and install a client onto a laptop when needed. We have also ran a VGA cable to the projector just in case, and haven't sorted the audio going through the projector, but I'm sure its possible and fairly easy.
4th December 2012, 01:54 PM #7
Projecting an ipad can be done using a laptop/pc and Reflection app ... https://www.reflectionapp.com/
5th December 2012, 12:12 AM #8
Now there's your problem, right there
Originally Posted by IrritableTech
Thanks to SpuffMonkey from:
IrritableTech (6th December 2012)
6th December 2012, 10:42 AM #9
This is coming to market soon... Asus Transformer - AIO
Amazing possibilities.... It is a Windows 8 pc and when you detach the screen it turns into an Android Tablet that can control the PC....
Last edited by TotalGeek; 6th December 2012 at 10:44 AM.
6th December 2012, 03:15 PM #10
To add, the computer is permanent so I wanted a wireless monitor viewer to view the computer. I have tried VNC which works fine when on a standalone laptop, something is blocking it on the RM network, possibly a port or exception needs to be added.
So for me, its going down the iPad route, we have them already and as this will be used scarcely I didnt really want to pay too much for it.
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