ScreenBeam® Introduces USB Pro Switch with Intelligent Switching
New USB peripheral switching solution combined with ScreenBeam 1100 Plus unlocks the power of Microsoft Teams Room (MTR), so users gain maximum flexibility in MTR and meeting spaces with intelligent sharing of room resources.
San Jose, CALIF. — April 13, 2022 — ScreenBeam Inc., a global leader in wireless display and conferencing solutions, today announced the release of ScreenBeam USB Pro Switch, offering unprecedented, fully automated intelligent USB device switching to expand room functionality beyond MTR. ScreenBeam USB Pro Switch enables wireless Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM), wireless content sharing during an MTR session, and in-room wireless presentation in other meetings not being run on a Unified Communications Collaboration (UCC) platform. Now in-room participants can effortlessly switch between MTR meetings and BYOM.
“Organizations are bringing employees back to the workplace, requiring flexible and reliable meeting spaces,” reports Mike Ehlenberger, VP ScreenBeam. “Working meeting spaces are significant investments and should never be locked or limited to a singular technical solution. ScreenBeam USB Pro Switch combined with the ScreenBeam 1100 Plus unlocks the maximum value of your meeting room investment and expands communication options well beyond a standalone dedicated Unified Communications installation. The best part is everything is fully automatic, making user experiences natural and carefree.”
The use case is not limited to spaces with MTR. Combining ScreenBeam USB Pro Switch with the 1100 Plus receiver system allows USB video conferencing devices to be automatically switched between wireless BYOM (enabled by ScreenBeam Conference) and wired BYOM using the HDMI input and USB Pro Switch.
The ScreenBeam USB Pro Switch with the 1100 Plus receiver system includes advanced technology and features to meet the most stringent commercial and higher education user requirements, including:
Automated and Intelligent Room Resource Switching
Intelligent switching, when combined with the 1100 Plus receiver, means room peripherals are available for any situation, without manual intervention. Now the MTR hardware can co-exist with BYOM and share room resources. Hosts and presenters are not locked into a proprietary UCC experience, and instead able to connect to room resources for BYOM, or in-room presentations.
For example, in an MTR configured room, the USB Pro Switch will automatically switch the room’s camera, microphone and speaker(s) to the ScreenBeam 1100 Plus for instant access by the BYOM host. Once the BYOM meeting has ended, the resources are automatically switched back to the MTR and ready for use.
Supports Touch Displays for Markup Collaboration
Over and above automated switching and sharing of audio/video room peripherals, ScreenBeam USB Pro Switch enables annotation on touch displays beyond the capabilities of existing MTR solutions. Because of a co-engineering partnership with Microsoft, ScreenBeam natively supports Microsoft Windows Ink across all Microsoft Office 365 – the productivity tool used by the majority of organizations worldwide. Additionally, ScreenBeam’s patented Ghost Inking™ technology eliminates all wireless inking latency for a natural pen-to-paper experience.
Pricing and availability
ScreenBeam USB Pro Switch is available now for $99.99 US. Please contact your ScreenBeam sales rep or Authorized Elite Partner for more details. Additional information and the product datasheet are available here.
ScreenBeam Inc., is a leading wireless display and conferencing innovator delivering an OS-native screen sharing experience on any modern device with agnostic support for all major video conferencing platforms. ScreenBeam solutions power seamless hybrid collaboration in any meeting or learning space, and only ScreenBeam is Microsoft’s co-engineering partner for wireless display. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, ScreenBeam has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about ScreenBeam, visit https://www.screenbeam.com.
ScreenBeam and the ScreenBeam logo are registered trademarks owned by ScreenBeam Inc.