Key Digital adds Chromecast support for presentations and collaboration

Key Digital, a manufacturer of distributed video and control system equipment, has announced the addition of Chromecast support for the company’s KD-BYOD4K Wireless Presentation Gateway.

Key Digital introduced the KD-BYOD4K as a complete, single-chassis solution for the BYOD, allowing meeting and presentation contributors working from laptops, tablets and smartphones to cast content to any designated display or projector via Wi-Fi.   

The KD-BYOD4K’s simplified initial setup can be completed in under 10 minutes. The dedicated system application, KDPlay, can be loaded onto contributors’ laptops from the KD-BYOD4K unit’s web page or by plugging in the included KDPlay Flash USB dongle for auto launch.

The KDPlay Android app is available for download and the KD-BYOD4K offers direct support for Apple AirPlay and now Google Chromecast.   

Multiple participants may present and cast content simultaneously without wires, effectively breaking down the barriers previously encountered when switching between and incorporating multiple formats and operating systems. For multi-presenter contributions, up to four presenters may share content simultaneously using the automatically-adjusting screen layout.   

KD-BYOD4K features annotation, moderator management, and touchscreen and mouse control. Overlay tools are employed on the annotation and white board screens for real-time collaboration featuring screen captures that are downloadable via QR codes or through the unit’s web browser GUI. Moderator management allows the meeting administrator to start and stop selected device casting via the convenient, collapsible KDPlay dock on the side of the display, which features content thumbnail previews and names of paired devices. Using touchscreen and mouse forwarding features, the KD-BYOD4K allows a connection by USB to the unit for point-and-click functionality for the desired casted content. This feature also works with up to four presenters at once.  

The KD-BYOD4K complete wireless presentation system is suitable for education, medical, conference room and hospitality environments.

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