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How to make a Wireless Touch Screen w/ Sabrent HDMI-USB

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How to make a Wireless Touch Screen w/ Sabrent HDMI-USB

In this video, we review how to wirelessly transmit HDMI and USB control for touch screens with the USB2AIR. The USB2Air is a wireless USB video transceiver set that allows computers to wirelessly transmit data over a USB link up to 30 Mbps. This easily allows us to send HD 1080p video along with touch screen control.

Touch Screen with Wireless USB Control

Touch Screen with Wireless USB Control

Using the SabrentĀ USB-HDMI

The Sabrent USB 2.0 to HDMI adapter is SKU: USB-HDMI and retails for $49.99. This device provides the needed HDMI video from your computer connected wirelessly to the touch screen. The USB2Air provides the USB 2.0 control cable connection for most interactive products along with up 1080p video on a single channel with less than 1 milliseconds of latency.

As you can see the USB2Air is plugged into a USB to HDMI adapter from Sabrent and the USB connection on the Sharp Touch Screen Monitor. This allows our Windows computer to wirelessly send video using the standard display link drivers along with control for touch screen interactivity.

Wireless Touch Screen Wiring Diagram

Wireless Touch Screen Wiring Diagram

Also, I wanted to not that a much better installation would be done for a permanent installation. This is just one use case for the USB2Air wireless USB extension system. Stay tuned for more interesting USB device use cases through March 2017.

HuddleCamHD Pan Tilt Zoom USB conference cameras for web video conferencing with GoToMeeting, WebEX, Skype for Business and Zoom.US. Learn more at http://huddlecamhd.com

USB2Air with Computer

Wireless USB Webcam to Laptop – Point to Point Simplicity

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Wireless USB Webcam to Laptop

One of the most useful applications for the USB2Air is the point to point wireless USB connection between a laptop and a USB 2.0 webcam. Conferencing spaces around the world have to decide whether they will have a dedicated PC powering the television or allow users to bring their own devices known as (BYOD). In the dedicated PC application where the IT managers have a dedicated PC powering the display, there is often a speakerphone at the table used for video conferencing. In this scenario, the USB2Air can be used to wirelessly connect the speakerphone to the dedicated PC. In the BYOD scenario, the USB2Air can be used to connect a laptop to the USB webcam mounted on the wall.

Laptop with Wireless USB Connection

As you can see the Wireless USB 2.0 transmitter is labeled “Host”. The USB2Air includes a set of USB 2.0 adapters. One is labeled “Host” which is used to plug into the computer and the other is labeled “Device” which is used for the webcam in this case.

We have tested various USB video conferencing webcams such as:

  1. Logitech C920
  2. HuddleCamHD 3X
  3. HuddleCamHD 3XA
  4. HuddleCamHD 10X-720
  5. Logitech PTZ Pro

We have also tested various USB speakerphones such as

  1. Jabra Speak 410
  2. Phoenix Audio MT503
  3. Phoenix Audio Smart Spider
  4. Phoenix Audio MT505

USB Web Video Conferencing Market

Large Meeting Room with Wireless Camera

Large Meeting Room with Wireless Camera

Whether you are using the USB2AIR wireless USB extension system with Webcams or Speakerphones the USB web video conferencing market has been a focus for HuddleCamHD for many years. Wireless USB extension systems in particular has been a specialty with the invention of the industries first ever Wireless USB 3.0 conference camera, the HuddleCam Air in 2015. Then in 2016, HuddleCamHD released the HuddlePod which is the industries first 2.4 GHz wireless USB conferencing phone.

Plug and Play goes Wireless

HuddleCamHD has been a huge advocate for plug and play simplicity. In 2014, when HuddleCamHD had a full line of USB conferencing equipment most vendors were still promoting traditional hardware codecs and HDMI cameras. While these cameras and video conference codecs are certainly high quality, they lack the easy installation and use that USB devices offer. The entire line of HuddleCamHD products has always been focused on USB technology from USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connection for both video and audio.

Wireless USB 2.0 PTZ Camera (1)

Wireless USB 2.0 PTZ Camera

Other use cases – Wireless USB 2.0 Touch Screens

While the wireless USB extension of webcams and speakerphones remains the focus of HuddleCamHD for the dedicated web video conferencing market, there are also other use cases in the same space. For example, we have tested multiple USB touch screen monitors from Mimo that work great such as the 10.1″ Mimo Vue HD. This device is a USB monitor that can be used to launch applications for video conferencing and collaboration much like a Crestron or Extron control system. Because the device uses a USB 2.0 connection for video and control the USB2Air works perfectly for wireless extension. The “Host” USB 2.0 extension adapter plugs into the computer and the “Device” USB 2.0 adapter connects directly into the output connection for the touch screen. The computer literally has no idea that the cabling has been transmitted wirelessly.

Wireless USB Reliability for video conferencing

Video conferencing is a high bandwidth video intensive software and hardware solution. From a software standpoint most newer web based video conferencing platforms are leveraging both harware processing and cloud / server based processing. This means that the computer you are using is just as important as your internet connection (usually an i5 processor is suggested). Assuming you have all of the latest hardware and software in place, the last thing you want is your wireless USB 2.0 extension system causing issues.

With the USB2AIR you can be assured that HuddleCamHD has gone through extensive testing. Our datasheet outlines all the necessary information for flawless wireless USB 2.0 video and audio transmission within the given limitations of the device. The USB2Air will be the third successful wireless USB product HuddleCamHD has brought to market. Our engineers have spent ample time testing the limitation of this device and outlining the details in our data sheet and knowledge base.

For more detailed information on wireless USB 2.0 extension limitations please refer to our knowledge base available at http://help.huddlecamhd.com

 

 

Wireless USB for Virtual Reality

Wireless USB 2.0 Video Adapter Markets

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Wireless USB Video Adapter in the Video Conferencing Market

Wireless USB 2.0 Conference Camera

Wireless USB 2.0 Conference Camera

HuddleCamHD has experience manufacturing both wireless USB video and audio conferencing products with the HuddleCam Air and the HuddlePod Air. The HuddlePod Air has become one the industry’s most popular wireless USB 2.0 speakerphones with a 7 hour battery life and a reliable high bandwidth wireless 2.4 GHz connection to any Mac or PC computer over USB 2.0. The USB2Air will has a similar feel to the Wireless HuddlePod Air but will also be compatible with all wireless USB 2.0 cameras including the HuddleCamHD 3X, 10X-720 and new 3XA models. So the USB2Air will be the key to the next generation of wireless USB conference cameras available from HuddleCamHD. The best part is that this time around HuddleCamHD is offering the wireless USB video extension system as a independent piece of hardware (not built into the HuddleCam Air as it was previously) to extend the potential uses to millions of additional USB hardware devices.

Wireless USB Touch Screen Market

Wireless USB 2.0 Touch Screen

Wireless USB 2.0 Touch Screen

The use of USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0 touch screens to display and control content from a computer is starting to become common place especially in the video conferencing and web-based collaboration markets. Expensive control systems from Crestron and Extron now have to compete with commodity type USB touch screens from companies such as Mimo and J5 Create who feature USB 2.0 HDMI Display Adapters. The USB2Air wireless USB video adapter has already been tested and confirmed compatible with most USB 2.0 Mimo touch screens and the j5 Creat JUA250 (USB 2.0 HDMI Display Adapter) and JUA230 (DVI Display Adapter). Extending cabling for USB touch screens will no longer be necessary within the distance limitations of the USB2Air making installation and project cost lower in many cases.

Wireless USB Video Adapter in the Virtual Reality Market

Wireless USB for Virtual Reality

Wireless USB for Virtual Reality

The Virtual Reality market in 2017 has been emerging rapidly and manufacturers of major headset devices have yet to release a wireless version. The Wireless USB2Air video adapter has already been tested with the industries most popular Virtual Reality Headsets including the Oculus Rift Tracker, YEI 3-Sapce USB Sensors and the Razer Hydra. The demand for virtual reality is expected to grow significantly in the 2017 and beyond. While HuddleCamHD created the USB2Air for video and audio conferencing devices, we see virtual reality headset owners as a core customer base demanding wireless USB 2.0 video adapters.