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Black Box
Wireless Video Presentation System II
Wi-Fi VGA Presentation System

Bill Livolsi, December 6, 2010
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Cross-platform compatibility. The WVPS II is compatible with Windows 2000 and newer (that includes XP, Vista, and 7) as well as Mac OS X. All client software is obtained through the browser save the Macintosh version, which must be obtained from the included USB token.

The WVPS II can also connect to an available Windows Mobile device with WiFi capability. This is both a cool feature and a big disappointment--we'd love to connect to a smartphone, but Windows Mobile is dead in the water and has been since at least early 2009. With stiff competition from Google Android, Blackberry, and Apple's iPhone, Windows Mobile is almost nonexistent in the smartphone market and is even in third place in enterprise use, where it has traditionally been favored. It's like saying the WVPS II is compatible with WebTV--interesting, but ultimately useless.

USB token. If for some reason setup is giving you trouble, or you simply want to make someone's life even easier, you can set up a USB token to simplify things. Connect to the wireless network as normal, plug in the token, and the rest should take care of itself. In a few seconds, your desktop will be up on screen without any further input from the user. This is a great choice for the technologically impaired, or simply people who don't like to fuss around with settings. It is truly a plug-and-play system.

Security. Obviously, any wireless system like the WVPS II has a greater potential for unauthorized access than a wired system does. To combat this, the WVPS II includes several security features that control access to the presentation environment. First of all, the WVPS II is compatible with a WEP security key, though not the more advanced WPA or WPA2 protocols. WEP has some weaknesses that are well-known to security and IT specialists, but it is better than nothing.

Next comes the login to the software itself. In order to gain access to the projection environment, one must enter a four-digit code generated by the WVPS II itself. This code changes every time you start the device and can only be accessed by physically looking at the projector screen before starting a presentation (when no one has yet logged in, the projector will display the code on the screen). This means that anyone outside of the room cannot simply "jump in" to your presentation without first guessing a four-digit security code. Since there are 10,000 possible codes, your presentation is secure.

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Comments (6) Post a Comment
Praveen venkataraman Posted Mar 15, 2011 6:00 AM PST
I like to use this Black Box WVPS II equipment for one of my Audio visual project. please let me know where can i source this.
Aslam Sher Posted Sep 1, 2011 11:03 PM PST
I like to use this Black Box WVPS II equipment for one of my Audio visual project. please let me know where can i source this.
Peter Posted Dec 29, 2011 3:47 PM PST
I cannot get this system to connect to my IPhone Any solutions?
Garrett Swindell Posted Apr 16, 2012 11:00 AM PST
Peter - In order to use your iPhone with the Black Box WPS unit, you need to go to your APP store and download the APP called MobiShow. This is a third party application which will allow you to share PPT, images and videos from your iPhone to the WPS system. At this time there is no way to share your iPhone screen on the Black Box WPS unit as we need root access to the mobile device, in which case Apple does not grant us. If you use an Android mobile device, you can download the app MirrorOP Sender from the APP store to share your Android screen on the Black Box WPS unit. I hope this helps.

If you are looking to source this device for an application or project, Black Box can sell direct. You can go to the blackbox.com website and type in the part number of AC1132A in the search tool to begin the process.
charlie sanders Posted Jul 10, 2012 2:08 PM PST
Maybe I missed it but is there an android app for this?
colin Posted Apr 13, 2016 12:28 AM PST
Black box has video conferencing apps? No doubt Blackbox will clutter the use of cables for giving presentations but its lacking in some areas. Why to download an app for iphone when there is a option of Airplay.

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