Wireless Video Presentation System II
Wi-Fi VGA Presentation System
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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