Kanex just released an AirPlay mirroring adapter for VGA projectors that streams content wirelessly from computers and iOS devices to TVs and projectors through Apple TV.
The Kanex ATV Pro is geared toward legacy projectors lacking HDMI ports. The new tech connects to Apple TV’s HDMI output port, as well as other device’s HDMI ports, and offers a mini D-sub 15-pin VGA port and 3.5mm stereo minijack audio connection for aging projectors and sound systems. It is also power plug free and supports up to 1080p with vertical refresh rate range of 50 Hz to 60 Hz.
The result allows teachers and presenters with an iOS device to stream or mirror content directly to a VGA projector through an Apple TV without additional equipment, power, or infrastructure.
“Kanex is excited to be delivering a product that supports an interactive learning experience. We listened to the concerns surrounding technological modernization and designed a high-quality adapter that grants facilities an unmatched HD solution for iLearning with their iOS devices and Apple TVs,” explained Kanex President Kelvin Yan in a press release.
The ATV Pro is available now for $59. Additional details are available at Kanex’s website, and the presser is available below.
BREA, CA–(Marketwire – April 30, 2012) – Kanex, a leader of innovative Apple and iOS connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide, today announced the availability of Kanex ATV Pro, an AirPlay® mirroring adapter for VGA projectors. Kanex enhances presentation and educational iLearning experiences by bridging the gap between current equipment and modernization. Kanex ATV Pro provides educators with an affordable adapter for connectivity from an Apple TV to a VGA projector incorporating Airplay® mirroring capabilities. Kanex ATV Pro allows anyone with an iOS device to mirror and stream content direct to a VGA projector via an Apple TV without additional power, equipment or infrastructure.
Kanex ATV Pro Highlights:
- AirPlay® Mirroring for VGA Projector
- Power plug free
- Built-in audio support
- MSRP, $59.00
“Kanex is excited to be delivering a product that supports an interactive learning experience. We listened to the concerns surrounding technological modernization and designed a high-quality adapter that grants facilities an unmatched HD solution for iLearning with their iOS devices and Apple TVs,” states Kelvin Yan, President, Kanex.
ATV PRO SPECIFICATIONS:
- Input video signal: HD source. Output video signal: VGA.
- Audio Output: 3.5-mm stereo mini-jack.
- Resolution supported: up to 1080p.
- Vertical Frequency Range: 50/60Hz.
- Powerless adapter.
- Plug and Play.
- Cable length: 2.75 in (70 mm).
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING: Kanex ATV Pro is available now at http://kanexlive.com/atvpro. MSRP, $59.00.
Chris Coffelt, Director of Technology, Mill Valley School District, states, “As districts and schools look to technology modernization projects over the next few years, ATV Pro can help facilitate the jump into iLearning, creating streamlined environments and optimal classroom opportunities for teachers and students, alike. ATV Pro can be key in helping schools create the demand for iLearning experiences from K – 12.”
Jon Corippo, Apple Distinguished Educator, Director of Charter, Minarets Charter High School, states, “The ATV Pro is full of potential for the future of smart-learning. Power and resolution are key and Kanex ATV Pro maintains quality and features that are unmatched. We are especially excited that ATV Pro needs no external power.”
ABOUT KANEX: Kanex is a leader of innovative Apple and iOS connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide. Kanex is dedicated to advancing technology by investing in tomorrow’s future. Leveraging its deep-rooted commitment to the consumer electronics industry, Kanex continues to design and develop products that fit the individual, the house, the business and the environment. More information can be found on the web at KanexLive.com, on Facebook Facebook.com/Kanex or on Twitter Twitter.com/Kanex.