ScreenBeam Wireless Display Kit User Manual

ScreenBeam Wireless Display Kit User Manual

ScreenBeam

Wireless Display Kit

Model #: SBWD100A, SBT100U

User Manual

Ver 1.5

Solutions for the Digital Life

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Package Contents 1

Features 2

System Requirements 2

Getting to Know the ScreenBeam Components 3

Connecting to ScreenBeam

Connecting the Display Receiver…

Setting Up a Windows 7/8 Laptop/PC

Setting Up a Miracast-enabled Device

Setting Up an Intel® WiDi-enabled Device

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Setting Wireless Display Preferences

Preferences Window

Windows 7/8 Viewing Configuration

Updating Software and Firmware

Updating Software on Windows 7/8 Devices

Updating the Display Receiver Firmware Only

Frequently Asked Questions 21

Specifications and Technical Support 26

Software and USB Transmitter

Wireless Display Receiver

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LED Indicators 28

Environmental 28

Technical Support 29

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Introduction

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Thank you for purchasing Actiontec’s ScreenBeam Wireless Display Kit.

ScreenBeam allows you to wirelessly display the content on your laptop/PC, tablet, or smartphone screen, onto an HDTV monitor. ScreenBeam is compatible with laptops/PCs running Windows 7 or 8, and connects seamlessly with smartphones, tablets and other devices running Miracast™ or Intel’s WiDi technology.

Package Contents

The following items are in the ScreenBeam Kit package: s

ScreenBeam Display Receiver (SBWD100A) s

ScreenBeam USB Transmitter (SBT100U) s

ScreenBeam Wireless Display software CD s

High-speed HDMI® cable s

Power supply s

Quick Start Guide

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Introduction

Features

s

Wireless display; mirror and extend modes s

Compatible with almost every HDTV monitor s

The only wireless display solution to support compatible Windows 7/8 laptops, Miracast devices, and Intel WiDi-enabled laptops s

No existing wireless network or line of sight connection required

System Requirements

Wireless Display Receiver

s

HDTV monitor with one free HDMI port s

Available power outlet

Wireless Display Software

s

Laptop or PC s

Windows 7 or 8 (32/64 bit) s

Minimum system requirements (for web browsing, presentations, or slideshows):

Processor: AMD® A6 or Intel® Gen 3 Core™ i3 equivalent processor

Memory: 2GB RAM or more

Hard disk space: 150MB or more

Miscellaneous: Available USB port s

Recommended system requirements (for video streaming):

Processor: AMD® A8 or Intel® Gen 3 Core™ i5 equivalent processor

Memory: 3 GB RAM or more

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Introduction

Miracast/WiDi Devices

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Miracast:

Miracast-certified smartphone, tablet, or laptop with native or third party wireless display application s

Intel WiDi:

Compatible Intel WiDi laptop

Intel WiDi 3.5 or higher software

(See http://www.intel.com/go/wirelessdisplayupdate for latest software and drivers)

Getting to Know the ScreenBeam Components

The ScreenBeam Kit contains two components: Display Receiver and USB

Transmitter. The Receiver is the main component of the ScreenBeam Kit. It receives video transmissions from compatible Windows 7/8 laptops/PCs, Wi-Fi

Miracast devices, or laptops with Intel WiDi 3.5 or later. The USB Transmitter is used for non-Miracast or non-WiDi laptops.

ScreenBeam Display Receiver

The Receiver features 1

LED

and two ports:

Power Light

The Power light glows green when the Receiver is powered up.

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Introduction

HDMI Port

The HDMI port is used to connect an HDMI cable from the HDTV monitor to the Receiver.

Power Port

The Power port is used to connect the Receiver’s Power cord.

USB Port

The USB port is used for software upgrades via a USB flash drive. Refer to

Chapter 4, “Updating the ScreenBeam Software,” for more information.

ScreenBeam USB Transmitter

The USB Transmitter has a single USB connection, used to connect it to a USB port on a Windows 7/8 laptop/PC that is not running Miracast or WiDi. To use

ScreenBeam in this manner, you must install the ScreenBeam software on the computer (see Chapter 2 of this manual).

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Connecting to

ScreenBeam

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This chapter details how to connect the ScreenBeam Display Receiver to an HDTV monitor, as well as connecting to either a compatible Windows 7/8 laptop, Wi-Fi

Miracast device, or laptop with Intel WiDi 3.5 or higher.

Connecting the Display Receiver to an HDTV Monitor

To connect the ScreenBeam Display Receiver to an HDTV monitor, make sure you have the following items handy: s

ScreenBeam Display Receiver s

HDMI cable s

Display Receiver power cord

To connect the Receiver to an HDTV monitor:

1.

Plug one end of the power cord into the power port on the back panel of the Receiver.

2.

Plug the other end of the power cord into a nearby electrical outlet. The

Receiver’s Power LED will illuminate green.

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Connecting to ScreenBeam

3.

Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the back panel of the Receiver.

4.

Plug the other end into an HDMI port on the HDTV monitor.

5.

Set your HDTV monitor to display content from the HDMI port (HDMI 1,

HDMI 2, etc.) used in step 4.

The Receiver is now connected to the HDTV monitor. To connect it to either a compatible Windows 7/8 laptop/PC, Wi-Fi Miracast device, or laptop with Intel

WiDi 3.5 or later, refer to one of the following sections of this chapter.

Setting Up a Windows 7/8 Laptop/PC

If your Windows 7/8 laptop/PC does not have Miracast or WiDi enabled, you must load the ScreenBeam Wireless Display software onto the laptop, connect the USB

Transmitter, and then pair the Display Receiver to the USB Transmitter. Make sure you have the following items handy: s

ScreenBeam USB Transmitter s

ScreenBeam Wireless Display software CD s

A compatible laptop/PC running Windows 7 or 8

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Connecting to ScreenBeam

Loading the Wireless Display Sofware and Connecting the USB

Transmitter

To load the ScreenBeam Wireless Display software and connect the USB

Transmitter to a laptop/PC:

1.

Insert the ScreenBeam CD (included in the ScreenBeam package) into the

CD drive of the laptop/PC.

2.

An AutoPlay window will appear. Click Run setup.exe, then follow the onscreen instructions.

If you don’t see the AutoPlay screen, locate the CD-ROM folder from

Windows Explorer, then double-click on setup.exe. If your laptop/PC does not have a CD/DVD drive, go to

http://www.actiontec.com/products/sbupdate.php to download the ScreenBeam software.

3.

A series of screens will appear, detailing the steps to connect the Display

Receiver to the HDTV monitor (see the previous section of this chapter).

Click through them.

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Connecting to ScreenBeam

4.

When the screen shown below appears, get the ScreenBeam USB

Transmitter and insert it into a USB drive on the laptop/PC. Click Next.

5.

Click in the button next to “Yes, I want to restart my laptop/PC now,” then click Finish.

The laptop/PC reboots. After it finishes rebooting, go on to the next section,

“Pairing the USB Transmitter and Display Receiver.”

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Connecting to ScreenBeam

Pairing the Display Receiver and USB Transmitter

After you have connected the Receiver to an HDTV monitor, and the USB

Transmitter to a laptop/PC, you must pair the two ScreenBeam components.

To do this:

1.

After the laptop/PC finishes rebooting, click the ScreenBeam icon on your laptop/PC’s desktop.

2.

The main ScreenBeam screen will appear. Click Add a Receiver.

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Connecting to ScreenBeam

3.

A new screen will appear. Select your Receiver, then click Connect.

4.

A PIN (Personal Identification Number) will appear on the screen of the

HDTV monitor connected to the Receiver.

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Connecting to ScreenBeam

5.

Enter the PIN in the ScreenBeam screen on your laptop/PC within 60 seconds, then click Next.

The ScreenBeam Display Receiver and USB Transmitter are now paired. As a result, you should see the laptop/PC’s screen on the HDTV monitor. See Chapter 4,

“Preferences,” to adjust the picture on the HDTV monitor.

Setting Up a Miracast-enabled Device

You can set up ScreenBeam to display what is on your smartphone or tablet screen, if your device is Miracast-enabled. To do this:

1.

Disconnect the laptop/PC from the Display Receiver if it is connected to a laptop/PC via the USB Transmitter.

2.

From your compatible Miracast device, launch the wireless display application. If using an Android-native wireless display application, refer to the Android user guide to launch the application. If using a third party wireless display application, refer to that application’s user guide to launch.

3.

Search for the Display Receiver’s name “SBWD-XXXX” and select it from the menu. The Miracast device will pair with the ScreenBeam Wireless

Display Receiver.

The content on your Miracast device is now displayed on the HDTV monitor connected to the Display Receiver.

Note: Go to http://www.actiontec.com/wirelessdisplay for the latest updates on how to connect Miracast-enabled mobile devices.

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Connecting to ScreenBeam

Setting Up an Intel WiDi-enabled Device

You can also set up ScreenBeam to display what is on your laptop/PC, smartphone, or tablet screen, if your device is Intel WiDi-enabled.

Note: ScreenBeam supports laptops or devices with WiDi 3.5 or higher only. Make sure your device or tablet is running the latest WiDi software.

To set up:

1.

Disconnect the laptop/PC from the Display Receiver if it is connected to a laptop/PC via the USB Transmitter.

2.

From your Intel WiDi-enabed laptop or device, launch the Intel WiDi 3.5

(or higher) application.

3.

Search for the Receiver’s name “SBWD-XXXX” and select it from the menu.

The content on your Intel WiDi device is now displayed on the HDTV monitor connected to the Receiver.

Note: Your WiDi system must be updated with the latest drivers and software (version 3.5 or higher) to work properly with ScreenBeam. For more information, go to the following link: http://www.intel.com/go/wirelessdisplayupdate

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Setting Wireless

Display Preferences

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This chapter details how to adjust the options available to you when transmitting a device’s display to an HDTV monitor using ScreenBeam. Most of these settings reside in the ScreenBeam Preferences window.

Preferences Window

To open the Preferences window, right-click on the ScreenBeam icon from the system tray of the laptop/PC’s desktop. When the ScreenBeam options menu appears, click Preferences.

Note: Changing these preferences affects Windows 7/8 laptops/PCs only.

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Setting Preferences

Language

Select the language used by ScreenBeam.

Wireless Channel

The wireless channel on which ScreenBeam operates can be changed here. “Auto” is recommended; this setting automatically selects the clearest channel available.

To manually select a channel:

1.

Make sure the laptop/PC is disconnected from the Display Receiver.

2.

Select a desired channel.

3.

Click Ok.

4.

Reconnect the Receiver to the laptop/PC. The selected channel will be used.

Display Content

Display Content allows ScreenBeam to be configured for an optimal viewing experience on the HDTV. By default, “Video Playback” is selected for better video display. Select “Presentation/Slidehsow” for a better still image display.

Adjust Screen Size

Adjusting this slider changes the size of the picture on the HDTV monitor. This setting is useful if the picture on the HDTV screen is overscanned–that is, the picture looks too big to fit on the screen. If this occurs, adjust the slider until the entire picture appears on the HDTV screen.

Enable Push Button pairing

Activating this option allows devices or laptops to connect with this Display

Receiver without having to enter a Personal Identification Number (PIN).

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Setting Preferences

Enable Low Resolution mode

Activating this option transmits a lower resolution picture to the HDTV monitor, which can be useful when viewing video content (movies, television shows, etc.).

Start ScreenBeam on Windows startup

Activating this option causes the ScreenBeam software to start up anytime the laptop/PC is turned on or rebooted.

Restore defaults

Click Restore defaults to reset all settings in the Preferences window to their factory default settings. After changing any of the settings in the Preferences window, click OK to save the changed settings.

Windows 7/8 Viewing Configuration

Mirroring

By default, ScreenBeam Wireless Display mirrors the screen on your compatible

Windows 7/8 laptop, Miracast device, or laptop with Intel WiDi (3.5 or higher) on the HDTV monitor.

Extended Desktop

ScreenBeam can be used to take advantage of Windows Extended Desktop mode on the laptop/PC, which creates a single desktop that stretches across both the laptop/PC screen and the HDTV monitor. To use Extended Desktop, toggle the display output type on the Windows 7/8 laptop/PC. Additionally, you can use a hot key, or manually configure it from the system’s Display settings. Refer to your laptop/PC user guide for more information.

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Updating Software and Firmware

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This chapter details the procedures to upgrade the ScreenBeam software and firmware. The first section details updating the ScreenBeam software if you are using ScreenBeam with a Windows 7/8 laptop/PC; the second explains how to update the firmware on the ScreenBeam Display Receiver if you are using Miracast or Intel WiDi.

Updating Software on Windows 7/8 Devices

This section explains how to update your ScreenBeam software if you are using both the ScreenBeam Display Receiver and Transmitter with a Windows 7/8 laptop/PC.

1.

Make sure that ScreenBeam is disconnected. Then, right-click on a profile from the main ScreenBeam window and select “Check for updates…”

Note: Performing a software update may cause the ScreenBeam application to restart. If this occurs, relaunch ScreenBeam after the update is completed.

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Updating Software and Firmware

2.

Another window will appear, checking for available updates.

3.

When the check is complete, it will indicate whether an update is available.

If so, click Update now.

4.

The Display Receiver’s software update is performed first.

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Updating Software and Firmware

5.

The software will be transferred to the Receiver. Do not power off the

Receiver during this transfer.

6.

Once the software transfer is complete, the Receiver will reboot. If there are more updates available for the ScreenBeam application, click Next.

WARNING: DO NOT power off the ScreenBeam Receiver or the laptop/

PC, or remove the USB Transmitter during the upgrade process. Doing so can cause the software to fail.

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Updating Software and Firmware

7.

The ScreenBeam application update will download the upgrade installation files.

8.

When the download is complete, click Update and follow the onscreen instructions to upgrade the ScreenBeam installation.

The Receiver’s software has been updated, as well as the ScreenBeam application.

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Updating Software and Firmware

Updating the Display Receiver Firmware Only

If using ScreenBeam with a Miracast or Intel WiDi device, use the following procedure to update the Wireless Display Receiver’s firmware

1.

Download the ScreenBeam Pro’s firmware (file name: sbpro_fw_x.x.xx.x.zip) at http://www.actiontec.com/sbupdate

2.

Extract the zip file. The autorun folder, the install file, and an upgrade instructions guide will appear.

3.

Insert the USB flash drive to an available USB port on a laptop/PC.

4.

Copy both the autorun folder and install file to the top directory of the USB flash drive.

Note: Do not use a portable hard drive. Use a formatted FAT/

FAT32 USB flash drive only.

5.

Make sure the HDTV connected to the Receiver is powered on and the correct HDMI input is selected.

Note: All wireless devices (Ultrabooks, smartphones, and tablets) must be disconnected from the Receiver before upgrading the firmware.

6.

When the Ready to Connect screen appears, plug the USB flash drive into the Receiver’s USB Port.

7.

The firmware upgrade will start automatically after a few seconds. The

Firmware Upgrade message will appear on the HDTV.

Note: The HDTV screen may go temporarily blank for a few seconds during the upgrade process.

Warning! Do not power off the Receiver or remove the USB flash drive while the upgrade is in progress. This may cause the firmware upgrade to fail.

8.

When the upgrade completes, the Ready to Connect screen reappears, with the new firmware version information displayed at the bottom right corner.

9.

The ScreenBeam Pro Receiver is now upgraded. Remove the USB flash drive from the Receiver.

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Frequently Asked

Questions

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This chapter lists a series of frequently asked questions concerning the operation of the ScreenBeam components.

Note: Go to http://www.actiontec.com/screenbeam to access any FAQs created or updated after the publication date of this manual.

Do I need to install ScreenBeam software or the USB Transmitter included with the ScreenBeam Kit to connect to a Wi-Fi Miracast or Intel

WiDi device?

No. For Miracast devices, refer to the user guide of the device’s manufacturer. For

WiDi (3.5 and higher) laptops, make sure your system driver and WiDi software are up-to-date.

Why can’t I see anything on my TV screen?

If you’re not getting a picture on your TV, make sure the ScreenBeam Receiver is connected, powered on, and the correct TV input (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc.) has been selected.

I’ve inserted the software CD into the CD-ROM drive, but it doesn’t install. What should I do?

In Windows Explorer, browse to the CD-ROM drive (e.g., D:), then locate and double-click on the “Setup.exe” file.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My laptop computer does not have a CD-ROM drive. How can I install the ScreenBeam display software?

If your computer doesn’t have a CD-ROM drive, go to the following link: http://

www.actiontec.com/products/sbupdate.php. You will need information from the sticker on the bottom of the ScreenBeam Receiver. Once you have entered the information, download the software as indicated on the web page.

The ScreenBeam display software can’t launch– it says it can’t find a USB

Transmitter. How can I solve this?

First, if the display software doesn’t launch, wait about a minute before trying anything else. Then, unplug and plug the USB Transmitter dongle back in, and try launching the display software again. If that doesn’t work, open the Windows

Device Manager and make sure the ScreenBeam Transmitter is NOT disabled

(locate it under “Network”).

Should I be concerned if Windows’ firewall or anti-virus software warns that ScreenBeam is trying to open a port?

ScreenBeam requires Windows to temporarily open a port to stream content to the TV. Click Allow when the message appears. Some anti-virus software settings can be more restrictive than others, and you may not get a notification at all. If you are using anti-virus software and ScreenBeam is not operating properly, you may need to temporary disable the anti-virus software, and re-enable it after using

ScreenBeam. If the problem persists, consult your anti-virus user guide to configure the proper settings for ScreenBeam.

I cannot detect the ScreenBeam Receiver from my laptop computer using the ScreenBeam display software. What’s wrong?

First, make sure the ScreenBeam Transmitter is connected to the USB port. Then, select “Add a receiver” and try again.

My laptop/PC displays the following message: “Color scheme has been changed.” Is this a problem?

No. Select “Keep the current color scheme and don’t show this message again.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

ScreenBeam displays a screen that seems to be larger than my TV can handle. How can I fix this?

Hover the computer’s cursor over the ScreenBeam icon in Windows system tray at the bottom right of the desktop. A menu will appear. From the menu, select

Preferences, then adjust the screen size.

Why is my laptop/PC’s audio muted once I connect to ScreenBeam receiver?

It is muted because the audio is now being broadcast through the TV.

Why am I experiencing stuttering video and out-of-sync audio?

If this occurs, make sure your system meets the recommended requirements for optimal video playback experience. You can also place the ScreenBeam Receiver in an open space and try again. If running your laptop on battery, make sure its power settings are configured for “Maximum Performance” or plug-in your laptop’s power cable.

My video quality is poor, or I’m seeing a mosaic display on my HDTV.

What should I do?

First, make sure the laptop/PC meets the recommended system requirements. If you’re seeing constant mosaic picture/video display, disconnect, and then reconnect the ScreenBeam connection.

When viewing video, sometimes I see a horizontal line appears across the screen. What should I do?

This may occur when you use Windows Media Player to play video. You may try another video/media player application to resolve this issue.

How can I update my ScreenBeam Wireless Display software?

Open the ScreenBeam Wireless Display application. Right-click on the

ScreenBeam Receiver you’ve previously connected to and select “Check for updates…” Make sure the laptop/PC is connected to the Internet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why am I unable to play a DVD or Blu-ray disc when connected to

ScreenBeam?

Currently, ScreenBeam USB Transmitter and wireless display software do not support streaming of protected content such as DVD/Blu-ray movies, TV shows, etc. However, the ScreenBeam Receiver supports playback of protected content

(HDCP 2.1).

What should I do if the ScreenBeam Wireless Display software cannot connect or pair with ScreenBeam Receiver?

Reboot the laptop and power cycle the Wireless Display Receiver. Also, try selecting a different wireless channel before connecting. To do this, from the “Add a

Receiver” screen, click on the wireless channel drop-down menu, then select a different wireless channel.

How can I update my Wireless Display Receiver firmware?

Go to http://www.actiontec.com/screenbeam to download the latest firmware and refer to the upgrade instructions posted online.

Why can’t my Android device connect even though I have the Wi-Fi

Direct option?

For an Android device to connect, it must have the Wireless Display software application. Check your device user guide to see if the “Wireless display” or

“Miracast screen mirroring” feature is available. Refer to your Miracast mobile device latest user guide for more information.

Can I connect my Apple iPad or iPhone to the ScreenBeam Receiver?

No. Currently, ScreenBeam only supports Windows 7/8 computers, WiDi-capable systems, and Miracast-enabled devices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does ScreenBeam support iTunes Airplay?

No. ScreenBeam is not designed for Airplay. However, once the laptop computer is connected to the ScreenBeam Receiver, you’ll be able to play your iTunes content and it will display on the TV.

Can I connect to multiple ScreenBeam Receivers simultaneously?

No. You can only connect to one ScreenBeam Receiver at a time.

I initially selected “Disconnect” on my PC device, and then I selected

“Connect” on my PC device. My laptop/PC shows “Pairing failed.” What should I do next?

Unplug the power cable attached to the ScreenBeam Receiver, wait 5 seconds, then connect the power cable to the Receiver. Afterwards, select “Connect” on your laptop/PC.

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Specifications and

Technical Support

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General

Model Number

SBWD100A, SBT100U

Software and USB Transmitter

Minimum System Requirements

AMD® A6 or Intel® Gen 3 Core™ i3 equivalent processor

2GB of RAM

150MB of hard disk space

Available USB port

Recommended System Requirements

AMD® A8 or Intel® Gen 3 Core™ i5 equivalent processor or faster

3GB of RAM or higher

Features

Wireless display

Mirroring

Extended desktop mode

OS Supported

Windows 7, Windows 8 (32/64-Bit)

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Specifications

Video Output (from USB Transmitter)

Up to 720p display resolution

1

1280 x 720 (Windows 7)

1280 x 768 (Windows 8)

Audio Output (from USB Transmitter)

Stereo audio

Wireless Display Receiver

Wireless Display Technology

Actiontec Wireless Display (requires ScreenBeam Transmitter and software)

2

Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) 3.5 and higher

Wi-Fi Miracast™ standard

Features

Wireless display

Mirroring

3

Extended desktop mode

3

A/V Interface

HDMI®

Video

Up to 720p

1

for ScreenBeam Wireless Display software and USB Transmitter

Up to full 1080p

1

for Intel WiDi laptops and Wi-Fi Miracast devices

Audio

LPCM

AAC

Stereo

1

for ScreenBeam Wireless Display software and USB Transmitter

Surround

1

for Intel WiDi laptops and Wi-Fi Miracast devices

1 Audio/video quality depends on the transmission source.

2 Requires laptop/PC that meets minimum system requirements.

3 Feature availability depends on device software and model. Consult with your device manufacturer or carrier user guide for more information.

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Specifications

Wireless

IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Dual-band 5GHz and 2.4GHz

Wireless security

WPA2, WPS PIN Pairing, and AES 128-bit

Content Protection

No support for protected content (e.g. Blu-ray/DVD) if using ScreenBeam

Wireless Display software and USB Transmitter

Protected content (HDCP 2.1) support for WiDi laptops and Miracast devices

Power Input

5V/2A

Power Consumption

Less than 4W

LED Indicators

Power

Environmental

Power

External, 110 - 240v 0.2a, 50 - 60 Hz

Regulatory

FCC part 15,

IC, UL

Operating Temperature

0º C to 40º C (32ºF to 104ºF)

Storage Temperature

0ºC to 70ºC (32ºF to 158ºF)

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Specifications

Operating Humidity

10% to 85% non-condensing

Storage Humidity

5% to 90% non-condensing

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Technical Support

If you need technical assistance, contact Actiontec’s Technical Support Department through the following:

Phone (USA)

1-888-436-0657

Email

http://support.actiontec.com/email_support/support_form.php

Internet

http://www.actiontec.com/support

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