SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actiontec Electronics today announced that ScreenBeam Pro has been selected by Microsoft Corp. as a premier wireless display receiver for Windows 8.1 devices. The two companies have been collaborating closely for the past six months to deliver the best possible second screen experience for Windows 8.1 devices.
"This collaboration truly demonstrates that wireless display technology is a reality for everyone. Actiontec's technical leadership in wireless video display combined with the dynamic new Windows 8.1 operating system from Microsoft ensures the best possible wireless display experience is only a touch or a click away," said Dean Chang, Actiontec's CEO. "ScreenBeam Pro seamlessly integrates Windows 8.1 devices into the home, office, or classroom."
ScreenBeam Pro eliminates costly and unsightly cables, while enabling devices to quickly connect and instantly display their screens. ScreenBeam Pro combined with Windows 8.1 makes it easy to share whatever is on your screen including movies, music, streaming content, presentations, research, and more.
ScreenBeam Pro is a tiny wireless display receiver, about the size of a deck of cards, that connects to an HDTV via HDMI. ScreenBeam Pro supports resolutions up to 1080p, as well as 5.1 audio with virtually no delay. ScreenBeam Pro provides the reliability, low latency, and ease of use needed to sufficiently replace a wired HDMI connection in home and demanding workplace environments. From Windows 8.1, users simply select their ScreenBeam device from "Project" within the Charms to start using their wireless display.
ScreenBeam Pro is different by design. It has been selected by multiple tier-one vendors as the go-to wireless display solution for its industry-leading latency and graphics performance. ScreenBeam Pro offers an unmatched and reliable experience for streaming full HD video in all its glory, with crisp, clear audio.
The solution is optimized for Windows 8.1, meaning ScreenBeam Pro is designed to provide optimal wireless display performance for Windows 8.1 devices, delivering a seamless extension of the Windows experience.
"ScreenBeam Pro sets the standard for wireless display with Windows 8.1," said Billy Anders, Wireless and Mobility Program Manager at Microsoft. "After close collaboration and evaluation, our product engineering team chose Actiontec as a lead partner to deliver the wireless display experience for Windows 8.1 because ScreenBeam Pro meets Microsoft's strict standards for wireless display performance and reliability. The combination of ScreenBeam Pro and Windows 8.1 is a great option for bringing Windows 8.1 to HDTV."
The ScreenBeam Pro Wireless Display Receiver will be available domestically in Microsoft retail and online stores on November 18th for $69.99. Internationally, ScreenBeam Pro may be purchased at shop.actiontec.com.
About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics brings expertise and innovation to broadband solutions that let people around the world connect to their favorite content, when and how they choose. Our products – including whole home wireless solutions, wireless video and display devices, gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, and high speed VDSL gateways – are carried globally by some of the largest broadband carriers, retail and online stores. Actiontec was founded in 1993, is headquartered in Silicon Valley, and has offices worldwide. For more information, visit actiontec.com.
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