Avatron Software Announces Windows Compatibility for Air Display

Application Turns Your iPad or iPhone into Wireless Second Monitor for PCs, Netbooks and Laptops; Perfect for Extending Monitor Display or Adding Functionality

Aug 16, 2010, 11:35 ET from Avatron Software

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Avatron® Software, a leading developer of popular applications for the Apple iPhone iOS platform, today announced a free Windows driver for its Air Display application for iPads and iPhones.  The critically-acclaimed and highly downloaded wireless application, previously available only for the Mac platform, adds up to 70% more screen space to netbooks, laptops and desktop PCs for IMing, Twitter feeds, secondary applications, or simply to handle display-intensive tasks.

Avatron's Air Display has scored highly positive reviews from CNET, Gizmodo, PC Magazine and Wired.  The application can be purchased at the Apple iTunes App Store; the Windows driver, now available at no cost in Beta from the Avatron Software website, introduces higher screen refresh rates for even more graphic-intensive tasks.  A full production version of the Windows driver, with complete documentation and language support, will be available in the coming weeks.

"Screen extension has emerged as an incredibly popular add-on use for the Apple iPhone and iPad.  Considering the number of Windows users who own one of these exciting devices, we're looking forward to connecting with hundred of thousands of new customers," said Dave Howell, CEO of Avatron Software.  "Air Display for Windows can add exceptional value and convenience for any iPad and iPhone owner."

The lightweight, wireless Air Display app improves productivity by allowing users to reposition windows or workflow elements onto the separate screen to free up more workspace. Air Display lets you use the touchscreen with your finger or stylus to interact with windows and controls on its own display.

Air Display connects the devices over a wireless network and leverages the iPad/iPhone auto-rotation feature, allowing the device to be rotated in portrait or landscape orientation as needed.  Air Display delivers high-performance mouse capabilities with an improved screen refresh rate for no perceivable lag time in mouse performance.  Compressed image quality and refresh speed are continually balanced to optimize viewing quality or speed of movement as needed.

For best results, a stand may be used to position the iPad or iPhone in the ideal viewing position—a picture frame, plate holder or folding stand works well, as do some iPad/iPhone cases.

Air Display for iPad and iPhone is available now for just US$9.99 in the App Store.  The Windows installer (Beta version) is free at www.avatron.com/ad.  The product is part of Avatron's highly acclaimed family of productivity apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. For more information, visit www.avatron.com.

About Avatron Software

Avatron® Software is a leading developer of popular productivity and business applications for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, including Air Sharing, Air Sharing Pro, Air Sharing HD and Air Display. Avatron's Air Sharing file-sharing app was downloaded by more than 1 million users in its first two weeks and has raised the bar for iPhone application design and quality. Avatron was founded in April 2008 by Dave Howell, a former Apple software engineering manager, and a team of veteran Mac OS X programmers. The company is based in Portland, Oregon.

SOURCE Avatron Software