InFocus SplitScreen provides new options for collaboration and presentation. This advanced side-by-side image processing feature provides new uses and increased functionality previously requiring two display sources now from a single projector. Through InFocus SplitScreen you can display two images on the screen at the same time. They may be two computer inputs, two video inputs, or one of each. The computer inputs may be up to WUXGA (1920×1200), while the video inputs may be 1080p, giving you the ability to project any content needed side by side. Please see the chart below for the input compatibility available with InFocus SplitScreen.
Scenario 1: Video Conferencing / Distance Learning
InFocus SplitScreen can be coupled with a video conferencing solution to deliver a quality telepresence solution. With the ability to display two sources side-by-side, InFocus SplitScreen allows you to take full advantage of both data channels on your video conferencing system. In a distance learning environment where the teacher is virtual, this is a perfect solution. By using this technology, students in the classroom will be able to see the teacher on one side of the screen. With the professor and his content side-by-side on one screen, the experience is similar to being there in person. Having the ability to watch the professor and view his lecture material provides a very natural learning experience.
Similar to distance learning, video conferencing in business is a collaboration tool that is being used more and more. The ability to send an email and then moments later connect and have face-to-face interaction is invaluable. No need to schedule a flight or delay the interaction until your next visit. The flexibility of the InFocus SplitScreen allows you to use the room as you would any other conference room, presenting full screen, and meet as you normally would. When a video conferencing session is needed, SplitScreen can be turned on with the simple touch of a button. Once the InFocus SplitScreen is enabled, you will have dual images displayed. This allows you to see the party you are conferencing with as well as the information being discussed. Since it is a projected image, it will be large, easy to read and visible by everyone in the room.
Scenario 2: Advanced Presenting/Dynamic curriculum
Many educators have now been teaching with InFocus Projectors for years – some of them since the beginning of their careers. In their classrooms they have many sources of information that they draw from to deliver a lesson plan. They may have slides on a laptop, a specimen on a document camera, and some information on a web or intranet site. Many educators have asked for features to take their lesson delivery to the next level. InFocus SplitScreen fulfills this request.
The ability of InFocus’ SplitScreen technology to display two images side by side allows educators to expand their normal delivery. It allows them to use their document camera to show a specimen or example on one side of the screen, while delivery key points and information on the other side of the screen. InFocus’ SplitScreen allows them to show the specimen and delivery the lesson plan at the same time. Providing the educator the tools to deliver the total message to the students all at once, not having to go through the lesson plan and then discussing the example.