Connecting two interactive displays together

    Connecting two interactive displays together

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    We often get asked if it is possible to link two interactive displays together so content is displayed on both screens and either one can be written on or control content. It is possible with IBT interactive displays and there are three ways you could do this.

    You could connect two interactive displays to a laptop using the HDMI port – you may need a splitter if your laptop only has one HDMI port. You would also need to connect touch USB cables between from the laptop to each interactive display which would allow you to control the laptop via either interactive display.

    Once the wires are connected simply go the display settings of the laptop and choose the Extend Display option and you should be ready to go.

    If you want to avoid wires, then you could use the Hive interactive software. Tap the collaboration tab within the software and start a collaboration session. As the ‘host’ starting a collaboration session on one of the interactive displays allows a participant, in this case using the other screen join you to collaborate on an infinite digital whiteboard page.

    This would allow shared control within the digital whiteboard and both can annotate and drag and drop files onto the page but doesn’t allow remote control of the PC. The host and participant can also share their desktop but again remote control isn’t available. With this set-up you could work with two interactive displays without the laptop in the middle.This would allow shared control within the digital whiteboard and both can annotate and drag and drop files onto the page but doesn’t allow remote control of the PC. The host and participant can also share their desktop but again remote control isn’t available. With this set-up you could work with two interactive displays without the laptop in the middle.

    Another wireless solution is Screen Share Pro – this supports up to four devices, so you can see and control content from both interactive displays simultaneously if you wanted to (the screen gets split into two) and theoretically could connect 4 interactive displays this way, viewing and controlling all four screens in a quadrant.

    Screen Share Pro needs wi-fi to work and all connected devices would need to be on the same wi-fi network to be able to mirror their content. It’s a strong solution that supports Windows, iPhones, Chrome and Android devices seamlessly.

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