Altinex’s new ST100-001 ShareTime Collaboration System uses chunky adapters that look like over-sized flash drives but it connects to an HDMI cable to an HDMI display. Using CEC-based (Consumer Electronics Control) control signals, ShareTime enables users to turn the display on and select different inputs just by touching the top surface of the ShareTime adapter. Users can connect as many ShareTime devices as the number of inputs on the display or the number of inputs on the CEC compatible HDMI switcher permits.
Although the Altinex ShareTime Collaboration System is powered by the HDMI port on a laptop or mobile device and they say that it has a minimal effect on device’s battery life due to its extremely low power consumption. ShareTime automatically configures itself for any input on the display. The ShareTime adapter makes it easy to use one or four inputs to create a collaboration environment suitable for one’s application.
ShareTime provides full CEC support and can automatically select the proper input and turn the display on and off as required. With its built in battery, the ShareTime adapter will wait a predetermined amount of time after all sources are disconnected and will then automatically turn the monitor off. The turn-off time is adjusted by the user. Manual off control is also available for immediate power down.
The Altinex ShareTime adapter can connect to any CEC compatible display using any standard HDMI cable. After connecting the other end of the ShareTime adapter to a laptop or a mobile device with an HDMI video output, the top LED indicator will flash white and then turn solid green to indicate the video is active. ShareTime will automatically turn the display on and select the correct input.
For additional sources, you repeat the same sequence for other HDMI inputs on the display. Selecting between inputs happens just by touching the top ring on the ShareTime adapter.
The Altinex ST100-001 ShareTime Collaboration System Adapter Lists for $98 and here are the specs.