Denon Professional launched a new BYOD product called Kudo — a tabletop device that connects to a meeting room projector or monitor using a simple HDMI cable. Measuring just 6 inches across and less than 3.5 inches high, it’s designed for huddle rooms to allow for wireless connections allow presenters to mirror mobile or laptop screens — even in ultra-high definition — as Kudo supports 4K2K and 3D video signals for compatible displays. With on-board Wi-Fi and support for AirPlay, DLNA and Miracast, users of modern Apple, Android, and Windows devices can beam their content across the room with ease. The included remote control provides simple operation that can be passed among presenters for on-the-fly screen switching.
The Android-powered Kudo allows for managing sources with access to the Google Play Store. Presenters can download and use web browsers, chat clients, digital signage applications, media players and more. Kudo’s two USB ports with UPnP support let users connect input devices such as keyboards, cameras, and trackpads. Bluetooth, a microSD slot and RJ-45 Ethernet port round out Kudo’s ability to integrate into nearly any productivity setting.
KUDO Features include:
- Connects mobile devices and laptops to a projector or video monitor
- Saves time by reducing “transitional” moments during meetings
- Enables simple source switching for engaging presentations
- Uses Google Play apps to browse the web, stream content, and more
- Intuitive user interface for hassle-free setup and operation
- HDMI output with UHD 4K2K and 3D support future-proofings meeting rooms
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, DLNA, AirPlay, Miracast, Bluetooth wireless support
- USB ports with UPnP support for input devices
- MicroSD slot for access to music, photos, videos and more
- Infrared remote for total presenter control
- Compact tabletop design fits any meeting room decor
Kudo lists for $199 and will be listed here when it ships in March.