Using Tablets in the Classroom with the Diamond WPCTV3000

Using tablets in the classroom with the Diamond WPCTV3000 – Stream2TV is one of those nice options an educator can have when it comes to teaching their students. In this article, we’ll look at how sharing your knowledge and encouraging classroom participation, with the use of your tablet and a projector or big-screen TV, is a great way to collaborate with your students.

 

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In the Classroom
The Diamond WPCTV3000 – Stream2TV is a device that wirelessly streams content from your tablet to a projector or big-screen TV in 1080P HD quality. It allows you to mirror what’s on your tablet and also extends views from your PC, Mac or laptop. The Diamond WPCTV3000 is a great companion for all teachers to enhance daily lessons with exciting multimedia content, internet educational video programs, online lessons and live education events.

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Not just for teachers, but students can also share their educational presentations and content with their entire class on the projector from their laptops, desktops and Miracast enabled smartphones and tablets. Many students have access to their assignments and reports from their mobile devices. The WPCTV3000 gives each student the ability to display their reports and other content from their desk. The WPCTV3000 can also be directly wired to the school’s network or wirelessly paired to the school’s access points.

 

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Training and Workshops
But it goes beyond just the classroom. The Diamond WPCTV3000 is also a valuable tool for training purposes. Having a large audience that you can actively share content with can be a vital part of your success as a trainer. Once you get the hang of streaming onto a large projector, your trainees will see you as a more consistently helpful resource they can count on, day in and day out.

 

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At the Office
The Diamond WPCTV3000 is also the perfect solution to enhance conference room meetings. Any Windows, MAC based PC or Miracast enabled tablet can stream wirelessly. With a one-of-a-kind conference sharing capability, you can take control over content shared with meeting attendees. Impress your colleagues and inspire more success with rich content presentations, live events and any other content you need to share on the projector or big-screen TV.

 

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How to Connect to a Projector
Simply sync your tablet, PC or smartphone to the WPCTV3000 wirelessly over your existing wired or wireless network and with a VGA or HDMI cable, connect the WPCTV3000 to your projector. Then just sit back and enjoy 1080P resolution and 5.1 channel surround-sound, as well as smooth motion video with low latency (<200ms).

 

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How to Connect to a Big-Screen TV
Using a big-screen TV is just as easy. Again, sync your tablet, laptop or smartphone to the WPCTV3000 wirelessly. Then, with an HDMI cable, connect the WPCTV3000 to your big-screen TV to display a sharp, high-resolution mirror of all your content in 1080P HD. Set up multiple WPCTV3000s in each room of your school or office via Ethernet to the main router.

 

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The Diamond WPCTV3000 – Stream2TV and other really neat multimedia products are available at: www.diamondmm.com.

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3 Diamond Multimedia Devices Essential for Traveling

If you aren’t already using multimedia devices on your travels, you’d be surprised at just how useful and productive they can be when you’re out of town. In this article, we’ll look briefly at 3 Diamond Multimedia devices essential for traveling. Whether you’re at business meetings or on vacation, they can be used just about anywhere. You can easily carry them in your purse or briefcase as you’re running down the airport terminal trying to catch that flight. Their small, lightweight, compact designs fit in the palm of your hand and are compatible with your laptops, Ultrabooks, and your mobile devices.

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The Diamond UE3000 is a high performance, simple plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet network adapter for desktop PC’s, laptops, Ultrabook’s®, docking stations, game consoles, digital-home appliances, and any embedded system using a standard USB port. It features a 10/100/1000 Mbps connection speed which can greatly boost your web surfing.

The built-in Ethernet adapter can be a life-saver if and when your laptop’s network card decides to die without notice. If your laptop only supports wireless and you’re uncomfortable with the security of your hotel’s WiFi, connect the UE3000 to the Ethernet cable in your hotel room and set up a more secure network with the hotel’s wired network.

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The Diamond WR600NSI is a Dual Band 2.4GHz/5.0GHz Wireless Range Extender and repeater that allows you to repeat and extend the wireless coverage of your existing WiFi network. My co-worker uses this himself while traveling. Every summer he rents the same condo on his favorite lake for a week. His wife and kids need WiFi access but the owners of the condo will not let him use their WiFi Network. So he configures the repeater as an access point and hardwires it by Ethernet to one of their router’s Ethernet ports, providing his entire family with wireless internet.

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The Diamond WPCTV3000 – Stream2TV is a device designed to stream content from your smartphone or tablet to any Large-Screen TV, wirelessly. All in 1080P HD quality. Mainly used for entertainment purposes, I can watch online movies and videos from my mobile device on a hotel’s TV. But since it has a VGA port, I can also use this device to stream useful informational content to a larger audience using a projector.

Hopefully these products will give you some ideas to help you work, provide some entertainment and set up presentations while you’re traveling. The more you use these compact and innovative multimedia devices, the more you’ll realize just how valuable they are when you’re on the go. For more information on these and other really neat multimedia products, visit: www.diamondmm.com.

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Tablet to TV is Super Easy with the Diamond BVU3500H Multi-Display Adapter

Tablet to TV just became super easy with the Diamond BVU3500H Multi-Display Adapter. A multi-display adapter can be one of the easiest ways to view your Windows Tablet content on your large screen TV. If you’re a newbie to the world of PC to TV or you just want the convenience of simple plug and play, then this adapter is about as easy as it gets.

The Diamond BVU3500H is a USB 3.0 to HDMI or DVI adapter allowing easy plug and play installation for multiple displays and monitors which include HDTVs. The BVU3500H displays your content at 1080P, provides rich 5.1 channel audio and is compatible with all the latest Windows operating systems including Windows 10.

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As long as your Windows tablet has a USB port, you’re good to go. Simply plug the BVU3500H adapter into your tablet and with the use of an HDMI cable connect the other end of the adapter to your TV. The BVU3500H is fully compatible with devices such as the Surface Pro and OS systems such as Android 5.0 or higher.

With DisplayLink’s Plug and Display Technology, the BVU3500H also has an upgraded resolution capability of 2560 x 1440 (1440P) and 1920 x 1080 (1080P). It also supports Windows™ Extended and Mirrored Modes.

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I like to use my BVU3500H to watch my favorite online movies and TV shows from my tablet, on a larger screen. That way I can sit back on my favorite couch and enjoy the bigger display without the worry of low resolution. Whether you’re watching YouTube videos, viewing your vacation and family photos, checking up on social media or just surfing the web, there really is no reason why you shouldn’t be using that big screen TV in your living room.

But don’t forget, the BVU3500H is not just limited to tablets. You may care more about it’s multiple display capabilities with the use of your desktop PC or laptop, which is covered in previous blogs. Regardless of how you will be using the BVU3500H, its easy plug and play installation is a nice way to integrate your online viewing with multiple displays and monitors.

For more information on the Diamond BVU3500H USB3.0 to HDMI/DVI Multi-Display Adapter and all of its capabilities, make sure to check out the BVU3500H information page. And as always, you can find other really neat and easy-to-use multimedia devices at: www.diamondmm.com.

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Setting Up a Triple Monitor Desktop with the Diamond BVU165 Multi-Display Adapter

With the affordability of high-quality PC monitors these days, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be setting up a triple monitor desktop.  The Diamond BVU165 Multi-Display Adapter, lets you pan across three screens at your home or office. Imagine having all of your work spread out over three spacious monitors; spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, school projects, online content, design layouts, videos, your music library, all displayed at the same time.

If you’re a fan of multi-tasking or you just want more content in your field of view, then the BVU165 is perfect for what most PC users could probably agree on – more is better. Whether it’s business or leisure, the best PC users are those who are potentially saving lots of time by staying on top of their projects or making use of more content that is available to them at any given moment.

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The Diamond BVU165 Multi-Display Adapter, along with DisplayLink’s Plug and Display technology, has a maximum resolution capability of 1920 x 1080 or 1600 x 1200 pixels. It also comes with HDMI and VGA dongles for connecting projectors and big-screen TVs.

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If you’re using a laptop as your main PC, below are the steps to creating a triple monitor desktop. Remember, each monitor requires its own BVU165 adapter.

Step 1. Make sure your laptop has at least three USB ports. Simply connect the included USB 2.0 cable to your laptop. Then connect the other end of the USB cable to the BVU165 adapter.

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Step 2. With a DVI, VGA or HDMI cable connect the BVU165 adapter to your display monitor. If you have a USB hub, then you can add even more monitors than the amount of USB ports your laptop has on board – in fact, up to six per system.

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Remember the BVU165 can be used with Windows Tablets as well, so you don’t have to be limited to just a laptop as your main source for your added displays.

As you can see, having 3 or more displays at your desk is not hard to do at all and if you’re one of those who likes to multi-task, you’ll have much to gain and very little to lose. The Diamond BVU165 Multi-Display Adapter and other really useful PC peripherals are available at: www.diamondmm.com.

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Radeon R9 Nano Graphics Card – Small Size, Giant Impact

The Diamond AMD Radeon R9 Nano Graphics Card takes 4K gaming to an all new level. The Nano brings to the table, a card that comes in a small form factor but leaves a giant impression. Here are some facts about the fastest and most power efficient Mini-ITX card.

The Radeon R9 Nano is up to 30% faster than the R9 290X with 4096 stream processors. It is 20°C cooler than the R9 290X and has a target operating temperature of 75°C, keeping your system running smooth and efficient.

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The R9 Nano however, uses 30% less power than the 290X which leads to a 16 dBa reduction in noise. It comes equipped with 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI port, a brushed aluminum finish on the card case, as well as a full metal shroud and a matte black PCB.

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The Radeon R9 Nano’s premium industrial design features the “Fiji” Chip which boasts the HBM Technology. It has a dedicated heat pipe for voltage regulator cooling and a dual vapor chamber and heat-pipe thermal solution.

Compared to the R9 290X, the R9 Nano is up to 2X the performance per watt, 2X the performance density and uses the typical board power of 175 watts.

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When it comes to form factor, the Radeon R9 Nano is 40% shorter than the R9 290X with a 6″ inch printed circuit board.

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The Diamond Radeon R9 Nano is engineered for speed, less power consumption and quiet operation and is the latest in the evolution of 4K gaming.

All information herein supplied by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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Saving Time with Diamond Multimedia Products

Your time is valuable and it should be treated as such. There are many ways to save time when doing business, playing games or surfing the web on our PCs, laptops or tablets and smartphones. If you value every minute of your day, then saving time with Diamond Multimedia products is one way to ensure that you get projects done faster, upload and connect to online content quicker and waste no energy getting there.

For every menial task that takes up a minute or two every day, how much of that time translates into lost time away from doing other things in your life? Your time is worth more. Below are a few Diamond Multimedia devices that I find, are truly an asset to saving time and getting more tasks done by organizing your digital work space in a neat, efficient and timely manner.

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The Diamond USB303HE is a Super-Speed Hub with a Gigabit Ethernet port for faster internet and USB plug-and-play functionality. It’s simple, compact and goes with you and your laptop wherever you go. The 3 ports on the USB303HE can be used to plug in desktop peripherals that are stationary, so you don’t have to carry around a bunch of devices with you.

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The Diamond Ultra-Dock DS3900 is a Dual-Video docking station similar to the USB303HE but comes with much more connectivity. This device is a bit more sizable but still fits anywhere on your desk, vertically, saving you space and time. The thing I like about this product though, is that you can leave all of your desktop peripherals connected to it, and just plug and unplug your laptop, tablet or Ultrabook as you come and go. With an HDMI port, you can even have a large screen TV nearby and watch your favorite videos and movies.

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The Diamond Stream2TV WPCTV3000 is a wireless HD display adapter for your mobile device or PC. It wirelessly streams all of your content from your smartphone or tablet onto a big-screen TV. It also mirrors your laptop or PC screen. The WPCTV3000 also streams content to projectors and is very useful for educators and executives who want a fast, reliable way to convey their messages. With all the wires and cables of conventional methods of PC to TV streaming, the amount of time untangling and reorganizing your wires can lead to a lot of lost time.

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The Diamond BVU3500 is a multi-display adapter that can be used to connect your HDTV, projector, laptop, tablet, Macbook or Ultrabook. You can have multiple monitors set up on your desk and just use your laptop or tablet as your main PC. Have up to six monitors* set up and view more content than ever before. Again you can have everything hooked up and all you have to do is plug and unplug your laptop and you’re off.

*Each display requires its own BVU3500.

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The Diamond WR600NSI is a dual-band 2.4 GHz/5.0 GHz wireless range extender which can be plugged in anywhere in your home or office to provide a stronger and clearer WiFi signal. A wireless bridge support can convert your wireless signal to a wired Ethernet connection, connecting it to internet-ready devices such as HDTVs, game consoles, Blu-Ray and media players. The WR600NSI can also create a hotspot so you can quickly be online in places such as hotels.

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The Diamond Game-Caster HD GC2000 is a game capture device that lets you capture and edit your game-play from gaming consoles and upload them to YouTube, Twitch or Facebook. Its LOOP-THROUGH function lets you record and play simultaneously with no delay as well as provide real-time Voice Commentary.  The GC2000 is an all-in-one gaming console companion that will become an important asset for anyone who wants to quickly upload their game strategies and tutorials.

These are all devices designed to save you time and added expense, so take advantage of them by visiting www.diamondmm.com and invest in managing your time better.

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