THANKS! Duh. I am often inclined to set things up without the included
software (who needs yet another application to support?) but in this case
this was the no-brainer answer I was looking for.
I also found a USB-powered splitter/booster for long VGA cables which means
no power brick to plug in for a booster.
If anyone is looking for document cameras, check out Avermedia's SPC300.
Folks came back from South Burlington this summer very impressed, and I am
on 9/3/09 3:51 PM, Melissa Hayden-Raley wrote:
> School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>> Hi All,
>> As we are rolling out more Elmo/Pojector/Laptops combos to our teachers,
>> the request has come up for a "splitter" so that you don't have to unplug
>> anything when you want to switch from computer to elmo. Anyone know of
>> such a thing?
>> Thanks, Jean
> We plug our Elmos directly into our computers using the USB cable &
> included Elmo software. It works like a charm, and you can even use the
> SmartBoard software to "write" over things you have projected with the
> Elmo. (Bonus: by taking away the Elmo VGA cables, you now have a ton of
> spare video cables.) However, we do use a video splitter in some rooms
> that don't have a laptop, just a desktop computer with a monitor. I buy
> the IOGear 2-port video splitter, model GVS92. They do make a cheap video
> Y-cables, but we found out the hard way that that only works if each cable
> is only 6' long. We have mounted projectors on 30' cables, so we need the
> boosted signal that a powered video splitter provides. These aren't too
> expensive, about $50 each I believe. The trick with these splitters is
> that you do need a M/M VGA gender changer for the input line, sold
> separately (at $1 each).
> Melissa Hayden-Raley
> IT Technician
> Milton Town School District
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