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ATV Pro - AirPlay Mirroring for VGA Projector


Use Apple AirPlay® Mirroring with a VGA Projector
Kanex ATV Pro allows a VGA projector to use Apple AirPlay mirroring from an iPad to Apple TV, thus eliminating the need to upgrade to expensive HDMI projection equipment. ATV Pro enhances presentation and educational iLearning experiences by bridging the gap between current equipment and modernization.

Power Plug Free and Audio Included
No need for external power or heavy adapters. ATV Pro draws power directly from your Apple TV so you can just plug and play. ATV Pro also has a built-in 3.5mm audio jack so you can play movies and music during your presentation.

Education Technology in Your Hands
Classrooms will have no limits. Educators have the ability to keep audiences engaged and connected for today’s iLearning experience. Thousands of apps can easily be mirrored from an iPad and displayed while allowing the freedom to move around while presenting.

A panel of industry experts and the editors of CE Pro chose ATV Pro to join an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy of 2012. Read More...

“It was very tough for the judging panel this year, as evidenced by the several'ties' in certain categories. In the end, 37 winning products will be receiving a BEST Award for 2012," says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief."

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Apple TV® (2nd or 3rd generation)
What's Included:
Kanex ATV Pro

Technical Specifications:
•    Input video signal:    HD source
•    Output video signal:    VGA
•    Audio Output:    3.5-mm stereo mini-jack
•    Resolutions supported:    480i/576i/480p/576i/720p/720i/1080i/1080p
•    Vertical Frequency Range:    50/ 60Hz
•    Cable length:    2.75 in (70 mm)

Will this work with Mac Mini that has HDMI port?
Yes, the ATV Pro will work seamlessly with no issue to your VGA display

Can this be used to convert an HDMI signal from a (non-Apple) laptop to a VGA projector? Such as a Win7 Ultrabook?
Absolutely, the converter works in a similar fashion when a PC or a Laptop with HDMI port is involved. It will convert HDMI to VGA and project the images/ video on the VGA projector or display.

I'm in the UK. Would this work with any HDMI device say a blu-ray player Xbox 360 etc
Yes, this device is full HDCP 1.2 compliant and will work with sources such as Blu-ray or Game consoles.

Does it allow me to play iTunes content such as movies and tv shows, or does lack of HDCP on VGA prevent that?
Yes, this device is fully HDCP compliant and will let you play iTunes content as well as Netflix and other streaming media.

Will this work with the original ipad?
Great question! Yes, it will work in terms of streaming your movies, photos or music but it will not Mirror your iPad, since iPad mirroring works with the later models and iPhone 4S.

Do I need a wifi connection for this to work?
AirPlay Mirroring requires Apple TV and iOS device to be on the same network. If you have the new iPad 3rd generation or iPhone 4S it has a personal hotspot that Apple TV can join which will form a network of the 2 devices.

Is your device HDCP compliant?
Yes, the ATV Pro is HDCP 1.2 Compliant, also listed on our specs tab.

Will this work with other HDMI devices, like a sony media player? And does this display the Apple Tv interface, or just the airplay?
Honestly, this product is designed with Apple TV in mind and we have not tested the Sony Media Player yet, however it will work with all HDMI sources. ATV Pro will display the entire Apple TV interface on the VGA projector when connected to it.

Will this work with other HDMI devices, like a sony media player? And does this display the Apple Tv interface, or just the airplay?
Yes other devices that have HDMI output will work.

Will this also work with older LCD/Plasma screens that only have VGA/DVI connections?
Absolutely, the ATV Pro is designed for legacy displays such as those mentioned above and VGA based projectors.

How do you choose (or what determines the VGA output resolution?
Great question. The VGA output resolutions are displayed using EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) through internally stored resolutions from either the VGA display parameters or through the adapters internal memory of resolutions.

I have apple tv and want to connect to a Sony plasma HD tv so I can stream netflix and other iTunes media. Will this do that? My Sony tv has a dvi-d and audio jacks but until now no good solution.
Apple TV will easily connect using HDMI but for your sony tv, you need to see if you have a VGA port on the back, not DVI-D. This converter will only work from HDMI to VGA with stereo audio.

Does this work with the new AppleTV generation 3. I have an existing adapter that works with my Apple TV gen 2, but not with the new gen 3, so I am looking for one that works.
Yes it has been tested to work with Apple TV 3rd Generation, 2nd Generation even the original Apple TV from 2006

Does it work directly with backberry playbook?Thanks
Yes it does. You'll need an micro hdmi adapter though

Will you need a wired connection from the Kanex ATV Pro to the iPad to get sound through the device or a wired connection with the Stereo Mini jack to a local sound source?
No. You only need a wired connection from your Apple TV to the VGA projector using our ATV Pro. That's it! Once that is connected, you can stream, mirror your content from iPad wirelessly around the class-room or conference room. The stereo mini-jack connects to the VGA projector for audio.

How does this handle the output of 4:3 slides from keynote via the 16:9 atv Does the image cover the full 1024x768 of the projector If so what happens when displaying a 16:9 movie or image, is the 16:9 content letterboxed to 1024x576
For Keynote slides and presentation, it covers full 1024x768 resolution depending on the projectors output resolution, we use 1280x720p and it covers the projector. For Streaming YouTube and Movies, as you may now that, due to HDCP you will only be able to see it on the projector or HDTV display - therefore its fills full up the screen or widescreen depending on the movie to 16:9. The ATV Pro is capable of outputting resolutions up to HD 1080p from a VGA Display, depending on your Display. Thanks

Does it work with a "normal" PAL-TV with VGA-in Port? Do i need any other accessories? Are there any restrictions?
Yes, it will automatically recognize the video system (PAL or NTSC) based on your TV. You don't need any additional accessories except a longer VGA cable and 3.5mm stereo audio cable for sound.

I have connected my apple tv via HDMI to my 4:3 smartboard and have been disappointed by how small the picture is - after changing all kinds of resolution settings on both the apple tv and the SMARTboard I am still faced with a tiny 16:9 screen that is mirroring my iPad 2. Will this attachment possibly correct the resolution problem since it will be displaying via VGA (which works great when directly connected to the iPad 2 instead of airplay via the apple tv)? Thanks for your help! If this
Apple TV max resolution out for AirPlay mirroring is 720p (1280x720 pixels). No matter if the output port is HDMI or VGA this is the max from the source Apple TV

Will this product go backwards, VGA to HDMI? It doesn't need to up convert, but just output.

Will the ATV Pro work with the new Apple TV at HDMI output resolution of 1080p?

Will I be able to use the ATV Pro to connect an Apple TV (3rd Gen) to my TV (which has a VGA port and 3.5mm Audio In Support) and just use the Apple TV for Netflix, iTunes (Home Sharing) content, etc.? Will it work in just the same way as if it were connected via HDMI?
Absolutely, if you have a high def tv, it will work the same way an an HDMI connector providing full 1080p. And yes, the ATV Pro is designed to work with all three Apple TV's in the market. Accessing Netflix and iTunes, home sharing is all capable when plugged in to the apple tv 3.

Can this be used to ONLY play audio through speakers via the 3.5mm connection? more specifically, can this be used with airplay to play music through speakers connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack without using any VGA input whatsoever?
The answer is yes. You can easily connect the ATV Pro to your stereo or 2-channel speakers from the TV, disconnect the VGA output and still get audio from your iTunes collection and other Airplay related music sources. But keep in mind, you need Apple TV there to work the magic.

We're looking for an inexpensive way to add HDMI inputs to our existing analog projection system, but we have to have a specific resolution (1024x768). Can the internal EDID tables of this device be customized?
Yes, the internal EDID tables includes 1024x768 resolution and lower res up to 640x480 or 800x600. The internal tables cannot be customized since the converter works on Auto EDID mode, however – you can customize Apple TV resolution by going under general/ audio –video settings/ tv resolutions.

How does the ATV Pro handle multiple iPads in the classroom? How is the signal handed off from one iPad to another?
Great question, yes it does handle multiple iPads in the classrooms, to be precise - you can handle one signal at a time from Airplay devices and pass it on to another iPad as long as they are connected to the same network. As a tip: you can also set up a password/ lock for every ipads so they can log in to the Apple TV once their password is entered. Let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks

Not sure that my question is answered in the FAQ - I tried the ATV Pro this week at a conference, and the Apple TV showed just fine in 4:3 - but when I switched on mirroring, the screen went square, and the iPad screen was scrunched up. Is there a fix for this issue, or is this a function of HDMI to VGA? Thanks.
It will re-size the output based on your screen resolution. Apple TV supports 800x600, 1024x768, 720p and 1080p. Depending on the display, you can watch full widescreen TV when streaming Netflix or Itunes content but in mirror mode you screen when in Vertical mode will compress itself, smaller than 4:3 due to Airplay Restriction. On a second note, try going under projector settings and change your screen size (Horizontal& Vertical) this may help the overall size when mirroring.


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