Plug and Play Solution Bridges New and Legacy Equipment in the Classroom with One Quick Connection
PHILADELPHIA– (ISTE Booth No. 620) – Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today announced availability of its new Universal HDMI to VGA Adapter Kit with Audio, the only branded, multi-purpose adapter kit that gives existing legacy equipment complete compatibility with new digital devices.
Today’s classroom is a mixed technology environment comprised of legacy VGA equipment (e.g., old projectors, early-generation interactive whiteboards) and new HDMI-enabled devices (e.g., iPads, Apple TV, Chromebooks). Budget constraints can restrict the purchase of new equipment, forcing educators to use what the school currently has available. There is no easy way to integrate existing equipment with new devices, creating a disconnect that hinders collaboration in the classroom.
“Integrating legacy equipment with new devices can be a challenging and time-consuming task,” said Jon Roepke, director, Business Division, Belkin International. “Belkin’s Universal HDMI to VGA Adapter with Audio is a plug and play solution that bridges the technology gap at minimal cost. Teachers and administers can now expand the useful life of current devices while still developing a 21st century classroom.”
Belkin’s new adapter kit converts digital HDMI video signals into an analog signal plus audio output required by the existing VGA-dominant school infrastructures. Key features of the Universal HDMI to VGA Adapter Kit with Audio include:
- All Inclusive. HDMI-f to VGA-f Adapter, HDMI-m to HDMI-m converter, 3.5 mm audio cable — 1 M, and “anyone can install” instructions.
- Plug and Play. No drivers, software, or external power adapters needed.
- Tried and Trusted. Tested in USA-based labs and FCC and CE certified.
- Complete Compatibility. Supports Apple TV, Chromecast, Chromebook with HDMI, Raspberry Pi, HDMI laptops, and other HDMI output devices.
Belkin in Education & ISTE 2015
Belkin will showcase the new Universal HDMI to VGA Adapter with Audio along with its complete line of education solutions at ISTE 2015, which takes place June 28-July 1 in Philadelphia (Booth No. 620). Belkin Education solutions are designed to enrich student and educator experiences with technology in the modern classroom. Belkin provides solutions that address collaboration (Tablet Stage and Belkin Stage app), protection (Air Protect Sleeve), and connectivity.
Pricing & Availability
Belkin’s Universal HDMI to VGA Adapter Kit with Audio plans to be available globally by end of June for an MSRP of $39.99 through its network of authorized channel partners.
About Belkin Business
Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government, and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products is available through Belkin’s global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries.