Acer CastMaster Touch: Transferring presentations with just one touch
With the Acer CastMaster Touch, the Taiwanese manufacturer offers you an easy way to connect your notebook to a TV or projector. Images, videos and sound should be transmitted within milliseconds with just one touch.
You want to give a presentation, but the cable is too short to connect your laptop to the TV or projector and the wireless transmission fails because the devices are not found in the network? Acer wants to remedy such situations with the CastMaster Touch.
The presentation system consists of two parts. A dongle, which you attach to your notebook and a receiver, which is connected to the TV or projector. It is not necessary to install any software or set up a network connection.
The transmission is started or paused by touching the touch surface. A receiver can be connected with up to 64 dongles. With a single touch of the touch surface, it is then possible to switch between the individual sources.
The system is connected to the end devices via USB type C, HDMI or USB. Picture and sound should be transferred between transmitter and receiver in less than 100 milliseconds. Acer also promises a robust connection. The Acer CastMaster Touch should be able to perform its service without any interference even in offices with many interfering signals.
Thanks to a large number of connections, the CastMaster Touch is not only a presentation system, but can also be used in a variety of ways. For example, it can be connected to a sound system via audio-out and then only transmits sound or music to it. Furthermore, the receiver offers an RJ-45 Ethernet port and three USB ports as well as an HDMI input and output.
Price and availability
According to Acer, the presentation system is expected to go on sale during the third quarter. The market launch will therefore take place between the beginning of July and the end of September. The recommended retail price is 999 euros. Thus the Cast Master Touch might be rather interesting for enterprises or educational facilities, in which much presentations are held.