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Frequently Asked Questions
- Does any software need to be installed on the viewer's laptop or mobile device?
- Does VGA2WiFi work with 802.11b wireless LAN?
- How many frames per second can VGA2WiFi broadcast?
- Does VGA2WiFi reduce the resolution of the images it captures in order to transfer it over Wi-Fi?
- What is the range of the VGA2WiFi signal?
- The video mode that I am using is not listed in the list of supported modes for VGA2WiFi. Can VGA2WiFi capture it?
- How can I configure the VGA2WiFi?
- Why was VGA2WiFi discontinued?
No. The viewers simply connect to the VGA2WiFi access point and access the live broadcast through the web browser on their computer, laptop, or Wi-Fi enabled mobile device.
Yes. VGA2WiFi works with both 802.11b and 802.11g enabled devices. In 802.11b mode, however, the update rate will be lower.
VGA2WiFi transfers up to 30 frames per second, depending on the resolution of the broadcasted image.
No. VGA2Wi-Fi captures and transfers every pixel of the original VGA frame in 24-bits-per-pixel, 8:8:8 format. In this respect, VGA2WiFi provides diagnostic-quality images - superior to other solutions such as analog video conversion and transfer.
VGA2WiFi has a maximum range of 100 meters or 300 feet. The actual range depends highly on the environment that it is being used in. Cement walls and other radio interference may decrease the range of the VGA2WiFi signal.
Please contact us. We are always looking for ways to improve our system and may be willing to add support for this mode.
Although the VGA2WiFi is a simple "plug-and-play" device, configuration can be performed through an intuitive web interface or through the USB remote provided.
VGA2WiFi was discontinued once VGADVI Broadcaster was released. VGADVI Broadcaster provides higher frame rate and resolution support, and can also stream to wireless clients. Downloading of recordings over WiFi networks is also possible. Previously, VGA2WiFi provided a wireless backhaul between the device and the WiFi network. This had issues unrelated to VGADVI Broadcaster, but affected the end user experience. For example, if the WiFi network became congested or unreliable, the video stream from VGADVI Broadcaster would be interrupted and all connections to all viewers and media players would be reset, thus affecting the end user experience. With the higher bit rates and frame rates this became more problematic and thus Epiphan recommends a wired IP/Ethernet connection between the Epiphan device that is streaming video and the router that is communicating to wireless clients. In this architecture if the WiFi network is congested or has conflicts, the streaming video will not be interrupted for those viewers that have a good IP/Ethernet connection to the video stream. Thus - to provide the best performance and end-user experience.