University of Toronto chooses Epiphan Systems’ VGA2USB for their ePresence v4.0 and Media Portal

September 20, 2007

When the University of Toronto was choosing a product to capture screens for their open-source ePresence video conferencing and web broadcasting system, it’s no surprise that they chose Epiphan Systems’ VGA2USB.

In version 4.0 of ePresence, the creators of this open-source product have added support for “automated mode” through VGA2USB, which detects slide changes automatically. ePresence works by simultaneously recording video, slides, and audio from a presentation or meeting and broadcasting them live on the Internet or archiving for later viewing. What separates ePresence from other training and presentation webcasting packages is the ability to easily skip to a certain part within a presentation.

Epiphan Systems’ VGA2USB device is used to capture slides from a projector in real-time, and the ePresence software identifies and partitions the presentation according to each slide for easy browsing.

Epiphan Video produces world-class, award-winning audio visual solutions to capture, scale, mix, encode, stream, record and play high resolution video including 4K UHD. Our customers include companies that specialize in live event production, education, healthcare, worship, manufacturing, usability, collaboration, security and transportation.

Epiphan’s field-proven product line includes live video production and video streaming systems, external USB-based video grabbers for capturing video and graphics from DVI, HDMI™, SDI and VGA sources and internal video capture cards. Our products are designed in North America and backed by rock-solid technical support.

Epiphan Video is a trade name of Epiphan Systems Inc., a privately owned company incorporated in 2003. Epiphan is based in Palo Alto, California, USA and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with regional offices and a network of authorized channel partners and OEMs throughout the world. For more information, please visit