The Tucson, Ariz.-based manufacturer Boeckeler Instruments says that, over the years, annotation systems have come a long way since their early use as “telestrators” on football broadcasts, when commenters would use them to scribble all over the screen to diagram a play.
A good example of just how far these products have evolved can be seen at the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam on Feb. 10-12.
At the show, Boeckeler will introduce its new Pointmaker CPN-5800 mini live streaming annotation system in Booth #9-F106. According to the Southwestern manufacturer, its new annotation system configures and installs quickly, and dealers can use the system for installations that range from small jobs, to large, complex projects.
The CPN-5800 incorporates two inputs and two outputs (VGA and HDMI), and the company states that dealers can combine the system with a matrix switcher to enable annotation over any video looped through it.
Boeckeler adds the unit is just a half a foot wide and stands 1RU high to allow for its installation into environments as varied as courtrooms and other government buildings, to training facilities and boardrooms.
Other features the CPN-5800 offers include HID compliance, volume control, HDMI audio extraction, live audio and video streaming, video scaling up to 1,920×1,200, color printing, compatibility with Apple iPads running iOS 6 and higher, and the ability to work with third-party whiteboards.