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BenQ releases security white paper on wireless presentation solution

The white paper explores how BenQ built the InstaShow WPS from the ground up to minimize the attack profile of schools and businesses by eliminating security vulnerabilities

BenQ has published a technical white paper that focuses on the security-related details of the architecture, components, and technical control for its BenQ InstaShow wireless presentation system (WPS). As security is a major concern for every organization, this white paper explores how BenQ built the InstaShow WPS from the ground up to minimize the attack profile of schools and businesses by eliminating security vulnerabilities.

“Wireless presentation systems open up a world of productivity, allowing multiple presenters to share the screen during a meeting and quickly exchange ideas,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “This white paper shares how our designers and R&D engineers created a methodology that eliminates the security threats found on most other wireless presentation systems. This is accomplished by both system modularization and improving the modules to create an integrated security architecture.”

This white paper details InstaShow’s system security architecture and the platform’s three security levels. In addition, the document also highlights InstaShow’s extensive security certifications. The BenQ InstaShow receivers and buttons have been extensively tested and certified by a leading security company, Onward Security, to identify and disclose any critical vulnerabilities. The company tested for a variety of security breaches, including unauthorized network access via the receiver, as well as unauthorized viewing of wireless transmitted content by a third party. Onward Security tested the InstaShow wireless encryption system for KRACK attack vulnerability, and found no vulnerabilities.

InstaShow is the first all-hardware, plug-and-play presentation system to make meetings and collaboration truly intuitive, simple, and secure. The latest addition to the InstaShow family of secure, easy-to use collaboration tools, InstaShow S WDC20, is designed to support up to 32 participants or input sources at a time. The system’s split-screen mode allows up to four users or sources to be shared to the screen simultaneously. InstaShow S can connect to nearly any device using the HDMI port and allows presenters using an interactive flat panel (IFP) display to annotate their presentations on Windows computers directly from the IFP’s touchscreen. Participants using their mobile devices can either connect an InstaShow S button, or wirelessly connect using Apple Airplay, Miracast, or the new BenQ InstaShare™ app, available for Android and iOS. With InstaShow S, users can smoothly share ideas or stream full HD 1080p video and 16-bit stereo audio wirelessly to an HDMI-equipped display device without limitations.

The entire InstaShow family is fully interoperable with any operating system or hardware platform while ensuring absolute data security through WPA2-PSK protection with AES 128-bit encryption. InstaShow S can maintain stable wireless connections even in less-than-ideal Wi-Fi environments. Equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/n for transfer speeds of up to 700Mbps, the S model facilitates easy and smooth sharing of presentations, pictures, documents, and video. It also features native support of extended desktop functions for presenters to privately view or take notes, backup data, and monitor other applications while simultaneously delivering inspirational presentations.

Download the InstaShow security white paper here.

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