Point-HD Telestrator Setup


This guide explains various methods of setting up a Point-HD Trainer Telestrator system, depending upon your specific application.


Laptop Telestrator

The picture below, shows one of the configurations of using Point-HD Trainer with a laptop.

The primary screen of the laptop displays the presenters screen, this has the control and tool buttons displayed and using the mouse or keyboard you can annotate over your chosen background, which can be a still image, video clip, web page, webcam or if you have an external capture device attached such as a DVI/VGA to Fire wire/USB then you can also have an external computers screen as the background image source.

The laptops secondary display output (VGA/DVI/HDMI/Display port) can be connected to a second monitor or projector, this is the audience view. The output from the secondary display only displays the background plus any annotations, so your audience does not see any of the user interface buttons or tools. Unlike whiteboard systems your audience does not see the tools or buttons.

With Point-HD Trainer you are not fixed to using the same resolution as per your primary display. Point-HD Trainer allows the secondary display to be setup for any resolution that your graphic card and display monitor or projector can support, so even if your primary control screen is set at 1024 x 768 you could output to the projector a 1080 x 1920 HD image (as long as your hardware supports it).

Point-HD Trainer provides a separate output window which can be scaled up or down to any resolution.

ipad telestrator


PC / Workstation Telestrator


With a PC or Workstation configuration, you can connect a Touch screen monitor to the primary output, this allows the presenter to use the touch screen as the drawing and control interface.


Telestrator workstation


Telestrator with Capture Card Option


The PC or Workstation can be installed with one or more of the optional X-View DPX-E Capture cards, depending on the capture card, you can then feed into the Telestrator an external DVI, VGA, HDMI, YUV, Composite, Y/C or SDI video source. This is ideal for specialist applications such as medical telepresence, live events and shows.


Telestrator with capture option


Telestrator for Video Conferencing


Point-HD Trainer configured with a PC/Workstation and one of the option cards such as the XV-RGB-E1S, provides an ideal solution for use with video Conferencing systems and end points.

The picture below shows the typical setup when used with VC end points.

The remote VC end point sends live images (video / data) to the local end point. The video output from the Local end point is fed into the Point-HD Trainer Telestrator as a background source via the optional capture card.

The video is displayed as a background onto the presenters touch screen in real time and the second output from the Point-HD Trainer is fed back into the local VC end point as a video or data source, the annotated image is then sent back to the remote VC end point for display.

Using this setup, any number of remote collaboration applications can be easily achieved, for example a medical consultant can guide a surgeon during a live operation from a remote location.

A mentor / teacher can remotely assist the student, these are just a couple of examples of how versatile the applications with Point-HD Trainer can become.


Telestrator for VC


Please feel free to contact us for advice on any specialist system configuration you may require with your particular application.