PORTLAND, Ore. – April 14, 2016 — Visual collaboration pioneer InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com) announces Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro, the new smart-phone sized desktop PC. The Windows 10 Home Kangaroo Pro revolutionizes the PC market by taking the original Windows 10 Kangaroo Mobile Desktop PC and adding expanded features and connectivity to unlock a variety of new uses, making it unique from any other PC on the market. Kangaroo Pro features the new Dock Pro with VGA, HDMI and Ethernet connectivity as well as one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a 2.5 inch hard drive bay and an audio port, expanding the applications for this powerful, ultra-portable PC.
With a mouse, keyboard and any screen – even an iPad – Kangaroo Pro becomes a fully-functioning Windows 10 desktop PC. Now with the added VGA connection, Kangaroo Pro can be used with virtually any PC Monitor or projector for uncompressed media files, Microsoft Office desktop programs, as a presentation device or as an on-the-go travel companion. With the Ethernet port for wired connectivity and the open hard drive bay, which allows multi-terabyte storage options, Kangaroo Pro is an inexpensive and powerful home theater PC or mini home server. Educators can present content in the classroom by connecting Kangaroo Pro to a projector or digital whiteboard and can easily move it between classrooms, without shutting down, because of the integrated battery and pocket-sized form factor. With its $199 price point, Kangaroo Pro is also affordable enough to have multiple Kangaroo devices for each use, from personal PC to media server, or to keep one in every location around your home or office. And, as a truly personal and pocket-sized device, Kangaroo Pro’s built-in fingerprint reader fully utilizes Windows Hello functionality for quick private login access and device security no matter where or how you use it.
“With Kangaroo Pro, we’ve created a powerful PC in a completely new form factor that builds on the success of the Kangaroo PC, said Lawrence Yen, director of Kangaroo product marketing. Kangaroo Pro lets you go from your desk to the conference room to home with the same access to all your desktop programs and media files. We’ve added more features and connections to make it the most versatile mobile PC on the market.
OSLinx is the unique Kangaroo application that allows users to have their Win10 Kangaroo on their iPads. Today, a new full IOS version, which now includes iPhone functionality, of the OSLinx app is available on the Apple app store for $4.99 USD. The app update allows users to fully interact with their Kangaroo Windows 10 desktop via the touch interface of iPhones (4s, 5/5s, 6/6s, & 6 Plus/6s Plus) with iOS8 and above. An updated iPad version (free) is also available today to support screen resolutions of 1025×768 and iPad Pro 1400×1050. The updated version of OSLinx is available for download by all current Kangaroo users.
InFocus has worked in close partnership with Seagate to offer Kangaroo Pro with Seagate’s recently announced, state-of-the-art, ultra-small and light hard disk drives. At only 7mm tall and feather light, these breakthrough drives are available with 1 TB (ST1000LM035) and 2 TB (ST2000LM007) capacities. Addition of these hard drives will enable Kangaroo Pro to store even more high-resolution photos and movies and create a private storage hub for home.
In today’s data driven economy end users are consuming more and more data whether they are uploading music files, photos or video and they expect to have access to this content at all times. With this in mind, Seagate is very excited to partner with InFocus to deliver an amazing end user experience that provides consumers with a leading-edge high capacity 2TB storage solution in a super-slim form factor, said Sai Varanasi, vice president of client products PLM, at Seagate. An ideal pairing, the innovative Kangaroo Pro and Seagate’s Mobile HDD 2TB storage solution enables customers to create, collaborate and share content with greater ease— wherever, whenever. Seagate products compatible with Kangaroo Pro are available at Newegg (http://www.newegg.com/SpecialEventStore/EventSaleStore/ID-846).
Kangaroo Pro is available today on Newegg.com, Amazon.com and InFocusDirect.com for the introductory price of $199.99 (USD). Kangaroo Pro will also be available at the Microsoft Store online and retail locations later in April. To learn more about Kangaroo mobile PCs and accessories, please visit www.InFocus.com/kangaroo.
About InFocus Corp.
InFocus, the inventor of the modern-day projector and pioneer of the category, innovates collaboration solutions that drive successful, visual teamwork in video walls, control rooms, large venues, conference rooms, classrooms and workstations throughout the world. InFocus’ end-to-end, system level, in-room and video calling solutions deliver fluid, convenient, dynamic ways to connect, share and collaborate from anywhere.
Visit www.InFocus.com or www.InFocusDirect.com. Follow InFocus on social media at facebook.com/InFocusCorp, linkedin.com/company/InFocus or twitter.com/InFocusCorp and twitter.com/InFocusEDU. Follow Kangaroo on facebook.com/Kangaroocc or twtter.com/Kangaroocc. Read the Kodi Media Center Guide for Kangaroo https://kangaroo-infocus.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/203660186/Kodi_MCG_for_Kangaroo_Users_1.00.pdf.