ShareLink Pro 500 New

Wired and Wireless Presentation Gateway
Key Features
  • Wirelessly share content from mobile devices
  • Provides full screen mirroring for all devices
  • New Supports 802.1X Authentication
  • Supports Mac® and Windows® computers as well as Apple® and Android™ tablets and smartphones
  • Dedicated app provides consistent user experience across platforms
  • View up to four pieces of content simultaneously from any connected user
The Extron ShareLink Pro 500
Model Version Description Part #
ShareLink Pro 500 Wired and Wireless Presentation Gateway 60-1877-01

The ShareLink® Pro 500 is a Wired and Wireless Presentation Gateway that enables anyone to present content from computers, tablets, or smartphones on a display for easy and cost-effective collaboration. It features advanced technology that supports simultaneous display of up to four devices, including an HDMI-connected device. The HDMI input supports wired devices, such as a signage player or other AV source. The ShareLink Pro 500 has collaboration and moderator modes that facilitate both open and controlled collaboration environments. When used with Extron GVE – GlobalViewer® Enterprise software, multiple units can be managed across an enterprise or campus. The ShareLink Pro 500 offers professional capabilities that make it easy to integrate AV and mobile devices into huddle, meeting, and collaboration spaces.

Collaborate with Mobile and Fixed Devices

The ShareLink Pro 500 supports both mobile and fixed devices for cost-effective, efficient collaboration. It can simultaneously present up to four pieces of content, and display the output at resolutions up to 1080p. The HDMI input supports computer and video resolutions up to 4096x2160 with 4:4:4 chroma sampling at 8 bits of color in bypass mode to display 4K content. Wireless devices connect to ShareLink Pro with user-friendly software for Mac® and Windows® computers as well as Apple® and Android™ tablets and smartphones. Connect wired sources such as a laptop computer to the HDMI input. With ShareLink Pro, wired and wireless users can collaborate together, sharing content from both wired and wireless devices on the room’s display at the same time. Organizations can also use the HDMI input for guest access, eliminating the need to provide wireless access to their internal secure network systems. The wired connection can also serve as a backup connection when wireless systems are down, ensuring reliable sharing at all times.

Fixed sources such as a dedicated computer, document camera, or AV switcher can also connect to the ShareLink Pro via the HDMI input connection. In addition, a dedicated computer running unified communications software such as Zoom or Skype for Business makes the space accessible for both local and remote collaboration.

Display Content from Any Device

The ShareLink Pro 500 facilitates easy full-screen mirroring for all devices, from Mac and Windows computers to Android and Apple devices, displaying the entire screen for more fluid and easy collaboration sessions. Connect with the user-friendly software for screen mirroring, application window sharing, and access to advanced features such as moderated collaboration sessions. With the application software, users are empowered to choose what they share. Depending upon the device’s OS, users can share their entire desktop, select application windows, or one or more images or documents.

For users with Mac or iOS devices who prefer not to install any software, the built-in mirroring features found on Mac or iOS devices can be employed. Sharing of content is similar to how one would mirror a display via AirPlay to an AppleTV. Simply select the ShareLink Pro 500 from the list of available AirPlay devices.

Customize the Welcome Experience

The ShareLink Pro 500 features a fully-customizable welcome screen with multiple configuration options to assist users in quickly connecting their devices and sharing content. Custom welcome images such as organization-specific connection instructions can be uploaded and shown as the default Welcome Screen on the display. IP or Hostname information can be displayed or hidden, as desired. Multiple images can also be displayed to provide more detailed connection instructions, support information, or any other local information. A signage player can be connected to the HDMI input connection, so the ShareLink Pro can act as a signage display when not in use for collaboration sessions, displaying updated organizational information from the signage player until the first wireless user connects, and returning to a signage display once all wireless users have disconnected.

Open or Controlled Collaboration

The ShareLink Pro 500’s default collaboration mode allows any user to display content and control the presentation. Each user can dynamically mirror their desktop or share images, documents, or applications onto the display, with a maximum of four shared items visible on the display at any one time. This can enhance interaction during brainstorming sessions, team meetings, group studies, and other collaborative meetings.

For environments where more control is required, a Moderator Mode offers centralized control over device access and presentation. The Moderator decides which users can access the display, ensuring that only their content is displayed. This mode is ideal for educational environments, allowing the instructor to have complete control of the presenters on the main classroom display. The Moderator mode can be activated on a runtime basis as needed or can be setup by the ShareLink Pro 500 administrator for password-protected Moderator access.

Secure Collaboration

The ShareLink Pro 500 features a suite of security protocols to ensure a safe and protected collaboration environment. All content transmitted between devices running the ShareLink Pro software and the ShareLink Pro is safeguarded with 128-bit encryption. Communications between user devices and the ShareLink Pro 500 are protected with the HTTPS secure connection protocol. Control, monitoring, or management applications using an Extron-only control system communicate with the ShareLink Pro 500 using SSH creating a Secure Platform Device so you can be assured of safe and reliable system operations. For environments with multiple ShareLink Pro systems, entry of a four-digit code can be required on the Welcome Screen before users can share content to the display. This feature is particularly useful to ensure users only see their content in environments that may have multiple units in close proximity, such as huddle spaces, active learning environments, office buildings, or classroom buildings.

The ShareLink Pro 500 also features Gigabit Ethernet for a high-speed data link that enables multiple connections for secure, fast, and easy access to the Web or other network resources. In addition to an administrative password, additional optional passwords can be setup for a moderator or for all users, providing another layer of protection for secure collaboration.

Centralized Management

With ShareLink Pro, setting up or managing several ShareLink Pro systems is practically as easy as setting up or managing a single system. Extron’s PCS – Product Configuration Software conveniently sets up and configures one or many units simultaneously. PCS can save configurations for future use when expanding ShareLink Pro systems, or when restoring a unit that has been replaced. PCS also enables multiple units to receive firmware updates concurrently, saving time and greatly improving efficiency. In addition, Extron GlobalViewer Enterprise – GVE – software provides a powerful, flexible way to manage, monitor, and control a ShareLink Pro 500 and nearly any device over a standard network.

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Specifications

ShareLink Pro 500
specification
   
   Frame rate1 24, 25, 30, 50, or 60 fps
   Chroma sampling1 4:4:4, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0
   Color bit depth1 8, 10, or 12 bits per color
   Signal type HDMI 2.0b, HDCP 2.3
   Max. video data rate 18 Gbps (6 Gbps per color)
   Maximum pixel clock 600 MHz
    NOTE     1Subject to the maximum data rate limit. Use our calculator at http://www.extron.com/8Kdatarate to determine video parameters supported by this data rate.
    NOTE     The specifications above apply only to pass-through mode.
    
Software and control options
   Software ShareLinkTM Pro for Windows®
ShareLinkTM Pro for macOS®
      Operating systems Windows 7/8/8.1/10
macOS 10.11 - 10.15
      Supported formats 
          NOTE     The following formats apply only to the Share Image or Video feature. These formats may include video and audio codecs that are not supported.
         Video file formats 264, AVI, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, SDP, TS
         Image file formats BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF
      Supported codecs 
          NOTE     The following codecs apply only to the Mirror Screen feature.
         Video codecs VP8
         Audio codecs OPUS
          NOTE     The following codecs apply only to the Share Image or Video feature.
         Video codecs MPEG-2, MPEG4/XviD (Simple Profile), H.264 (Baseline, Main, High, Stereo SEI Profile), VC1 (Simple, Main, Advanced Profile), WEBM VP8, MJPEG
         Audio codecs AAC-LC (MPEG-2 part 7, MPEG-4 part 3, sub part 4 and part 14, MP4 mono or stereo audio, max 384 kbps)
PCM mono or stereo 16 kHz to 96 kHz, 16-bit to 32-bit
         Image codecs BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF
Mobile apps and features
   Software ShareLink Pro for AndroidTM
ShareLink Pro for iOS
      Operating systems Android 5.1 and later
Apple® iOS 9.3 and later
      Supported formats 
          NOTE     The following formats apply only to the Share Image or Video feature. These formats may include video and audio codecs that are not supported.
         Video file formats 264, AVI, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, SDP, TS
         Image file formats BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF
      Supported codecs 
          NOTE     The following codecs apply only to the Share Image or Video feature.
         Video codecs Android and iOS:
MPEG-2, MPEG4/XviD (Simple Profile), H.264 (Baseline, Main, High, Stereo SEI Profile), VC1 (Simple, Main, Advanced Profile), WEBM VP8, MJPEG

Android (Mirror Screen feature only):
VP8

         Audio codecs AAC-LC (MPEG-2 part 7, MPEG-4 part 3, sub part 4 and part 14, MP4 mono or stereo audio, max 384 kbps)
PCM mono or stereo 16 kHz to 96 kHz, 16-bit to 32-bit
         Image codecs BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF
   Apple screen mirroring 
      Operating systems Apple iOS 9.3 and later, Apple macOS® 10.11 and later
Video input
   Number/signal type 1 HDMI digital video
   Connectors 1 female HDMI type A
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 75 Hz
   Resolution range (Window mode) 640x480 @ 60 Hz to 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz (includes 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p)
   Resolution range (Pass-through mode) 640x480 @ 60 Hz to 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz (includes 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2K, 4K)
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.3
       NOTE     HDCP content is passed through if the display is authenticated. If not authenticated, the video output is green or black (configurable).
Video processing — HDMI window mode
   Maximum data rate 6.75 Gbps (2.25 Gbps per color)
   Maximum pixel clock 225 MHz
   Frame rates 24, 25, 30, 50, or 60 fps
   Chroma sampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0
   Color bit depth 8, 10, 12 or 16 bits per color
   Resolution range 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz or 1080p @ 60 Hz
   Formats RGB and YCbCr digital video
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 HDMI output
   Connectors 1 female HDMI type A
   Peripheral device power 250mA
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequencies (window mode) 23.98 Hz, 24 Hz, 25 Hz, 29.97 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz, 59.94 Hz, 60 Hz
   Vertical frequencies (pass-through mode) 24 Hz to 75 Hz
   Output resolutions (window mode) 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x724, 1366x768, 1600x1200, 1920x1200, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p
   Output resolutions (pass-through mode) 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x724, 1366x768, 1600x1200, 1920x1200, 3840x2160, 4096x2160 (up to 60 Hz), 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2K, 4K @ 60 Hz
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.3
       NOTE     Appropriate HDMI to DVI-D cables or adapters are required for DVI signal output.
Audio input
   Number/signal type 
      HDMI input 1 embedded digital audio from HDMI (stereo)
      Decoder input 1 embedded digital audio from decoder (stereo)
   Connectors 1 female HDMI type A
Audio processing
   Gain -6 dB unbalanced, 0 dB balanced
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
   THD + Noise <0.02%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz at maximum output level (unweighted)
   S/N >100 dB, at maximum balanced output (unweighted)
   Stereo channel separation >90 dB @ 1 kHz
   Crosstalk <-100 dB, at 20 Hz to 20 kHz, fully loaded
   Volume control -100 dB to 0 dB (control 0-100 in 1 dB steps, default: -30 dB)
Audio output — digital
   Number/signal type 1 stereo, HDMI (embedded)
   Connectors 1 female HDMI type A
   Bit depths 16-bit or 24-bit
   Sampling rate 48 kHz
Audio output — analog
   Number/signal type 1 analog stereo, balanced/unbalanced (variable)
   Connectors (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5-pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Nominal level +4 dBu
   Gain error ±0.1 dB channel to channel
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+21 dBu, balanced; >+15 dBu, unbalanced
       NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Ethernet control
   Network interface controllers (NICs) 1
   Connector 1 female RJ-45 connector
   Data rate 10/100/1000Base-T, half/full duplex with Auto-detect
   Protocols DHCP, DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, ICMP, NTP, SFTP, SMTP, SNMP, SSH, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, SMB v1, SMB v2, SMB v3
   Default settings – LAN DHCP = Off
Default static IP settings:
Link speed = Auto-detected
Duplex level = Auto-detected
IP address = 192.168.254.254
Subnet mask = 255.255.255.0
Gateway = 0.0.0.0
DNS: 0.0.0.0
Configuration
   USB configuration port For future expansion
Communication
   USB 3.0 port For future expansion
General
   Power input 12 VDC from external power supply (sold separately)
or
Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+ IEEE 802.3at)
   Power consumption 16.7 watts
   Power over Ethernet (PoE) Complies with 802.3at (PoE+), class 4 (type 2)
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +104 °F (0 to +40 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Fan (air flows top to sides); vents on sides
   Thermal dissipation 52.0 BTU/Hr
   Mounting
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional under-desk or wall mounting kit (MBU 125)
      Rack mount Yes, with optional rack shelf kit
Back-of-rack mountable with optional back-of-rack mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.0" H x 8.75" W x 8.0" D (1" high, half rack wide, 8" deep)
(2.54 cm H x 22.2 cm W x 20.3 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors)
   Product weight 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance CE, c-UL, UL, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
Complies with appropriate requirements of RoHS and WEEE
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(4993-D2)
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-1877-01 2.75" (7.0 cm) 11.0" (27.9 cm) 11.0" (27.9 cm) 3.25 lbs (1.47 kg)

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