The INOGENI SHARE 2 is a dual-video to USB 3.0 converter. It's an easy-to-use solution for capturing two video sources simultaneously and running them via USB to your computer for streaming in applications like Skype. The REMOTE is one of the options for controlling the mixer feature of the SHARE 2, while the HDMI OUT Adapter allows you to connect a second monitor. It's a USB-to-HDMI adapter that plugs into a USB expansion port on the SHARE 2.
For those familiar with the original SHARE, SHARE 2 offers the same features but with no USB bandwidth limitations, as well as with full Mac support, and support for multiple mixer control interfaces. With no bandwidth limits, two 1080p60 signals can now be streamed at the same time. SHARE 2 requires no driver installation and works with all motherboards and USB 3.0 chipsets.
SHARE 2 features a mixer that allows you to send your two video sources as one source, which is the only way supported by most video conferencing applications, like Skype, Zoom, Webex, and GoToMeeting. You can assign the two sources to appear in the application as side-by-side, big-and-small, or picture-in-picture, or you can designate input 1 or input 2 to appear individually in full screen. The designations are set in advance, and can be done via panel controls, the included REMOTE, RS-232, or HID via USB connection.
SHARE 2 has an HDMI input as video input 1, and DVI and composite inputs that you can select between for input 2. (The DVI and composite inputs cannot be used at the same time.) It also comes with DVI to VGA and DVI to HDMI adapters for use on input 2. SHARE 2 supports up to 1080p60 via HDMI, DVI, and VGA. In addition, there are 3.5mm analog audio input and output ports for connecting a microphone and speaker for two-way communication, an RJ45 port for RS-232 connection, and two USB 3.0 ports for expansion purposes.
SHARE 2 is also OEM and system developer friendly. It can be controlled by the INOGENI app or via an included API so you can design your own. You can read a source's status, presence, and format, modify the EDID, ask for custom functionalities, and more.
The REMOTE is a tabletop device almost identical in design to the SHARE 2. It features the same push buttons and in the same place (on top) as the SHARE 2 does. The REMOTE connects to the SHARE 2 via a Cat 5 cable (not included) and offers RS-232 remote control from up to 150 ft away. The REMOTE is powered by the SHARE 2 over a Cat 5 cable, but it also features a USB 2.0 port for alternative power -- for whenever you use a cable other than Cat 5, such as an RS-232 cable with RJ45 adapters.
The HDMI OUT Adapter Uses DisplayLink technology and mirrors or extends your desktop onto another display. It supports video resolutions up to 1080p and 1920 x 1200, and is compatible with OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems. It's powered by the USB expansion port of the SHARE 2.
The SHARE 2, REMOTE, and HDMI OUT Adapter are available separately but are here offered bundled together.