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Denon Professional Announces Kudo: The End of Unproductive Meetings

Mon, January 05, 2015


Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA – January 5, 2015. Denon Professional (denonpro.com), a leading innovator of premium solutions for the professional A/V market, announces Kudo—an intelligent presentation hub for the fast-paced world of business communications. With a unifying array of wireless connectivity and a refreshingly simple user interface, Kudo eliminates the frustrations that plague meetings: finding the right display adapters, awkward transitions between presenters, endless knots of cables, and minimal support for mobile devices.

Kudo is an elegant tabletop device that connects to a meeting room projector or monitor using a simple HDMI cable. Measuring just 6 inches across and less than 3.5 inches high, it enhances meeting spaces ranging from huddle rooms to state-of-the-art executive suites without tying up coveted desk real estate. Inside, a plethora of wireless connections allow presenters to mirror mobile or laptop screens—even in ultra-high definition—as Kudo supports 4K2K and 3D video signals for compatible displays. With onboard Wi-Fi and support for AirPlay, DLNA, and Miracast, users of modern Apple, Android, and Windows devices can beam their content across the room with ease. The included remote control provides simple operation that can be passed among presenters for on-the-fly screen switching.

The Android-powered Kudo goes beyond managing sources with access to the Google Play Store. Presenters can download and use web browsers, chat clients, digital signage applications, media players and more. Kudo’s two USB ports with UPnP support let users connect input devices such as keyboards, cameras, and trackpads. Bluetooth, a microSD slot and RJ-45 Ethernet port round out Kudo’s ability to integrate into nearly any productivity setting.

“Kudo makes it a breeze to run effective meetings,” said Costa Lakoumentas, Senior VP of Denon Professional. “Gone are panicked moments of frustration that can kill the collaborative buzz. Kudo exchanges that stress for a welcome array of productivity tools—all in a compact format equipped for the coming wave of ultra-high definition displays.”

Denon Professional Kudo highlights:

  • Connects mobile devices and laptops to a projector or video monitor
  • Saves time by reducing “transitional” moments during meetings
  • Enables simple source switching for engaging presentations
  • Uses Google Play apps to browse the web, stream content, and more
  • Intuitive user interface for hassle-free setup and operation
  • HDMI output with UHD 4K2K and 3D support future-proofings meeting rooms
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, DLNA, AirPlay, Miracast, Bluetooth wireless support
  • (2) USB ports with UPnP support for input devices
  • microSD slot for access to music, photos, videos and more
  • Infrared remote for total presenter control
  • Compact tabletop design fits any meeting room decor

Kudo will be on display at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Central Hall, Booth 11640. Kudo will be available in Spring 2015 for $199.99. For more information visit denonpro.com/CES2015.



About Denon Professional
Delivering premium solutions for the distribution, capture, and management of multimedia signal sources, Denon Professional is trusted by the most demanding users and system integrators around the world for their uniquely-engineered quality products and innovative approach. For more information visit www.denonpro.com

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