NovoConnect

Make it Simple. Make the Connection. Truly Collaborate.

Wireless Presentation & Collaboration System
NovoConnect - A Wireless Presentation & Collaboration System
NovoConnect allows participants to seamlessly share content from connected device through a wireless network to conduct interactive presentations with dynamic content sources and HD display quality.
Share and collaborate up to 64 users simultaneously
Share and Collaborate up to 64 Users Simultaneously.
Chromebook support
Chromebook Support is Here.
Attendance Monitoring
Teacher has the Control
The teacher can lock student mobile devices to gain attention for important topics and discussions with a press on an icon or click of a mouse. In addition, sessions can be terminated and any screen can be captured and emailed
A whiteboard at your finger tip
A Whiteboard at Your Finger Tip
Use your tablet to annotate and share notes with your students.
What's new
What's New in V1.6
We have added amany more features from sharing files among participants to managing NovoConnect remotely. NovoConnect is now becoming a more powerful collaboration tool for classrooms and business meetings.
Video Streaming from Tablets
Video Streaming from Tablets
Stream your favorite video to wow your audience
Play from these sources:
  • YouTube
  • Video clips stored on your mobile devices
  • DropBox & Google Drive
Ethernet Connection
Ethernet Connection
Enabled via a USB-to-Ethernet dongle Reliable connection and higher bandwidth:
  • More responsive
  • Smoother video playback
Suitable for:
  • Computer Labs
  • Sharing between GUEST-EMPLOYEE networks
From the cloud to the classroom
From the Cloud to the Classroom
Perfect for either the classroom or conference room, connect all resources — from the cloud or your network — to provide the right tools that maximize productivity.
Annotation with Ease
Annotate with Ease
Using the annotation tools — markup pen, erase function and color fill — make notes or emphasize points and distribute easily over Wi-Fi connection.
Polling/Voting Feature
Polling/Voting Feature
With NovoConnect’s convenient polling/voting feature, audience comprehension can be gauged, so moderators don’t have to wonder if their messages are getting through.
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NovoConnect allows participants to seamlessly share content from connected device through a wireless network to conduct interactive presentations with dynamic content sources and HD display quality.

Hardware specifications

CPU (SoC)
  • ARM Cortex A9
  • Video Decoder/Encoder
    (H.264, VC-1, VP8)
Memory DDR 1024MB
Storage
  • Internal: 4GB (eMMC Flash)
  • External: microSD Card Slot
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Input/Output USB Input USB Type A x 1
Video Input Micro HDMI x 1
Card Reader microSD Card Slot x 1
Power Input Micro USB (5V 2A)
LED Indicator Green (Power On)
Button/Switch Reset
Operating Temperature 0  ~ 40°C
Storage Temperature -20°C ~ 60°C
Size (L:W:H) 93mm x 56mm x 16mm
Weight 52 g

Application Requirements

PC/Notebook

CPU Intel Pentium, 2GHz (i3 and above are recommended)
OS Windows XP, Windows 7, Win8 (32 bits and 64 bits), Mac 10.6 and above
RAM 4GB

Tablet

Android Platform
OS Android 3.2 and above (Android 4.0 and above are recommended)
Resolution 1024x768, 1280x800, or Higher are recommended
iOS Platform
OS iOS 5.1 and above
Device Type iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad Air
Type Title Type Size   Download
Guides
  A Solution-Based Guide to Novo pdf 0.24 MB
Title Type Size   Download
NovoConnect Product Brochure pdf 2.36 MB
NovoScreenote Brochure pdf 0.59 MB
NovoScreenote User Guide pdf 3.57 MB
Stream Video From Your Computer pdf 0.44 MB
Novoconnect Quick Start Guide pdf 2.84 MB
User Guide - My Notes pdf 0.37 MB
Novoconnect Guide User Groups pdf 0.88 MB
User Guide - File Sharing pdf 0.70 MB
User Guide - Moderator Credentials pdf 0.58 MB
Novoconnect Software Installation Guide pdf 0.81 MB
Novoconnect Software Upgrade Guide pdf 0.47 MB
Novoconnect Remote Manager pdf 0.54 MB
Novoconnect Wifi Configuration pdf 0.54 MB
Novoconnect Network Installation pdf 0.34 MB
Novoconnect Using Ethernet Connection pdf 0.61 MB
Novoconnect Dual-VLAN Installation pdf 0.34 MB
Novoconnect Product Brochure pdf 2.36 MB
Novoconnect User Manual pdf 7.49 MB
Type Title Version Type Size   Download
Desktop Streamer
  Windows 7 and above V1.6.1 exe 16.93 MB
  Mac OS (10.6 and above) V1.6.1 zip 15.34 MB
  Chromebook (V.37 and above) V2.3.1 Ext. URL N/A
Remote Manager
  Windows 7 and above V1.6.0 exe 7.54 MB
  Mac OS (10.6 and above) V1.6.0 zip 8.89 MB
NovoPresenter
  iOS V2.3.2 Ext. URL N/A
  Android V2.3.3 Ext. URL N/A
NovoScreenote
  Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 exe 116.31 MB
  Mac OS (10.7 and above) zip 30.66 MB
Title Version Type Size   Download
Novoconnect Customize Logo and Wi-Fi zip 0.45 MB
NovoDS - Windows (7 and above) V1.0.1 exe 14.33 MB
NovoDS - Mac OS (10.7 and above) V1.0.1 zip 16.41 MB
NovoConnect
What can I do with this product?
NovoConnect is a wireless projection and collaboration device.
  • Teachers can use it to organize student activities in a BYOD environment in classrooms.
  • Companies can use it to facilitate interactive and engaging discussion in meeting rooms.
  • Can I connect NovoConnect to an LCD monitor?
    Yes, you can. As a matter of fact, you can connect NovoConnect to any display equipment with an HDMI port or a VGA port (via an adaptor).
    What display resolutions does NovoConnect support?
  • 4:3 (XGA - 1024x768)
  • 16:9 (1080p, 720p)
  • 16:10 (WXGA – 1280x800)
  • What Can I do with the USB port?
    Connect a USB mouse and then you can configure the NovoConnect device with ease.
    What types of PCs or tablets will work with NovoConnect?
    NovoConnect supports a variety of devices, making it perfect for BYOD environment.
  • Windows XP and above
  • Mac 10.6.8 and above
  • Android Tablets
  • iPad
  • ChromeBook (coming)
  • Android Phone and iPhone (coming)
  • How many users can connect to a NovoConnect device at the same time?
  • 64 users when the NovoConnect device is connected to an existing WiFi network
  • 8 users when the NovoConnect device is configured as a WiFi Hotspot.
  • Is my data secure when I use NovoConnect to share my screen?
    Yes, your data is encrypted using AES-128 encryption to ensure data security when you set NovoConnect to “Corporate” mode.
    Can I use the USB port in the back of my projector to power the NovoConnect device?
    As long as the USB port can supply 750mA, it is going to work.
    My projector only has a VGA port. How to make it work with NovoConnect?
    Essentially you need to convert HDMI cabling into a VGA port. You could do one of the followings:


    (1) Use an HDMI coupler and an HDMI-to-VGA adaptor
    HDMI Coupler
    HDMI-to-VGA Adaptor



    (2) Use a mini-HDMI-to-VGA adaptor
    mini-HDMI-to-VGA adaptor
    Where can I get the software for my Laptop and Tablet?
  • For PC/Mac, go to http://www.vivitekusa.com/novoconnect/ and download software “Desktop Streamer”
  • For Tablet, go to App stores to download “NovoPresenter”
  • Both software are free of charge.
    Can I put my school’s mascot or company logo on the home screen?
    Yes, you can. The followings are two examples. For details on how to do so, please refer to documentation at
    http://www.vivitekusa.com/novoconnect
    Default Home Screen
    Customized Home Screen
    I have set up my NovoConnect device properly for my organization. Is it possible to “lock” its setting parameters so that nobody else can change them by accident?
    Yes. With device firmware V1.3 and up, you will be able to enable “Settings Protection” either from the PC software or on the device. (See the following figures for details.)
    Configuration using PC Software
    Configuration from the Device
    What are Hotspot mode and Client mode? What are their difference?
    1. Hotspot mode – The NovoConnect device creates its own WiFi network. You need to connect your PC or tablet to this network to work with this NovoConnect device. 2. Client mode - The NovoConnect device connects to the same WiFi network as your PC or tablet connects to. Typically it is your school or company’s WiFi network.
    How to enable my NovoConnect device in Hotspot mode?
    You can enable the Hotspot mode from PC/Mac or on the device.
    Can I browse the Internet when I connect to my NovoConnect device in Hotspot mode?
    No.
    How to connect a NovoConnect device to my WiFi network?
    You can set up the WiFi connection from PC/Mac or on the device. It is worth mentioning that, a check-box, “Use Hotspot if connection fails”, is added to firmware version 1.5.
  • When checked, the NovoConnect device will automatically switch to WiFi Hotspot mode when current WiFi connection is not available. (This could happen, for example, when WiFi routers lose power during power outage.)
  • When unchecked, the NovoConnect device will not switch to WiFi Hotspot mode. Instead, it keeps monitoring the WiFi spectrum. Once the WiFi router is back online, the NovoConnect device will re-connect automatically.
  • How to connect a NovoConnect device to my WiFi network?
    I have connected my NovoConnect device to my school’s WiFi. However, it doesn’t seem to work. I can’t connect my PC or Tablet to it.
    I connected my NovoConnect device to my school’s WiFi a few days ago. This morning I notice that it switches back to Hotspot mode by itself. What happened?
    Firmware version 1.4 or older has an “automatic switching” mechanism. Namely, When your school’s WiFi is down, NovoConnect devices will switch back to Hotspot mode automatically as a mean to continue operation without external WiFi network. In firmware version 1.5, a new option is introduced to allow users to opt out of this “automatic switching” mechanism. Please refer to question “How to connect a NovoConnect device to my WiFi network?”
    How to connect or log into a NovoConnect device?
    Connect your laptop or tablet to WiFi Two methods to log in (or connect) Manual input IP Address PIN (optional) Name (optional) QR-code scan (Tablets Only) PC/Mac: Manual-Input Only Tablet: Manual Input Tablet: QR-Code Scan
    Is PIN code mandatory?
    No, it is optional. However, once you enable it for a session, it becomes mandatory for the session.
    I can’t connect to the NovoConnect unit either by scanning the QR code or entering its IP address.
    Here is a check-list you may look into 1. Verify your PC or tablet is connected to the same WiFi network as the NovoConnect device is. 2. Verify the IP address you enter matches the one displayed on the screen. 3. If PIN code is enabled, verify the PIN code you enter matches the one displayed on the screen. Re-launch the PC/Mac or Tablet App. 4. If the above fails, your WiFi network may have firewall turned on. In this case, you will need help form your IT department. Please refer to related “Network Configuration” documentation available at http://www.vivitekusa.com/novoconnect/
    I have connected to the NovoConnect device but my screen is not shown on the projection. What should I do?
    After you are connected, click the user-list icon, (highlighted in RED in the left figure), to view the status of all users. Users with icon, , are actively projected on the screen. You may need the host/moderator to show yours.
    How to switch a presenter or enter 4-to-1 projection?
    Please refer to the icons highlighted in the following figures.
    Can I hand over my host/moderator to someone else?
    You can click the icons highlighted in the following figures.
    I am a teacher. How can I preview my students’ screen?
    Click or tab on the student’s name in the user list and you will see it in a couple seconds. (See the figures below for illustration.)
    Is there going to be future software upgrade? Do I need to pay for it?
    We continuously upgrade our software to enhance user experience as well as to introduce more product features. You will be able to upgrade the PC/Mac and Tablet software, as well as the device firmware. All software upgrade will be free of charge.
    How to upgrade my PC/Mac software, Desktop Streamer?
    There are two ways to do so. 1. You can visit http://www.vivitekusa.com/novoconnect/ to download the latest software. 2. Connect you PC/Mac to the Internet. Launch “Desktop Streamer” and it will search for upgrade automatically.
    How to upgrade my Tablet App, NovoPresenter?
    Use your App store to do so.
    How to upgrade my NovoConnect device?
    You can initiate the device firmware upgrade from PC/Mac or on the device.
    What can I do with NovoPresenter?
    NovoPresenter allows you to view photos, open Office documents and PDF files, and browse the Internet. It also comes with
  • On-screen annotation capability, which enables you to annotate any documents and websites
  • A white-board module, which allows you to use tablet as an electronic white-board In the coming months, we are going to release new versions with more exciting features.
  • You will be able to play your local or Youtube video to your audience via NovoConnect.
  • As teachers, you will have a polling feature at your disposal to access student responses instantly during class.
  • What file types can NovoPresenter open?
  • Microsoft Office documents
  • PDF
  • Images (JPEG, PNG, BMP)
  • Video clips (coming)
  • Can I access my files in Dropbox or Google Drive?
    Yes, you can access both of them.
    How to share video via NovoConnect?
    To share video via NovoConnect, your mobile device must be connected and projected in full screen. Namely, you need to be the full-screen presenter. Then, within NovoPresenter App,
  • For local video clips, find the desired clip and you can start the playback via “tapping”.
  • For YouTube clips, use the built-in web-browser to find the desired clip. Then press the “YouTube Sharing” icon at the top-right corner to start the playback.
  • Can I mirror my iPad screen?
    No, not at this point. However, you can use other software to do so, like AirServer or Reflector. Here are the steps: 1. Install AirServer or Reflector on your PC or Mac 2. Connect your PC or Mac to your NovoConnect device 3. Now, you can mirror iPad screen to your PC or Mac, which, in turn, will show up on the projection screen vian your NovoConnect device.
    NovoPRO
    What are Hotspot mode and Client mode? What are their difference?
    (1) Hotspot mode – The NovoPRO device creates its own WiFi network. You need to connect your PC or tablet to this network to work with this NovoPRO device.
    (2) Client mode - The NovoPRO device connects to the same WiFi network as your PC or tablet connects to. Typically it is your school or company’s WiFi network.

    Feature Comparison Table

    Client Mode Hotspot Mode
    Number of Users Allowed 64 8
    Internet Access Yes No
    Typical Usage Pre-configured for School or Corporate Quick setup for small-group meetings