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HidraLink: What’s in a Name?

Jul 13, 2020 3:18:00 PM

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We have a shiny new visual communications product that makes it extremely easy to put content on multiple displays driven by a PC. It is especially powerful because it lets you manage displays that are not in line-of-sight. In addition, it can spread content across groups of displays for mini-video walls. But the name, HidraLink, seems to be spelled a bit funny.

The basis for the name is the mythical multi-headed Hydra, since the software uses a single PC with multiple heads (displays). Then, in keeping with Hiperwall’s naming tradition (see the linked post on the Hiperwall name), we took the Highly Interactive part of the Hiperwall name and came up with “Hidra” as the product family name.

HidraLink is the first Hidra product and it is well suited to visual communications in lobbies, hallways, and high traffic areas. A timely and useful application for HidraLink is displaying thermal camera feeds in lobbies for temperature screening of employees and visitors. As such, we added the capability to flip the application feeds as they are shown on the displays to provide a natural view to the people being seen by the thermal detection camera.

For more information about Hidralink, click here.

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