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App turns iPad into a second Monitor for Windows PCs

Bartels Media GmbH today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of MaxiVista 4.0, the multi monitor App that can turn an iPad into an additional monitor for Windows computers. MaxiVista is a pure software solution and requires no further Hardware. Instead of using a cable connection, MaxiVista transmits the expanded virtual desktop, digitally and without loss of quality, over a normal Wireless LAN network connection to the iPad.

Program windows can be shifted seamlessly from PC and on to the high-end screen of the iPad to alleviate the hassle of swapping between overlapping applications. Photoshop color palettes, toolbars, messenger programs and file folders windows can be moved to the iPad screen to create room on the main monitor.

MaxiVista offers a portable Dual Monitor Solution for Mobile PC users underway. The application offers a display frame rate that, although wireless, closely matches that of a conventional monitor. Due to a special data compression, the CPU and network load stay mostly within single digits.

The new graphic card standard, WDDM, that was introduced with Windows Vista prohibited the use of multiple graphic cards from different manufacturers on one computer. MaxiVista is the first application of its kind to overcome these limitations and functions with Windows XP as well as with Windows Vista and Windows 7. The MaxiVista video drivers are digitally signed and therefore compatible with 32 and 64 Bit operating systems. Swapping between portrait and landscape can be done by turning the iPad.

Supported Languages:
* US English and German

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 0.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MaxiVista 4.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. An OSX version is on the way.

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