May 27, 2011    #119
Contact: Laura Byerley
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UMKC mechanical engineering course inspires new product

Wireless transmitter displays iPhone and iPad programs on TVs, monitors and projectors

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Jorge Colman, a junior Electrical and Computer Engineering student in the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Computing and Engineering, has developed a device that allows iPhone and iPad users to wirelessly watch and manipulate applications on their TV, monitor or projector.

The wireless transmitter would allow people to play games, video chat, surf the web, watch movies, browse pictures, display PowerPoint presentations and manipulate anything that exists on their iPhone or iPad. With a patent pending and a rough prototype, Colman is accepting pre-orders and working with the Bloch School's Entrepreneurship Scholars program to develop the final product.

The transmitter sends information from an iPhone or iPad to a receiver, which is connected to a TV set. The transmitter is capable of transmitting audio and video at 480p, but Colman is working on another prototype that will transmit audio and video at full HD 1080p resolution.

The idea grew out of a project that Colman completed in Assistant Teaching Professor Katherine Bloemker's Mechanical Engineering 130 - Introduction to Engineering Graphics course in the spring of 2011. Using SolidWorks and AutoCAD, the course covers 2D and 3D design. No previous 2D or 3D CAD experience is necessary to take the course.

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About the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering
Located in one of the nation's largest engineering communities, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Computing and Engineering is Kansas City's only university with ABET-accredited engineering, computer science and information technology degree programs.

SCE's internationally-recognized faculty prepare students for today's competitive job market by providing a curriculum that includes the latest technology and business trends, as well as a comprehensive education in each field's theory and fundamental practice. Our classes also build bridges to the professional world by partnering with local companies, organizations and engineers. To learn more about SCE, visit

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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