In the modern work environment, sharing ideas and collaborating with others should be fast, easy, and secure when working with the right wireless presentation systems
July 14, 2023 - Great ideas, important proposals, and big pitches usually begin in a small place. It could be a napkin sketch, a voice memo, a smartphone notes app, or a .ppt file saved to the desktop. In most cases, our devices are the birthplace of new ideas. But as ideas grow and concepts take shape, they need a larger canvas to come to life. That's where wireless presentation systems come in. These powerful technology systems allow us to easily share our ideas in the hopes that the boss buys in, the client signs on, or the team can come together to take the idea to the next level. Below, we'll explore the importance of wireless presentation systems and uncover the key features and benefits that make them a must-have for modern businesses.
Key Features and Benefits
What is a Wireless Presentation System?
A wireless presentation system is a technology solution allowing users to wirelessly mirror or cast content from their personal devices onto a shared screen in real time.
The most familiar form of wireless presentation is built into our own personal phones and devices. For example, Samsung® Smart View, LG® Miracast™, Google Pixel™ Screen Cast, and HTC® Media Output are all built into popular consumer devices to allow users to wirelessly share content onto other screens.
All of these features allow users to share the contents of their personal device to a larger viewing screen. The global adoption of this sharing technology has created a shift in expectations that has not only affected the way we share from our personal devices but also how we share in a work environment.
Employees and guests alike have come to expect a simple, one-touch wireless sharing experience in conference rooms and collaboration spaces. These systems are often called BYOD or bring your own device systems. These BYOD systems provide easy wireless content sharing from a phone, computer, or tablet, with built-in security protocols to protect the user and the native network.
Benefits of Wireless Presentation Systems for BYOD Situations
BYOD setups are gaining traction in organizations large and small across the globe. While these systems are meant to alleviate friction in collaboration spaces, they can also introduce certain challenges, such as a variety of different devices and operating systems, making it difficult to ensure compatibility and connectivity. Additionally, when personal devices are welcomed into organizations, network security and privacy risks arise as well.
The good news is, with the proper research, planning, and execution, a wireless presentation system can be installed and configured to recognize and connect with nearly any personal device with very little friction.
Crestron AirMedia® technology provides enhanced BYOD capabilities to support advanced wireless presentation and wireless conferencing from a single solution. For organizations using multiple video conferencing platforms, wireless conferencing allows employees to take advantage of the enterprise-grade cameras and microphones in the room from any personal device on any platform. Furthermore, for organizations standardized on Microsoft Teams® or Zoom Rooms® platforms, wireless conferencing also provided the flexibility for joining external calls or equipping guest users to join calls hosted through separate providers.
Not only is AirMedia technology flexible and easy to use, but it can also be set up on it's own network, so it can run as it's own independent device with AES encryption. This is ideal for protecting sensitive data on the organization's network and ensuring guests and all personal device data is kept private.
Applications of Wireless Presentation Systems in BYOD Situations
It's important to think through the needs of each space when deciding on the best wireless presentation system to install. These systems are useful tools in various settings, including business, education, and personal use. No matter the use case, wireless screen sharing is excellent for enabling collaboration, increasing engagement, and streamlining workflows.
Wireless Presentation Systems for Business
According to our recent Modern Workplace Report, 44% of respondents said in-person collaboration helps them feel engaged with the company culture and encourages teamwork within and across teams. Wireless meeting room solutions are critical for team collaboration to facilitate presentations, video conferencing, and file sharing. With these types of collaborative workspace technologies, employees and guests can easily connect their devices and share content.
Here are some common business use cases for wireless sharing systems:
Wireless Presentation Systems for Education
In the fast-moving world of technology and learning, it is time to consider replacing those old classroom projector systems. The good news is wireless AV technology has come a long way and offers many smart projector alternatives for classroom instruction, interactive learning, and student presentations. These systems allow teachers to easily share content with students and facilitate discussions and activities in the classroom. Additionally, students can quickly and easily connect their personal devices to the system to present their work to the class.
Crestron's Wireless Presentation Systems
Having wireless conferencing technology is great, but it's essential to keep ease-of-use top of mind when selecting an in-room casting solution. One of the leading features for projecting content wirelessly is one-touch presenting. This is a must-have feature when considering a guest casting solution. You may be able to get away with training employees to use a multi-step presentation system, but if you have guests regularly using your meeting rooms, it's crucial that they can do so as simply as possible.
As a leading provider of wireless presentation systems, Crestron offers a range of products designed to simplify presentation workflows and enhance collaboration.
Crestron AirMedia Technology
Crestron AirMedia wireless presentation and conferencing systems enable users to share content from their laptops, smartphones, and tablets to a display or projector without the need for cables or adapters. With AirMedia technology, users can quickly and easily connect to the system via a single USB connector to the AirMedia dongle.
AirMedia technology offers several benefits, including ease of use, compatibility with a range of devices and operating systems, and robust security features. The system also supports simultaneous connections from multiple users, allowing for more effective collaboration and teamwork.