Professionals and managers in every industry are always looking for better meeting solutions. We spend a lot of time in meetings, after all, especially at the management level. According to multiple workplace surveys, the typical middle manager dedicates close to 35 percent of their time to meetings, and it’s even worse with upper management – with 50 percent or more of their time eaten up by strategy sessions, conferences and the like.
Much of that time could be won back with the use of wireless sharing solutions. With wireless presentation technology, your meetings can get started and develop faster. That’s only the start, though, because wireless presentation solutions are much more than simple time savers.
What Are Wireless Sharing And Presentation Solutions?
Content sharing has become a must-have feature for meetings, both in-person and virtual. Having documents, graphs, figures, media, and concept drawings on hand is extremely useful, but sharing that content easily can be a challenge.
Wireless presentation solutions eliminate this challenge and allow users to run a meeting from their own device. To do so, users connect to the room’s presentation technology from their device, using prompts delivered through the room’s display. In most cases, it only takes a minute or two to connect, usually through an app using a temporary authentication code.
Once connected, the user can share content and control the room’s conferencing hardware from their own device.
What Are The Benefits Of Wireless Sharing Technology?
Wireless sharing and presentation solutions have rapidly gained in popularity in the past few years. There are several reasons why this is the case. The reasons are because wireless presentation solutions offer the following:
Meetings That Start And Move Quickly
Room conferencing solutions have become much easier to use with time, but there’s no replacing the familiarity of one’s own smartphone. If your room is fitted with occupancy sensors, then as soon as the presenter walks into the room, they are guided through the connection process so they can get started right away. And, once started, the presenter doesn’t have to concern themselves with running the room’s technology, as it’s all available through their phone.
The Ability To Share Any Type Of Content
Wireless presentation systems are designed to share any type of content that needs sharing. Whether your meeting includes figure-heavy documents, high resolution videos or a PowerPoint slideshow, wireless presentation solutions can share them without issue.
Cleaner, Safer Meetings
Connecting to a wireless presentation system means no messing around with physical media of any kind. That includes cables, ports, physical controls – things that many people will handle throughout a single day. By removing all physical interaction with the room’s hardware, users are much less likely to pick up an illness through indirect contact.
The Crestron AirMedia Is A Feature-Laden Wireless Sharing Solution That’s Easy To Set Up
There are several leading wireless presentation solutions on the market, including Crestron’s AirMedia. Crestron has been a top conferencing solution producer for years and is the brand of choice for Microsoft ecosystems.
Its AirMedia wireless sharing system is a complete room solution that can be used with any device, including desktops, laptops and smartphones. It’s designed for integration into a larger room automation solution, so it can provide connectivity guidance to users as soon as they walk into the meeting space. The AirMedia can be used for in-person or virtual meetings and can share content from more than one source, so multiple users can collaborate from their own devices.
The AirMedia is also built on top of Crestron’s XiO cloud service, which allows for remote provisioning, monitoring and maintenance. That’s an IT manager’s dream.
Quickly Connect Up To 50 Devices And Share Wirelessly With The Clevershare
The Clevershare is designed for use with the Clevertouch and can support up to 50 connected devices at once. This is ideal for classrooms, where students can connect their own devices to the Clevertouch at the start of class and present when called on. All of this can be done wirelessly, through the Clevershare app and using an authentication code.
Even when dozens of devices are connected, the meeting’s presenter still has full control over the presentation. They choose which devices to share content from and can annotate where needed.
In addition to the Clevershare app, meeting presenters can also wirelessly share content using the Clevershare dongle. Once ported in, the presenter can start sharing content with a single button tap located on the dongle.
One thing on the Clevershare app or dongle that differentiates itself from others is it passes not only an audio and video signal, but the touch capacity to manipulate the content wirelessly from the screen. Others would only present from their device.
The Barco Clickshare Offers One-Button Functionality And Full Interactivity
Barco’s Clickshare is another leading wireless presentation option and functions similarly to the Clevershare. Using either the Clickshare app or button, the presenter can quickly connect to the room’s presentation hardware and begin sharing wirelessly.
Where the Clickshare stands out is its security, which includes several advanced features, and its usability. The Clickshare is completely tech-agnostic, so it can work with any device, any conferencing platform, and any brand of AV hardware. This makes the Clickshare ideal for BYOD workplaces and organizations that rely on multiple vendors for their conferencing and presentation solutions.
An AV Integrator Knows How To Install And Configure A Wireless Sharing Solution
Wireless presentation solutions are quickly replacing touch-centric conferencing and control systems. If it’s time for your organization to make a similar shift, a certified AV integrator can provide the needed expertise, resources and manpower to make the shift as efficient as possible.
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