The last couple of years have seen wireless presentation systems that aid collaboration start to appear on the market. When new technology emerges it can be difficult to know which system is right for you. The answer, of course, is that it depends on what you are trying to achieve and your budget. In this article we look at three of the main systems and compare what they offer.
The newly launched Christie Brio is very well specified and is ideal for global collaboration applications. It works across technology platforms such as Mac, PC or iPad and any information shown on a display or whiteboard attached to the Brio is shared with all of the displays in the same meeting, regardless of geographic location. In the case of secure or restricted networks we often advise clients to combine with the Brio PTP software which enables point to point wireless connection to the Brio without needing to connect to a LAN.
Barco ClickShare works well in areas with no network connection as it can operate purely through USB ports. Clickshare is a good choice if you are using two projectors and two displays. As one of the earlier systems developed, it is a well proven solution.
The Crestron AirMedia meets the need for restricted budgets – plus if an environment has other Crestron equipment, AirMedia integrates with Digital Media devices, Capture Live HD, Crestron RL and Crestron connected displays. It allows users to walk into a room and wirelessly present onto a large screen Powerpoint, Excel, Word, PDF documents and photos from their own iOS or Android device. No AV or control system is required.