The choice to collaborate with ClickShare in any meeting room using software or hardware is entirely up to you! On Windows PC and Mac, choose between the iconic ClickShare Button or the Desktop App – or combine the two! – or use one of the supported screen mirroring protocols Google Cast, AirPlay or Miracast. On Android and iOS mobile devices, choose between the ClickShare mobile Apps or use screen mirroring.
What is screen mirroring?
Screen mirroring is a technique allowing to mirror your mobile device or laptop onto a large screen. Watch your documents, photos, videos and mobile applications on a big screen and immediately involve your colleagues in the meeting. A wide range of presentation tools is available, allowing the sender to share content with a receiver over a wireless communication protocol. The most used and well-known protocols are Google Cast, AirPlay and Miracast.
- Google Cast
Google Cast or Chromecast is a communication protocol developed by Google which is natively supported on Android phones and tablets (as well as in the Chrome browser).
Simply connect your personal device to the same network of the ClickShare unit (or directly connect to the Base Unit Wi-Fi), press the Google Cast icon in your App of choice and select the ClickShare Base Unit to start sharing your content.
AirPlay allows full mirroring from any Apple iOS or MacOS device: iPhone, iPad and MacBooks. The Apple proprietary protocol offers a great content sharing solution within the Apple ecosystem.
Just like with Google Cast, either connect your device to the same network as the ClickShare unit or directly connect to the Base Unit Wi-Fi. Click the AirPlay Screen mirroring icon in the quick menu, select the ClickShare unit and start sharing.
Unlike Apple’s AirPlay and Google’s Chromecast (on the Chromecast and Android TV devices), the Miracast Protocol is designed to be a cross-platform standard.
The Miracast receiver creates its own wireless network, and the sender connects directly (peer-to-peer or P2P) to it without compromising your personal Wi-Fi connection. This means that your PC or tablet can still be online through its Wi-Fi connection while streaming over Miracast. A limitation of the P2P connection is that only one Miracast device can be shown on screen at a time.
On your Windows pc, simply press the Windows key & “K” and select the ClickShare unit from the list to start your sharing session.
What are the unique features of the screen mirroring?
- Intuitive, simple experience in all meeting rooms
- No software installation needed
- Fast on screen
Why use screen mirroring with ClickShare?
- Freedom to choose how you want to share content: from any device, from any operating system.
- Enhance the BYOD strategy of your company. Use any device on the work floor in any meeting room.
- Boost spontaneous collaboration and give people the opportunity to benefit from the benefits of mobile devices like easy access to online content, cloud drives or photos, share camera view, take a screenshot to share, zoom…
- Opportunity to fully mirror your screen onto the meeting room’s AV equipment.
Using the ClickShare Button, Apps and screen mirroring together! No need to choose…
You can use the iconic ClickShare Button, the ClickShare Mobile and Desktop Apps or screen mirroring via Google Cast, AirPlay or Miracast. The freedom and combination allow you to get on screen instantly with whichever device you have.
AirPlay and Google Cast are only available on the ClickShare Enterprise range (CSE-models). Miracast is only available on the CSE-200+.
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