Today more than ever before, the corporate world is finding value in connectivity, collaboration, and remote sharing. The boardrooms of old are quickly becoming relics of the past. Technology has taken over, and Smart TVs and interactive panels are becoming staples in corporate hubs. The potential and seamlessness of sharing information and ideas via new tech can no longer be ignored. Screen mirroring has become one of the most effective communications tools within the suite of emerging technology. So, what are the best screen mirroring devices for your business?
What is Screen Mirroring?
Screen mirroring is technology that allows users to share a screen from one device onto another. It’s the most used and easiest way to share a presentation or other information with audiences ranging from one to one hundred or more. There are a number of benefits to having the ability to share your device’s information via screen mirroring or screencasting.
- Share from almost any type of device, including phones, laptops, and tablets.
- Maintain a higher level of control over what is being shared and when you choose to share.
- Wireless screen mirroring allows for anyone in a virtual room to share an idea, sketch, graph, or document directly from their own device.
What to Look for When Choosing a Screen Mirroring Device?
When it comes to sharing your information to a larger screen, there are a number of important factors to consider. Screen mirroring can work with a variety of sharing devices, but the application you choose as your broadcasting tool is important. For example, if you’re considering an Apple TV setup, you’ll be limited to sharing with Apple-branded devices. If one of your staff members is using an Android or Microsoft device, that could be an issue. The best choice is to choose an option that covers a wide range of connectivity.
Apple TV will screencast only to other iOS or Mac devices. One thing users like about Apple is the easy to use interface. Mirroring can be accomplished via a cable or through WiFi. Apple TV will, however, require its own AC plug, meaning you won’t be able to connect it to a power source via the device. If everyone on your staff is only using Apple products, then Apple TV could work.
Portable and small, the Chromecast plug-in is the size of a standard flash drive. Chromecast functions with a cross-section of various devices, including Apple, Android, and Google, which makes compatibility a non-issue for diverse work staffs. While it does work with a variety of devices, it may only work with some if you have the right software app to connect to. Additionally, some of the popular office staples like Keynote and Powerpoint are incompatible with a Chromecast, and there is no connective app that exists to make them work. It also will not work within a VPN.
With an interactive flat panel or display, not only do you solve the capability issue of screen mirroring, but you can share from anywhere. When you use an interactive display in your boardroom, you can easily share it with a wide range of devices and be sure everyone can see it. If you choose an interactive display with integrated software programs like Clear Touch Collage, the application offers seamless integration, even with Chromebooks. Clear Touch Collage has no ongoing software costs and comes bundled with the Clear Touch panels.
Need Screen Mirroring for Your Business?
CSI has partnered with ClearTouch, a leader in smart, interactive panels that will become the hub of your business. ClearTouch Interactive Displays allow for up to 20 simultaneous touch points, immediate access to mobile apps and software, screen mirroring, and wireless connectivity, all designed to get people collaborating quickly, in real-time.
Contact us today to find out how we can get you the right screen mirroring device for your business or organization in Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida area.