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z Wireless Media Streaming By Mark Manoukian October 28, 2014
z Mark Manoukian I’m the I.T. Director at Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter in Columbus, OH. I’ve been here for over 20 years. Regular ILTA volunteer contributor. Member of the Emerging Tech steering committee.
z Solutions Airplay by Apple Airmedia by Crestron Screencast AV by Belkin Chromecast by Google Avior HD by IOGear Miracast, A Wi-Fi Alliance Standard Push2TV, A Miracast Receiver WiDi (Rhymes with Why Die), An Intel Wireless Media Standard
z Airplay by Apple Available on… Apple Devices Media devices for which the manufacturer has licensed Airplay. Windows devices. NOT Personal experience… Easy, although I find myself having to reboot my router. I use this at home with my iPad. No experience with this at work, but we will implement. Latency is good to great, meaning high motion video is acceptable. Costs $100 for Apple TV + Apple Device "AirPlay logo" by Apple product presentation. Licensed under Fair use of copyrighted material in the context of AirPlay via Wikipedia - Play_logo.png
z Crestron Airmedia Perhaps the most platform agnostic solution. Small applets that are quickly installed are available through… Any OS – Android, iOS, Windows. Applet is acquired through any browser – Chrome, IE, Safari. Expensive: $1300 Personal experience: Incredibly easy for the end user. Limited to bench testing, but worked extremely well. Enterprise-Grade: Setup is a little more involved in that it does not have a wireless NIC, but rather connects by Ethernet to the wireless network. Can be administered remotely.
z Screencast AV by Belkin Nothing to install on the PC. This is a virtual HDMI cable. Latency is outstanding. High motion video is acceptable. This solution is a transmitter that one connects to the HDMI port of their PC, and a receiver that one connects to the flat-screen display. The transmitter requires power. Super easy for anybody that is capable of connecting an HDMI cable. Reminder: HDMI only. The transmitter has four HDMI inputs, meaning that if you have a display lacking enough inputs then this solves your problem. This solution operates completely independently of the NIC or WiFi.
z Chromecast by Google Simple if you have Chrome and Chromecast already installed. Requires Google Chrome browser. At $35 it is dirt cheap and it includes a 6 ft. HDMI cable. (By comparison, a six foot cable at BestBuy costs $25.) "Chromecast dongle" by EricaJoy - Flickr: Chromecast. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - viewer/File:Chromecast_dongle.jpg
z Avior Wireless HD Kit by IOGear This is another transmitter\receiver solution. Pros: Accepts wide variety of inputs – e.g. HDMI, VGA, DVI (with DVI to VGA adapter), separate audio pins. Outputs include component and S-Video, which are particularly useful for connecting to a projector. The transmitter will broadcast to as many as four receivers. Nothing to install. Not subject to wireless NIC or wireless network issues. Cons: Calls to the help desk “I’ve connected to the thing-a-majig with the grey cable, and pushed the button until the HDMI…” Cost is $450-ish. May be in limited supply. Requires power for the transmitter.
z Miracast Miracast is wireless multimedia streaming standard promulgated by the Wi-Fi alliance. There are many recievers that claim Miracast compliance. Results vary… widely. Some devices simply never accept the connection – e.g. my Toshiba Symbio Blu-Ray player. Some devices accept connections from Android devices – e.g. my Panasonic Blu-Ray BDT330 player. One device accepts connections from Android and Windows devices – you’ll have to wait for the next slide. The holy grail… a Blu-Ray player with quality Miracast. Until then… Microsoft’s impending dongle is a Miracast device.
z Push2TV by NetGear Works really well with Android and Windows 8.1. Lists at about $60. Smaller than a deck of cards, but much lighter. Draws power through a USB port, meaning that if your flat panel has a USB port you can piggy back the power for the Push2TV device off of the TV. Firmware makes a big difference, check and update the firmware. Latency is meh. High motion video and people subject to motion sickness are a bad mix. It is dependent on the wireless NIC. If there are any problems with the wireless NIC then they might make themselves known.
z Wi-Di This is an Intel standard. It has been subsumed into Miracast. (?) My advice: Avoid loading up any Wi-Di drivers that don’t land on your device by way of automatic updates. Additional Wi-Di drivers seem to muck up the wireless NIC in my experience. "Intel WiDi logo" by Licensed under Fair use of copyrighted material in the context of WiDi via Wikipedia - wer/File:Intel_WiDi_logo.gif
z Notes on Microsoft Windows Microsoft’s new dongle is based on Miracast. Microsoft attempted to bake in addition wireless streaming functionality in Windows 8. It failed. …but succeeded in Windows 8.1. It’s as easy as 1-2-3…