When it comes to solving the challenges raised by wirelessly integrating user devices and commercial-grade wireless room-connectivity solutions, many solutions claim to have the answers.
The reality, however, is that nearly all fall short.
What room-connectivity challenges exist?
Wired solutions for room connectivity and presentation exist in spades, though these traditional methods come with a mountain of connectivity barriers.
When looking for a solution to seamlessly integrate user devices into room-connectivity solutions, the following speedbumps often present themselves:
Unwieldy cables, wires and dongles:
As the wires and dongles needed to connect to in-room displays pile up, it’s increasingly likely that one, some or all those devices won’t be compatible with the wide variety of user devices you’ll need to integrate.
From Apple Lightning adapters to adapters for other, increasingly varied ports – USB Type-A, Type-B and Type-C (and more USB options), old-school VGA, new-school Thunderbolt, HDMI®, and more, you’ll have to have a solution for everyone.
What good is a wireless room-connectivity solution without support for any user device that walks in the door?
Mobile devices don’t want to cooperate:
Mobile devices are just that – mobile. Tablets, iPads, Chromebooks and other mobile devices are designed to natively adapt to wireless solutions, and, often, they won’t work correctly with wired solutions. This creates yet another headache-inducing hoop to jump through, when you should be able to get to your space and begin collaborating immediately.
Increased management leads to losses:
The more wires, cables, dongles and uncooperative user devices you have to manage to get wireless presentation and collaboration underway, the more money, time and manpower you lose.
Cables also introduce additional IT costs:
Cabled solutions can be expensive in both installation/updates as well as material costs. Installing cables in meeting rooms can be labor intensive as you break drywall install subflooring in an effort to hide cables to reduce cable clutter. In addition to labor costs to install and/or update and replace damaged cables, wired solutions can be expensive. 100 foot HDMI cables can cost $75 or more, driving up material costs per room. If an adapter goes missing, more user frustration and more replacement costs and headaches to manage each room.
When you take in the entire picture, it reduces to an end result of frustration for both end-users and IT administrators.
There are many that say they offer commercial wireless display but are they really designed for commercial deployment? Enterprise customers have requirements and expectations around technology they deploy in their conference rooms. Expectations around stability, reliability and uptime, security, ease of use, cross platform support and more. Unfortunately, not all “commercial” wireless display solutions are designed to meet these customer expectations. The modern workspace typically has a very congested Wi-Fi network. Congestion that interferes with wireless display devices that are not truly designed to work in dense Wi-Fi environments. This can lead to poor user experiences with dropped connections, stuttering video playback, pixilation of images and more.
Fortunately, while traditional wired solutions don’t deliver and many “commercial” wireless display solutions fall short, there is an answer.
How can you avoid these obstacles?
By moving to an easy-to-use, platform agnostic wireless display solution that meets customer expectations for enterprise deployments, you can deliver a stable and robust device that just works. With design innovations for dense Wi-Fi environments and multi-network support, you can ensure a secure room-connectivity and wireless presentation solution that offers an answer for users on Apple and Android devices utilizing iOS, macOS, Chrome OS and more.
With the ScreenBeam 1100, ScreenBeam offers a wireless solution that works in an enterprise wireless environment, connecting both guests and employees securely, quickly and simply. ScreenBeam’s commercial-grade wireless solution enables wireless connectivity in modern enterprise environments without interference from other devices and the hassle of managing a wired solution.
ScreenBeam provides universal device support via enterprise-grade Miracast, AirPlay and Google Cast, eliminating connectivity barriers. ScreenBeam solutions also offer native, app-free screen sharing, guest network isolation, 4K capabilities, digital inking across Office 365, remote management and more.
Only ScreenBeam can solve your room-connectivity challenges in a way that peacefully coexists with other wireless and user devices.
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