When you want to cast the screen of your smartphone to TV at home, you may buy an Apple TV or Chromecast, so that you can enjoy binge-watching dramas on the big screen with your family and friends. If the TV already comes with AirPlay support or Apple TV or Chromecast built in, the screencasting will be much easier. But have you ever wondered why we still use HDMI cables to do presentations in workplaces, while we already wirelessly cast the screen at home?
It’s actually doable to install Chromecast or Apple TV at workplaces, but the two devices are more for entertainment and may not meet the company’s encryption standards. If you want to apply wireless presentation solutions in the office, there are many professional wireless presentation gateways in the market to choose from, and they can do more than just screen mirroring. Below we list 5 advantages of wireless presentation to let you see why people love it:
1.It Saves Time!
Using HDMI and VGA may seem time-saving, but using a wireless presentation system can help you fast do the screencasting and increase the efficiency of group discussions. Imagine today that we are in a meeting space that can accommodate 8 people, and everyone needs to do a presentation. If the length of the HDMI cable is not long enough, then everyone needs to change seats during the meeting. And only one person can share the screen at a time.
If you use wireless presentation solutions, there will be no problems mentioned above. Everyone can sit wherever they want and multiple people can share screens at the same time. Some solutions even provide a centralized management interface, allowing the IT staff to quickly set up all of the company’s wireless presentation gateways.
2.It’s Device Friendly!
When we share our presentation via HDMI cable, we are usually afraid that the cable doesn’t fit our device, so we cannot smoothly run the meeting. Right now the wireless presentation solutions that you can find allow people to use Windows PC, MacBook, iPhone or Android smartphone to do the presentation. If the employee goes to the meeting with a smartphone only, he can still cast the screen and share his content to brainstorm with everyone.
3.Its Maintenance Cost Is Low!
Although the price of professional wireless presentation gateways is much higher than that of HDMI cables, there are many hidden costs of HDMI cables. In addition to the HDMI cables you can see in the conference room, there may be extension cables or more transmission cables that are placed on or buried in walls that you cannot see. If the cable is broken, it will take time and money to repair it. If you choose wireless presentation, you can effectively reduce the cost of wiring and maintenance.
4.It’s Easy to Use!
If you use a wireless presentation system for the first time, you may be worried it’s difficult to use. But it’s actually easier than you imagine. When we cast the screen wirelessly, there are two ways to do so. We can use an external dongle or download an app. If you choose to use an external dongle, you only need to plug it to your laptop then you can share the presentation. If your system requires you to install an app, the interface is usually intuitive. The time to learn and adapt is not long. Once you get used to the wireless presentation, you probably would think that the HDMI cable is difficult to use, and the flexibility is low.
5.It Can Elevate The Meeting Quality!
A time-saving and convenient wireless presentation system not only improves meeting efficiency, but also allows presenters and participants to move around in the meeting room, or sit in their favorite seats for presentations. Some wireless presentation solutions allow users to see the content on the display with their own devices, which lets participants who are sitting far from the display can synchronize information smoothly. The high flexibility reduces the pressure on people in the meeting, thereby improving the quality of the meeting.
After reading these 5 advantages of wireless presentation, if you want to enhance your meeting collaboration with this technology, you can contact the Astrogate team HERE to learn more.