When we share our presentation from our laptop to a projector, we usually use a HDMI cable to connect two devices. However, if the conference room is large, sometimes it’s not efficient to use the cable to share the screen. Not everyone in the meeting room can reach the cable easily, so if many people need to present, then they need to change seats during the session. Even though we all use laptops, not every laptop is equipped with a HDMI port. For example, different MacBooks have different ports. Not every MacBook is equipped with a HDMI port. If a MacBook user wants to do the presentation, he may need to bring an USB C to HDMI adapter or a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable. Therefore, some people turn to wireless presentation solutions for help. In the following paragraphs, we are going to show you how you can present wirelessly from a laptop to a projector.
1.Use A Wireless Projector
Some projectors are already embedded with wireless presentation functions. Here are some wireless projectors which allow you to wirelessly present your slides.
- Vivitek NovoProjectors: Vivitek’s NovoProjector offers 4,800 lumen of brightness in 1080p resolution. It’s embedded with NovoConnect which enables NovoProjector to have wireless presenting functions. NovoProjector supports BYOD. You can use a Windows laptop, a Chromebook or an iPhone to wirelessly share your screen. Just download the NovoConnect App, you can connect your device to NovoProjector. What’s more, 4 people can share the screen at the same time. While you share the screen, you can also use its annotation tools to make your discussion more engaging.
- BenQ Smart Projector for Business: Based on the model you choose, BenQ Smart Projector can offer up to 3,600 lumen of brightness. For the resolution, it can be up to 1080p Full HD. BenQ Smart Projector supports Miracast, Airplay, Google Cast and BenQ Instashare. No matter what device you use, you can wirelessly share your screen. Like NovoPojector, BenQ Smart Projector also allows up to 4 people to share the screen simultaneously.
- Panasonic Wireless Projector: Panasonic has some models that support devices to wirelessly present slides. If you use a Windows laptop or a MacBook, you need to download the software “Wireless Manager ME” to mirror the screen. If you use an iPhone or an Android phone, you will need to download the “Wireless Projector” app according to your operating system. It’s a bit complicated, but still you can use it to share your content without the help of cables.
2.Connect A Wireless Presentation Gateway to The Projector
Most projectors don’t have a wireless presentation function. But even if you purchase a normal projector, you can still wirelessly present your content with your laptop. You just need to connect a wireless presentation gateway to the projector. A professional wireless presentation system can give more flexibility and collaboration possibilities to users. Let’s take ASTROS for example.
ASTROS wireless presentation solutions are reliable and cost-effective. Connecting an ASTROS Station to your projector, it can unlock productivity in your meeting room. It allows people to use Windows PC, MacBook, iPhone or Android smartphone to wirelessly share presentations. If you don’t want to download any app, you can choose to share slides with ASTROS Pod. It’s an external dongle that connects to your laptop via USB-C port. By clicking it, you can instantly mirror the screen to the projector. Or you can use the naive protocol like AirPlay, Google Cast to share the screen. If you want to unlock more possibilities, you can share the screen with ASTROS App. With ASTROS App, you can choose to share only one specific application window or the entire screen to the display. That leaves you the flexibility to deal with instant messages while presenting your slides. If you are in a large meeting room, people sitting far away can use “Remote View” to check the content shared to the projector in real-time with their devices. If you are interested in ASTROS, CLICK HERE to contact us.
You can wirelessly present from a laptop to a projector with ease. All you need to do is decide which way you want. If you only need a basic screen mirroring feature, a wireless projector is a good choice. If you want more collaboration features, you can connect a wireless presentation gateway to your projector. And don’t forget no matter how you do, you can still prepare a HDMI cable for colleagues. Everyone can share the screen in the way they want.