Presentations are a norm whether in schools or in offices. We usually see a presenter bring his own laptop, connect the HDMI cable and start the presentation. For Windows laptop users, you must be quite familiar with that scenario, but it’s different for MacBook users. 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.
MacBook users have the issue about screen mirroring. However, don’t forget that we can use smartphones to make slides now. iPhone users have the same issue too. The question is, do we have a convenient and efficient way to share the presentation without preparing lots of adapters or cables? Thanks to technology, the answer is YES. There are many wireless presentation systems you can find on the market. You no longer need HDMI or VGA cables to share the presentation. Therefore, MacBook and iPhone users don’t need to prepare adapters anymore. What’s more, you don’t need to spend time changing the seat and plugging the cable during a conference. Next we’ll focus on wireless presentation systems for macOS and iOS devices and see what options are in the market.
1. Apple TV
Apple TV was released in March 2007. After connecting the Apple TV to a TV, make sure your iPhone or MacBook is in the same network as Apple TV and you can use AirPlay to mirror your device wirelessly. AirPlay is a proprietary wireless communication protocol stack developed by Apple. It allows iPhone, iPad or Mac users to wireless cast audio or video to an Apple TV or an AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV.
If you have an Apple TV, you can easily share photos or videos from your MacBook or iPhone to a TV. You can also download and login streaming apps like Netflix, Youtube or Amazon Prime Video to the Apple TV box. If you install an Apple TV in your conference room, MacBook users can easily share the presentation. However, it’s mainly for home entertainment use. It doesn’t have collaboration features for business.
2.AirPlay 2–Enabled Smart TVs
There are some companies embedding Apple TV in their TV products. Therefore, you don’t need to purchase an Apple TV box, then you can mirror images or videos to the TV with your iPhone or MacBook. On the market, you can find LG, Samsung and Sony have AirPlay 2–Enabled Smart TVs. If you want to use AirPlay to mirror your screen or cast your video, always make sure your device is on the same network as your TV.
Just like Apple TV, AirPlay 2–enabled smart TVs are also mainly for home entertainment use. It doesn’t have collaboration features for business. But if you only want to share the presentation, smart TVs are still convenient. You can prepare one HDMI cable for Windows laptops. MacBooks users can use AirPlay to share slides.
3.BenQ InstaShow WDC30
After introducing two wireless presentation systems for home use. We are going to show you products for business use. First, we will talk about BenQ InstaShow WDC30. It consists of a receiver and two transmitter buttons. When you finish setting up the receiver, you only need to plug in the transmitter button to your laptop and press it. Then you can start sharing your presentation. You don’t need to install extra software. If you or your guest are worried about installing an unknown app, this is a good solution. In addition to Windows laptops and MacBooks, it also supports Android and iOS devices to do the wireless presentation.
When we say that InstaShow WDC30 is for business use, because it has more collaboration features. For example, it allows 32 people to connect to the receiver at the same time, which allows people to quickly take turns sharing presentations. It also has Split Screen feature, so people can easily compare data or share ideas during the conference. The security level is trustworthy too.
4. ASTROS Wireless Presentation Solutions
If you need a robust wireless presentation solution for business, we highly recommend you to use ASTROS. It also consists of a receiver and a transmitter button (USB Type-C) for the laptop. With the transmitter button, you can plug it to your laptop and share your screen fast. You don’t need to install extra software. In addition to Split Screen and multiple people connection at the same time, you can enjoy more collaboration features like Remote View and One-to-Many with ASTROS App. The interface is intuitive, it doesn’t take you much time to know how to use it.
No matter what operating system or device you use, such as Windows, Mac, iOS or Android devices, ASTROS can support all of them. What’s more, ASTROS has a high security level. So you don’t need to worry about the data leak issues when sharing the presentation.
Before you purchase any wireless presentation solution, make sure you try the solution first. There are actually more wireless presentation products on the market than what we talk about. But the quality is uneven. If you don’t know how to choose the best solution for you, you can read the related article “ 8 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing A Wireless Presentation System”. If you are interested in ASTROS wireless presentation solutions, CLICK THE LINK to contact us.