5 Reasons You Need Wireless Screen Mirroring
Make your classroom and collaboration spaces work harder during these challenging times
As an administrator, you are always looking for ways to improve productivity and facilitate better interaction and learning among teachers, students, and staff. With the advent of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements in the workplace, the need for easy-to-use wireless screen mirroring is paramount. Compared to the traditional approach of using (and sharing) fixed HDMI cables, new wireless screen mirroring devices can transform the productivity of your collaboration spaces – without spending a fortune.
Let’s look at five core reasons why you want to incorporate wireless screen mirroring in your classrooms, meeting rooms, and administrative collaboration spaces.
#1 Create a Safer Meeting Environment
In a traditional huddle space or meeting room, presenters must sit near the cable to make sure their system can display on the screen. Wireless screen mirroring technology is designed to eliminate the hassle of cable management- and enable effective collaboration regardless of where the anyone is sitting.
With the newest wireless screen mirroring solutions, users do not have to worry about connecting to a display with apps, network access, or anything else. You simply plug in a button to any laptop or tablet (or select "screen mirroring" from your mobile device), and in a few seconds you and your staff are concentrating on your content instead of moving seats and sanitizing HDMI cables for the next presenter.
#2 Future Proof Technology
As researchers at Harvard and other institutions have realized, the investment in meeting room technology quickly pays for itself. In 2014, AMX indicated that 20% of meetings run late due to technical issues, which will add up over time. While the traditional AV approach of using dedicated touch panels and cables has worked well for years, a commercial-grade wireless screen-mirroring system is much easier to expand, less expensive, and is easier to adapt to new devices such as the Macbook Pro with a USB-C connection. Devices such as the BenQ InstaShow take only seconds to share their screen, enabling a wireless screen mirroring system to quickly pay for itself in more productive meetings.
#3 Flexibility for different classroom configurations
When social distancing is required, larger classrooms are required to foster creativity and innovation for face to face learning. Moving tables, seats, and displays to accommodate the needs of group health may not line up with where fixed AV infrastructure such as cables are located. Combined with the need to connect to a wide variety of devices such as phones, tablets, cameras, and media players - the need for location and device flexibility is very high.
With a wireless screen-mirroring device, you can turn any open space or classroom into a truly flexible (and properly spaced) learning environment. By eliminating cables, switches, and messy hardware, it can also keep your space clean and organized for anyone to use.
#4 Minimizes Hidden Infrastructure Costs
Modern classrooms can be expensive. For example – just the cost of purchasing, installing, and hiding HDMI cables under tables and through walls for a medium-sized classroom can cost more than the display. If you use a touch panel, these systems need custom programming and “commissioning” to ensure they work right (and need to be reprogrammed every time you change something in the classroom).
Savvy administrators realize that for most classrooms - wireless presentation systems are much less expensive - and easier to deploy. For example, the BenQ InstaShow S WDC-20 can support up to 32 different sources on a single receiver - at a fraction of the cost of a traditional wired switcher. For administrators under a tight deadline, there is no wait for programming, installation, or special training. Your IT budget will also appreciate the fact that InstaShow does not have any additional subscription costs for support.
#5 Enable True Plug-n-Play Productivity
We all have gotten used to technology that just works at the touch of a finger. Yet there are many screen mirroring systems that require apps to be installed on your computer, complicated network logins – and may not work with your Chromebook or media player.
Administrators are looking for effective wireless screen mirroring systems that can be used with no special training or setup, without special network configurations or software deployments. Make sure to look for a true plug-n-play solution – where a teacher who is unfamiliar with the system can use it in just seconds – without any special training or instructions.
Are you ready to upgrade your collaboration and learning spaces? Get a free demo now or reach out to learn more about InstaShow!