If you are in an environment where you have visitors wanting to use your display or want an extra layer of protection for your network – and the content being shared, consider a wireless presentation system. These are designed to enable all kinds of devices to share your TV – especially phones.
The advantage these systems have for wireless screen mirroring over proprietary apps is that they enable you to share content faster and more effectively– without a lot of fuss. For these devices, it doesn’t matter if you are sharing video, PowerPoint or KeyNote presentations, or showing an e-mail, the video and audio work as it does on your phone. For Android phones, you can even go into Desktop mode, where the phone sees your TV as a giant desktop monitor.
There are security advantages as well. The first is the ability to keep traffic – and visitors off your network. A system like the BenQ InstaShow S uses its private network to stream content – keeping the traffic – and potential hackers - off of your network switches. The second advantage is that they encrypt the content so it cannot be wirelessly viewed or recorded from the next room. This is especially important for home offices, where the wireless signal could be received by a hacker on the street.
But one of the best reasons for a wireless presentation is that enables you to truly collaborate with your phone and your TV. For example, with the BenQ InstaShow S, you can be sharing a PowerPoint – then pull out your phone and split the screen to share a photo or video clip from your phone. In just seconds. The system supports both Miracast and Airplay, so it doesn’t matter what phone you have, and also has an app for classroom use as well.