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Which is the best wireless HDMI collaboration system for experienced marketing teams?

Today's marketing teams are called on to do more than ever to make their products and services stand out in the marketplace.

BenQ North America
2019/12/03

Best Wireless HDMI Screen Mirroring for Marketing Teams

Which is the best wireless HDMI screen mirroring for marketing teams?

Marketing teams are consistently juggling between maintaining budgets, reviewing new products, creating and reviewing video content – and constantly evaluating tools that will give them an edge over their competition..

In today’s BYOD environments, trying to share your screen with even a small team by passing a VGA or HDMI cable is an awkward and time-consuming hassle. Today, the best marketing teams are leveraging wireless HDMI presentation systems to get rid of those bulky cables and share their insights with their team from anywhere in the room.

What makes a great wireless HDMI system for marketing teams?

There are lots of choices – but the first thing to realize is that systems such as Chromecast and Apple TV were not designed for collaboration – but for streaming content from their hosts.. According to the Commercial Integrator 2019 Collaboration Deep Dive , there are three things that experts look for in a wireless streaming system for your huddle space or meeting room.

3 Key Things to Consider
  • How easy is it to use?
  • How flexible is the system to handle different types of devices?
  • How simple is the setup process ?
  • BenQ InstaShow Wirless HDMI Screen Mirroring
    BenQ InstaShow Wirless HDMI Screen Mirroring

    In this article – we will look at these three topics – and guidelines on how to keep your wireless content secure. Because marketing teams typically have access to new product information well before the public – you want to make sure that all the launch activity doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.

    Which wireless streaming systems are easiest to use in a meeting?

    The best wireless screen mirroring systems work without any training. While some systems can use proprietary applications to stream your presentation over WiFi, the most popular way is to use a simple HDMI transmitter button that attaches to your device. Press the button, and your content shows up on the screen. For mobile devices, you can either use a button – or stream via mobile app from your phone or tablet. To switch presenters, tap the button you want on the screen, or use a split-screen mode to have up to four different presenters on display at once.

    How flexible is the system to handle different types of devices?

    Nearly any wireless streaming system can mirror the screen of popular laptops such as Windows or MacBooks. But what about sharing copy-protected content from your Chromebook, showing off your digital signage from a Scala or BrightSign player, or showcasing your latest advertising raw video straight from the digital camera?

    The other key component is video playback. Some wireless streaming systems delay the stream, or can only play a video at 30 fps or less. Look for a wireless presentation system that can run smooth video up to 60 frames per second that can be connected to nearly any BYOD source for your marketing team collaboration space.

    How simple is the setup?

    Let’s face it – connecting a cable to a device is a lot simpler than logging into a network, downloading an app, and then trying to get it to display on a screen properly – especially on a “locked down” computer. The solution – look for a system that is simple to install and use – that doesn’t require any special network login or software application running on your device Today, there are wireless presentation systems that are as easy as plugging into your MacBook Pro’s Thunderbolt 3 port, and tapping a button to present in seconds.

    What about security?

    One huge drawback of lower-cost wireless screen mirroring systems is that they broadcast content in the open. Imagine giving a presentation on your company’s latest new widget – only to find that a hacker was able to record your slides from the network or the office next door and leaked them to the trade magazine. Look for a system that will ensure that all your sensitive data is encrypted before it is sent to the display – and cannot be seen over the network.

    So what wireless HDMI systems are the best for marketing teams?

    According to Futuresource,there are over 30 different wireless presentation systems available today – making the choices complicated and confusing. Here is an overview of some of the most popular wireless HDMI screen mirroring systems that are commonly used in corporate meeting rooms.

     

    BenQ InstaShow WDC-10

    BenQ InstaShow S Airtame2
    Barco ClickShare CS-200

     

    How Easy to Use?

    BenQ InstaShow WDC-10

    -Plug in button

    -Tap & Present

    BenQ InstaShow S

    -Plug in button

    -Tap & Button

    Airtame2

    -Log in network

    -Download software

    -Open software

    -Select Screen

    -Start Presenting

    Barco ClickShare CS-200

    - Plug in button

    -Download software

    -Open Software

    -Start presenting

     

    Video Playback Frame Rate

    BenQ InstaShow WDC-10

    Smooth Video

    Up to 60fps

    BenQ InstaShow S

    Smooth Video

    Up to 60fps

    Airtame2

    One second delay

    Up to 30fps with special network configuration

    Barco ClickShare CS-200
    Up to 60 fps

     

    Number of Presenters on One Display

    BenQ InstaShow WDC-10

    One
    BenQ InstaShow S
    Four Different Presenters
    Airtame2
    One
    Barco ClickShare CS-200
    Two Different Presenters

     

    # of transmitters included

    BenQ InstaShow WDC-10

    Two Buttons

    Supports up to 16 HDMI or USB-C buttons

    BenQ InstaShow S

    Two Buttons

    Supports up to 32 HDMI or USB-C buttons

    Airtame2
    Proprietary app
    Barco ClickShare CS-200

    Two Buttons

    Supports up to 16 USB or USB-C buttons

     

    What BYOD devices are supported?

    BenQ InstaShow WDC-10

    Windows

    Mac

    Chromebooks

    Mobile devices (via HDMI button)

    Blue-ray & other media players

    Digital Signage

    Digital Cameras

     

    BenQ InstaShow S

    Windows

    Mac

    Chromebooks

    Mobile devices

    Blue-ray & other media players

    Digital Signage

    Digital Cameras

    Airtame2

    Windows

    Mac

    Chromebooks (limited)

    Mobile devices

     

    Barco ClickShare CS-200

    Windows

    Mac

    Chromebooks

    Mobile devices

     

    Software Free Design?

    BenQ InstaShow WDC-10

    Yes
    BenQ InstaShow S
    Yes
    Airtame2
    Uses Proprietary App
    Barco ClickShare CS-200
    Uses Proprietary App

     

    Security

    BenQ InstaShow WDC-10

    128-bit encrption
    BenQ InstaShow S
    128-bit encryption
    Airtame2
    No security
    Barco ClickShare CS-200
    128-bit encryption

     

    MSRP

    BenQ InstaShow WDC-10

    $999
    BenQ InstaShow S
    $1499
    Airtame2
    $399
    Barco ClickShare CS-200
    $1750

    BenQ InstaShow – a solid choice for modern marketing teams

    The BenQ InstaShow platform makes it easy for marketing teams to effectively collaborate by enabling them to instantly present from nearly any BYOD device- simply by plugging in a button. No software, no network, and with the InstaShow S, you can have four different presenters on the screen at the same time. Legendary Silicon Valley marketer Vanessa Torres tried out an InstaShow and shared that “switching between laptops was effortless, and the transition between speakers/collaborators was much more graceful than trading around a display cord and hoping it works.”

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