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Airmedia Wireless Projection & Collaboration

Wireless Projection & Collaboration

What is AirMedia?

 

What is AirMedia?

 AirMedia is a modern wireless HD presentation system which simplifies and improves classroom presentations and collaboration.

A small number of classrooms have been installed with this technology as a pilot for the start of academic year 2015/2016 to review effectiveness for students and staff.

 The DCU Teaching and Learning Strategy states:

 “ .. we will create a Digital Campus that will underpin the educational experience for our students, both on and off campus, enabling us to equip them to flourish in the 21st century.”

 AirMedia is another positive step to achieving our goals of a Digital Campus, to support the most modern teaching and learning methods.

What are the Benefits?

  1. Wireless Projection
    • No need to use the normal cables (VGA, HDMI) or worry about adapters.
    • Connect over the staff wireless network - Eduroam
  2. Collaboration
  3. Allow students to share their work wirelessly with the class.
  4. Up to 4 presentations can be viewed simultaneously on the main projection screen.
    • Up to 32 people can connect and watch presentations on their own device.
  5. Present from any Device
    •  Full functionality available for Windows and Macintosh laptops.
    • Sharing from IOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android (tablets and phones) also possible

Setup

 

Setup

There are 3 simple steps to complete in order to use AirMedia.

  1. Install AirMedia on your device
  2. You will only need to perform this step once on your laptop, phone or tablet. Follow this step before connecting for the first time on your device. The next time you use that device to connect you should skip this step. Please expand the Install AirMedia tab below if you wish to install AirMedia on your device.

  3. Turn on AirMedia in your room
  4. This step shows how to activate AirMedia in the room so it is ready for you to connect. This varies depending on the room type - meeting rooms and classrooms are different. Please expand the Activate AirMedia tab below if you are unsure how to turn on AirMedia in your room.

  5. Connect to AirMedia in your room
  6. Once you have completed steps 1 and 2 above the final step to connect is very easy. Please expand the Connect to AirMedia tab which has instructions on how to connect to AirMedia in a particular room and share your screen wirelessly to the projector or TV.

 Step 1: Install AirMedia  

Choose Your Device

 Windows Laptop  

How to install AirMedia on a Windows laptop:

  1.  Staff Device - Staff can install the Airmedia application from Software Centre.
  2. Non - Staff & Personal Devices - Visitors to DCU & staff can install AirMedia on personal windows devices by clicking on the AirMedia icon below:

    Click to install AirMedia

 Apple Macintosh Laptop  

To install the AirMedia App on a Apple Macintosh Laptop

Click to install AirMedia

 iPhone - iPad  

To install the AirMedia App on a iPad or iPhone, click on the link below.

Download the App

 Android  

To install the AirMedia App on a Android device, click on the link below.

Download the App

 
 Step 2: Activate AirMedia  

Choose your location

 Meeting Room  

Meeting Room 

  1. Use the remote control provided to activate the Screen/Projector in the room.

  2. Ensure that the correct source is selected. In meeting rooms, the source is HDMI 1.

  3. The following screen should display on the Screen/Projector.

AirMedia homescreen

Lecture Room  

lecture Room 

  1. In rooms with a digital touchscreen as below, press the power icon to start. The power icon is located on the digital control device positioned on the lectern.
  2. Digital touchscreen - home screen

  3. The image below shows the digital display in the default position. In this case there are 3 available inputs for the projector – Laptop HDMI, Laptop VGA, and AirMedia. The active connection for the projector is displayed in the lower part of this screen. Currently there is no connection to the projector. 
  4. Digital touchscreen HDMI, VGA, Airmedia

  5. To connect to the projector, hold your finger on the AirMedia icon and drag it to the lower part of the screen, as below. Now the projector is set to use AirMedia. If the screen has ‘Laptop HDMI’ or ‘Laptop VGA’ selected in the projector section, it is still possible to drag the AirMedia icon down to activate it. 
  6. Hold your finger on the AirMedia icon and drag it to the lower part of the screen as below. Now the projector is set to use AirMedia. If the screen has ‘Laptop HDMI’ or ‘Laptop VGA’ selected in the projector section, it is still possible to drag the AirMedia icon down to activate it.

  7. The projector should now display an AirMedia homepage page, similar to that below.
  8. AirMedia homescreen

 
 Step 3: Connect to Airmedia  
 Windows Laptop  

 To connect the AirMedia App on a Windows Laptop

  1. To connect to AirMedia, you must  launch the AirMedia application from the StartUp Menu by clicking on the AirMedia icon, highlighted in red below. 
  2. It is also possible to search for the application by typing AirMedia into the search bar as shown below and pressing enter.
  3. If you have installed AirMedia previously it is possible to launch the application from the StartUp Menu by clicking on the AirMedia icon, highlighted in red below

  4. Upon launching the AirMedia application, you will be prompted to enter the IP address and 4 digit code from the top of the AirMedia home screen as high lighted below and then press connect.
  5. Upon launching the AirMedia Application, you will be prompted to enter the IP address and 4 digit code from the top of the AirMedia home screen.
  6. Once connected, the Airmedia control panel below will be displayed on your screen and the AirMedia icon will appear in your taskbar.
  7. Once connected, the Airmedia control panel below will be displayed on your screen and the AirMedia icon will appear in your taskbar.

  8.  At this stage, your screen is shared to the projector. Everything on your screen will be displayed on the main projection image.
 Apple Macintosh Laptop  

To connect the AirMedia App on a Apple Macintosh Laptop

  1. To connect to AirMedia, you must  launch the AirMedia application from the Dock by clicking on the AirMedia icon, highlighted in red below. 

    To connect to AirMedia, you must  launch the AirMedia application from the Dock by clicking on the AirMedia icon, highlighted in red below

  2. Upon launching the AirMedia application, you will be prompted to enter the IP address and 4 digit code from the top of the AirMedia home screen as high lighted below and then press connect.

    Upon launching the AirMedia Application, you will be prompted to enter the IP address and 4 digit code from the top of the AirMedia home screen


  3. Once connected, the Airmedia control panel below will be displayed on your screen and the AirMedia icon will appear in your taskbar.

    Once connected, the Airmedia control panel below will be displayed on your screen and the AirMedia icon will appear in your taskbar.

  4.  At this stage, your screen is shared to the projector. Everything on your screen will be displayed on the main projection image.
 

AirMedia Control Panel

 

AirMedia Control Panel

Please ensure you have followed all the instructions on the Setup tab. You will only see this control panel once you have followed those instructions and connected successfully to AirMedia.

  1.  Once connected, the AirMedia will display whatever is currently on your desktop.
  2.  Use the Airmedia control panel to control the presentation: 

Airmedia Control Panel & icons

  1.  Clicking the Play button selects your device as the presentation source, sending whatever is on the laptop screen to the room display.
  2.  While presenting, it is often necessary to navigate away from your presentation. AirMedia lets you pause the presentation, freezing the current image on the screen so others can continue to view it while you look through your personal files.  Once you've located new content and brought it up on your device, simply click Play to resume the presentation.
  3.  When done presenting, click the Stop button to stop displaying your device. To continue presenting, press the Play button once more.
  4. To Close the application at the end of the presentation please click on the X button, this will disconnect your device from the AirMedia application.
  5.  Click the display additional options icon, highlighted in red below, to access additional options via the popup menu. 

Airmedia additional options

  1. Remote View - Enables up to 40 people to view the presentation on their laptop/device via the Airmedia application.
  2. Projection Source (Windows Only) - Allows the user to share a secondary desktop.
  3. Projection Quality - Uses more bandwidth to improve the quality of the transmitted image.
  4. Projection Latency Control - Uses more CPU power to reduce the latency of the projected image.
  5. Quad View - Four devices can be displayed at any one time.

Notes 

  • Although AirMedia can support up to 32 connected computers for sharing, only four desktops can be displayed at a time in Quad View.