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AirPlay โ€“ more than music!

Jun 19, 2013
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Apple’s AirPlay technology is a wonder of modern technology. Most people know AirPlay as a way to stream music from an iPod or iPhone to speakers connected to an Airport. This would be a fairly standard setup providing hours of entertainment. Not only does AirPlay stream music, but it can also do the same for movies on an iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) to an AppleTV. Great for sharing those YouTube videos to a wider audience.

With OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac laptops have been able to “mirror” their desktops through an AppleTV connected to a projector or TV screen. This is a fantastic setup to have in your boardroom โ€“ finally free from cables, missing adaptors and messy setups.

Imagine: walk into the boardroom, turn on the TV, open your laptop, select “Boardroom AppleTV” from the AirPlay menu. Done. Your desktop is now on the big screen.

If you prefer to present from your iPad, then you can use AppleTV to mirror the iPad screen to your big screen in the boardroom also โ€“ rotate from portrait to landscape and your audience sees that too.

In most cases all you need to do is add an AppleTV to your boardroom setup (especially if you have a modern TV with a spare HDMI input). Projectors can be tricky, but with a little help from us, they can be configured in most cases. Talk to your DA account manager to see if this can work for you. It is a breath of fresh air for your boardroom.