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Have you ever been in a conference room meeting where the first ten minutes are spent helping the presenter figure out how to get the presentation slides to appear on the screen? This has been an age-old problem in conference rooms all over the world.
In the past, much of this was due to cabling. PC-based laptops would typically connect through VGA, and Mac laptops had DisplayPort and Thunderbolt. Some conference rooms had the right adapters for Macs, but often they didn’t, precipitating the office scramble for an adapter. The advent of HDMI connectivity across Macs and PCs helped, but not every model on both platforms had them.
We live in a world of advanced wireless connectivity and devices. Let’s not forget that the original smartphone—the Blackberry—came from right here in Ontario. When we walk into a conference room with our wireless device, be it a laptop, smartphone or tablet, why can’t we just display the content from it wirelessly? Epson asks the same question and has created the answer with their wireless projectors.
Epson has a long history of making high-quality projectors for residential and commercial use. Read on to find out how their wireless projectors are a must-have boardroom technology upgrade for your Cambridge office, enabling simplified wireless control and connections.
First, let’s talk a bit about why Epson laser projectors are an excellent choice for your boardroom. Laser-powered models are compact and powerful, delivering up to 6000 lumens of light. Laser technology can provide up to 20,000 hours of operation, which amounts to 833 days of continuous operation. Contrast that with the 2000 to 5000-hour life of previous projectors, and you have a virtually maintenance-free solution.
With full HD native resolution and up to a 2.5 million-1 contrast, Epson’s Powerlite L615U is a perfect projector for any boardroom. The integrated wireless communication makes it easy to set up and manage as well with Epson’s free, Windows-based Projector Professional Tool Software.
Epson’s iProjection software makes it easy to project and share content from any device. The free app is available for Windows, Mac, IOS, Android, and Chromecast operating systems. Anyone with one of these devices can share documents, photos, and web pages wirelessly from their devices.
An annotation tool makes it easy to mark up and point out content while projecting on the screen, right from the app. It even allows for the projection of live video from a smartphone or tablet camera, perfect for large rooms where not everyone can see the speaker clearly. Lastly, the iProjection app serves as a remote control for the projector itself, with the ability to switch inputs, turn the projector on or off, and more.
For Windows computers, there’s an additional feature. Miracast is screen mirroring technology developed by Intel that is built into most recent Windows and Android operating systems. Miracast is natively integrated into models like the Powerlite L615, making it easy to project demos, videos, or anything else from a Miracast-enabled device.
For screen mirroring on Apple devices, Apple has the Airplay technology that is part of every modern IOS device and Mac computer. However, an Apple TV device is needed to do full screen mirroring from Apple devices. The good news is that Apple TVs are compact, inexpensive, simple to set up, and support the latest wireless networks, so they are commonly used in Apple-centric boardrooms.
Are you ready to upgrade your Cambridge boardroom with wireless technology and laser projection? To get in touch, call us at 519-377-3253 or fill out a short form on the page linked below. We look forward to assisting you!