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Select the Airtame icon to open and close the Airtame connection window. Every screen with an Airtame installed has a default splash page with some important connection information on it. If you do not see the splash page displayed, select the '''Wireless button''' on the AV control panel in your room.  
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Every screen with an Airtame installed has a default splash page with a unique IP address listed (e.g., 10.70.0.33). If you do not see the splash page displayed, select the '''Wireless button''' on the AV control panel in your room. Once you have identified your screen's IP address, do the following:
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#Select the Airtame icon to open the Airtame app on your laptop
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#Enter the screen's IP address, exactly as listed on the screen's splash page, into the topmost field. The name of the Airtame will be displayed. The name may just be the IP address if this is the first time you are connecting to the screen. Subsequently, it will be named using the building name and room number (e.g., MAX160_AIRTAME).
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#Select either the '''Share window''' or '''Share screen''' button. Sharing a window will let you select from among the applications open on your laptop currently.
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#Enter the 4-digit code presented on the external screen. Wait a moment and your window or screen will be displayed, along with a small Airtame toolbar. You can minimize the toolbar to get it out of the way.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:45, 14 January 2020

Under construction.png UNDER CONSTRUCTION: This article is incomplete and under construction. Direct questions to TLT (tlt@winona.edu, 507-457-5240 Option #3, Maxwell Hall 130).

About this article

This article includes information about the Airtame wireless screen mirroring technology used in many Winona State learning and conference spaces. It is intended for all WSU students, employees, and guests.

What's Airtame?

Airtame is one of a growing number of options for displaying the contents of your device's screen to a larger screen wirelessly. The Airtame device is a small dongle that we install above the ceiling in rooms with projectors or behind an LCD screen mounted on the wall. The dongle is connected to power and wired to our campus network. You connect to it using the Airtame software application installed on your laptop.

Installing Airtame on your laptop

Basic instructions

  1. Use your favorite browser to go to https://airtame.com/download. It should detect what platform your device is using and present you with the correct installer version.
  2. Download the installer file and launch it on your device.
  3. Follow the onscreen steps as you would for any installation.

Mac-specific instructions

Depending on your operating system version, you may be asked to respond to some security warnings. Review detailed instructions here:

Launching Airtame on your laptop

PC-specific instructions

Select the Airtame icon from the system tray in the bottom right corner of your screen. If you configured Airtame to launch when you start your laptop (default), this icon will be included in your system tray automatically. If you don't have the Airtame icon in your system tray, launch it from Windows Start and then wait for the Airtame icon to be displayed in your system tray. Always access Airtame using the system tray icon.

Mac-specific instructions

Select the Airtame icon from the menu bar in the top right corner of your screen. If you configured Airtame to launch when you start your laptop (default), this icon will be included in your menu bar automatically. If you don't have the Airtame icon on your menu bar, launch it from your Applications folder and then wait for the Airtame icon to be displayed in your menu bar. Always access Airtame using the menu bar icon.

Connecting to a display

Every screen with an Airtame installed has a default splash page with a unique IP address listed (e.g., 10.70.0.33). If you do not see the splash page displayed, select the Wireless button on the AV control panel in your room. Once you have identified your screen's IP address, do the following:

  1. Select the Airtame icon to open the Airtame app on your laptop
  2. Enter the screen's IP address, exactly as listed on the screen's splash page, into the topmost field. The name of the Airtame will be displayed. The name may just be the IP address if this is the first time you are connecting to the screen. Subsequently, it will be named using the building name and room number (e.g., MAX160_AIRTAME).
  3. Select either the Share window or Share screen button. Sharing a window will let you select from among the applications open on your laptop currently.
  4. Enter the 4-digit code presented on the external screen. Wait a moment and your window or screen will be displayed, along with a small Airtame toolbar. You can minimize the toolbar to get it out of the way.

Screenshots

Pros and cons of wireless display

Pros

  • Convenience. Forget your dongle? Like to move around the room untethered? No problem.
  • Fewer points of possible hardware failure. Cables and dongles can fail and get lost. Connect quickly and easily without plugging into anything.
  • Sharing the screen. Anyone can connect to the display from anywhere in the room. Quickly switch from one person's device to another to support collaboration and keep the session moving forward.

Cons

  • Some lag with long videos. Short clips are fine, but if you are using your device to show a long (>10-minute) video, you may see desynchronization of the audio and video tracks. It's best to use a cable for long videos.
  • Susceptible to Internet disruption. Wireless display relies on a stable Internet connection. If your network connection gets degraded or disrupted, you may get disconnected from the screen. Given the strength of our wireless network in all campus learning and meeting spaces, such disruptions are extremely rare. If you experience this issue, contact the Technical Support Center (TechSupport@winona.edu, 507-457-5240, Somsen Hall 207).
  • No support for mobile devices. Currently, we are not supporting wireless screen mirroring of smartphones and tablets. Airtame has this capability, but we have not yet enabled it for security reasons. We are exploring ways to do this securely and will keep you posted.

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