AirMedia Canvas

The AirMedia Canvas feature enables the viewing of multiple sources on the display. With an AM-200 or AM-300, two sources can present simultaneously. With an AirMedia Series 3 receiver, up to four sources can present. The sources can be:

  • AirMedia (Windows/Android/Mac/iOS, or Miracast).

    NOTE: The AirMedia Extension for Chrome OS is not supported in the dual view configuration on AM‑200 and AM‑300 devices and will only be allowed to present full screen.

  • HDMI
  • DigitalMedia (on AM‑200 and AM‑300 devices)
  • Whiteboard (on AM‑200 and AM‑300 devices)

The source mode or the types of sources allowed in the AirMedia Canvas can be configured.

  • All Sources: When selected, all sources are available to the AirMedia Canvas in the dual view configuration.
  • Network Sources Only: When selected, only AirMedia, Miracast, or Whiteboard (AM‑200 and AM‑300 devices only) sources are available to the AirMedia Canvas in the dual view configuration. HDMI and DigitalMedia (AM‑200 and AM‑300 devices only) in this mode would always present full screen if selected.

AirMedia Canvas examines the resolution, aspect ratio, and orientation of each source and then lays out the sources to maximize screen real estate. A persistent overlay provides connection information, user count, and time when one or two users are presenting. This overlay can be disabled in the configuration of the product. Up to 10 AirMedia users can be connected simultaneously.


  • When AirMedia Canvas is on, the 4:2:0 color space is used for high definition sources connected to the HDMI input port. When AirMedia Canvas is off, the 4:4:4 color space is used. If the 4:4:4 color space is required by sources connected to the HDMI input port, AirMedia Canvas should be turned off.
  • AirMedia Canvas can be turned on or off via control system joins. However, there are no joins for controlling the layout or position of the sources.
  • The persistent overlay can be enabled even if AirMedia Canvas is off.

AirMedia Canvas can be controlled with a paired touch panel using the .AV Framework 2.0 Interface, a computer running the AirMedia client, or an iOS device running the AirMedia app. This allows a participant to manage how many sources are shown on the screen. When two sources are shown on the screen, a swap button is provided for all presentation types to quickly move the user's presentation from the left to the right side of the display or vice versa. When more than two sources are shown on an AirMedia Series 3 receiver, the swap button is unavailable. For wireless presentations only, participants can also control features such as pause and resume, mute, and disconnect.

AirMedia Canvas controls can be set independently of AirMedia Canvas. In scenarios where Canvas controls are on and AirMedia Canvas is off, users can still control all connected participants' presentations as previously described, but only one participant can present at a time.


  • The .AV Framework 1.0 Interface does not support AirMedia Canvas controls.
  • When a participant resumes a wireless presentation from a paired touch panel, the sender application receives a resume request. The request must be approved before the presentation resumes. Settings are available in the sender applications to automatically approve or deny presentation requests.
  • Apple® devices do not currently support pause and resume controls on the AirMedia Canvas. This functionality will be added in the future.
  • A timeout feature is available on AirMedia Series 3 and AM‑200/300 receivers to automatically disconnect docked users if they forget to disconnect when leaving a room. Refer to either the AirMedia Series 3 Receivers Product Manual (Doc. 9020) or the AM‑200 and AM‑300 Product Manual (Doc. 8254) to configure the timeout setting.
  • When using Wireless Conferencing in conjunction with AirMedia Canvas controls, a green icon appears in the Session control interface for each type of connected peripheral. These icons do not offer control.

Windows AirMedia Client Canvas Controls

.AV Framework 2.0 Touch Panel Canvas Controls

Windows AirMedia Client Canvas Controls With Wireless Conferencing