Present with AirMedia

The receiver uses a client application to share a Windows or Mac desktop. The computer must be able to access the system over the network.

Crestron offers a standalone application for enterprise deployments. This application features additional connection methods and device management. For details, visit present.crestron.com.

Mobile devices can share their content using the Crestron AirMedia app which is available for iOS and Android™ devices. Both apps may be used for full screen sharing on devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop or iOS 8 and above. Download the latest version of these apps from the App Store® app or Google Play™ store.

NOTE: For additional details on using AirMedia, refer to the AirMedia Presentation Gateway Security Reference Guide (Doc 7693).

Establish a Computer Connection

To establish a connection from a computer to a receiver:

  1. Open a web browser on the computer, and navigate to the web address or IP address shown on the display device. The welcome screen is displayed.

    Welcome Screen

  2. Select Start Presenting. The AirMedia screen will display.

    AirMedia Screen

  3. Select the button for your computer’s operating system to download the client application. The client application requires no installation. The application will be downloaded and run locally.

    NOTE: When used on a Mac, the AirMedia client application must be run from within the disk image file. Do not drag the application out of the disk image file.

Share Content

Share content via AirMedia wireless presentation from a Windows computer, a Mac, an iOS device, or an Android device.

From a Windows Computer

Once the client application is downloaded, content can be shared.

To share content from a Windows computer:

  1. Run the client application. The Connect screen appears and lists any discovered AirMedia devices.

     

    Connect

  2. Select Connect under the desired receiver or enter the device's IP address in the search bar and press enter.

    NOTE: Select the star button star button to the left of the desired receiver to add or remove the receiver from the favorite devices list. Select the favorite devices list button star button to access the list.

  3. If a code is required, enter the code shown on the display device. Otherwise, the contents of the computer screen will be presented on the display connected to the receiver. Once connected, the client application displays the presentation controls.

     

    Presentation Controls

    Presentation Controls with Wireless Conferencing Enabled

  4. Direct the presentation with the following controls:

    • Dock : Dock the presentation. When docked, the computer no longer shares its screen but remains connected to the receiver.
    • Pause : Start or freeze the computer's screen.
    • [Volume] : Control the output volume of the display.
    • Disconnect : End connection between the computer and the receiver.
    • Conferencing M Start: Start a Wireless Conferencing session.
    • Use the Screen sharing drop-down menu to select the connected screen to present.
    • Select Session control to open the Session menu, which lists each presenter along with corresponding presentation controls. Up to 30 presenters can be connected at a time. Use the back arrow to return to the presentation controls for the computer.

      NOTES:

      • If the computer's presentation is paused and resumed by another presenter, the computer will then receive a permission request before the presentation resumes. To modify this setting, select Options > Session Delegation.
      • To disable Session control, disable the Canvas Session Control setting in the device's web configuration interface. For more information on session control, refer to Settings.

    • Navigate to Options > Settings to customize AirMedia settings. Adjust the settings below and select OK to save the changes or select Cancel to cancel.

       

      AirMedia Settings Dialog Box

      • Crestron recommends turning the Auto Update toggle to On.
      • Crestron recommends turning the Auto Discovery toggle to On.
      • When User Locks the Screen sets the operation of the client software when a connected computer is locked. Choose from Stop (the client stops sharing content), Pause (the client pauses sharing content), and Nothing (nothing happens).
      • Latency selects the amount of latency in transmitting the signal from the computer to the receiver. Select Application Mode (shortest) for the least amount of latency (best for slides) or Video Mode (Pre‑Buffer) for a longer amount of latency (best for buffering shared video).
      • Trusted Certificate Only validates the server certificate before connection
      • Show Outline Border selects whether or not an orange border appears on the computer's screen when presenting.
      • Set the Quality of the projected signal (0 to 100 percent).
      • Set the Max FPS (frames per second) refresh rate (1 to 30).
      • Select the Language displayed by the client application.

        NOTE: The application must be restarted when switching languages.

From a Mac

Once the client application is downloaded, content can be shared.

To share content from a Mac:

  1. Run the client application. The Connect screen appears and lists any discovered AirMedia devices.

     

    Enter Code Dialog Box

  2. Select Connect to the right of the desired receiver or enter the device's IP address in the search bar and press enter. The Enter Code screen appears.

    NOTE: Select the star button star button to the left of the desired receiver to add or remove the receiver from the favorite devices list. Select the favorite devices list button star button to access the list.

  3. If a code is required, enter the code shown on the display device. Follow the onscreen instructions to present. Select OK to return to the presentation controls.

     

    Presentation Controls

  4. Direct the presentation with the following controls:

    • : Dock functionality to be supported in a future release.
    • : Control the output volume of the display.
    • : End the connection between the computer and the receiver.
    • Select Session control for additional controls and information about all presenters. The Session menu opens and lists each presenter with corresponding presentation controls. Use the back arrow to return to the presentation controls for the computer.

      NOTE: To disable Session control, disable the Canvas Session Control setting in the device's web configuration interface. For more information on Session control, refer to Settings.

    • Select Options > Settings in the menu bar to customize AirMedia settings.

From an iOS Device

Content can be shared from an iOS device using the built‑in screen mirroring functionality.

To share content from an iOS device:

  1. Open the AirMedia application. The Connect screen appears and lists any discovered AirMedia devices.

     

    Connect

  2. Select Connect next to the desired receiver or enter the receiver's IP address in the search bar and press Enter on the phone's onscreen keyboard.

    NOTE: Select the star button star button to the left of the desired receiver to add or remove the receiver from the favorite devices list. Select the favorite devices list button star button to access the list.

  3. If  a code is required, enter the code shown on the display device and select OK. Screen mirroring instructions appear.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions and select OK. Once connected, the application offers presentation controls.

     

    Presentation Controls

  5. Direct the presentation with the following controls:

    • Dock : Dock functionality to be supported in a future release.
    • Disconnect : End the connection between the device and the receiver.
    • Select Session control to open the Session menu, which lists each presenter along with corresponding presentation controls. Up to 30 presenters can be connected at a time. Use the back arrow to return to the presentation controls for the device.
    • NOTE: To disable Session control, disable the Canvas Session Control setting in the device's web configuration interface. For more information on Session control, refer to Settings.

    • Tap the settings button in the top left corner to customize AirMedia settings.
    • NOTE: If another presenter enters fullscreen mode, presentation from the iOS device will end. The iOS device will remain connected to the receiver. If this occurs, resume the presentation by repeating the screen mirroring instructions described in step 3.

From an Android Device

Content can be shared from an Android device using the AirMedia application.

To share content from an Android device:

  1. Open the AirMedia application. The Connect screen appears and lists any discovered AirMedia devices

     

    Connect

  2. Select the desired receiver or enter the receiver's IP address in the search bar and press Enter on the phone's onscreen keyboard.

    NOTE: Select the star button star button to the left of the desired receiver to add or remove the receiver from the favorite devices list. Select Favorites to access the list.

  3. If a code is required, enter the code shown on the display device and select OK. A presentation confirmation message appears.
  4. Select Start now to begin presenting.

To end the presentation, make one of the following selections:

  • Dock: Stop presenting from the Android device but remain connected to the receiver.
  • Disconnect: Stop presenting from the Android device and disconnect from the receiver.
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    Presentation Screen

Using Miracast

Miracast is a mirroring protocol and wireless technology used to project your screen to the receiver without the need to install an application on your Windows computer.

To present using Miracast with an AirMedia receiver:

  1. Open the Windows connect menu via the Windows notification center or via the shortcut  windows-symbol (Windows) + K. On touch-capable Windows 10 devices, swipe in from the right edge of the screen.

  2. Select the desired receiver from the list.

  3. If a code is required, enter the code shown on the display device.

For more details on using Miracast with the AirMedia receiver, refer to the AirMedia Presentation Gateway Security Reference guide (Doc 7693).