AirMedia is technology that allows you to wirelessly connect your laptop, tablet, or phone to a room’s AV system, allowing you to present sound and video without the need for cables and adapters.
To set it up, all you have to do is download the app on your device of choice:
- Laptop: https://www.crestron.com/en-US/Products/Featured-Solutions/Airmedia
(scroll to the bottom, and click on “Windows Deployable Application” or “OS X Deployable Application” to download the appropriate installer)
- iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crestron-airmedia/id685412055?mt=8
- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crestron.airmedia&hl=en_US
Note: Android is currently only capable of screen sharing; use another device if your presentation requires sound.
When you select “AirMedia” on the Crestron panel, two numbers will appear in the corners at the top of the screen; the hostname, or IP address, will be in the top left, and the Access code will be in the top right. Enter the two codes when prompted, and your device will automatically begin streaming.
During your presentation, the small AirMedia window will allow you manage your device behavior while streaming.
- Play/Pause: Toggle whether your device will display or not. Your device will remain connected even if streaming is paused.
- Stop: This will disconnect your computer from the system entirely, requiring you to enter another access code to reconnect. Use this when you are done with your presentation.
- Mute/Unmute: Mutes and unmutes your device’s audio.
The Details dropdown will allow you to control specific aspects of your presentation, including choosing which display to stream from if you are using multiple displays, though this usually won’t be necessary for most presentations.
While this will almost always be more convenient than using installed cables, there are a couple of things to consider when looking at presenting using AirMedia.
- The wireless connection will reduce the framerate of anything being presented, making videos and other fast moving images appear choppy.
- Currently, the Android app does not support audio streaming. If that’s a requirement, use a different device or the installed cabling.
Rooms Equipped with AirMedia
|CSB 209||Harkness 115|
|CSB 601||Harkness 210|
|Dewey 2-110D||Hubbell Auditorium|
|Dewey 2-110E||Lattimore 201|
|Feldman Ballroom||Lower Strong Auditorium|
|Gavett 206||Meliora 352|
|Gavett 208||Meliora 474|
|Gavett 301||Rush Rhees G108|
|Goergen 101||Wilson Commons - May Room|
We hope AirMedia will be a benefit to your classroom environment as we continue to implement it in rooms across the River Campus!