Wireless Connection - AirMedia
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 “Wireless” 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
|Bausch and Lomb 269||Goergen Hall 101||LeChase 122|
|Bausch and Lomb 270||Goergen Hall 108||LeChase 124|
|Bausch and Lomb 315||Goergen Hall 109||LeChase 182|
|Computer Studies Building 209||Goergen Hall 110||LeChase 184|
|Dewey Hall 1-101||Harkness Hall 114||LeChase 312|
|Dewey Hall 1-160A||Harkness Hall 115||LeChase 322|
|Dewey Hall 1-160B||Harkness Hall 208||Meliora 203|
|Dewey Hall 2-110C||Harkness Hall B03||Meliora 352|
|Dewey Hall 2-110D||Hutchison Hall 140 (Lander)||Meliora 474|
|Dewey Hall 2-110E||Hutchison Hall 141 (Hubbell)||Meliora Hall 210|
|Dewey Hall 2-162||Hutchison Hall 329||Morey Hall 205|
|Dewey Hall 4-160L||Hutchison Hall 473||Morey Hall 501|
|Dewey Hall B-320||Hylan 101||Morey Hall 502|
|Frederick Douglass 201||Hylan 102||Morey Hall 504|
|Frederick Douglass 202||Hylan 105||Morey Hall 525|
|Frederick Douglass 203||Hylan 201||Rettner Hall 201|
|Frederick Douglass 204||Hylan 202||RRL G108A|
|Frederick Douglass 304||Hylan 203||Spurrier Dance Studio 104|
|Gavett Hall 206||Hylan 206||Wilmot 116|
|Gavett Hall 208||Hylan 303||Wilson Commons 101G|
|Gavett Hall 248||Hylan 305||Wilson Commons 201C|
|Gavett Hall 301||Hylan 306||Wilson Commons 213|
|Gavett Hall 310||Hylan 307||Wilson Commons 407|
|Gavett Hall 312||Lattimore 201||Wilson Commons 503|
|Wilson Commons 507|
We hope AirMedia will be a benefit to your classroom environment as we continue to implement it in rooms across the River Campus!