The wired LAN allows up to 4 connected computers, while the included wireless module, HDCast Pro, screen mirrors iOS and Android devices, allowing students to project from their smart phones or tablets – this is something we are seeing more of, as many schools have employed the BYOD method (bring your own device), to make things easier on both the teacher and students in terms of presenting.
With Crestron RoomView, you can control the projector remotely from a web browser. In fact, with RoomView, up to 250 projectors can be controlled at the same time from any computer. This allows the projectors to be scheduled to be turned on and off (the off function is particularly handy when maximizing lamp life, as it is possible that a tired teacher may forget to turn the projector off on a Friday afternoon).
RoomView also has emergency text broadcast capabilities for urgent or important announcements. I could see that being highly useful in emergency situations where discretion is of the utmost importance, or for a silent, bell-less drill. I’m sure there are many more uses for a feature like that – those are just what came to mind.
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