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blackjack17

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#156081 18-Nov-2014 21:24
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Hi all

I am a teacher at a school.  We use projectors a lot and at my current school (not a BYOD) we connect from the front of the class using a vga cable.  Next year I'm starting at a new school (fully BYOD), which most projectors are connected using airplay or VGA.

When starting I will have the option of either a macbook or windows computer.  I would prefer to stick with windows (what I am used to), but being able to connect to the projectors wirelessly has it's advantages, esp with moving around the classroom.

Is there a way of connecting to airplay from a windows computer (win 8.1) and mirror my screen?

If not is there a device/software capable (the school has a decent technology development fund)?

I have googled would airparrot fit my needs? or a roku?

any ideas?

Cheers




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  #1178154 18-Nov-2014 21:34
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Have a look for the Actiontec Screenbeam Pro Education Edition - it might suit your needs:
http://www.actiontec.com/products/70.php

I didn't get great results with Airparrot when I tried it.




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  #1178158 18-Nov-2014 21:42
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I have deployed Netgear PTV 3000 Miracast adapters in my institution to be used with Surface Pro running Windows 8.1 and latest Windows Phone 8.1 and Android smartphones. Works fine.




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  #1178167 18-Nov-2014 22:18
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+1 for the Netgear PTV3000.

I have a demo unit you can have if you want to buy one. :)
It's only been used a couple of times.

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  #1178168 18-Nov-2014 22:24
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+1 for the Actiontec Screenbeam Pro Education Edition , solid product




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  #1178171 18-Nov-2014 22:57
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The Actiontec Screenbeam Pro Education Edition has the convenience of supporting VGA right out of the box.




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  #1178256 19-Nov-2014 08:26
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blackjack17: Hi all

I am a teacher at a school.  We use projectors a lot and at my current school (not a BYOD) we connect from the front of the class using a vga cable.  Next year I'm starting at a new school (fully BYOD), which most projectors are connected using airplay or VGA.

When starting I will have the option of either a macbook or windows computer.  I would prefer to stick with windows (what I am used to), but being able to connect to the projectors wirelessly has it's advantages, esp with moving around the classroom.

Is there a way of connecting to airplay from a windows computer (win 8.1) and mirror my screen?

If not is there a device/software capable (the school has a decent technology development fund)?

I have googled would airparrot fit my needs? or a roku?

any ideas?

Cheers


AirParrot

 

http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/

Will work just fine with the Airplay protocol. No hardware needed.

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  #1178295 19-Nov-2014 09:19
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Yep AirParrot works well.

 
 
 
 


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  #1178307 19-Nov-2014 09:20
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thanks all

so a few options

Might give airparrort a go first as it is cheapest and wouldn't need any additional hardware




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  #1178320 19-Nov-2014 09:38
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You need an Apple TV to use Airparrot so hardware is needed.






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  #1178329 19-Nov-2014 09:45
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billgates: You need an Apple TV to use Airparrot so hardware is needed.


"...which most projectors are connected using airplay"

I'm assuming these are Airplay ready projectors - if so, no Apple TV needed.

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profrink:
billgates: You need an Apple TV to use Airparrot so hardware is needed.


"...which most projectors are connected using airplay"

I'm assuming these are Airplay ready projectors - if so, no Apple TV needed.


Or there's an appletv connected to a projector....




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  #1179350 19-Nov-2014 10:41
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antoniosk:
profrink:
billgates: You need an Apple TV to use Airparrot so hardware is needed.


"...which most projectors are connected using airplay"

I'm assuming these are Airplay ready projectors - if so, no Apple TV needed.


Or there's an appletv connected to a projector....


Sorry didn't really make that clear.

Most of the projectors have an apple TV connected to them already, teachers that have opted for a mac book can wirelessly connect, teachers that opt for a windows pc have to connect via vga.

Looking for a way to have my cake and eat it




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  #1179352 19-Nov-2014 10:44
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blackjack17:
antoniosk:
profrink:
billgates: You need an Apple TV to use Airparrot so hardware is needed.


"...which most projectors are connected using airplay"

I'm assuming these are Airplay ready projectors - if so, no Apple TV needed.


Or there's an appletv connected to a projector....


Sorry didn't really make that clear.

Most of the projectors have an apple TV connected to them already, teachers that have opted for a mac book can wirelessly connect, teachers that opt for a windows pc have to connect via vga.

Looking for a way to have my cake and eat it


No worries - AirParrot will still be fine for this and any other Airplay compatible devices.

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