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Crestron Announces Enhancements to AirMedia 2.0 Wireless Presentation Technology and Upgrade Offer

Simpler user interface, easier connection via all operating systems and native integration with Crestron AirBoard system raise AirMedia 2.0 to next level.

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Crestron recently announced “major enhancements” to its AirMedia wireless presentation systems (AM-200, AM-300), featuring AirMedia 2.0 technology, adding what company officials call “a simpler user interface, quick connection via all operating systems and native integration with the Crestron AirBoard whiteboard capture system.”

Crestron is offering customers the opportunity for a limited time to trade in existing AirMedia AM-100 and AM-101 units or competing wireless presentation products for the AM-200 at 70 percent off MSRP.

The AM-300 and AM-200 “enable organizations to increase workflow and facilitate collaboration by turning lobbies, lounges and other open spaces into productive meeting spaces,” according to the Crestron announcement.

They mount behind wall mount displays and enable wired or wireless presentation, according to the company press release, without the need for additional furniture, dongles or WiFi networks.

AirMedia 2.0 is “the only enterprise-grade wireless presentation technology that offers network security, cloud-based deployment and management and iOS operating system mirroring without Bonjour networking technology,” according to the Crestron announcement.

AirMedia 2.0 Enhancements

The newly designed user interface enables users to connect to AirMedia in seconds and start presenting.

With a click on the “Start Presenting” button, the AirMedia receiver automatically detects the web browser and whether the AirMedia app is installed.

If the app is installed, it will automatically launch and prompt the presenter to enter their secure code. If the app is not installed, the presenter is served with the appropriate app for their device.

With the addition of the AirMedia Extension for Google Chrome, AirMedia 2.0 now connects with all of the most popular operating systems.

AirMedia now provides native integration with the Crestron AirBoard whiteboard capture system right out of box with no programming required.

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Crestron AirBoard enables both local and remote participants to see whiteboard content on the main room display and on their personal display device and then share it with the touch of a button.

AirMedia 2.0 is a network-based appliance that can be deployed, configured, and managed from the cloud. Using the Crestron XiO Cloud service or the built-in web tool, the mobile app can be silently deployed to laptops and smart devices across the enterprise and user access rights and firmware updates can be remotely managed.