ScreenBeam Inc. has released its latest firmware (version 188.8.131.52) update featuring new native Google Cast support.
ScreenBeam 1100 users can now wirelessly display over the network with the Google Cast function on these devices:
- All Android devices, whether Google Cast or Miracast
- All Chromebook/ChromeOS devices, whether Intel- based or ARM-based
- Windows 7 and pre-2013 macOS legacy devices, mirroring thru Chrome browser
The ScreenBeam 1100 firmware update “also enhances guest network isolation as well as system and network security,” according to the ScreenBeam announcement.
To ensure guests cannot access the host network, ScreenBeam 1100 now allows guests, who are on the ScreenBeam Wi-Fi hotspot, to be isolated from any upstream network devices. This helps “to ensure a high level of security while maintaining guest wireless collaboration capability,” the announcement says.
“Windows 7 devices still remain scattered within organizations and Chromebook Enterprise devices are successfully finding a niche in business,” said Scott La, director of PLM and support for ScreenBeam Inc., in the company announcement.
“We designed this firmware update to provide organizations universal device support for all employee and guest devices and eliminate connectivity issues so meetings can run smoothly and efficiently,” he said.
Inside the ScreenBeam 1100
Along with ScreenBeam’s “ongoing commitment to continuously improving security along with our other enhancements,” the company “will further assist our customers to achieve the ultimate secure wireless presentation experience within their organizations,” said La.
In addition to the Google Cast support, the firmware update includes “an enhancement to its Video playback support for iOS/macOS native mirroring,” according to the ScreenBeam announcement.
When mirroring video content from a YouTube app or Safari browser, ScreenBeam receiver will stream and playback the video directly instead of mirroring, according to the announcement.
Heading into InfoComm 2019, ScreenBeam senior manager of marketing and communication Alison Maxson called the company and its products “the best kept collaboration secret out there.”