Product Overview: Google Chromecast
Volanti Displays recently began implementing Google’s Chromecast as a way to collaborate during company marketing meetings and product showcasing. Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port of the video wall. The hardware / software simply uses Android phones, tablets, iPhones, iPads, Mac / Windows laptop, or Chromebooks to cast browser based apps right to the big screen. Source
When you’re not casting, you can turn your video wall / display into a beautiful backdrop filled with artwork, personal photos, satellite imagery and more. Its $35 price point also makes this a powerful tool in and around the office. From streaming video based content to personalized messages for clients / guests who are greeted by your lobby video wall / display, the Chromecast is a great tool to lean on.
Its small footprint and compact size are also key features when setting up conference based displays. The ability to switch Chromecast users via the wifi network is also something to highlight. This means multiple users on multiple devices collaborating on one video wall / display. The Chromecast’s max output video resolution is 1080p, which is truly amazing that such a small device can broadcast at that level.
The Chromecast can also be an incredibly powerful tool for digital signage. Its small size allows it to stored and hidden from sight. Various software packages are available to allow for remote access and control, even if you’re not physically in wifi range. Imagine updating your displays and keeping customers in the loop at all your stores without having to step foot in any of them.
Setting up the Chromecast is not only intuitive but also very easy. From the moment you plug the device into the HDMI input til the device is synced and ready to go, the Chromecast basically sets up itself. Once connected the ability to ‘cast’ single or multiple browser windows or share spreadsheet documents is done with ease.
Chromecast Supported Operating Systems:
- Android 2.3 and higher
- iOS 7.0 and higher
- Windows 7 and higher
- Mac OS 10.7 and higher
- Chrome OS (on a Chromebook running Chrome 28 & higher)
Contact Volanti Displays
For more information or if you would like to set up some time to discuss your display ideas feel free to contact Volanti Displays.
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