14.12.18

Mersive adds Miracast support to Solstice

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The Mersive Solstice Pod

Mersive Technologies has announced support for Miracast screen mirroring on its Mersive Solstice wireless collaboration solution. With this addition, Solstice users can now wirelessly share content onto a display using the native screen mirroring capabilities of all major operating systems, Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS without the use of the Solstice app.

The Miracast screen mirroring protocol is a growing industry standard. It was ratified by the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2012 and is now native in millions of devices worldwide.

Mersive is leveraging Solstice as a platform to continue expanding its offerings to improve the meeting experience. In this software release, Mersive is also including an accessibility improvement called Spoken Screen Key. The feature can be enabled to assist the visually impaired, by speaking the screen key when a user tries to connect. This follows room calendar integration and digital signage capability announced earlier this year.

Christopher Jaynes, Ph.D., founder and CTO of Mersive, said: “Miracast is a pervasive technology for people who want to wirelessly share content and it can now be used to share to a Solstice enabled display. This puts native Miracast users on par with the Solstice app to share presentations, videos, apps, and photos. For example, Solstice now supports meetings where iOS and MacOS users engage with Miracast-enabled devices without the need for an app or dongle.”

Jaynes added: “From classrooms to huddle rooms, Mersive is making it easier for users to engage in screen sharing for better collaboration. For teachers and managers, wireless display technology can help them communicate and share concepts in today’s fast-paced business and learning environments. We’ve pretty much eliminated the need for dongles and using the Solstice app itself is even optional to share content on Wi-Fi. Now teams can spend more time collaborating and driving innovation.”