Airtame adds Share to Call feature in response to common meeting room headache

Airtame has launched a Share to Call feature to support instant screen sharing into Zoom or Teams calls without having to join the call from a personal device.

The collaboration technology specialist said the launch was a reaction to a common meeting frustration where participants had to join calls to share screens even though they were in the room in which a meeting was taking place.

Share to Call also eliminates audio feedback when users forget to mute before joining a call to share. Battery power is saved as a user’s computer doesn’t have to use its resources to run a conference call. It also saves bandwidth on the local network as in-person participants no longer have to load all call contents on their devices.

Users can now share their screen as a room host that started the call, as a local participant in the same room, and as a remote participant. One meeting participant starts the call as a ‘room host’ using Airtame Hub. Then, a second user in the meeting room can launch the Airtame application, select the room/device and click “share screen.” A pin then appears on the screen to verify that the user is in the room and permitted to share. The sharing user can select whether they’d like to share their entire screen, or a specific window.

Once shared, the user’s screen is visible both locally in the meeting room and for remote participants using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. For local participants, it is possible to screen share through the Airtame desktop app with Miracast, AirPlay, and Google Cast compatibility planned in the future.

Share to Call is now available on the Airtame Hybrid product. To access the function, device firmware must be updated to version 5.2, and the Airtame app updated to version 4.6.3. The Airtame Hybrid offering consists of both hardware and software. Airtame Rooms, the software component running on Airtame Hub, integrates with multiple services, while Airtame Hub, the hardware component, enables Airtame powered screen sharing, digital signage, and hybrid conferencing.

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