Guide for BYOD in the Meeting Space: Wired Content Sharing Considerations (2nd Part)

  • 28 Jan, 2020
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), or visiting devices are defined as any device such as a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, that a meeting attendee brings with them to present, share, or participate in meetings.
While a wired system is not dependent on the Wi-Fi network or compatible device apps, there are other considerations such as connector location, signal compatibility, and level of user selection required to display content.



- Accessible Physical Connections for Visiting Devices – When a visitor enters the room with their device, it should be easy to find a physical connection that matches their device. Spaces should support current signal types like HDMI, while still supporting older connections like VGA. To make them easy to find, a good option is a comprehensive table architectural connectivity solution like AMX HydraPort.

- Resolution Support and Video Scaling – The technology chosen for a wired solution should also include support for various resolutions, and ideally video scaling. The room technology is the negotiator between the visiting device and the display or projector. This is not just important for image quality, it can also eliminate interruption in signal-passing, due to incompatibility, which would result in a blank display and a service call. AMX Connectivity and Transport (CT) Kits are a simple solution that supports a range of visiting device connection options and resolutions that will automatically scale the content from visiting devices, without the user having to fuss with resolution settings.

Automatic Technology Actions – To reduce service calls and meeting delays, the visiting content should be automatically displayed in the room once the physical connection is made. This includes turning on the display or projector, sending the content, and as mentioned above, scaling the video to a resolution compatible with the display or projector to avoid an interruption in content. AMX CT Kits deliver these automatic technology actions in addition to automatically reverting back to the original state of the room, typically a connected host device or PC after the visiting device is disconnected.

USB Sharing – If the room has USB devices such as a camera, soundbar, keyboard, or mouse, it is important that the visiting device has access to these USB devices. Elevating a meeting from a device intended for a single user to professional gear intended for groups is critical to meeting flow. The ability for a visiting device to not just share audiovisual content, but also utilize the full set of room technology is supported in the Conferencing CT Kit (CTC-1402).

Wired Content Sharing with CT Presentation Kit





Wired Content Sharing with CT Conferencing Kit





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