Product update: new firmware brings support for Google Cast, Sleep Schedule and Playlists

Updates
3 min read
Product update: new firmware brings support for Google Cast, Sleep Schedule and Playlists
Angela Murphy
February 18th, 2020

Firmware version 3.8.0 is out for Airtame 2 devices, bringing new possibilities for screen sharing.

Expanding connectivity

Google Cast functionality is officially out of Beta! 

If you use an Android mobile device or the Chrome browser on your computer, Google Cast gives you the option to share your screen without needing to install an app. To test out the new connectivity, make sure your Airtame 2 is updated to firmware version 3.8.0 and enable Google Cast through your Airtame Cloud account. 

New powering and digital signage options

The firmware update also reflects new possibilities with Airtame Cloud Plus. 

To save energy, you can now schedule Airtame 2 to power your screens on and off at specific times of the day. This works with screens that have been programmed to power off whenever there is no input signal from any of its ports.

Playlists is another new way to manage screens. You can use Playlists to combine different digital signage apps, including slide decks, image galleries, and online videos to create a curated carousel that will inform and inspire. 

If you’re using Airtame, login to the cloud to test this all out! 

If you’re not a customer yet, reach out to our team to arrange for a demo.

Previous update: How Airtame 2 is getting even smarter

Date: October 24th, 2019

With firmware update 3.7.0, the LED on Airtame 2 now turns blue when a presenter is connected. With consumers opting for intuitive and sleek designs, there’s no reason why B2B products shouldn’t follow suit. That’s why we’ve made Airtame 2 even smarter.

Interactive streaming

As of firmware update 3.7.0, the LED (Light Emitting Diode) on the face of Airtame 2 changes color depending on what’s going on.

The only colors that the everyday user will see are white (when the device is ready) and blue (when a presenter is connected).

The other colors which are relevant for IT administrators to know are: solid green (new device ready to be set up), flashing green (updating), orange (network reset), and purple (factory reset).

The main benefit of this update is to reassure the presenter that everything is working. Blue light on = nothing to worry about. When someone stops presenting, the LED goes back to white, signaling to the next presenter that they’re welcome to get started.

Encouraging a smarter setup

You won’t be able to see the LED if the Airtame 2 is hidden behind a display.

Having the Airtame 2 secured next to the display (instead of behind it) has two benefits. First, everyday presenters will be able to see what’s going on based on what the LED is showing. Second, the WiFi signal strength will be much better, optimizing presentation quality.

It’s up to customers how they prefer to install the device, and for testing purposes, it makes sense to use an adjustable magnetic connection.
That said, we hope that the interactive LED will help to encourage a physical setup that has aesthetic as well as functional benefits.

Stay tuned

To get a breakdown of all previous app and firmware updates, as well as any that come up in the future, check out this article.

Got questions? Click on the blue bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of this page to chat with us, or send an email to support@airtame.com.

Angela Murphy
I’m all about the experience that users have with Airtame, with a focus on communicating technical features into benefits for the everyday presenter. I write. I coordinate. I drink lots of coffee.

Follow us on Instagram