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Product update: Chromebook ARM support

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Product update: Chromebook ARM support
Jessica Navarro
May 9th, 2019

Our latest product update improves the sharing experience for Chromebook users

Hot on the heels of our web proxy support launch, we’re announcing another new update to the Airtame ecosystem.

Version 3.5.0 of the Airtame desktop application for ChromeOS is now out with ARM support, improved discovery, and manual mode fixes.

Chromebook ARM support

In an effort to deliver a truly cross-platform solution, the Airtame app now works on Chromebooks with ARM processors – woohoo! This will be especially relevant for schools that utilize these particular Chromebook models.

Airtame supports Chromebook ARM support

Improved discovery

Airtame relies on specific “ports” for functions such as discovery (i.e. ensuring that the Airtame app on your Chromebook can find all available Airtames). Going forward, app 3.5.0 will fall back on port 1901 if port 1900 is being occupied by a different app. This should improve discovery for some presenters who use Chromebooks.

Manual mode fixes

Up until now, when a user turned  “Manual mode” on, they could adjust the buffer in increments of 0.1 seconds. This has now been increased to increments of 0.5 seconds, which have more of an impact. The buffer limit has been decreased to max 5s, as streaming quality does not improve after 5s. As a general rule, a small buffer can often improve the quality of a stream.

To prevent cases of users leaving Manual mode on by mistake, we have also added an extra toggle within the app. This function requires users to actively have Manual mode saved if they want it as their fixed streaming mode.

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 hello@airtame.com.


Previous update: Introducing web proxy support

Date: April 3rd, 2019

Does your office or classroom use a web proxy to reach the internet? Our new product update lets you configure a proxy with Airtame so now you’re free to display dashboards, get updates, and manage your Airtames from the cloud.

Here’s what’s new.

Many offices and schools route their internet traffic through a web proxy in order to monitor internet usage and protect from potential threats.

Before this update, organizations with a proxy setup could not update Airtames, show web-based dashboards, or connect their devices to Airtame Cloud, since all these actions require internet access.

Now, it is simple to configure a proxy on your Airtame so Airtame can reach the internet.

To get started, update both your Airtame app and device. Then, just open up your Airtame desktop app, and you can access proxy settings right in your Airtame’s Device Settings.

Screenshot of Airtame app settings for web proxy configuration

There are a couple things to keep in mind. Airtame’s proxy support will require manual setup for each Airtame device in this first release, as it will not support automatic proxy configuration with a proxy configuration file.

Also note that proxy using authentication with username and password is not supported, however, if this is a blocker for you, please reach out and we can consider adding this to development.

Web proxy support unlocks Airtame’s wireless screen sharing for enterprise companies. It is a big step forward for Airtame and our enterprise customers.

Simon Hangaard, Head of Product Management at Airtame

Get started!

If you were not able to use Airtame because of your proxy setup, there’s nothing holding you back now.

For a technical look at using Airtame with a web proxy, take a look at our help article on Configuring a web proxy on Airtame.

Want to know more about proxy? Let’s dig a little deeper into what proxy is.
Jessica Navarro
All product, all the time. As Product Communications Manager, Jessica takes complicated product stuff and makes it easy to read stuff. When she isn't writing and editing for Airtame, she's on the hunt for the best Mexican food in Denmark.

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