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Actiontec ScreenBeam vs Airtame 2

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Actiontec ScreenBeam vs Airtame 2

What’s the difference between Actiontec Screenbeam and Airtame 2?


Airtame and ScreenBeam offer wireless screen sharing. Both solutions provide a physical product (the receiver) which connects to an HDMI display (or VGA display with an adapter). Here we provide a feature comparison between Airtame 2 and ScreenBeam’s respective models.

Please note that all technical specifications are taken directly from ScreenBeam’s website. In cases where pricing is not directly listed online, we include the quoted reseller price.

Airtame 2 Screenbeam 750 Screenbeam 960 Screenbeam 1000 EDU Screenbeam 1100
Powering AC adapter or Power over Ethernet adapter AC adapter AC adapter AC adapter AC adapter
Price*
Cost of hardware $499 $219 $299 $599 $899
Cost of software Free Free Free Free Free
Cost of central management system Free Free Free Free Free
Cost of customer support Free Free (email and fax); phone support varies Free (email and fax); phone support varies Free (email and fax); phone support varies Free (email and fax); phone support varies
Cost of digital signage Based on subscription** Digital signage not available Digital signage not available Digital signage not available Free website and video signage
Connectivity 
Windows  ✓ Airtame app + Miracast ✓ Miracast  ✓ Miracast ✓ Miracast ✓ Miracast
macOS ✓ Airtame app + AirPlay ✓ AirPlay ✓ AirPlay ✓ AirPlay
Chromebook ✓ Airtame app + Google Cast  ✓ Google Cast ✓ Google Cast
Linux ✓ Airtame app ✓ Google Cast ✓ Google Cast
iOS ✓ AirPlay ✓ AirPlay ✓ AirPlay ✓ AirPlay
Android ✓ Google Cast + Miracast ✓ Miracast  ✓ Miracast ✓ Google Cast + Miracast ✓ Google Cast + Miracast
Sharing
Resolution 1080p up to 60 fps 1080p up to 30 fps 1080p up to 30 fps 4K*** up to 60 fps 4K*** up to 60 fps
Presenter mode ✓ Single window sharing (app) + extended desktop (Miracast) ✓ Extended screen ✓ Extended screen ✓ Extended screen ✓ Extended screen
One-to-many screen sharing ✓ desktop app
Touchback support ✓ With Miracast ✓ With Miracast ✓ With Miracast ✓ With Miracast ✓ With Miracast
Security
Works on enterprise networks
Pin code connect ✓ 
Web Proxy support for updates over the web ✓ 
Device management
Bulk updates  ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus ✓ ScreenBeam CMS ✓ ScreenBeam CMS ✓ ScreenBeam CMS ✓ ScreenBeam CMS
Remote updates ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus
Different access levels ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus
Moderator mode ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus
Digital signage
Websites ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus ✓ ScreenBeam CMS
Custom images  ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus
Videos  ✓ Airtame Cloud Plus ✓ ScreenBeam CMS
Productivity apps and dashboards ✓ Airtame Cloud Plus 
Calendar sync for room management ✓ Airtame Cloud Plus
Scheduled Content ✓ Airtame Cloud Plus
Power management
Sleep Schedule with CEC support ✓ Airtame Cloud Plus

*VAT not included. 

**Customers can choose between an annual ($120 per year per screen) or a monthly plan ($12 per month per screen) for Airtame Cloud Plus. Device management and basic digital signage with Airtame Cloud Lite are available to all customers at no additional cost.

***While the Screenbeam 1000 and 1100 support 4K, the actual resolution depends on the mobile device or computer that a presenter streams from.

Why Airtame?

Airtame offers a combined solution for wireless screen sharing and digital signage. It’s a scalable solution with a clear return on investment, including decreased meeting downtime and IT maintenance.

Internal and guest presenters can easily share their screen in an instant, improving the overall work and learning experience while encouraging productivity and engagement. Digital signage with Airtame Cloud helps organizations make the most of their screens.

Airtame is the perfect match for everyday presenters, IT administrators, and managers.

More than 20,000 companies and educational institutions use Airtame.

Contact us to learn more.

Last edited on June 10th, 2021

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