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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 2Screenbeam 750Screenbeam 960Screenbeam 1000 EDUScreenbeam 1100
PoweringAC adapter or Power over Ethernet adapterAC adapterAC adapterAC adapterAC adapter
Cost of hardware$399$219$299$599$899
Cost of softwareFreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Cost of central management systemFreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Cost of customer supportFreeFree (email and fax); phone support variesFree (email and fax); phone support variesFree (email and fax); phone support variesFree (email and fax); phone support varies
Cost of digital signageBased on subscription**Digital signage not availableDigital signage not availableDigital signage not availableFree website and video signage
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
Resolution1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 30 fps1080p up to 30 fps4K*** up to 60 fps4K*** 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
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 November 12th, 2020

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