Airtame and BenQ both 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 BenQ’s various InstaShow models.
A key difference is that Airtame relies on either the Airtame application or built-in screen sharing protocols (AirPlay, Miracast, Google Cast) to share your computer or mobile device screen to a large display. The app and built-in protocols are free, meaning no additional cost associated with accommodating more presenters. All of the InstaShow models require the presenter to use a physical button that plugs into their computer or mobile device, with more buttons requiring more investment. Each InstaShow package includes two buttons and one InstaShow Host, which is the device that physically connects to the large display.
Another distinction is that, while BenQ does provide digital signage, this does not come along with its InstaShow presentation technology. We have therefore left the digital signage cells blank.
Please note that all technical specifications are taken directly from BenQ’s website. In cases where pricing is not directly listed online, we include the quoted reseller price.
|Airtame 2||InstaShow WDC10||InstaShow WDC10C||InstaShow S WDC20|
|Powering||AC adapter or Power over Ethernet||AC adapter||AC adapter||AC adapter|
|Cost of hardware||$399||$1299.00||$1399.00||$1499.00|
|Cost of software||Free||No Software||No Software||No Software|
|Cost of central management system||Free||Free||Free||Free|
|Digital signage||Based on subscription**||–||–||Customized Standby Wallpaper|
|Windows||✓ Airtame app + Miracast||✓ InstaShow Button||✓ InstaShow Button with USB-C||✓ InstaShow Button|
|macOS||✓ Airtame app + AirPlay||✓ InstaShow Button||✓ InstaShow Button with USB-C||✓ InstaShow Button|
|Chromebook||✓ Airtame app + Google Cast||✓ InstaShow Button||✓ InstaShow Button with USB-C||✓ InstaShow Button|
|Linux||✓ Airtame desktop app||✓ InstaShow Button||✓ InstaShow Button with USB-C||✓ InstaShow Button|
|iOS||✓ AirPlay||✓ InstaShow Button||✓ InstaShow Button with USB-C||✓ InstaShow Button|
|Android||✓ Google Cast + Miracast||✓ InstaShow Button||✓ InstaShow Button with USB-C||✓ InstaShow Button|
|Resolution||1080p up to 60 fps||1080p up to 30 fps||1080p up to 60 fps||1080p up to 60 fps|
|Presenter mode||✓ Single window sharing (app) + extended desktop (Miracast)||✓ Extended desktop||✓ Extended desktop||✓ Extended desktop|
|One-to-many screen sharing||✓ desktop app||–||–||–|
|Touchback support||✓ With Miracast||✓||✓||✓|
|Works on enterprise networks||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Pin code connect||✓||–||–||–|
|Web Proxy support||✓||–||–||–|
|Bulk updates||✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus||✓ Web GUI for devices on LAN||✓ Web GUI for devices on LAN||✓ Web GUI for devices on LAN|
|Remote updates||✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus||✓ Web GUI for devices on LAN||✓ Web GUI for devices on LAN||✓ Web GUI for devices on LAN|
|Different access levels||✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus||–||–||–|
|Moderator mode||✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus||✓||✓||✓|
|Websites||✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus||–||–||–|
|Custom images||✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus||–||–||–|
|Videos||✓ Airtame Cloud Plus||–||–||–|
|Productivity apps and dashboards||✓ Airtame Cloud Plus||–||–||–|
|Calendar sync for room management||✓ Airtame Cloud Plus||–||–||–|
|Scheduled Content||✓ Airtame Cloud Plus||–||–||–|
|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.
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