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Crestron AirMedia vs Airtame 2

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Crestron AirMedia vs Airtame 2

What’s the difference between Airtame 2 and Crestron’s AirMedia?

Airtame and Crestron offer wireless screen sharing. Both solutions provide a physical product (the receiver) which connects to an HDMI display (or VGA display with an adapter). 

The Crestron AM-200 and AM-300 models, like the Airtame 2, each support a single projector, TV or smartboard. Crestron’s DMPS3-4K-250-C can work with two displays, and the DMPS3-4K-350-C can support up to four. Here we provide further comparison between Airtame 2 and Crestron’s respective models (all running AirMedia 2 software). 

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

Airtame 2AM-200AM-300DMPS3-4K-250-CDMPS3-4K-350-C
PoweringAC adapter or Power over Ethernet DC power supplyDC power supplyDC power supplyDC power supply
Price*
Cost of hardware$399 $1,800$2,800$8,800$10,000
Cost of softwareFreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Cost of central management systemFreeBased on subscription planBased on subscription planBased on subscription planBased on subscription plan
Cost of customer supportFreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Cost of digital signageSubscription fee**Images only, based on Crestron Fusion planImages only, based on Crestron Fusion planImages only, based on Crestron Fusion planImages only, based on Crestron Fusion plan
Connectivity 
Windows ✓ Airtame app (Miracast out 2020)AirMedia app (+ Miracast with extra adapter)AirMedia app (+ Miracast with extra adapter)AirMedia app (+ Miracast with extra adapter)AirMedia app (+ Miracast with extra adapter)
macOS✓ Airtame app + AirPlay✓ AirMedia app✓ AirMedia app✓ AirMedia app✓ AirMedia app
Chromebook✓ Airtame app + Google Cast 
Linux✓ Airtame app + Google Cast
iOS✓ AirPlay✓ AirMedia app✓ AirMedia app✓ AirMedia app✓ AirMedia app
Android✓ Google Cast ✓ AirMedia app (audio not supported)✓ AirMedia app (audio not supported)✓ AirMedia app (audio not supported)✓ AirMedia app (audio not supported)
Sharing
Resolution1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 60 fps4K*** up to 60 fps4K*** up to 60 fps
Presenter mode✓ Single window sharing✓ Extended desktop✓ Extended desktop✓ Extended desktop✓ Extended desktop
One-to-many screen sharing✓ 
Security
Works on enterprise networks
Pin code connect✓ ✓ Miracast only✓ Miracast only✓ Miracast only✓ Miracast only
Web Proxy support ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 
Device management
Bulk updates ✓ Airtame Cloud Crestron Fusion****Crestron Fusion Crestron Fusion Crestron Fusion 
Remote updates✓ Airtame CloudCrestron Fusion CloudCrestron Fusion CloudCrestron Fusion Cloud✓ Crestron Fusion Cloud
Different access levels✓ Airtame CloudCrestron FusionCrestron FusionCrestron FusionCrestron Fusion
Digital signage
Websites✓ Airtame Cloud****
Videos ✓ Airtame Cloud
Custom images ✓ Airtame Cloud 
Productivity apps and dashboards✓ Airtame Cloud
Calendar sync for room management✓ Airtame Cloud Crestron FusionCrestron FusionCrestron FusionCrestron Fusion


*VAT not included.

**Beginning in 2020, customers can choose between an annual ($120 per year per screen) or monthly plan ($12 per month per screen) for Airtame Cloud’s digital signage and other premium features. Device management in the cloud will remain available to all customers at no additional cost).

***While the higher-end Crestron models support up to 4K, the image will downscale if the TV, projector, or the client device is a lower resolution display.

****Both Crestron’s Fusion’s On-Premises and Fusion Cloud are payable according to a license fee.

 

Why Airtame?

Airtame offers a single, unified solution for every screen and use case. 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 further enables organizations to 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 are using Airtame.

Contact us to learn more.

 

 

Last edited on February 7th, 2020

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