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Intel Unite vs Airtame 2

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Intel Unite vs Airtame 2

What’s the difference between Intel Unite and Airtame 2?

Airtame and Intel Unite offer cable-free streaming. 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 Intel Unite. 

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

Airtame 2Intel Unite
PoweringAC adapter or Power over Ethernet AC adapter
Price*
Cost of hardware$399 (one-time cost per Airtame 2)Cost of hub varies** 
Cost of end-user  application FreeFree
Cost of central management systemCloud Lite: free

Cloud Plus: $12 per screen per month or $120 per screen per year if paid annually

On-premises software: free

Intel Unite Cloud Service: paid

For subscription up to 500 hub devices: $40 annual cost per hub device

Subscription for unlimited hub devices (500+): $20,000 annual cost for all hub devices

Connectivity 
Windows ✓ Airtame app + Miracast ✓ Intel Unite app 
macOS✓ Airtame app + AirPlay✓ Intel Unite app 
Chromebook✓ Airtame app + Google Cast ✓ Intel Unite app 
Linux✓ Airtame app + Google Cast✓ Intel Unite app 
iOS✓ AirPlay✓ Intel Unite app 
Android✓ Google Cast + Miracast ✓ Intel Unite app 
Sharing
Resolution1080p up to 60 fps4K*** up to 60 fps
Presenter mode✓ Single window sharing (app) + extended desktop (Miracast)✓ Extended desktop
One-to-many screen sharing✓ 
Touchback support✓ With Miracast
Security
Works on enterprise networks
Pin code connect✓ ✓ 
Web Proxy support ✓ ✓ 
Device management
Bulk updates ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus✓ Free with Intel Unite’s on-premises software 
Remote updates✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus✓ Free with Intel Unite’s on-premises software 
Different access levels✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus✓ Free with Intel Unite’s on-premises software 
Moderator mode ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus
Digital signage
Websites✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus✓ Available with version 4.x of the Intel Unite software
Custom images ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus✓ Available with version 4.x of the Intel Unite software
Videos  ✓ Airtame Cloud Plus
Productivity apps and dashboards✓ Airtame Cloud Plus✓ Available with version 4.x of the Intel Unite software
Calendar sync for room management✓ Airtame Cloud Plus✓ Available with version 4.x of the Intel Unite software
Scheduled Content✓ Airtame Cloud Plus
Power management
Sleep Schedule with CEC support✓ Airtame Cloud Plus

*All prices excluding VAT. 

**A “hub” is a small computer that is physically connected to a TV or projector, acting as the receiver for an Intel Unite session. The price of the hub can vary depending on which mini-computer is chosen to serve as the hub. 

***While Intel Unite can support up to 4K, the actual resolution will depend on the capabilities of the source (mobile device or computer).

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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