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Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter vs Airtame 2

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Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter vs Airtame 2

What’s the difference between the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and the Airtame 2?

Airtame and the Microsoft WiDi (Wireless Display Adapter) 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 WiDi. 

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

 

Airtame 2Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter V2
PoweringAC adapter or Power over Ethernet USB
Price*$399$39
Connectivity 
Windows ✓ Airtame app + Miracast✓  Miracast
macOS✓ Airtame app + AirPlay
Chromebook✓ Airtame app + Google Cast 
Linux✓ Airtame app + Google Cast
iOS✓ AirPlay
Android✓ Google Cast + Miracast✓ Miracast
Sharing
Resolution1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 30 fps
Presenter modeSingle 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
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
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
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.

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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