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Barco wePresent vs Airtame 2

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Barco wePresent vs Airtame 2

What’s the difference between Barco wePresent and Airtame?

Airtame and wePresent (acquired by Barco) 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 the respective wePresent models. The discontinued WiPG-1000 has been excluded from the comparison. 

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

Airtame 2 WiPG-1600W WiCS-2100
Powering AC adapter or Power over Ethernet  DC power supply or Power over Ethernet DC power supply or Power over Ethernet
Price*
Cost of hardware $499 $469 $919
Cost of software Free Free Free
Cost of central management system Free Based on XMS Cloud** Management plan Based on XMS Cloud Management plan
Cost of customer support Free Free Free
Cost of digital signage Subscription fee*** Free (image only)  Free (image only) 
Connectivity 
Windows  ✓ Airtame app + Miracast ✓  MirrorOp app ✓  MirrorOp app + Google Cast 
macOS ✓ Airtame app + AirPlay ✓  MirrorOp app + AirPlay ✓  MirrorOp app + AirPlay
Chromebook ✓ Airtame app + Google Cast  ✓  MirrorOp app ✓  MirrorOp app 
Linux ✓ Airtame app + Google Cast ✓  Google Cast 
iOS ✓ AirPlay ✓  MirrorOp app + AirPlay ✓  MirrorOp app + AirPlay
Android ✓ Google Cast + Miracast ✓  MirrorOp app ✓  MirrorOp app + Google Cast 
Sharing
Resolution 1080p up to 60 fps 1080p up to 30 fps 1080p up to 30 fps
Presenter mode Single window sharing (app) + extended desktop (Miracast) ✓ Extended desktop ✓ 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 XMS Cloud Management  XMS Cloud Management 
Remote updates ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus XMS Cloud Management  XMS Cloud Management 
Different access levels ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus XMS Cloud Management  XMS Cloud Management 
Moderator mode ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus
Digital signage
Websites ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus
Custom images  ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus XMS Cloud Management  XMS Cloud Management 
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.

**The wePresent CMGS (Collaboration Management Suite) went End-Of-Life as of December 2019, and device management migrated over to Barco’s XMS Cloud Management (also used for managing ClickShare devices).

***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 5th, 2021

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