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Samsung Flip + Airtame = an essential AV hack

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Samsung Flip + Airtame = an essential AV hack
Angela Murphy
January 27th, 2021

Find out how Airtame brings wireless screen sharing and digital signage to the interactive Samsung Flip for work and education

Airtame is often used together with TVs, projectors, and external monitors.  The device isn’t meant for the sole purpose of a single presenter to convey their key points. It’s meant to be a wireless tool that lets as many attendees as possible get involved.

The idea is for everyone to be able to mirror their full screen or a single window for the rest of the group to see. This way, innovation can grow when we discuss, challenge, and learn from each other’s ideas.

In the spirit of inclusion, here’s an example of an interactive display, the Samsung Flip, that offers a world of innovative potential (especially when used together with Airtame).

What is a Samsung Flip?

The Samsung Flip is a screen that doubles as both a TV and an interactive whiteboard (and blackboard), available in 55 and 65 inches. As the name suggests, the display can rotate – “flip” – 90 degrees between landscape and portrait mode. The Flip can be mounted to the wall or moved around on a height-adjustable stand that includes an integrated shelf and lockable wheels.

Users can create and scroll back and forth through digital flip charts that include presentation points, images, and sketches. This lets everyone go through each other’s work and offer feedback while simultaneously brainstorming ideas. Up to four people at a time can draw, write, and highlight with ease using the included Samsung Passive Pen, and simply erase with a swipe of the hand on the screen.

This solution is great for both educational and professional settings due to its interactive design. In the classroom, teachers and students can work together to revise written assignments and mathematical solutions. They can sketch out graphs and charts or even create artwork. At work, teams of designers, architects, and engineers can jointly develop floor plans, wireframes, and other types of product mockups.

A Samsung Flip screen showing a person drawing on the interactive display

Key features

  • 4K resolution, 178-degree viewing angles (vertical and horizontal), and 8ms pixel response time
  • Flexible installation options, with the choice between a stand or a wall mount
  • Pen and brush mode, with a magnetic pen holder
  • Versatile colors, styles, and widths for Notation
  • Intuitive “Import” and “Export” options for documentation
  • Integrated stereo speakers
  • Built-in web browser
  • Pin code protection

Why pair a Samsung Flip with Airtame?

There are two key benefits of this paring: bring-your-own-device screen sharing and digital signage.

Let’s talk about screen sharing first.

In order for devices to connect and present wirelessly, the Samsung Flip supports NFC tagged. This function is supported only on Android 8.0 Oreo and later versions of Samsung mobile devices. While this is great for some Android users, it doesn’t cover a big group—people using Windows, Chromebook, Linux, macOS, or iOS devices.

Fortunately, Airtame comes to the rescue. With a device connected to the Flip’s HDMI port, Airtame brings cross-platform support with native AirPlay, Google Cast, and Miracast (including touchback). AirPlay is the built-in screen sharing protocol available on your MacBooks, iPhones, and iPads. Google Cast is available with the Chrome browser, as well as many Android devices. Miracast is also supported on a variety of Android devices, as well as on Windows laptops. In addition to the “big three” screen sharing protocols, Airtame also has a desktop app for Windows, macOS, Chromebook, and Linux, that lets you share the same content from your laptop to multiple Airtame-equipped displays simultaneously.

And what about digital signage?

Airtame Cloud is an online platform that lets you manage all Airtame-equipped displays from anywhere. In addition to configuring and updating, the Cloud also gives you access to a variety of digital signage. While a Flip comes with the option to set an image as a screen saver, Airtame Cloud Lite (which is free) gives you the option of also displaying a public URL. What’s more, Cloud Lite gives you access to remote device management. Depending on your signage needs, you might want to opt for Airtame Cloud Plus, a paid plan that comes with signage apps such as Google Slides, YouTube, OneDrive, Dropbox, World Clock, Room Overview, and more. You can plan apps to be displayed on a loop or according to a schedule. 

A perfect match

In separation, both the Samsung Flip and Airtame are best-in-class AV solutions. Brought together, they truly unlock the future of better collaboration at work and in school. Consider them as an investment in productivity.

Interested in combining your Samsung Flip and Airtame? Fill out the form below and we’ll help you get started.

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Angela Murphy
I translate technical features into benefits that everyone can understand.

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