ScreenBeam 1100 FAQ – Native iOS/macOS mirroring

Q: Why will native iOS and macOS screen mirroring make a difference on ScreenBeam 1100 experiences?

A: Native iOS and macOS mirroring on the ScreenBeam 1100 means:

  • No apps to install on devices
  • Fewer steps needed to connect
  • No user training required
  • One unified solution supports all devices

Q: What macOS and iOS devices are supported for native screen mirroring on ScreenBeam 1100?

A: ScreenBeam 1100 will support any 2012 or later macOS device, and any iOS device running iOS 11 or later.

Q: How do iOS and macOS users use native screen mirroring on ScreenBeam 1100?

A: ScreenBeam 1100 supports both local Wi-Fi mode and corporate Wi-Fi for connection, so connection will depend on what the user is connected to.

iOS users connected to ScreenBeam 1100 on the corporate network through corporate Wi-Fi can simply open the Control Center, by swiping up from the bottom of their screen or swiping inward from the upper right corner of the screen, tap the Screen Mirroring button, and select the name of the ScreenBeam 1100 on the front-of-room screen. macOS users simply click the Screen Mirroring icon and click on the name of the ScreenBeam 1100 on the front-of-room screen.

If ScreenBeam 1100 local Wi-Fi mode is the only Wi-Fi available, iOS and macOS users must connect to the ScreenBeam 1100 local Wi-Fi mode connection prior to starting native screen mirroring.  To do this, follow the directions on the ScreenBeam 1100 room display for the name of the local Wi-Fi mode connection, enter a password if so prompted, then use the built-in iOS or macOS Wi-Fi connection method to connect to the ScreenBeam 1100. The steps for starting native screen mirroring will then be identical to those when connecting to the corporate network per the above.  Note that Internet, guest network or corporate network access may be unavailable due to the way that ScreenBeam 1100 is configured for a specific room.

Q: Does iOS and macOS mirroring work over the ScreenBeam 1100 peer-to-peer Wireless?

A: No. iOS and macOS mirroring require either an infrastructure network connection between iOS and macOS devices and the ScreenBeam 1100 or a connection through ScreenBeam 1100’s local Wi-Fi mode. The ScreenBeam 1100 has a built in Ethernet port and a secondary wireless adapter to connect to an infrastructure network.  iOS and macOS native screen mirroring over peer-to-peer is not supported on ScreenBeam 1100.

Q: Does macOS and iOS native screen mirroring perform differently in terms of quality or responsiveness than ScreenBeam App mirroring on the ScreenBeam 1100?

A: ScreenBeam 1100 iOS and macOS users will have a much simpler and more responsive experience using native screen mirroring. iOS and macOS users will also get the benefit of remaining connected to the ScreenBeam 1100 when the device screen turns off.  The ScreenBeam App is only for legacy Apple devices that do not meet the minimum requirements for native screen mirroring.

Q: Can the macOS desktop be extended with native screen mirroring on ScreenBeam 1100?

A: Yes. Simply connect to the ScreenBeam, then select the Screen Mirroring icon and check off Use as Separate Display.  Note that extended display capability does not exist on iOS.

Q: Can I play movies using iOS or macOS screen mirroring on the ScreenBeam 1100?

A: Yes. The ScreenBeam 1100 supports YouTube, Vimeo and similar services, as well as on-device movies. Please note that protected content like iTunes store movies, YouTube TV or Netflix playback on iOS and macOS is not supported on the ScreenBeam 1100. Protected content can only be presented on the ScreenBeam 1100 from Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Android 4.2 and later devices with Miracast.

Q: Do I put the ScreenBeam 1100 on the corporate network or guest network for devices to use macOS or iOS?

A: If guests are anticipated to require macOS and iOS mirroring in addition to corporate users, ScreenBeam 1100 should be configured so that the ScreenBeam 1100’s wired Ethernet connection is connected to the corporate network and the ScreenBeam 1100’s wireless bridge is connected to the guest network. Guests should be instructed to connect to the guest network wireless access point prior to presenting to ScreenBeam 1100.

If further isolation for the network is required for guests, or if isolation of Windows and Android devices from iOS and macOS devices is required due to mDNS discovery broadcasts that cannot be cached at corporate Wi-Fi access points, use of the ScreenBeam 1100 local Wi‑Fi mode in addition to the above is recommended.  Such a configuration would allow Windows corporate users on the corporate network connected to ScreenBeam 1100 through wired Ethernet, iOS and macOS corporate users on a separate corporate network with mDNS connected to ScreenBeam 1100 through the wireless bridge, and guest iOS and macOS users on the ScreenBeam 1100 through local Wi-Fi.

Q: Do guests need to install any applications or drivers to present to the ScreenBeam 1100 with the new changes for iOS or macOS?

A: Guests using Windows 10 and 8.1 devices, Android 4.2 and later devices with Miracast, 2012 and later macOS devices, or iOS 9 and later devices will typically not require installation of applications or drivers to present to ScreenBeam 1100. If guests are using Windows 7, pre-2012 macOS or pre-iOS 9 devices, the ScreenBeam App will need to be installed.

Q: Are there security risks introduced by placing the ScreenBeam 1100 on a corporate network with iOS or macOS support enabled?

A: ScreenBeam 1100 is an inherently secure device for iOS and macOS connections. All wireless display links and management interface web pages use certificate-based public key infrastructure encryption approved by government and the entertainment industry.

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