ScreenBeam 960 FAQ – Native iOS/macOS mirroring

Q: Why will native iOS and macOS screen mirroring make a difference on ScreenBeam 960 experiences?

A: Native iOS and macOS mirroring on the ScreenBeam 960 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 960?

A: ScreenBeam 960 will support any 2012 or later macOS device, and any iOS device running iOS 9 or later.
 

Q: How do iOS and macOS users use native screen mirroring on ScreenBeam 960?

A: iOS users connected to ScreenBeam 960 on the 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 960 on the front-of-room screen. macOS users simply click the Screen Mirroring icon and click on the name of the ScreenBeam 960 on the front-of-room screen.
 

Q: Does iOS and macOS mirroring work over the ScreenBeam 960 peer to peer Wireless?

A: No. iOS and macOS mirroring require an infrastructure network connection between iOS and macOS devices and the ScreenBeam 960. The ScreenBeam 960 has a built in Ethernet port and a secondary wireless adapter to connect to an infrastructure network.
 

Q: Does macOS and iOS native screen mirroring perform differently in terms of quality or responsiveness than ScreenBeam App mirroring on the ScreenBeam 960?

A: ScreenBeam 960 iOS and macOS users will have a much simpler and more responsive experience. iOS and macOS users will also get the benefit of remaining connected to the ScreenBeam 960 when the device screen turns off.
 

Q: Can the macOS desktop be extended with native screen mirroring on ScreenBeam 960?

A: Yes. Simply connect to the ScreenBeam, then select the Screen Mirroring icon and check off Use as Separate Display.
 

Q: Can I play movies using iOS or macOS screen mirroring on the ScreenBeam 960?

A: Yes. The ScreenBeam 960 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 960. Protected content can only be presented on the ScreenBeam 960 from Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Android 4.2 and later devices with Miracast.
 

Q: Do I put the ScreenBeam 960 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, ScreenBeam 960 should be placed on the guest network for mirroring from any device, and the guests should be instructed to connect to the guest network wireless access point.
 

Q: Do guests need to install any applications or drivers to present to the ScreenBeam 960 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 960. 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 960 on a corporate network with iOS or macOS support enabled?

A: ScreenBeam 960 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.
 

Q: What does adding iOS and macOS native screen mirroring cost for the ScreenBeam 960?

A: Existing ScreenBeam 960 users receive updates at no additional cost, available at http://support.screenbeam.com/960/firmware.
 

Q: Will models other than ScreenBeam 960 be updated with iOS and macOS native screen mirroring?

A: No. ScreenBeam 960 is the only product from Actiontec that supports native iOS and macOS screen mirroring.

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