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Contributor II
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Registered: ‎07-03-2008

Airplay for windows PC

Hello,

 

We're looking at using APPLE TV to stream from windows PCs on our network through a projector.

 

At the moment we've got the infrastructure configured using Clear Pass with our APPLE TV added into it (AirPlay). All working fine when using an iPad, and an iPhone. However, we're having an issue with getting a windows PC to access the projector.

The only way around this is to install a 3rd party software such as AirParrot giving us the option to mirror through to APPLE TV.

 

My question is whether there are any Aruba/AirPlay approved projectors that can be used to be added to Clear Pass in order to stream into the projector directly as you would by using AirPlay for mirror, or AirPrint?

 

Many thanks,

 

H

Guru Elite
Posts: 8,011
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Airplay for windows PC

For "AirPlay" to work on non-Apple devices, you will always need a client
that mimics the AirPlay setup.



You may want to look into using Chromecasts as they support all platforms.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
Contributor II
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎07-03-2008

Re: Airplay for windows PC

Thank you for the quick reply.

I have never used Chromecast before. Would there be an issue with security, and access to the internet?
Planning to use this on a corporate environment.

I was thinking if there is a similar solution to access the projector directly as you would with an Apple TV, and AirPrint.

By the sounds of it, it looks like AirParrot or a similar 3rd party software is the most suitable solution.

Guru Elite
Posts: 8,011
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Airplay for windows PC

It would depend on your security requirements. The Chromecast would have the
same security implications an Apple TV or other consumer streaming device.



Epson projectors have a mirroring client but it is not very reliable (but
then again, neither is the Apple TV).

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
Contributor II
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎07-03-2008

Re: Airplay for windows PC

I've used the Epson (EasyMP Network Projection) software and it wasn't bad actually. Only issue is that it uses the WIFI adapter to access the projector which means that users don't have access to the internet since the WIFI is already being used.

A way around this would be to use wired which is not straight forward.

The goal is to make this as easy and zero user interaction as possible.

 

Many thanks for your input and suggestions.

Guru Elite
Posts: 8,011
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: Airplay for windows PC

I would try using a Chromecast just to test. They're super cheap ($30).

Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
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