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13th June 2014, 08:05 AM #1
Airplay / Airserver?
What is the difference? Is Airserver what you install on the machine, and Airplay what is used to display from iPad to monitor? (or onwards to projector).
How easy is this to set up school wide? Has anyone done it?
13th June 2014, 08:10 AM #2
Air server is the software you install on the pc snd airplay is function on the iPad to send the display stream across to the pc. Should be fairly easy to deploy site wide if you wanted to. Have a look through their support FAQ on their website as its quite helpful.
In terms of have we done it? Nope we personally couldnt get it reliably to work and thus stuck with apple tvs in all rooms.
However there a large number of people on here who have got it to work and im sure they will be along anytime soon and should be able to tell you more.
13th June 2014, 09:15 AM #3
We use Airserver but on a small scale and it works really well.
13th June 2014, 09:20 AM #4
I have used and deployed airserver in the past. From the testing stage it worked well and once installed after purchase was fine. We set it so that the software didn't auto run when the computer started and that staff had to run a shortcut to the software to stop it from constantly broadcasting from 40+ machines. I left the school that this was setup in shortly after it went live so I'm not sure how much it is used or how well it is running recently but from intial tests and the couple of weeks it was running before I left it looked ok.
13th June 2014, 09:28 AM #5
Mmm good point, we make sure it doesn't run at startup, staff get a shortcut to start the Airserver on the PC when they want to use it.
13th June 2014, 10:04 AM #6
Works well for us on over 50 machines. Cheap as well if you buy that many licences( around about £3 a seat if i recall ) havent had any complaints or issues as yet and its been in about 6 months.
13th June 2014, 10:07 AM #7
We've got it here and it works well, had to put in a Bonjour gateway between our Windows PCs and iPad SSID. Nice thing about Airserver is that we could deploy it through GPO with the licence key installed as part of it too
13th June 2014, 10:22 AM #8
Do you have any notes on this? Currently, as its small scale I just do it by hand but when we roll it out I could do with a better strategy.
Originally Posted by jamesfed
13th June 2014, 10:43 AM #9
I keep meaning to put something on my blog about it but never get the time
The basics go is we have a Ubuntu Linux virtual machine with 3 nics on it - 1 going to our server VLAN, 1 to our Windows clients VLAN and another to the iPad WiFi VLAN.
Sitting on that VM is a bit of software called Avahi (Avahi (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) it just rebroadcasts the Bonjour packets between the two networks.
13th June 2014, 10:44 AM #10
Oh sorry I meant getting it to install the licence key without manual intervention - should have made that clear.
Originally Posted by jamesfed
13th June 2014, 10:47 AM #11
Oooh no matter All here - Deploying AirServer 1.9.6 via SCCM | my world of IT haven't tested with the latest version as yet though.
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