Atlona is continuing to innovate at the forefront of the ongoing BYOD AV movement with the unveiling of the AT-WAVE-101 wireless presentation and collaboration platform. Designed for easy content sharing from iOS, Android, Mac, Chromebook, and Windows devices, the WAVE-101 is available immediately and lets up to four presenters display their content on screen simultaneously in dynamically adapting layouts.
“The built-in wireless BYOD capabilities of our AT-UHD-SW-510W and AT-OME-MS52W switchers have been very popular with our customers, but we have also seen growing demand for a standalone wireless device for use on its own or as part of a larger AV system,” says David Shamir, Vice President of Product Management, Atlona. “The WAVE-101 leverages our extensive BYOD experience and customer feedback to meet this need, together with several unique, powerful features at very competitive pricing.”
The WAVE-101 directly supports all popular, device-native, wireless casting protocols including AirPlay, Google Cast, and Miracast. This enables exceptional convenience for ad hoc presentations with no prior setup required, while content encryption and randomly-generated PIN codes – displayed on the WAVE-101 welcome screen – ensure secure wireless sharing. Offering effortless, touch-free operation, the WAVE-101 features a patent-pending, Dynamic Layout Mode that automatically adapts the on-screen layout for up to four participants when a new content source is added; a presenter disconnects from the system; or a connected mobile device is rotated between portrait and landscape orientation.
Designed for use in classrooms, meeting spaces, and other collaboration environments, the WAVE-101 is equally adept on its own or as part of an integrated AV solution. The compact device can be installed discreetly near a display for easy, ad hoc content sharing or used in conjunction with a switcher to enhance a new or existing AV system with wireless, multi-participant BYOD connectivity.
While ideal for a wide range of presentation and collaboration purposes, the WAVE-101 offers value-added features designed specifically to enhance learning experiences in educational environments. Instructor Mode, accessible through the WAVE-101’s intuitive web interface, enables easy management and moderation of multiple active and queued student presenters. Additionally, sessions can be streamed live over YouTube™ for remote learning, while integrated playback of locally stored images, media files (up to 4K at 60 fps), and YouTube source content enables easy incorporation of supplemental lesson materials.
The WAVE-101 features a configurable firewall and supports industry-standard network security features and protocols including WPA2-PSK and AES-128 encryption. The device’s integrated Wi-Fi access point can also be firewalled from the customer facility’s LAN if desired for security purposes. Multiple WAVE-101 devices can be remotely configured, monitored, and managed over the network through the free Atlona Management System (AMS) software, part of the company’s Velocity™ System AV control and management platform. Additional integration convenience features include programmable IP display control and support for URL-based digital signage platforms as input sources.