Moving Content from Small to Big ScreenMobile Content – A Convenient Preference?

Today more users prefer to consume content on mobile devices. It is true especially when content doesn’t need to be shared with others. For personal use, your smart phone will come to your rescue, for instance when you need to catch the latest updates or news and you don’t have the time or ability to log in from a desktop. Moreover, with the kind of applications and software available, it is easier to do a variety of things, from arranging a quick video call, to looking up a reference from your mobile.

But what about engagement with content? According to some recent studies, mobile content engagement isn’t as good as it is from larger screens or even a desktop. For one, it takes more effort to use sharing and engagement tools from mobile devices. Even though mobile devices have preference due to the relative convenience of their usage, the large screen hasn’t been replaced yet when it comes to sharing content with more than one viewer.

Mobile Content Sharing – Software, Applications, and Hardware Devices

There is a growing requirement for apps that can be easily downloaded to a mobile device and used to share content. When meeting with a group, it becomes important for everyone in the meeting room to be able to view and access content at the same time. Moreover, the ability to edit, create, print, or even share the content is also required. The content also needs to be accessible online and offline. These requirements need to be met for successful content sharing in the enterprise setting.

As meeting rooms are being designed, it is important to consider utilizing technology to meet business requirements. Whether that be with AppleTV, Chromebox, or more industrial solutions like Roku, content needs to be easy to download on the mobile device and effortlessly connected,  uploaded, and streamed in the meeting space. Let’s look at some of our options for mobile content sharing:

Google Chromebox. Chromebox allows for collaboration with up to 15 partners who can join in the meeting from anywhere. Through a wireless connection, screen sharing with other participants is a simple as a click on the remote. Just plug in and let the set up wizard guide you to successful sharing. Along with the Chromebox, users get an HD camera, microphone/speaker, as well as a remote control.

AppleTV. We can relate an AppleTV to the likes of a set top box, but with advanced content delivery systems. This hardware device, could be a new revolution in the television industry brought about by Apple, if it is successfully accepted. It is a small network appliance that is capable of receiving digital data from a number of sources and streaming it to a capable television for playing on screen. The current third generation AppleTV could be followed by a fourth-generation launch pretty soon.

Roku. When it comes to streaming content, Roku’s set top box can achieve this purpose with the help of a Wi-Fi connection. Users need to have an internet router in order to use this set top box. This device can be connected to either a TV or any large screen that has an appropriate input.

With these technologies, you can easily take the content from a mobile device to larger screens, making mobile content more accessible and easily viewed during meetings. While the popularity of mobile devices will keep increasing, our desire to engage with content, especially in a group setting indicates that desktop and large screen devices are not going away any time soon.

Do you have experience bringing mobile content to the big screen via one of these applications? We’d love to hear about your experience with them.

At Advanced AV we empower live meetings and remote collaboration by deploying the technology that helps your organization connect, communicate and engage with its customers, employees and stakeholders. Connect with us to find out more about how Advanced AV can help you achieve your business and technology goals.

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