Against the background of fast-paced development of IT technology, things are going wireless in our life and work. Many people have replaced their wired keyboards and mouse in their office with wireless ones to get rid of messy tables full of clumsy and tangled cables. The same thing is happening in presentations we make in the multimedia classrooms, meetings, conferences, and remote learning that requires collaboration and engagement. The traditional way of making presentations is done by using an HDMI cable for screen sharing, but it is inconvenient and clumsy. People want nothing in the way between their laptop and the screen display or a projector. Then wireless presentation software come out as an alternative. It really frees people from wires in presenting, but it involves inconvenient network-based pair-ups, compromised resolutions, and data latency when the network goes bad. And the dongleclick share dongle serves as a remedy for the problem, it not only allows stable and wireless presentation but also enables you to go to without the network for its hot-spot technology. The power of click share dongle is more than that, as it will extend your wireless presentation to a greater scope beyond your imagination when it is in connection with an interactive flat panel for more engaging and collaborative learning and meeting carried out in-room or remotely. This article will work with you to find out what a click share dongle is, its advantage, and its application potentiality.
1. What is Click Share Dongle?
A click share dongle is actually a smart-sized, portable hardware with an built-in system that you can plug into your USB drive laptop for hot-spot-based screen-contents sharing. To be specific, It is a plug-and-play device that allows speedy wireless data transmission to a device such as an interactive display that you paired your click share dongle with, completely network-free to a certain degree, it can be viewed as an external module that empowers your laptop computer with the greater function of screen screening. It can be applied in wide range of application scenarios, for instance, classroom teaching, training, meeting, in-room meeting, or even remote meeting or conference, and so on.
2. Why We Need Click Share Dongles?
Whether in a school, a university or a company, sharing as a way of communication is a crucial and indispensable part of our life. And the advancement of IT technology has contributed a lot to communication by offering us broadened and diversified methods of information sharing. With that, we can communicate and share anything we want with people in the room or even with remote meeting participants. And it is obvious that people are increasingly in favor of E-contents that feature easy storage and replication, mobility, and convenience.
So that pretty much explains why we have to bring our laptop computer before we go in to the classroom, give lectures, or go in to a meeting to share or present our ideas. Traditionally, E-contents sharing is achieved through a wired connection, for example, in order to share information with the students or other team members in the meeting, people have to connect their laptop to the display or a projector using an HDMI cable. HDMI-based screen sharing really helps, but more often than not that people find it to be very clumsy to constantly pull a cable between a laptop and display. People want to go wireless in screen sharing. So wireless screen-sharing app came out, but it is very network-reliant with troublesome network setup.
3. Click Share Dongle Versus HDMI Cable in Screen-content Sharing?
click share dongle outperforms HDMI in screen sharing in terms of its wireless feature and convenience. Imagine that you hurried into the meeting, where there is no HDMI cable, what would you do? Or even if you have one, you might find the display that only supports a VGA interface, instead of HDMI one. In addition, especially in big conference with a big table, you might find the HDMI cable is too short to support your screen sharing from where you are. And if there is more than one meeting participant to give presentation or make a report, you have to pass the HDMI cable to the next people which involves lots of HDMI unplug-and-plug, and people have to change seat for the HDMI cable connection if the HDMI is too short. And this is not what we want to expect for an efficient meeting experience.
However, with click share dongles, you are totally free from these problems. You can come to a meeting with a laptop along with a click share dongle. Instead of looking around to find a HIDMI cable, checking if the display is compatible with HDMI cable, or feeling worried about cable length, you can just simply plug your click share dongle into an IFP display, then plug it into your laptop, and that’s it, you can stay at your seat sharing your presentation in your laptop to the display wire-free, without moving your seat closer the display to accommodate the length of HDMI cable. Additionally, you can pass the click share dongle to other presentation givers to start a wireless presentation. And one noticing advantage of a click share dongle is that it allows you to control your laptop on the display, realizing the two-way control, meaning you can do anything you want on your laptop directly on your display without going back to laptop to do something like, play a video, opening a file and so, and this really goes beyond the boundary of the passive, and one-way HDMI-cable sharing. So a click share dongle has covered all the shortages of HDMI cable screen sharing.
4. Click Share Dongle Versus Screen Sharing Software
A click share dongle is more convenient than screen-sharing app. You can also go wireless for screen sharing using screen sharing software. But one thing to bear in mind is that most of the software on the market only supports networked data transmission between your laptop and display, so if you cannot pair up your laptop with the software such as Eshare on the display in the same LAN network environment, you cannot do screen-sharing. And it can very frustrating if the network suddenly cut off or goes bad because it does harm to the screen-sharing quality such as latent images and poor resolution.
In the contrary, a click share dongle is designed to go without the network. It instead relied on the hotspot from the IFP display to build up the connection for the screen-sharing. So you can do the screen sharing even without network. More importantly, a click share dongle has better transmission stability than screen-sharing software to ensure screen sharing quality.
5. How to Select click share dongles?
Can we buy the click share dongles randomly? Well, click share dongles come in different types with varied capabilities and connections. You can select click share dongles depending on what laptop you have and what quality of screen-sharing your want.
And here are pieces of advice:
·Buy a fully functional USB-C click share dongle if both your laptop and interactive display panel come with comes with a fully functional type-c interface. Full Function here means USB interface that allows control signal transmission,
data transmission, and battery charging. It has three benefits: it supports 4K high resolution data transmission, it is all-in-one connection, and it allows to access the AI camera, for example on IQTouch HA1100 Pro interactive display
panel, to make an immersive, engaging, and collaborative meeting for the people in-room or attending remotely.
· Buy an HDMI(19) USB-A click share dongle if both your laptop and interactive display panel come with comes with USB-A interface. It supports 1080P output resolution, but it allows 60FPS data transmission. An ideal option when you
want a faster speed with the lower requirements on the resolutions.
·Buy a USB-A click share dongle if both your laptop and interactive display have USB-A interface.
How to Use click share dongle to Cast Your Screen to an IFP display?
To share your screens, you need an IFP display. Here we take a IQShare Button click share dongle and IQTouch TB1100 Pro interactive display as examples. You need to pair up your click share dongle with the display by plugging into USB interface for pairing up, then plug it into your computer, then with a click, you can start your screen-sharing to the display. And that is what we called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
How to Conduct an Immersive Meeting with the both in-room and Remote Participants?
It is not uncommon that we have in-room meeting participants and those attending the meeting remotely. So how to keep them engaged and collaborating in an immersive meeting really matters. And this application is highly demanding on the hardware. You will need a fully functional USB-A click share dongle and IFP display with an AI camera for the BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting). So all you have to do is to pair your laptop with the display before starting BYOM meeting via third-party platform such as Zoom on which you can access the front view of IFP’s AI camera and synchronize it to the remote meeting participants, making them feel like they are actually in the meeting.
To sum up, a click share dongle from IQBoard is really ideal option for making wireless presentation. When you compared it to traditional HDMI-cable based presentation, it saves you from clumsy wired and inconvenient operations while enabling you to bring your own meeting with both in-room and remote participants for a more interactive, collaborative, engaging, and efficient hybrid learning and meeting experience. And it also has its own advantage over wireless presentation software because it has better transmission stability, network-free easy paring, and no software installation. In short, click share dongles bring you great convenience and comfort in all kinds of wireless presentation in your daily life and work.