AirMedia in Group Study Rooms

Installing the Software    Getting Connected
  


AirMedia allows people in group study rooms to share control of the wall monitors and speaker using laptops, and to a limited extent, iOS and Android tablets and phones. (iOS and Android devices can send screen shots and share photos and documents, but not video, audio, or a continously updated view of the display.) One user at a time can control the entire screen, or optionally, the screen can be split into four parts with content from up to four computers appearing in each quadrant.



AirMedia

Study rooms with AirMedia in Rees-Jones Hall and the east side of the Library can be reserved using the Library study room reservation calendar.



Software Download

If you have not already installed the AirMedia client software, the first step is to download the appropriate program/app for your device. The Windows and Mac links below let you download installation files to your computer; the iOS and Android links go to pages where you can download and install a free AirMedia app on your phone or tablet.

Windows Logo
AirMedia for Windows Laptops
Mac Logo
AirMedia for Mac Laptops
iOS Logo
AirMedia for iPhones & iPads
Android Logo
AirMedia for Android Tablets & Phones

Specific installation instructions for each operating system appear below.


Setup - Windows

AirMedia installs like any other application. Simply answer "OK" / "Accept" to any prompts asking for permission. Once installed, the AirMedia shortcut looks like this:

AirMedia Icon


Setup - Mac

After you download the package file, double-clicking it may bring up a warning about not being able to open the file because it is from an unidentified developer:

AirMedia Mac Install Step 1

If that happens, then hold the Command key down while clicking on the package file. This will bring up a "Gatekeeper" menu, where you choose "Open" to run the installer.

AirMedia Mac Install Step 2

Then click "Open" at the next screen:

AirMedia Mac Install Step 3

Click "Continue" and "Agree" at the next screens. When you get the "Select Destination" screen, click on "Install for all Users", which will cause the "Continue" button to become active, then click "Continue":

AirMedia Mac Install Step 4

Click "Install" at the next screen. After AirMedia itself has installed, you will probably get a prompt asking if you want to install the "Sound Flower" software for sharing audio as well as video. Click "Yes".

AirMedia Mac Install Step 5

The Sound Flower installer will warn that it will need to restart the computer. Go ahead and click "Continue Installation", then click "Agree" / "Continue" at the ensuing prompts to complete the installation and restart the computer.

AirMedia Mac Install Step 6

Once installed, AirMedia will appear as a whirlwind icon on the docking menu.

AirMedia Mac Icon

 


Setup - iOS & Android

AirMedia installs like any other app; however before using it to send screen shots to the monitor, you will need to go through a "Shot & Show" configuration setup. If you don't already know the combination of keys used to take a screen shot on your phone, you'll need to look that up before using Shot & Show (for Android phones, it can vary between different models of phone).

Shot & Show Configuration Start Screen Move between the configuration screens by swiping left / right.
Shot & Show Start Screen Shot & Show Setup

 


Connecting and Using AirMedia - Windows/Mac

If the monitor is not already displaying the AirMedia startup screen, set the Crestron wall switch to ON, LAPTOP:

Crestron Switch

Depending on where you last used AirMedia, you may see the following popup right after starting it. If so, just click OK.

Windows Error Popup

At the following screen, enter the AirMedia IP address for the study room your in (this is posted on a sign in the room), and the 4-digit code that appears near the top right on the monitor. (The IP address for each room remains the same, but the 4-digit code will change from one session to the next.)

AirMedia Code

The username field will fill in automatically -- it just serves to identify your sessions on the monitor, and it does not matter if it matches your actual TCU network username.

Windows MAC
AirMedia Logon - Windows AirMedia Mac Logon

Once connected, the AirMedia Console appears. Note that the connection code displays in the console.

AirMedia Console


The side menu has several options, including an option to split the monitor screen into four quadrants and select which quadrant your content is displayed in. "Remote View" will cause the content that other users are displaying on the screen to appear on your laptop screen. The other options are not needed in study rooms and can be ignored.

AirMedia Side Menu


Connecting and Using AirMedia - Phones and Tablets

If the monitor is not already displaying the AirMedia startup screen, set the Crestron wall switch to ON, LAPTOP:

Crestron Switch


The AirMedia app for iOS and Mac devices will display a list of any rooms where you've connected before. If the room you're in is on the list, simply pick it. If not, use the "Tap to enter IP address" / "Tap to enter receiver hostname or IP" icon to bring up a screen where you enter the IP address and code of the room you're in. (On an Android phone, you may first need to tap the three vertical dots (circled in red below) to expand the bottom of the window.)

Android Start Screen Example   iOS Start Screen Example
Android   iOS Start Screen


The IP address for each room is listed on on the top of the monitor (until the first person logs on) and a sign near the monitor. The connection code appears on top right of the monitor, and on the console of each person who connects.

AirMedia Code

Connection example: iOS phone/tablet:

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
iOS Connectin - Screen 1 iOS Connectin - Screen 2 iOS Connectin - Screen 3

Once your are connected, a menu appears that allows you to display documents, images from the camera folder, or screen shots that you take on the fly using "Shot & Shoot".

AirMedia Android Console

Examples off Document, Gallery/Picture, and Shot & Show views on an iOS phone/tablet:

Document Gallery Shot & Show
Document View Gallery View Shot & Show View

iOS devices also offer the same "quad view" option that is available on laptops.

iOS Quad View

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