March 16, 2016

How to distribute AirParrot screen-sharing technology at your university

Purchasing software for an entire school or university often leaves you with hundreds or thousands of product licenses that need to be distributed to campus facilities, professors and students. If you’ve been in the education technology business for long, you understand distributions of this size can become complex quickly.

We make it easy for schools and universities to distribute large quantities of our AirParrot 2 desktop screen-mirroring software by providing several distribution options.

Option 1: Ideal for distributing AirParrot 2 to university-owned computers
We provide one universal AirParrot 2 license key in instances where the software needs to be distributed to university-owned computers. The software can automatically be deployed to every computer using this distribution method.

Option 2: Ideal for distributing AirParrot 2 to students and professors
After placing an AirParrot bulk order, we can conveniently send a unique promo code for each user license required. From there, you can distribute the promo codes among the users. Each user can then go to our website, enter the one-time promo code and download AirParrot 2.

This process is more beneficial for a university than sending one universal license for the entire order because it reduces the risk of license abuse. Each license is registered to a specific user rather than the university as a whole, so it will be easy to identify the offending individual if necessary. This helps prevent potential license abuse cases such as:

  • A user posting his or her license key online
  • A user giving his or her license key to friends and family
  • A user illegally selling his or her license key

Bulk Pricing
We provide bulk pricing and combo bulk pricing as well. If you purchase a bulk order of AirParrot 2 and later determine you need more licenses, we’ll count all previous purchases toward your reduced-rate bulk pricing so you get the best possible value.

AirParrot 2 costs $12.99 in our online store. The AirParrot 2 bulk pricing tier can be found below.

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For more information about AirParrot 2, visit http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/. Click the "Request a Quote" link on this page if you would like to contact one of our representatives with pricing inquiries.

Check out our new AirParrot 2 iOS companion app, AirParrot Remote. It allows users to control AirParrot 2 from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

As always, don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any comments or questions in the replies below!

January 13, 2016

Win 25 Reflector 2 licenses for your school with our Twitter giveaway

We are giving away 25 Reflector 2 licenses to one lucky school with our first ever #WeWantReflector2 Twitter giveaway! The best part? We’re making it really, REALLY easy to enter.

All you have to do is Tweet a photo of your classroom and include the hashtag #WeWantReflector2 in the Tweet. We will randomly select a winner from the pool of entrants. Hurry, the giveaway ends on January 27.

Don’t have a Twitter account? No problem! Have a fellow educator or student Tweet a photo to enter the #WeWantReflector2 giveaway. We want everyone to have an opportunity to bring Reflector 2 to their school.

Reflector 2 is used in classrooms all around the world. We are honored to be a resource for the global edtech community, and we will continue working to enhance the student learning experience.

Tweet away, friends. Good luck!

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OFFICIAL RULES: Giveaway is open to readers 18 years or older with U.S. or Canada, unless otherwise stated. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

To enter, Tweet a photo of your classroom and include the hashtag #WeWantReflector2 in the Tweet. One entry per person. Multiple entries do not increase the odds of winning. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically register and/or enter repeatedly is prohibited and all such entries will be disqualified.

Sweepstakes begins on January 13, 2016 at 9:00am EST and ends on January 27, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

Entrants will be added to a spreadsheet. One winner will be selected via random number generator and notified by Twitter within 5 days after the entry deadline date. The winning entrant must respond within 5 days or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.

The winner will receive a key for 25 copies of Reflector 2. The approximate value is $300. 

As a condition of entry into the Giveaway, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and Winner/Winners by accepting a prize grants to Squirrels LLC and respective affiliates, legal representatives, assigns and licensees, an unrestricted right and license to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use all information submitted as part of the entry, including use the Giveaway entrant’s name, city, state, biographical material, and any other material submitted as part of the entry in any form or media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity for marketing, advertising, and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval of the Winner/Winners.

September 15, 2015

5 Reasons You Need iOS 9 on Your iPhone or iPad

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Another year, another Apple OS update. What's so great about this one? Turns out, a lot.

New features in iOS 9 complement last year's iOS 8 release (a complete overhaul and redesign of Apple's mobile operating system). iPhone and iPad users will enjoy iOS 9 for many reasons, including faster and stronger AirPlay connections. We've compiled five reasons we think you'll fall in love with your Apple device all over again.

1. You can multitask like never before.

iPads are much more multitask-friendly in iOS 9. Users will be able to see multiple applications on their screen at once, change the size of each application and manipulate both apps at the same time: a dream come true.

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2. You won't have to pay for the news you need.

The News app will replace the Newsstand app. Instead of having to purchase subscriptions to publications, you can instantly follow publications like The New York Times, specific interests such as Technology and popular or personal blogs. Stay updated on topics and trends that are important to you, for free.

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3. You can organize yourself better than ever.

The Notes app is vastly improved with iOS 9. This includes the ability to add bold titles, web links with previews, pictures, custom drawings and checklists to enhance the text of the note. Take thorough notes, make precise lists and jot down illustrations all in one app.

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4. Longer battery life. Need we say more?

New software enhancements will add hours of battery life to your iOS device. You read that right: HOURS. Running in low power mode will also improve battery performance, meaning less scrambling to find the nearest outlet.

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5. It’s FREE.

Getting all of these improvements and more for free is a no-brainer. Alongside a free compatibility update for current Reflector 2 users, upgrading to iOS 9 is a win-win!

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September 11, 2015

iOS 9 Screen-Mirroring Support Has Arrived

Change happens fast in the tech world. We’re excited to launch our official Reflector 2 iOS 9 update – the world’s first screen-mirroring solution to support Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

The update is available to download now, and it's free for current Reflector 2 users. You should expect all of the same great features you have come to love in our industry-leading software such as multiple-device mirroring, YouTube live streaming, screen recording with voice-over support, frame preferences, intelligent design layout and much more.

This update will allow teachers, gamers, business professionals and casual tech enthusiasts to continue to mirror once they update their iPhones and iPads to the iOS 9 platform. Anyone using an alternative screen-mirroring app will abruptly discover they can no longer mirror mobile devices to their computers once they update their Apple device to iOS 9.

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The reason for this is fairly “techie,” but we’ll give you a brief overview. Apple made some big changes to AirPlay in iOS 9. AirPlay is the built-in technology that allows iPads and iPhones to wirelessly communicate with external devices. It’s the software that communicates with Reflector 2, wireless speakers, Apple TVs and other wireless content-sharing technology on the market.

The new operating system alters the way AirPlay communicates with these external devices and breaks the connections. That’s a headache-filled bummer for unsuspecting consumers, right? Most definitely….unless they have Reflector 2.

Click here to update Reflector 2 for iOS 9 support!

August 27, 2015

Teach Like an Alpha Squirrel

Become an Alpha Squirrel at alpha.airsquirrels.com!

It’s no secret. Educators are some of our most devoted and passionate customers. We hear from teachers every day about how they use our screen-mirroring technology to connect classroom devices and enhance the student learning experience. That's why we're excited to announce our new Alpha Squirrels leadership program for educators.

The Alpha Squirrels program will allow educators who love our products to spread the word as certified Squirrels product experts. This advocacy program gives Alpha Squirrels members exclusive access to:

  • Squirrels-sponsored conference attendance
  • Squirrels-sponsored conference speaking engagements
  • Unreleased Squirrels products
  • Squirrels welcome package – T-Shirt, coffee mug/tumbler, sticky notes, water bottle, headphones, pens, pencils, etc.
  • Opportunities to appear in video interviews
  • Free AirParrot 2 and Reflector 2 licenses
  • Alpha Squirrels member certificate
  • “Alpha Squirrel” signature badges for Twitter, Facebook and email
  • Product training, press kits and talking points
  • Chance to visit Squirrels Headquarters
  • Alpha Squirrels features on the Squirrels blog, Instagram and Twitter
  • On-demand interaction with Squirrels product designers and managers

Become an Alpha Squirrel at alpha.airsquirrels.com!Our Alpha Squirrels will become product experts on the Squirrels suite of products – Reflector 2, Reflector Director, Reflector Student and AirParrot 2 – to help fellow educators improve their classroom technology solutions. It is our goal to empower Alpha Squirrels to elevate their status as EdTech experts, share knowledge within their professional network and support the Squirrels community.

We’re ready to find our Alpha Squirrels. If you’re an educator committed to EdTech or Squirrels products, you just might be one of them. For more information, visit alpha.airsquirrels.com or give us a call at 1-855-207-0927. Or, fill out the nomination form to become one of the world’s first Alpha Squirrels!

About Us

Squirrels is a software development company based in North Canton, Ohio. We create high-quality, budget-friendly screen mirroring and device management software that’s compatible with today’s most popular devices. To date, our software can be found in hundreds of thousands of classrooms, businesses and homes. Follow our blog for all the latest product updates, Squirrels news and technology insight!