July 20, 2016

Meet The Conference Screen-Sharing Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

Do you remember the last conference presentation you attended that didn’t include a visual aid? Neither do we!

Conference CenterEvery good speaker has a captivating stage presence and a thoughtful visual aid to accompany their words. Whether it’s PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi or something else, the presenter almost always needs to share what’s on their laptop with the audience.

This presents a problem for the average convention center or conference room. Is the presenter using a Mac or PC? Does the room have compatible connectors and cables to display the presenter’s screen? How about wireless capabilities? Does the room have an Apple TV or a Chromecast?

With the Ditto screen-sharing service, presenters don't have to worry about any of that. Ditto makes screen sharing in conference rooms and meeting spaces simple and consistent.

What’s Ditto?
Ditto is a cloud-based service that brings unlimited and completely wireless screen-sharing capabilities to any room containing an Apple TV or Chromecast. It can be explained in two steps.

  1. Sign Up
    When you sign up for Ditto, the Apple TV or Chromecast in each room you are registering receives a unique connection code. How? Using our simple Ditto Configuration Tool. Trust us – you don’t have to be a tech genius to do this. We made the configuration tool to be used by the common professional. This configuration process is repeated for each room containing an Apple TV/Chromecast that needs registered.
  1. Begin sharing your Mac/PC screen
    After registering a room, sharing a Mac or PC screen to the Apple TV/Chromecast-connected display is easy. Anyone who needs to share their screen can simply visit connect.goditto.com and enter the unique room code. Since each code is tied to a specific Apple TV/Chromecast, it automatically knows which screen a user is trying to share their computer screen to.
    Ditto Connect Page July 2016After pressing “Launch,” Ditto will quickly save a one-time download to the user’s computer. Ditto will then give the user an option to either share their entire computer display or just a specific application (such as PowerPoint, an Internet browser, a photo app, etc.) to the big screen. When the user is done sharing their screen, they close the Ditto application and the one-time download is wiped from their computer.

Ditto is completely wireless. Presenters no longer have to fuss with those tangled, incompatible and confusing connection wires or cords often required to share content to the big screen. They also don’t need special software on their computer to connect wirelessly. That ability is built into the Ditto screen-sharing service.

Speaking of sharing content to the big screen, anyone can do it! A yearly subscription to Ditto is priced per room, not per user. Presenters, guests, employees – anyone – can immediately share their computer screen simply by entering the room code at connect.goditto.com because Ditto is completely unlimited.

Cross-platform connections
You may have realized this by now, but presenters are not bound by their computer brand in Ditto-powered rooms. Presenters using Macs can wirelessly share their screen to Apple TV OR Chromecast. Presenters using PCs can wirelessly share their screen to Chromecast OR Apple TV.

Presenters with iOS/Android phone and tablets
So what if speakers want to present from their iOS or Android device in a room that has the Ditto screen-sharing service? If Ditto is registered in a room with an Apple TV, then speakers can still present from iOS devices natively using AirPlay. If Ditto is registered in a room with a Chromecast, then speakers can present from Android devices and Chromebooks natively using Google Cast.

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The only perceived limitation is iOS devices in rooms with a Chromecast and Android devices in rooms with an Apple TV. This issue is resolved if the conference room or speaking hall has our Reflector AirPlay/Cast receiving software ($14.99) installed on an in-room computer. Reflector allows presenters to wirelessly display their Android, iOS and Chromebook screens onto a Mac or PC. If the Reflector-enabled computer is connected to an external display, the speaker can present from his or her mobile device.

Ditto screen sharing
Questions? We’re happy to answer all of them! Leave us a comment in the comment section below or contact our sales team.

Or, to bring the Ditto screen-sharing service to your conference hall today, visit www.goditto.com.

November 5, 2013

Record your iPad or iPhone with Reflector

UPDATE (3/21/14):

Windows version 1.3.4 adds recording support for Windows 8. Please be sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Reflector. 

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One of the many built-in features of Reflector is iOS recording. Without any extra hardware or software, Reflector can easily record your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch screen. 

Recording makes reviewing and demoing iOS apps easy. Instead of physically recording a device with a camera, Reflector records the screen directly. There’s no need to plug the device into a hardware recorder either. Just connect to Reflector as you would any other AirPlay receiver and press record! Any audio coming from the device will also be saved. If you would like to add your voice or sound effects, you’ll need to add that in post production with video editing software.

Recording is currently available on OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9. It’s also available on Windows 7. Any device that can connect to an AirPlay Mirroring receiver can be recorded with Reflector. 

Recording your iPhone, iPod or iPad with a Mac

To start recording on a Mac, connect your device and press CMD+R. Alternatively, you can select “Start Recording” from the device menu. 

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While you’re recording, you’ll see a timer indicating the length of your current recording. 

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To stop a recording, select “Stop Recording” from the device menu, or press CMD+R on your keyboard. 

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When you’ve stopped the recording, you’ll be asked where you would like to save the recording file and if you want to include device frames in the recording. 

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Recording your iPhone, iPod or iPad with Windows

Recording your device with Reflector for Windows is currently only available on Windows 7. 

To start recording on Windows, connect your device and press ALT+R. Alternatively, you can right click on the mirror stream and select “Start Recording” from the menu. 

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While you’re recording, you’ll see a timer indicating the length of your current recording. 

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To stop a recording, right click and select “Stop Recording” from the menu, or press ALT+R on your keyboard. 

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When you’ve stopped the recording, you’ll be asked where you would like to save the recording file. Saving frames with a Windows recording isn’t currently offered.

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Reflector makes creating tutorials and walk-through videos easy. Any device that supports iOS mirroring can be recorded. Questions about recording? Our support portal might help!

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