Google Chromecast Ultra
For small organizations and simple configurations, the Google Chromecast Ultra may be all that’s needed to share your multimedia content. Not only is it far cheaper than most others, it’s one of the few that can transmit 4K video with Dolby Vision HDR.
- Utilizes the local wi-fi network
- Also has an ethernet port
- No remote access capability
The Polycom Pano is a dynamic hub that’s an excellent choice for video conferencing as well as collaboration. It can work with a variety of professional-grade equipment in addition to its manufacturer’s own ecosystem, and comes with a kit for wall mounting.
- Capable of 4k mirroring at 60 hz
- Poor support for linux-based pcs
- Among the more expensive solutions
BenQ InstaShow S
The plug-and-play BenQ InstaShow S is ready in just a few seconds once it’s connected to any laptop, tablet, or smartphone, and it does not require software or an app. It can accommodate up to 32 sources and comes with a pair of HDMI transmitters.
- 128-bit security
- Streams videos without lagging
- Dongles get quite hot
Barco ClickShare CS-100
Designed for up to 8 connected users at once, the Barco ClickShare CS-100 streams up to 1080p video at 30 frames per second. In addition to dual band Wi-Fi 4, it offers HDMI and a 3.5-mm jack for output, and receives wireless data via USB dongles or Android and iOS apps.
- Very easy for visitors to use
- Allows only 1 presenter at a time
- More costly than comparable options
Barco WePresent WICS-2100
The Barco WePresent WICS-2100 accommodates up to 32 simultaneous clients over Wi-Fi and 64 via LAN, 4 of which can contribute to the shared display at any given time. It offers Windows support, plus AirPlay and Chromecast for iOS and Chrome-based devices.
- Energy-saving standby mode
- Small footprint
- Budget-friendly choice
One of the simplest solutions available, the StarTech WIFI2HDVGA isn’t ideal for corporate use, but would be a good choice for a small business or a classroom. It can be physically wired to a LAN, serve as its own access point, or communicate using Wi-Fi Direct.
- Cloud sharing via dropbox
- Spdif audio output
- Full hd screen sharing
Black Box Coalesce MPE
Suitable for companies with worldwide interests, the Black Box Coalesce MPE is a reasonably priced option that provides up to four parties with real-time display mirroring. It utilizes a browser-based interface that’s compatible with nearly any operating system.
- Wired and wi-fi connectivity
- Digital whiteboarding capability
- Works well with touchscreens
Kramer Via GO2
Great for small to mid-sized meeting rooms, the Kramer Via GO2 features content streaming with clear mirrored images and high-quality video playback. It sports a compact form factor and is easy to install on the back of a display or a projector.
- Handy do not disturb function
- Supports all major operating systems
- Allows for remote presenters
Barco ClickShare CSE-200
The Barco ClickShare CSE-200 uses proprietary dongles to communicate, making it easy for IT engineers to implement within a high-security network. You can connect with the click of a button, and LED indicators alert you when syncing is complete.
- Allows 2 simultaneous presenters
- Up to 16 connections at once
- Works with most devices
Mersive Solstice Pod Unlimited Enterprise
According to a large contingent of AV professionals, the Mersive Solstice Pod Unlimited Enterprise is the most reliable on the market and has the most capable software. It conveniently enables any number of users to connect with their own devices.
- Engineered for secure deployment
- Centralized management
- Supports multi-room architectures