How to use AeriCast Wireless Presentation Add-on app with OptiSigns

With AeriCast Wireless Presentation app, you can turn any conference room's TV into Digital Signs, and also allow user to present from their laptops to those screens without needs of cables, dongles or extra hardware.

Here's high level steps:

  1. Create AeriCast Wireless Presentation add-on app
  2. Assign it to your screen
  3. Present/mirror your screen from laptop or iOS/Android phone, tablets

Note:
All customers can use AeriCast add-on for free on one screen with 40 min presentation session limit.
Purchase the add-on for $20/screen to unlock the session limit and apply to the desired screens

 

Let's jump in and get started:

You can set up your screens to show the full ScreenShare app like this:

Or put the Screen Share app in a bottom strip of a Split Screen like this to use signage feature when your screens, conference room is not in use:

How to set up:

1. Create AeriCast Wireless Presentation app

First, you will need to have your screens set up and paired. For more information on how to do that, click here.

Then log on to our portal: http://app.optisigns.com/

Go to Files/Assets, Click on "App" and add the AeriCast Wireless Presentation app to your Account.

Enter your AeriCast Wireless Presentation app information:

  • Name: Name of your AeriCast Wireless Presentation app, this is the name of the app in your asset list. It will not be displayed on your screens.
  • Title: Enter a Title to be displayed on your screen. For example: "Welcome to Conf. Room N123"
  • Message: Enter a message to be displayed on your screen. Could be some instruction or rules on how to use the room.
  • Expires in: The 4 digit presenter codes by default is set to expire every 10 minutes. This is for security reason, so someone cannot save the code and use it days, weeks later.
  • Background Playlist: by default, the app play a few images in the background beside aesthetic purpose, it could also help prevent your screens from having stuck pixels. You can select your own playlist too if you'd like. Note that only images will be played.
  • Background Opacity: This appears only when Playlist is selected and allows user to customize and optimize the opacity of the background so that the text still stands out effectively.
  • Text Color: Default is white, you can pick other color if you'd like.
  • Different Presenter Code for each screens: When you assign any device, the pairing code will be different on different devices. 

You can click Advanced and set:

  • Instruction 1: By default is "To present", you can change your own text message.
  • Instruction 2: By default is "present.aericast.com", you can change your own text message.
  • Instruction 3: By default is "and enter the code below to start presenting", you can change your own text message.
  • Scrolling strip: By default is "To present, go to present.aericast.com and enter", you can change your own text message when it is the scrolling strip.
Click Save.
After Saving, you can Preview the wall. It may take several seconds for the app to load.

2. Assign it to your screen

You can assign the AeriCast Wireless Presentation app directly to a screen by going back to Screens tab, select the screens you want to put it on.
Or you can put the AeriCast Wireless Presentation asset in a bottom strip of a Split Screen:

That's all! Congratulation!

You have created your AeriCast Wireless Presentation app.
You can change the wall any time by click on it in the Files/Assets tab. 

3. How to present your screen

  • If you want to know how to present your laptop, you can click here.
  • If you want to know how to present your phone/ tablet, you can click here.

If you have any additional questions, concerns or any feedback about OptiSigns, feel free to reach out to our support team at support@optisigns.com or just submit a ticket here.

 

 

 

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