Plugging Airtame correctly into the TV or projector is pretty essential.
🎯 Airtame can be powered from any 5V 1A USB port
🎯 Correct placement can have great performance influence
Physically installing the device
Airtame outputs a standard HDMI video signal (1080p 60) so it can easily be installed behind a TV, in a rack or at for example an HDMI switch/controller.
Using adapters for screens without HDMI input
It can also be used with various adapters like DVI and VGA that makes it possible to connected to almost all existing screens.
Note that DVI and VGA don't support audio so if this is required an adapter with audio out like the VGA on the image is needed.
Powering of the device
We recommend using the provided AC Adapter or a PoE Adapter when powering Airtame since USB ports in screens will cut the power when turned off. If Airtame is not turned off maintenance and monitoring will be easier. From the Airtame cloud module, it will then be possible to perform Firmware updates and ensure that all devices are up and running (This feature will be released during Q3).
Placement for best stability and performance
When installing Airtame behind a TV it’s important to notice that the TV potentially can be a great blocker for the WiFi signal between Airtame and the AP it’s connected to. If the WiFi signal is being blocked that may decrease streaming performance and worst case cause unintended disconnects.
For maximum reliability and streaming performance follow these guidelines:
- Place the device close to the edge of the TV towards the nearest AP
- Maximum 10m to AP without major WiFi blockers in between.
- Use only a USB port supporting minimum 5V 1A
- Use with temperature range 32 to 104° F (0 to 40° C).
NOTE: It’s recommended to test Airtame in use after installation
Airtame supports a wired connection to the network using an adapter. This will eliminate all issues related to placement and WiFi interference. Read more here.
The best way to test will be during work hours or class' when there are more clients connected to the network.
- Test video streaming from a PC that will put load on the network
- Run a ping test using its IP address and ensure stable response times below 20ms