Wireless technology in projectors has been available for a number of years. The main concerns with wireless connectivity are the ability to quickly Detect, Connect & Security.
Wireless connection brings about the flexibility to project an image with a projector without a physical cable between the PC and the projector. The user will have the luxury of moving around the room without having to be concern of the length of the cable or obstruction. Multiple users can also switch projections to their own PC/ Laptops without having to plug and unplug any cables.
Despite the technology being readily available, there are many users who refrain from using wireless connection. Some of the common reasons we gather:
– Troublesome to install Wireless Software (especially if some corporate accounts require administrators to approve installing new software)
– Different brands of projectors used throughout the office, hence different wireless software required to work with each brand, too confusing for most users
– Unable to detect the projector on the first try and give up immediately
– Wireless Connection hanged halfway through presentation and resulted in user phobia
– VGA Connection too readily available
A number of manufacturers identified some of the common set backs to wireless usability and some have developed a much more user-friendly wireless connection features in their projectors. The most common one is having an ‘USB-Key’ that can connect with the projector simply by plugging it into the USB thumb drive.
Regardless of the difficulties faced with using the wireless technology, it is and will always be an integrated part of a complete visual solution. It is just a matter of giving sufficient trainings and practices to help users get use to connecting wirelessly.