How to present with BiJie box during the meeting room?
Most people do bring some sort of personal device with them to a meeting or class, whether that’s their smartphone or laptop. In theory, you could skip using BiJie meeting box and instead have everyone dial in through the video call to share content to other participants’ devices. But here’s why BiJie meeting box is the better bet for anyone physically wireless present within the smart meeting room or classroom:
It eliminates the annoying audio feedback loop. This otherwise happens when the attendees in the room join the call, and then the audio plays out of the room’s sound system and feeds back into the microphones of attendees’ devices. This creates the feedback screech, the sharp echo torturing the ears of everyone involved.
It reduces bandwidth consumption. If everyone in a classroom or meeting room joins the call it will mean many more devices consuming excess bandwidth that’s required for video calls. This puts unnecessary strain on the local network, likely degrading the quality of the call.
It’s easier to get started. Joining a video call comes with more steps and takes more time than simply using BiJie meeting box for screen sharing. Should everyone keep their camera on, or off? Has everyone muted their mic? Those physically present won’t have to worry about any of this if they use BiJie meeting box, which supports screen sharing via Airplay, Miracast, and Google Cast. With these three options, participants can share instantly from any device; no installation needed. Meanwhile, those joining remotely can still screen share via the conferencing platform.
With the benefits established, let’s take a look at how BiJie meeting box and video conferencing fit together in two different scenarios.
Scenario 1: Your video conferencing solution doesn’t include a codec (e.g. Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet)
A codec is simply a video conferencing device (e.g. hardware that connects to a TV). In this first scenario, the video conferencing solution relies on participants using their own device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) to dial into a call through e.g. Microsoft Teams. With this type of setup, whoever is moderating a meeting or a class is usually the one responsible for beginning a conference call from their computer. For those in the meeting room or classroom to be able to see their remote colleagues, the moderator shares their computer screen to BiJie display (e.g. the TV or projector at the front of the room).
To have audio playing as close to real-time as possible, a safe bet is to forgo streaming audio to BiJie as this creates a 1-second buffer. Stick to sharing your screen to the BiJie-equipped display, and then either turn up the audio on the moderator’s computer (if you’re in a small room) or connect the moderator’s computer to the room’s sound system if it’s a larger conference room or lecture hall.
In the second scenario, conferencing devices (also known as codecs) almost all have HDMI inputs. You can connect your BiJie Meeting Box device to one such HDMI input. With this setup, anyone can still present wirelessly with BiJie Meeting Box to any screen that the codec is connected to. What’s more, anything shared via BiJie Meeting Box will also be visible to anyone who’s on the conference call that the conferencing device enables.