Hi Jess, I haven't worked with it personally (our university has started to make heavy use of the Kramer VIAs (https://www.kramerav.com/product/VIA%20Connect%20PRO) - although I've seen it heavily advertised on my Facebook news feed with several individuals stating "too expensive/just use a Chromecast" - despite them providing articles that each device serves a different environment (Enterprise vs Home) - https://airtame.com/chromecast-alternative
* Some of the big things they point out - can supply an IP Address directly to the Airtame without the need of mDNS/SSDP * Native Screen mirroring from iOS devices still requires multicast enabled. This was true for our Kramer VIA devices - you had limited functionality within the iOS Kramer App - if left the app - the connection would close. However, somehow, Kramer has gotten around this limitation through their "Kramer Reveal" companion app. Somehow the Kramer Reveal App allows a user to enter an IP Address - which converts it and allow the iOS device to discover it as if mDNS was enabled. Pretty nice that they found a way to get around that limitation - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/via-reveal/id1124805001?mt=8 * Support from WPA Enterprise Networks (Not sure if just EAP-PEAP, EAP-TLS, etc) * Cloud/Device Management * Cast locally hosted files/video streams * The Airtame does support an "Ethernet Connection" method. Almost all of our Kramer VIAs have a detected wired network connection. Performing screen-mirroring from a wireless client to a wireless server always makes me nervous as twice the airtime consumed. We've had a couple people complain about lag from time to time - when think was attributed to memory issues on the Kramer. Other folks I feel they're trying to watch/stream a YouTube video presentation. Another comparison article from Airtame - https://airtame.com/kramer-via-go-alternative The only "vendor discussion" I've seen so far In the community forums was recently on the Airheads community forums concerning an issue with Airtame on RAPs and NAT - although they were trying to get SSDP/mDNS functionality working on the RAPs - http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Wireless-Access/Airgroup-Airplay-amp-Airtame-devices-with-RAPS/m-p/410199 Christopher Johnson Wireless Network Engineer AT Infrastructure Operations & Networking (ION) Illinois State University (309) 438-8444 Stay connected with ISU IT news and tips with @ISU IT Help on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/ISUITHelp/> and Twitter<https://twitter.com/ISUITHelp> From: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Williams, Jess Sent: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:59 AM To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU Subject: [WIRELESS-LAN] Airtame Does anyone use Airtame? It looks like discovery requires Multicast (SSDP/UPnP) be allowed. Has anyone evaluated these or have any thoughts? Jess Williams Sr. Network Engineer, IT - Network Engineering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss. ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.