Crestron AirMedia

Below are instructions on how to set up and connect with AirMedia in enabled Geddes locations.

Click here to jump to the Mac OS X 11 Big Sur.

Click here to jump to the Mac OS X 10.13-15 High Sierra/Mojave/Catalina.

Click here to jump to the Windows 10 section.

Click here to jump to the iOS section.

Mac OS X 11 – Big Sur:

Steps 1-3 refer only to installing the app for the first time.  If you’ve already installed the app previously, skip to step 4.

1. Enter the IP address from the AirMedia display in the room into your internet browser.  If you wish to install the app ahead of time, while on campus or using the BU VPN enter the address listed at the end of this document.

2. Download the Client for Mac.

3. Open and run the app. Follow the prompts to install the app into the Applications folder.

Steps 1-3 above only need to be done once to install the app onto the laptop.  Once the app is installed, the remaining steps will need to be taken each time to begin screen mirroring.

4. Open the App from the Applications folder or the launchpad and enter the IP address of the device.  Then press the arrow.  The IP and code can be found on the display by powering on the system and pressing the Airmedia button.

5. Enter the code.

6. Click the icon in the Menubar and click “Screen Mirroring”.

7. Choose the device from the menu.

8. Enter the code again, if prompted.

Mac OS X 10.13-10.15 High Sierra/Mojave/Catalina:

Steps 1-3 refer only to installing the app for the first time.  If you’ve already installed the app previously, skip to step 4.

1. Enter the IP address from the AirMedia display in the room into your internet browser.  If you wish to install the app ahead of time, while on campus or using the BU VPN enter the address listed at the end of this document.

2. Download the Client for Mac

3. Open and run the app. Follow the prompts to install the app into the Applications folder.


Steps 1-3 above only need to be done once to install the app onto the laptop.  Once the app is installed, the remaining steps will need to be taken each time to begin screen mirroring.

4. Open the App from the Applications folder or the launchpad and enter the IP address of the device.  Then press  connect.  The IP and code can be found on the display by powering on the system and pressing the Airmedia button.

5. The app then gives you instructions on how to connect. Instructions for following them are in the next steps.

6.Click the AirPlay button in the system bar at the top of your screen, and select the IP address of the room’s AirMedia connection.

7. Enter the 4-digit AirPlay code on the display in the room (it changes frequently). Once you hit “OK,” you should connect.

8. When finished, you can click on the AirPlay menu button in the system bar again and “Turn AirPlay Off” to stop sharing your screen.

Windows 10:

1. Enter the IP address from the AirMedia display in the room into your internet browser.  If you wish to install the app ahead of time, while on campus or using the BU VPN enter the address listed at the end of this document.


2. Download the Windows client.


3. Open and run the program.


4. Enter the 4-digit AirPlay code on the display in the room (it changes frequently). Once you hit “OK,” you should connect.


5. When finished, click the “Stop” button in the program to stop sharing your screen.

iOS:

These images were taken from an iPad. Most steps should be the same for an iPhone.

  1. Download the Crestron AirMedia app from the App Store.


  2. In the app, enter the IP address from the AirMedia display into the bar and choose “Present with AirMedia.”


  3. There will be a pop-up with instructions on how to connect. The instructions hold true for iPhones, but for the iPad used in creating this tutorial at least, the control center was opened by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen. Then, select “Screen Mirroring” and choose the correct IP address in the menu.
  4. Enter the 4-digit AirPlay code on the display in the room (it changes frequently). Once you hit “OK,” you should connect.


  5. When finished, return to the “Screen Mirroring” menu and choose “Stop Mirroring” to stop sharing your screen.

 

Downloads:

If you want to download the software for a laptop ahead of time, while on campus, click on the link below to download the AirMedia software for spaces managed by Geddes.  This will skip the step of opening the browser and typing in the IP address to install the software.  You may proceed to opening the AirMedia app and entering the IP and code.

CAS425: http://comm685-425av03.bu.edu

CAS430: http://comm685-430av01.bu.edu

CAS530: http://comm685-530av02.bu.edu

CAS533B: http://comm685-533bav01.bu.edu

CAS534: http://comm685-534av01.bu.edu

CAS538: http://comm685-538av01.bu.edu

Geddes Lounge: http://comm685-536av03.bu.edu