Wireless Connection via Solstice

Wireless Connection via Solstice

The Solstice software allows your device to connect to classroom/conference room screens using WiFi (AirPennnet, or your Phone's data plan)

Getting Started

  1. Log into the PC. 
  2. Once you are logged in, open Solstice Display to launch the program.  Solstice will open full screen.

Laptop Installation

  1. Open your preferred web browser and navigate to the web address that is now displayed on the screen.
  2. A download should automatically start.
  3. Click the downloaded file to launch Solstice.
  4. In the Solstice window you will be prompted for a Screen Key.
  5. The required Screen Key is displayed on the projected screen.
  6. You are now connected to the PC in the room.

  7. Two buttons will now appear in the window on your laptop Share and Control.
    • Share my whole desktop sends your entire desktop to the monitor.
    • Share an app window allows you to select one open window at a time from your desktop.  You can select this option again to share multiple windows.
    • Share a media file allows you to upload a picture, video, or audio file for playback on the monitor. 


  8. Control allows you to control what is currently being displayed if multiple users sharing content.                   

Tips on Laptop Usage

  • Up to 4 people can share items to the monitor at one time.
  • Sharing: Anything shared from your desktop appears in the window on your laptop.  Clicking and dragging within the window will move items around on the display. Right Clicking on an item yields four options:
  • Flip provides technical information about the item.
  • Fullscreen maximizes the item on the screen, and minimizes other items.
  • Stack creates a stack of items compressed together, allowing you to flip through them in order by clicking.
  • Delete stops the item from displaying on the monitor.
  • Solstice in System tray: looking for the Solstice window once you've logged in?  Check your system tray for the icon.

iOS Devices

  1. From the app store, search for Solstice Client, download and install it.
  2. Tap the Solstice icon, enter a name when prompted, and tap Continue.
  3. Tap the Enter IP tab in the upper right corner of the window and enter the web address displayed on the in-room screen.
  4. When prompted enter the required screen key.
  5. You are now able to share from your device.

Tips on iOS Usage

  • Share: Click Share for the following options:
    • Media Library, select pictures and videos for display.
    • Camera, allows you to take a picture or video and send it to the monitor immediately. (This feature is unavailable in iPad v. 5.1 or lower, and the app will log you out if you choose it.)
  • Tap and drag within the app to move items around on the display.
  • Tap and hold on an item to:
    • Flip provides technical information about the item.
    • Fullscreen maximizes the item on the screen, and minimizes other items.
    • Stack creates a stack of items compressed together, allowing you to flip through them in order by clicking.
    • Delete stops the item from displaying on the monitor.

Android Devices

  1. From the Play store, search for Solstice, download and install it.
  2. Tap the Solstice icon, enter a name when prompted, and tap Continue.
  3. Tap the Enter IP tab in the upper right corner of the window and enter the web address displayed on the in-room screen.
  4. When prompted enter the required screen key.
  5. You are now able to share from your device.

Tips on Android Usage

  • Share: The current Android version allows you to share:
    • Media Library, select pictures and videos for display.
    • Camera, allows you to take a picture or video and send it to the monitor immediately.
    • Take Video, allows you to take a video and send it to the monitor
    • Stream Webview: allows you to display Internet sites.
  • Tap and drag within the app to move items around on the display.
  • Tap and hold on an item to:
    • Flip provides technical information about the item.
    • Fullscreen maximizes the item on the screen, and minimizes other items.
    • Stack creates a stack of items compressed together, allowing you to flip through them in order by clicking.
    • Delete stops the item from displaying on the monitor.

Troubleshooting Steps

Trouble scrolling when in Full Screen Mode:  If you're in full screen mode, there is no way to scroll.  You need to minimize or exit the system, choose a new screen, and then go back into full screen mode.

    

 

Screen displays sideways:  If your screen displays sideways you'll need to rotate the picture within the photo app on your phone.  This is a limitation of the software which we are hoping will be remedied in future releases.

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