Five Ways to Display Zamurai During Meetings

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In meetings every day, people whiteboard to share thoughts and ideas, to brainstorm and “what if”. Here's a whiteboard to show the different ways that you can use Zamurai to share your whiteboards during meetings.



Refer to the following other articles for instructions on setting up AirPlay and AirServer or Reflector which are used in #1, #4 and #5.


Feel free to download the attached PDF and Zamurai whiteboard.


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    Fernando Montenegro

    One isse I'm grappling with is that sometimes I need to display Zamurai on a Webex call but my laptop is connected to the corporate VPN and not reachable from my iPad. No good answer yet...
    Thoughts?

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    Pat Hanavan

    In those situations, we switch to using Bluetooth to connect the iPad to the laptop. Have you tried that approach?

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    Fernando Montenegro

    Thanks Pat, are you aware of any AirPlay receivers for Windows that support Bluetooth connections? The ones I've come across (AirServer and Reflector) are both based on WiFi and not Bluetooth... :-(

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    Pat Hanavan

    Fernando,

    No, I don't know of other solutions for Windows that work over Bluetooth. We are an Apple shop, and use AirServer over Bluetooth when needed.

    I did look in the Support section of AirServer's site, and found the following article that might help in your situation. I have not tried it myself as my Windows laptop is currently non operational.

    http://support.airserver.com/customer/portal/articles/1465574-does-airserver-support-ad-hoc-networks-

    Please let me know if it helps, or not.

    Regards,
    Pat

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    Fernando Montenegro

    Hi Pat,
    Still not working, unfortunately. One thing I've seen other iPad whiteboard apps do is have a small built-in Web server for accepting inbound connections. With that and some NAT/proxy magic, I can see the iPad screen while on a VPN. I still prefer Zamurai as the app though, so getting that to work would be nice :-)

    Thanks!

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    Pat Hanavan

    Hi Fernando,

    Our current development focus is on sharing a whiteboard in real-time across multiple users. So, I don't see us pursuing a web server method as you suggested here.

    When I can't go wireless from my iPad to the laptop in a meeting, I switch to a wired connection. I use the Apple video adapter for the iPad and connect directly to the projector instead of doing it through the laptop.

    Regards,
    Pat

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    Fernando Montenegro

    Hi Pat,

    Thanks for chiming in. Long story short I just found a way to significantly decrease the need to be on a VPN during a Webex and can now happily (very!) share my Zamurai screen via AirServer on Windows using a regular WiFi connection. (basically I found out a way to use my company's internal IM platform while outside the VPN. That was 99% of the reason for me to be on the VPN during a Webex).

    Keep up the great work!

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    Pat Hanavan

    That's great news, Fernando!

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    Uwe Goepfert

    Hello, there is a Webex App where you can share contents from the iPad but zamurai does not offer the "Open in Webex" feature. The only option I see is to send the whitebord as PDF to myself or Save it on Box or Dropbox and then use the "Open in Webex" feature.

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    Uwe Goepfert

    OK, easter to save as picture and do the same, but no option to show the whiteboard directly?

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    Pat Hanavan

    Uwe,

    You can't "Open Zamurai in Webex" because Webex is currently limited in what it can share. There is no ability for the Webex app to share the Zamurai screen mainly because iOS does not support screen sharing between apps.

    If/when iOS supports screen sharing between apps, we will make changes in Zamurai to support it.

    Regards,
    Pat

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    Jeff Olefson

    If you have an iPad that is cellular enabled you can create a hotspot and link the iPad to your via the cellular network. You can then use that same network to access webex or join.me. I use join.me. It works fine.

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