The era of technology has already been here and everything in these times is integrated and is now online especially the leaps and bound off in the Internet of Things which inculcates the idea that everything is wireless, connected to one single network, and can be accessed remotely from anywhere. Monitor use to be bulky machines and was always the more power-hungry component in a computer.
Now the concept of monitors is diminishing and is becoming more of a display screen, which has inbuilt capacity to be connected to a network take the example as smart screens. There are two types of wireless monitors
Wireless monitors with battery
There is another one for common use in which the display screen of a laptop can be detached and used separately. For the most part, is used as a handheld tablet.
Wireless monitors without battery
Wireless monitor without batteries is powered through conventional power sources and require being connected to an electrical socket. These can be remotely accessed and do not require to be connected to a specific computer. In fact, just like every other device on the network, it can also communicate with other devices.
It can be either a smart screen that has an inbuilt network adapter so that it can be connected to one. Other which are not smart screens and do not have any network adapter but have HDMI(High Definition Media Interface) port through which any casting device can be attached and they can also act as a smart screen and just like any other smart screen will display anything wirelessly.
Uses of Wireless Display screen
In small offices, classrooms, and even for outdoor presentations instead of bulky projectors and conference rooms, a wireless display screen is as good an alternative to projectors for presentations as it can get.
The reason why it works as a good alternative to projectors is that it is compact in size, easy to use, and consumes less electricity.
Streaming platforms have are now very widely used among people throughout the world. The wireless display screen goes very well for streaming devices. The newer ones have an inbuilt app for that.
With a wireless display screen, you can watch movies, play games, view live TV, stream videos.
How to make a monitor wireless
These are the components required.
- A working WiFi connection
- HDMI wireless adapter
monitor or display screen with HDMI input port
- A PC or other data processing device to act as the server
- A casting device.
Step to follow
Turning monitor wireless is very easy and follows steps that you need to follow.
- On your PC/laptop/smartphone install the casting device. Depending on the casting device there may be a need to install drivers for the devices but most of the devices are plug and play.
- Plugin the wireless adapter with the monitor or the display screen
- Setup the casting device on the WiFi by going into the interface and selecting it as a broadcasting device.
- Search for the wireless adapter in the device available to connect. Normally there is a specific name tag assigned to it and a simple name search will render the result but if not go to network and devices and connect from there.
- Select starting casting button on the interface and you will start receiving displays on the monitor or the display screen.
The most popular casting devices are
Google Chromecast is the most popular casting device since nowadays the Google smartphones have the most prevalent phones in the market so using Google’s interface is the all-encompassing device on which casting videos, games, presentations, documents from the phone, laptop, or PC is seamless.
Microsoft 4K Wireless Display Adapter
Microsoft 4K Wireless Display Adapter is the best device to use for those who are looking for a versatile and effective device to cast to the display screen. This device is used for presentations, gaming, videos, and other video-related tasks.
Samsung Multi-viewer is also known as Samsung GalaxyCast. This is a simple device to use and can be connected to a computer with HDMI port. This is one of the simplest devices and one of the best choice for presentations and streaming.
Apple Airplay is also known as Apple TV. It is a smart device and can be connected to a computer with HDMI port. This is also one of the best choice for presentations and streaming
Advantages Of Wireless Monitor
In dexterous works like bookkeeping where multiple sheets have to be compared, the wireless monitor can make it easy to get display on multiple screens
Its applications in medical sciences like endoscopy have helped save countless lives in fact after its deployment that it came in widespread.
A wireless monitor is helpful to play games on your computer or TV by sitting in your living room.
Apart from all those positive additions, you will be able to get rid of the mess of wire and tangles.
Disadvantage Of Wireless Monitor
You still need a cable wire to charge the battery or even for the power source
To Sum it up
A wireless monitor or display screen is not the same as a regular monitor or display screen. It is a whole new category of monitors or display screens. It can be an advantage to some and can be a disadvantage to some. It all depends on the use case.
If you are looking for a wireless monitor then the best device to use is the Google Chromecast. It is the most versatile and the easiest to use.
If you are looking for a single device to cast your display then the Samsung Multi-viewer is the best choice. If you are looking for a simple device to cast your display then the Apple Airplay is the best choice.
The best way to go about it is to test the products in your home and see which device you are comfortable with. Hope you found this article useful. If you have any questions or want to share your experience, feel free to comment below.