Apple’s wireless projection protocol, AirPlay, has made its way to central campus with a big thanks to David Galassi, Tony Ventura, and the rest of the Yale DNO team by means of AirGroup technology from Aruba Networks. Initially, the protocol was enabled on the science hill and 25 SP sub-nets with proof-positive results and has now been tested and verified here at 55 Whitney Ave. I, along with Faculty Support staff members, have been testing AirPlay on our conference room AppleTV with iPads and other AirPlay ready devices (including AirParrot) in order to determine best practices for supporting Apple TVs that will be deployed for a fall pilot in the Loria Center and Stoeckle Hall. Things to consider will be which network to connect the Apple TVs to (e.g., “yale wireless” or YaleSecure), securing the devices and remotes, user access, support, configuring profiles via the Apple Configurator, using the Apple remote app, and general operability.
Here is a quick guide I made for connecting an AirPlay device to the Apple TV at 55 Whitney (click image to enlarge).
More on AirPlay can be found on Apple’s support site.