The Solstice Pod
The Solstice Pod attaches to the display in the room to enable multiple users to wirelessly connect and share content from their laptops and mobile devices over the WiFi/Ethernet network(s).
Solstice Display Software for Windows provides an alternative to the Solstice Pod when an in-room PC already exists to drive the display.
Solstice allows users to connect and share content from their Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS devices by downloading the free Solstice app. Once they have the app, users can take advantage of Solstice’s intuitive user interface and powerful collaboration features, including multiple sharing options, layout control, and more.
The Solstice Pod connects to any display with an HDMI input, allowing you to leverage your existing AV infrastructure. Have touch displays? Solstice supports most HID touch screens.
Solstice is designed to be flexibly deployed on the existing IT network to enable users with network access to connect and collaborate. Have a separate guest network? Solstice supports dual-network deployment to provide both guests and users on the primary network the ability to connect and collaborate securely in the same meeting. In the dual-network configuration, the Pod’s two network interfaces operate independently using separate routing tables and maintaining a firewall between the two networks. Solstice uses TCP/IP routable network traffic which can be configured for multiple subnets or VLANs and to comply with security-sensitive environments.
The Solstice Dashboard software is a centralized management tool that can be used to monitor, configure and update Solstice Enterprise Edition Pods and Windows Software instances on a network. While each Solstice display can be configured individually via the local or browser configuration panels, the Solstice Dashboard allows an IT administrator to manage larger deployments of Solstice from a central location and provides access to additional Enterprise Edition feature and capabilities.
Solstice Discovery Service
SDS is a free, non-broadcast alternative to the Solstice default broadcast discovery mechanism. SDS allows users to discover and click-to-connect to Solstice displays from their own devices without the use of UDP broadcast/multi-cast traffic. If neither SDS nor broadcast discovery is enabled, users will be required to enter Solstice display IP addresses each time they want to connect a Solstice display, and they will not be able to use the Solstice Multi-Room feature.
The OpenControl protocol is a RESTful API supports third-party integration with Solstice Enterprise Edition Pods. OpenControl can be used to read status of a Solstice Enterprise Edition Pod, capture usage statistics, and configure Solstice Enterprise Edition endpoints. The examples in our guide are shown in Python 2.7, but any language that can issue GET and POST commands may be used.