Curb classroom chaos.

Curb classroom chaos.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies are a wonderful classroom democratizer and encourage active participation. However, when students and instructors start utilizing their personal smartphones and laptops in a class setting, privacy and content control become paramount issues.

Forcing students and instructors to share their entire desktop or mirror their entire phone’s display mandates a diligent ‘clean up’ prior to every lecture. Notifications must be turned off, documents must be closed, and relevant content must be organized ahead of class to prevent accidentally sharing too much with the entire lecture hall.

GIPHzY

You don’t have to share your entire screen.

Solstice respects your privacy, and lets you share only what you want. You can share or mirror your entire screen when you want, but you can also choose to share only select individual application windows or files saved to your device. This means the presenter can share a video without her email notifications distracting the class, and students can share their classwork without worrying about getting a text or other disruptive notifications.

Feature Comparison

Mersive Solstice Pod Unlimited
Mersive Solstice
Pod Unlimited

Barco
We connect

User Capabilities
Max number of posts on screen
Unlimited 4
Max number of posts on screen from single user
Unlimited 1
Industry leading UI
Checkmark no
Drag-and-drop control of content on screen
Checkmark no
Customizable layout of content on screen
Checkmark no
Moderator preview and control
Checkmark Checkmark
Desktop and application window streaming
Checkmark Desktop Only
iOS mirroring
Checkmark Checkmark
Android mirroring
Checkmark Checkmark
IT Deployment/Management
Configurable WAP mode
Checkmark no
Access for guest & employee networks via secure dual-network mode (no adapter required)
Checkmark Checkmark
Quality of service (QoS)
Checkmark no
Comprehensive 3rd party integration API
Checkmark no
Emergency and display banner messaging
Checkmark no
Includes room scheduling via calendar integration
Checkmark no

Meeting Overhead

Solstice provides users with a click-to-connect experience via tools like our Solstice Discovery Service (SDS) and a Bonjour proxy to enable AirPlay functionality on a network that does not support broadcast traffic. The weConnect setup and sign-in processes are burdensome, creating time-consuming overhead for educators to start using the product at the beginning of each lecture, and significantly limiting usability for guests.

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Difference in Cost

The unlimited, enterprise edition Solstice Pod with a year of software maintenance is yours for a one-time payment of $1299. weConnect is currently priced from $480/year for a classroom to $1980/year for a collaboration room, and both prices require a 5-year commitment.

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