The Solstice Pod allows multiple users to simultaneously share media to a
room display using their laptops and mobile devices over a WiFi or Ethernet network.
The Solstice Pod is a turnkey solution that connects to the display in the room,
enabling any number of users to instantly connect, share and control content on the
display, improving wireless presentations and meeting room collaboration.
All Solstice Enterprise Edition Pods on a network can be centrally managed using the Solstice Dashboard
for Enterprise Edition, and the Pod’s built-in wired and wireless network cards support
dual-network modes for collaboration among users on separate guest and corporate networks.
BYOD Support for the Conference Room or Classroom
Users can bring virtually any device into a meeting and share content to the Solstice
wireless display. The Pod deploys client software to Windows and OSX computers automatically
without the need for an external Internet connection or administrator privileges. For mobile
devices, the Pod directs users to the correct app store download page for a free install of
the client app (Internet access required for mobile devices).
Present Anything, Wirelessly
The Solstice Pod allows users to connect and share just about any visual media. Share
desktops with synchronous audio, application windows, videos, images and mirror mobile
device screens to the display. Each source is a live video stream that is updated in
real-time on the display.
Multi-User and Multi-Source Support
Any number of users can connect to the Solstice Pod and share media to the display at
the click of a button. Multiple sources can be shared simultaneously from the same device
or from any connected user. Sources are automatically tiled onto the screen for side-by-side
viewing or can be positioned and scaled into any custom layout.
Users interact with the Pod through an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface. Click and
drag any source to arrange layout, move sources into and out of view, make any post full
screen, or pan/zoom a single source. In the same way, videos can be paused/played through
the user interface in a collaborative manner.
Display-Side Control with Multi-Touch Support
Enable a user to lead or moderate the meeting from the Solstice display via multi-touch
support for touch-enabled displays. With display-side control, the display becomes a
fully-functional interface with all the same control of the collaborative session as
Solstice users connected wirelessly via laptops and mobile devices.
Moderator Control and Security Settings
For settings with presenters/instructors, the moderator mode allows one or multiple
leaders to accept/reject incoming user connections and preview media posts submitted
by guest users for approval before they appear on the shared display. Moderators can
either lead a session in which others are able to submit media for review, or moderators
can present with no content from guest users. Other security settings include an on-screen
key that limits connections to users who are in line-of-sight of the display, password
protection, and even on-the-fly ‘do-not-disturb’ mode that locks a secure meeting once
Enterprise Display Discovery, Encryption, and Management Dashboard
Meetings get started quickly thanks to Solstice Directory Service (SDS),
a non-broadcast TCP/IP-based mechanism for display discovery that allows users
to click-to-connect and start sharing instantly. Furthermore, Solstice Enterprise
Edition Pods supports optional encryption of Solstice network traffic keeps all
Solstice data secure, and the Solstice Dashboard provides IT administrators centralized,
one-to-many management of all the Solstice Enterprise Edition Pods on the network.
The Pod is compact and easy to deploy behind a flat panel display, above a projector,
or on a tabletop. Connect the HDMI output to a display to create a Solstice-enabled
environment. The Pod connects to existing network infrastructure or can be deployed
as a collaboration hotspot using its wireless access point.
Flexible Network Deployment and Configuration
IT administrators can configure Solstice Pods in-room using a mouse, remotely via
a web browser, or centrally via the Solstice Dashboard for Enterprise Edittion.
The Pod’s default splash screen can be modified to match corporate branding. The
user-experience can be customized to remove or add features based on various
collaboration settings throughout an organization. User access control options
can be set remotely or left to be defined in the room at runtime. Network configuration
options allow Solstice base ports to be changed, allow access from multiple networks
to be enabled, allow bandwidth usage to be limited, and allow the types of shareable
to be media specified.
Rapid Technologies HQ is based in the northwest of England on the former site of the old Liverpool-Speke airport in
newly acquired high-tech premises comprising 6000 sq ft of modern offices, showrooms and warehouse space in
Dakota Business Park, Liverpool.
Rapid Computers Ltd was established in 1985 and as part of a corporate rebrand changed its trading
style to Rapid Technologies in 2004. Rapid Technologies is part of the Rapid Group of companies, which includes
Rapid Wireless, and the recently acquired businesses of Cybase and Aerelink.