Wireless Presentation Systems Test - 10/2019

Our test winner is the BenQ InstaShow WDC10C with USB Type-C: The device convinces with its complete package and supports you in all its features with only one cable. Our favorite with the test grade 9.9/10!

We have tested 2 wireless presentation systems and paid special attention to handling and image quality.

Attention: Once you have started to work with a wireless presentation system, you never want to go back. They not only save you a lot of cable clutter and high blood pressure with a poor internet connection, which makes your carefully developed PowerPoint floppy, they also allow you to create an interactive presentation and take your speech to a whole new, highly professional level.

last modified: 07.10.2019, 10:56
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Our winner: BenQ Instashow WDC10C USB Type-C BenQ InstaShow WDC10 HDMI

BenQ
Instashow WDC10C USB Type-C

BenQ
InstaShow WDC10 HDMI

  • Simple
  • Smooth image
  • High resolution
  • The button needs only one cable
  • Simple
  • Smooth image
  • High resolution
  • Button requires 2 cables

With the USB-C connection of the button a particularly uncomplicated system, which enables an excellent picture transmission possible.

Very easy to use system that has a very good image transmission.

Handling
Installation
Delay
Image quality
Scope of delivery Receiver, 2 Transmitters, Cradle, Quick Start Guide, Regulatory Statements, Holder for Host, USB Power Supply (GB and DE), HDMI Cable (80 cm), USB Micro-USB Cable (140 cm), USB Extension Cable (80 cm) Receiver, 2 Transmitters, Cradle, Quick Start Guide, Regulatory Statements, Holder for Host, USB Power Supply (GB and DE), HDMI Cable (80 cm), USB Micro-USB Cable (140 cm), USB Extension Cable (80 cm)
Max. resolution 1920 × 1080 pixel 1920 × 1080 pixel
Frame rate 60 fps 60 fps
Quality impression Excellent Excellent
Max. number of users 16 16
Transmitter ports USB Type-C HDMI- and USB-port
Receiver ports HDMI, Micro-USB, LAN HDMI, Micro-USB, LAN
Height Receiver: 2.5 cm; transmitter: 2 cm Receiver: 2.5 cm; transmitter: 2 cm
Width Receiver: 17 cm; transmitter: 8.5 cm Receiver: 17 cm; transmitter: 8.5 cm
Depth Receiver: 11 cm; transmitter: 18 cm Receiver: 11 cm; transmitter: 18 cm
Weight Receiver:155 g; transmitter: 87 g Receiver: 155 g; transmitter: 87 g
Additional warranty 3 years 3 years
Packaging Informative, adequate Informative, adequate
Quality of instructions Good Good
Manual language Illustrated Illustrated
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Test seal: BenQ Instashow WDC10C USB Type-C, Rating 1.1
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Test seal: BenQ InstaShow WDC10 HDMI, Rating 1.2
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BenQ

Instashow WDC10C USB Type-C

Test seal: BenQ Instashow WDC10C USB Type-C, Rating excellent

The InstaShow presentation system Type-C is absolutely uncomplicated. With its high resolution and frame rate, it can really be seen. The design looks very professional and makes an extraordinarily good impression. A latency is noticeable but hardly disturbs the presentation. With the USB Type-C connection of the button, it combines power supply and information transmission in a single cable.

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BenQ - Instashow WDC10C USB Type-C

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In the run-up to the test, we defined practical requirements and the following test criteria:

  • Handling
  • Image quality
  • Installation
  • Delay

In order to evaluate these criteria, we have defined several tests for wireless presentation systems. First, the scope of delivery and functionality are checked. The devices are connected to beamers, laptops, and televisions, whereby the user-friendliness and operation are evaluated. In order to check the range, a laptop is connected to a television set via the devices and removed from the TV with the laptop. The exact distance is measured from when the picture is no longer fluid or when the connection breaks off.

The picture and sound quality are assessed by means of a simulated presentation and the playback of a film with 60 FPS. Possible delays between transmitter and receiver are also checked. For this purpose, a laptop is again connected to a TV via the test devices. When playing a Full HD film or working with it, the delay in movement is carefully monitored. Finally, compatibility with other devices and safety are tested.

In order to rule out errors and to ensure the strain of everyday use, each test takes place in several rounds.

The test criteria are given percentages depending on their importance. The final score is then objectively calculated from the test criteria using an algorithm.

Product selection

Our product selection is based on an observation of the current market. In addition to popular branded products, we also include insider tips in our selection. Criteria such as price and range of functions are an important factor for us. The test field is also determined by analysis and evaluation of customer reviews and external tests (e.g. Stiftung Warentest).

The devices are purchased anonymously or lent to us by the manufacturer. Dealers and manufacturers have no influence on the tests and our evaluation.

As soon as new relevant products come onto the market, our test field is extended by these. The new products go through the same test as the already tested devices.

Any of us who have ever had to make a presentation to an audience, but where the technology has suddenly gone on strike for some inexplicable reason, knows how unpleasant such a situation can be. Whether it's in the middle of a meeting, underlining arguments using PowerPoint slides, or during a presentation, the presentation can't be done the way it was meant to be. Of course, this has an extremely unprofessional effect on the other people present and almost every presenter gets out of the concept. But that doesn't have to be the case, because wireless presentation systems now make it possible to ensure that prepared content can be projected onto the big screen in no time at all. An insecure feeling as to whether everything will really work out with the technology is thus avoided and one can fully concentrate on the actual content of the presentation. But this is by no means the only advantage of such a system, as you will soon learn.

It's 9:00 in the morning and the meeting was supposed to start right now. But that's not the case, because at least one or maybe two people are trying to get some order into the cable tangle and connect their own notebook to the projector. Within a very short time, someone from the IT department has to be found in order not to mess up the schedule completely and still make sure that the meeting can start.

Situations like these, unfortunately, occur more often than you think, and also make sure that not only does the presenter become increasingly insecure and annoyed about not having familiarized himself with the system beforehand, but also the waiting participants become impatient. The mood is therefore often already at its lowest point before important topics can even be discussed. If you want to prevent exactly such or similar situations from occurring, the installation of a wireless presentation system is the optimal solution. This not only ensures that prepared content is available in every conference room within the shortest possible time and that the meeting can start immediately, but also that this information can be shared within the business network without delay. In this way, people in the house are also involved in the presentation or informed about important content that has been discussed, who may not have the opportunity to participate in it themselves. This ensures that communication within the company is improved and that no employee feels excluded from important idea-finding processes or new concepts. Cooperation between different departments, which might otherwise have fewer points of contact with each other and should only work closely together on special projects, can also be greatly optimised in this way. Wireless presentation systems also have an extremely positive effect on a company's productivity and can contribute to a strong improvement in work processes. Another big advantage of wireless systems is that each employee can work with their own tablet, laptop or even smartphone. So it is not necessary to get used to another operating system or to get familiar with an unknown device before the presentation starts. This not only provides much more security for the person giving the presentation but also saves valuable time without much effort. This is especially the case when several presentations take place one after the other and have been prepared by different people. The search for the right cable, the installation of one or perhaps even several missing softwares as well as the re-registration of each lecturing employee is completely omitted in this way and with only one push of a button, it is possible for each person to retrieve his prepared information.

As already mentioned, wireless presentation systems are characterized by the fact that workflows can be optimized in no time at all, content can be made available within a very short time without great effort, and people who want to give a presentation can work with their own devices. However, there is also a small disadvantage that should not go unmentioned here. The construction of wireless presentation systems leads to the fact that they are strongly software-based and therefore represent a real challenge for many IT departments. But that doesn't have to be the case, because more and more systems are doing without any driver installations or software configurations. With the help of an HDMI interface, the required data is simply transferred and the presentation can begin. All that is needed is a standard HDMI port on the device used by the presenter. Which operating system is on the smartphone, the tablet or even the laptop is no longer important.

Especially in this day and age, information security and the protection of people's privacy are top priorities for many companies. Of course, one could now think about the security aspect when it comes to installing a wireless presentation system where everything can be shared within a second. Especially because employees can use their own devices to connect to the network and present content. To prevent data from getting into the company's network, which is not supposed to be there, most companies now have several well-developed protection mechanisms built into the system. For example, 128-bit data encryption and a WPA2 authentication protocol are now commonplace. This ensures, for example, that no harmful viruses can be transmitted.

A wireless presentation system is a media streaming device that allows different people to transfer information from a device such as a tablet, smartphone, or laptop to larger presentation areas without having to plug in a cable. In addition, the system can be used by several people at the same time and, above all, in different environments. In meeting rooms, classrooms or even conference rooms, such systems have proven to be particularly successful and are therefore being used more and more.

Especially in large companies, where information is exchanged between departments, a wireless presentation can be a significant advantage. In this way it is possible to work together as quickly and effectively as possible. In addition, these systems can be used to optimize workflows and save a lot of time. In addition, participants can exchange ideas directly through the system, enabling a creative process of brainstorming.

In general, wireless presentation systems are available wherever there is a wireless connection. They are particularly popular for use in conference rooms, classrooms, meeting rooms or lecture halls at universities or technical colleges. In all these areas it is a great advantage to be able to work with a cross-platform system. So that every participant has presentation or teaching materials available on their own PC or tablet. The cooperation of both present and non-present persons is made possible in this uncomplicated way.

As long as you are within the signal area, you can access all available information. All WLAN-enabled devices within a radius of up to 90 meters can participate in a presentation.

A wireless presentation system is usually a compact device which, due to its mobile design, can easily be used in different rooms and is connected directly to the main screen or to a projector. For the connection of the device itself, various cable connections are required to connect it to the display, the power supply, and the actual network. All other devices, on the other hand, can be connected wirelessly without a cable connection. This prevents an unpleasant tangle of cables on and under the desk. But also the restlessness, which usually arises when it comes to which cable actually belongs in which opening and how best to connect the individual devices to each other, is effectively reduced.

Depending on which technical devices you are dealing within your company or how old the devices are, you should decide for a wireless presentation system that not only has digital interfaces such as HDMI or DVI but also analog variants such as VGA interfaces should be available. In addition, more and more wireless presentation systems offer the possibility to be used as an independent access point. This means that the compatible device can also be used as a hotspot and presentation participants have the option of logging directly into the guest WLAN via the presentation system without having to resort to complicated password combinations or the like. In fact, with modern systems, 254 participants can access the information made available to them via the wireless system.

We've already learned a lot about why wireless presentation systems can streamline workflows and how they can be used to make idea generation and information sharing much more effective. However, you may still be skeptical or simply wonder whether presenting with such a system is the best solution for you or your company. To make the decision easier for you, here are the best reasons for you at a glance.

  • Wireless presentation systems ensure faster and safer workflows

Especially today it is more important than ever to design work processes that are as fluid and time-saving as possible in order not to fall behind the competition. The wireless presentation technology described here is a small but highly effective tool that can help you do just that. Above all, communication between employees or in the management often represents an area in which there is always a potential for improvement. This system can now make a significant contribution to enabling them to communicate more quickly with each other. Problems can also be solved more quickly. In addition, ideas reach the person with whom they are best looked after and can be implemented as quickly as possible. Your employees will be very pleased with the modern and time-saving technology that is made available to them.

  • It is an investment in the future

Innovation and new technology are particularly important these days and you should not risk missing the boat in this area. Younger employees in particular now expect the latest technology to be available to deliver the best performance and to be able to present it transparently in a short period of time. So if you want to make sure that young employees feel comfortable in your company and really realize their potential in the most effective way, wireless presentation systems are the perfect way to create the necessary technical basis. In addition, by providing a system like this, the employees in your company are encouraged to exchange ideas and participate in the discourse. It can also accelerate the process of brainstorming. Thus the purchase of a wireless presentation system is an investment in the future of your company.

  • More flexibility in everyday working life

Open communication among employees and a flexible working environment are basic prerequisites for many employees to decide in favour of a company and to perform at their best. It doesn't matter whether you want to quickly get the opinion of a colleague on an innovative idea or whether you spontaneously come to a meeting in which every participant or even those who can't participate should be provided with the most important information: A wireless information platform ensures that this is possible and must therefore not be missed in any company. Without any technical stumbling blocks, professionalism and sovereignty will be a top priority in your company.

  • The technology with which even people with little affinity to technology can work

Perhaps you now have the impression that the employees in your company will benefit the most from the new technology or perhaps also want to use it if they are already familiar with such or similar systems. In most cases, however, this does not correspond to reality and especially not if all employees have received professional and comprehensive training. Rather, you can assume that even the employees in your company will now be able to prepare presentations and meetings without great difficulty. The biggest advantage of wireless presentation systems is that they can really be used by anyone who can use a smartphone or a traditional tablet. Lengthy doctoring around with different cables or even complicated driver software that has to be installed to really work is a thing of the past.

As you can see, there are many reasons to choose a wireless presentation system: In a short amount of time, the work processes in your company will be more effective, communication between employees will be improved and your team will be able to optimize all work processes.

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