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How to connect to a Mersive Solstice-enabled display

 

Beginning in Fall 2019, ITS is announcing a new technology in all classrooms, Mersive Solstice. The Solstice device allows a user to display content on a screen wirelessly from their laptop. 

Mersive is available in all classrooms and most event spaces, including Fitts Auditorium. Paired with either a large-screen display, or the installed classroom projector, you will be able to share presentation materials and multimedia content wirelessly. Please contact itsmedia@law.upenn.edu to learn more or to set up a training.

Please note, the following classrooms are Mersive only; GK330, S-M28, S270, T112, and T253. To share your laptop’s screen in these rooms, you will need to use Mersive Solstice.

For general information about Mersive Solstice, see this help document created by Mersive: https://www2.mersive.com/wireless-display-tech-intro/ 

Navigate here to download the Mersive Solstice app for your device: https://www.mersive.com/download/

 

Step 1: Connect to AirPennNetAirPennNet-Guest, or eduroam

Step 2: Select “Laptop” or “Wireless Laptop” from the classroom’s control or touch panel

Step 3: Download the Mersive Solstice application for your device. To do this, open a web page and type in the IP address shown on the display. This webpage will redirect you to download the Solstice client application.

Step 4: Connecting for the first time

Connect using a Mac computer

Connect using a Windows computer

Connect using an iOS device

Connect using an Android device

 

 

 

Connecting for the first time:

 

Download the Solstice Client for laptops and wireless devices

1. Make sure your device is connected to either AirPennNet, AirPennNet-Guest, or eduroam

wireless networks list macos

 

2. Depending on the room, selected either “Laptop” or “Wireless Laptop” from the control panel and send it to a projector or screen.
In Mersive Solstice only rooms, selecting “Laptop” will select the Mersive Solstice

Touch Panel

 

3. Click “Get the App and Join” - this will download the Solstice Client. These steps only need to be done once. You can connect using the app you’ve already downloaded from now on. Smartphone users do not need to do this step and can instead download the Solstice app from their respective app stores.

Solstice Initial Setup

 

4. The Solstice Client will have automatically connected you to the Solstice device, enter the Screen Key when prompted to start sharing.

If the Solstice Client did not automatically connect you to the Solstice device, enter the numerical portion of the IP address displayed on the projector or screen into the “Enter IP” field in the Solstice Client. 

 

Share your screen with various devices:

 

Connect using a MacOS computer

1. Open the Solstice application and click “Enter IP.” Type the address of the device. If you already have the Solstice device saved in your recent items, you can select it here too.

2. Select “Desktop” to mirror your screen or “Media File” to share audio/video content.

3. Make sure “Desktop Audio” is set to “on” if you want to share your computer’s audio

send audio

 

 

Connect using a Windows computer

1. Open the Solstice application and click “Enter IP.” Type the address of the device. If you already have the Soltice device saved in your recent items, you can select it here too.

2. Select “Desktop” to mirror your screen or “Media File” to share audio/video content.

 

3. Make sure “Desktop Audio” is set to “on” if you want to share your computer’s audio

send audio

 

 

Connect using an iOS device

1. Open the Solstice app and press “Enter IP.” Type the address of the device. If you already have the Solstice device saved in your recent items, you can select it here too.

2. Select “Mirror Screen.”

3. Swipe up from bottom of your iOS device and select the Solstice device from the Airplay menu. If prompted for a password, enter the Screen Key (note, the Screen Key may have updated)

 

 

 

Connect using an Android device

1. Open the Solstice app and tap “Enter IP.” Type the address of the device. If you already have the Solstice device saved in your recent items, you can select it here too.

 

2. Select “Mirror Screen” to share your screen, or “Media File” to share audio and video content.

 

 

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