What you need to know
- Webex will soon support AirPlay on a number of devices.
- The Cisco Room, Desk, and Board devices will support AirPlay later this year..
- It's expected that the new AirPlay feature will be available in June.
Popular meeting and video calling app and service Webex is gaining support for AirPlay across the Room, Desk, and Board series of devices.
The Room, Desk, and Board devices are Cisco Webex devices that are designed to b used during meetings. According to a ZDnet report, AirPlay support is going to be added soon — June 2022 is the current date being aimed for, although there are no promises right now.
The idea is a simple one — people who are in meeting rooms will be able to throw content onto one of those Room, Desk, or Board devices so that everyone can see what's going on. Taking content from an iPhone or iPad and making it available on a larger display is one of AirPlay's killer features and it's one that could make a big improvement to a world that is settling into the hybrid work lifestyle.
While the target is the aforementioned June 2022 launch window, it's possible that date could be missed. However, if talk of June is already out there it seems likely that everyone involved is fairly confident it's a date Webex will be able to meet.
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