The Solstice Pod – Setup, Connect, Collaborate

Set Up

The Solstice Pod is a standalone, turnkey solution that transforms any display with an HDMI input into a wireless Solstice display. It features an intuitive interface that lets an unlimited number of session participants share an unlimited volume of content to the shared display. Collaborate using your entire desktop, certain application windows, or specific media files from any device.

A Gen2i Solstice Pod comes with an instruction card, an HDMI cable, and a 12V/3A international power supply.  The power supply accepts inputs between 100 and 240VAC at 50 or 60Hz frequencies, supporting the US, Europe, Australia, and anywhere with type A, C, G, I, or K outlets. More detail on plug types can be found here.  For complete technical and hardware specs for the Pod, please see the Pod Guide.

Setting up a Solstice Pod is as simple as connecting the Pod to the display, the network, and power.   Attach the Pod to your display via the included HDMI cable and apply power using the provided adapter.  The best way to connect your Pod to the network is via a wired ethernet connection, but a Pod may also be deployed as a standalone access point or attached to an existing network using WiFi.  The Pod has two distinct network cards that use different routing tables, so it may even be connected to two networks simultaneously to enable collaboration between users on different networks, such as a wired enterprise and wireless guest network.  For more information, see the Network Deployment Guide.

Connect

Connecting to the Solstice Pod from an end user device requires the user to download and install the free Solstice App from the Pod’s IP Address, Mersive’s website, or the relevant app store.  Depending on the discovery settings of your network, users will be able to connect to the Solstice Pod in a few ways.  If broadcast is enabled or the Solstice Discovery Service is configured, users will be able to see available Solstice hosts in a list and click on the one they want to connect to for collaboration.  For this reason, it is important to name your Pods in a logical way, such as by location or function.

Collaborate

Once connected, you have the option to share your full desktop, just an application window like Excel or Photoshop, or a media file into the collaborative session.  Each shared piece of content is called a post.  Posts may be arranged however makes sense for your discussion, and posts may be pulled into the ‘on-deck’ sidebar to remove them from the display without removing them from the session.  Users may share posts from whatever device the content is on, whether that happens to be a Windows laptop, an iPhone, or an Android tablet.  Any user on any device may control content in a non-moderation session, creating a truly collaborative environment that enables more productive meetings.


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