Forum vs ViaGo

Here is a quick comparison between Forum and a wireless presentation system Via Go by Kramer.


  • Forum is software that broadcasts presentations in person to everyone in your meeting, on any network—with or without the internet.

  • Forum can stream up to hundreds of devices, depending on the strength of your network.

  • No apps or software is needed for participants to use Forum.

  • Forum works on any Wi-Fi enabled device (TVs, laptops, tablets, phones).

  • Forum works with all operating systems.

  • Forum has engagement tools like live polls, direct questions and downloading.

  • Forum LIVE can stream a presenter’s screen to everyone in the room—even when using presentation-building software like Powerpoint, Keynote or Presi.


  • Kramer VIA Go is a small device with an HDMI port, a mini display port on a screen/projector, and 2 out-ports for A/C power and LAN. It requires a wall installation.

  • VIA Go allows up to two users to share their screen to one display screen at the same time.

  • Via Go requires an HDMI cord to connect to a display.

  • VIA Go requires extra VIA Site Management (VSM) software for admins to manage multiple gateways.

  • VIA Go is compatible with iOS (including AirPlay), Android, Chromebook, Windows/Windows Phone, and Mac, NOT LINUX.

  • Kramer VIA Go for additional costs, offers additional devices collaboration features, like being able to record live meetings to share with colleagues or students who miss the presentation.