Forum vs ViaGo
Here is a quick comparison between Forum and a wireless presentation system Via Go by Kramer.
Forum is a portable device that works anywhere, it creates its own Wi-Fi network. No ports necessary. No hardware installation.
Simultaneous streams to at least 25 devices at one time.
Forum is wireless and uses only Wi-Fi to connect.
No apps or software is needed for participants to use Forum.
Forum works with all operating systems—even the ones not out yet.
Forum has engagement tools like live polls, direct questions and downloading presentations or related documents.
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.