KLIK comes configured in Open Access mode by default. This allows users to start streaming to KLIK immediately, without installing any extra software on their device. KLIK supports streaming from Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, using the built-in screen-sharing utilities that are already part of those operating systems. Chromebook users just need to add an extension from the Chrome web store.
Apple device users, simply connect to the same network as KLIK, then open the AirPlay function to look for available KLIK units by name.
To enable AirPlay on a Mac, click on the icon in the menu bar and select the KLIK from the drop-down list. Airplay offers the option to mirror or extend the Mac’s desktop, which is especially useful for presentations.
To activate AirPlay on iOS devices, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, touch Screen Mirroring and select the KLIK by name.
Windows device users connect to KLIK using the “Project” feature included in Windows 8.1 and later versions. Simply click or swipe to reveal the Action Center and tap on Project. Windows offers the option to Mirror or Extend the desktop onto the KLIK screen, depending on the hardware capabilities of the device.
If the Project tile can’t be found in the Action Center, the Wireless Display option can be enabled by typing Display in the Windows Search Bar.
Android users connect to KLIK using the Miracast utility that’s built into the operating system. Access to the feature varies by hardware brand and model, and may be called by one of a variety of names, such as Cast, SmartShare, Screen Stream, Smart View, Screen Mirroring or something else.
Tap on the function icon, then select the KLIK from the list of wireless devices shown.
Chromebook users need to install the KLIK extension for Chrome OS, available from the Chrome Web Store. After installation, the extension is launched from the App Selector, which permits the user to select a KLIK to connect with. A password is only required when the option is enabled for the KLIK; see “Turning off Password Requirement” in the KLIK Knowledge Base for further details.
Although there are minor differences between hardware devices and operating systems, Open Access allows all devices to mirror the contents of their screens in full, without requiring the installation of additional software.
Open Access is best for applications where unrestricted access to the display is not of concern.