Solstice Pods

Western Engineering Wireless Casting Solstice Pods

Wireless Casting with Solstice

Solstice is a wireless screencasting tool that includes the following feature:

  • Wireless connection to the screen - no need to fiddle with cables.
  • Casting from up to 4 devices at the same time on the same screen.
  • Casting from tablets and smartphones.
  • Casting just one application window from your device (as opposed to your entire screen).

Where can I use Solstice?


At present, Solstice is available in the following rooms:

  • CMLP 60a
  • CMLP 60b
  • SEB 2009a
  • SEB 2094 (5 Separate Solstice devices)

How do you connect to Solstice?



  You need to download the Solstice app for whatever system you use - Windows, Android, iOS etc.

  When you get to the room, switch the screen on and the screen will display the Solstice Home screen.


  Find the Display on the Solstice app.

 

  • Enter the IP Address: You can connect using the display's IP address. The room's display name and IP address rotate in the bottom left corner of the room's display. From the Solstice app, select the Enter IP tab, type the display's IP address (this will be a numeric string in the form 123.456.654.321), and then click Go to connect.
  • Recently used: If you have connected to Solstice before, you’ll see a list of your previously used displays under "RECENTLY USED". Click a display name to connect to it.

  When prompted for a screen key in the Solstice Client app, enter the four-digit key shown on the room's display screen, and then click Ok to finish connecting wirelessly to the display.


  If you connect often, enter the discovery address by:

  1. Opening Solstice Client
  2. Clicking settings
  3. Entering the following in Solstice directory Service Address “solstice.vm.its.uwo.pri


  • Available displays: Under "DISPLAYS AROUND YOU", you can scroll through the list of Solstice-enabled displays available around you. Click a display name to connect to it.
  • Tags: Click the Tags tab at the top right of the Solstice app to choose filters to narrow the listed displays by campus, building, and department. After you've chosen one or more filters, click back in the list of "DISPLAYS AROUND YOU" to see the filtered results, and click a display name to connect to it.
  • Search: At the top of the Solstice app, in the "Connect to a display" search field, begin typing a room's display name; you'll see a filtered list of displays that match your search string. Click a display name to connect to it.

  A short video on how to connect to the Solstice Pods.



  If you are experiencing issues connecting to the Solstice Pods, please contact the Engineering HelpDesk.