HDMI Screen Sharing on a Wall (Windows)

You can share your screen on a Wall using the HDMI port on your laptop. This is similar to sharing your screen in a Bluescape meeting, but the quality of the screen share is better because it is in high definition. Anything that appears on your laptop screen displays on the Wall. This is useful for displaying third-party applications that might not work directly in the workspace, such as computer-aided design (CAD) software.

Note: Screens shared via HDMI are only visible to people in the same room as the HDMI connection. Remote participants in the workspace cannot see the screen.

To share your screen using HDMI:

  1. Ensure your laptop has an HDMI port.
  2. Enter a workspace on the Wall, either by opening a temporary workspace or by sending a workspace to the Wall.
  3. Plug one end of an HDMI cable into the HDMI port on your laptop.
  4. Plug the other end of the cable into the HDMI port on the Wall.
    Your computer screen then displays on the Wall.

Taking Snapshots of Your Screen

When you share your screen via HDMI, you have the ability to take High Definition images of the contents of your screen. These images can then be easily marked up in Bluescape as part of the review process. For more information, see Taking a Snapshot (Web).

Note: Other than taking screenshots, you cannot interact with your laptop's screen via the Wall. The Wall simply displays the contents of your screen.

Ending Screen Sharing

To stop screen sharing, unplug your laptop from the HDMI cable.


If your screen does not display on the Wall, try the following options:

  • Unplug the HDMI cable from your computer, restart the controller, and try it again.
  • Verify that the HDMI cable is connected through an Inogeni to a USB port on the controller. The Inogeni is an HDMI to USB converter.
  • Contact your IT department and ensure your computer supports dual monitors.
  • Contact Bluescape support.

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