iPad to iPad mirroring

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  1. addocap

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    Hello!

    I am currently setting up my POS and credit card systems for a business - problem is that I need a customer facing display of some sort and my POS does not support such thing.

    I am hoping that you all might provide some advice on how to mirror my ipad screen? I am using an iPad-based POS system and I would like to mirror either part or the entire screen on the employee screen for the customers to see.

    Is there an app that supports iPad to iPad mirroring, where I have a reverse facing iPad display from my original device?

    Thanks.

    Addison Jaynes
     
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    Up until last November there was an app called Slingshot that did exactly what you say you need. Unfortunately, the developers pulled the app from the App Store and shut down the service.
     
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    I'm wondering if there is a way to have a secondary display, say perhaps a monitor or a TV. I know such a thing is possible because Apple uses this type of thing during WWDC to show the audience what the speaker is doing on the iPhone/iPad. Info on AirPlay mirroring can be found here: How to use AirPlay on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support
     
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    Besides AirPlay you can mirror an iPad screen using a Lightning to HDMI adaptor (or VGA if your equipment is old). This is probably what Apple is using, along with a video source switcher so thaty can cut between the demos, videos, and Keynote presentation on the big screen. Chances the last two are running on a Mac rather than an iOS device.

    The streaming video goes through some more switching/processing, so that they can add shots of the speaker. Something that's not needed locally.

    Anyway, those are your options, and probably the ones Apple is using. At least I can't remember seeing anything that can't be explained by those features. However, they do have the ability to tweak the hardware and software anyway they like, so it's not impossible that they are cheating and using propriatary hardware/software

    If you are looking for a second display that will show something other than what the iPad's main screen shows, you are out of luck. Well, with the expeption of apps that will let you do this. For instance, Keynote can show you controls and presenter notes on the iPad while only showing the slides on the second display. Other video and presentaton apps may have similar features.
     
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    Twerp poet got there before I could. I was going to suggest the exact same thing. I suggest exactly what he has said.
     

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