Apple has announced the next generation of Mac software with OS X Mountain Lion. The software bring several iOS features to Mac users including AirPlay Mirroring. The new software is available to developers staring today and the public release is expected this summer.
Mac OS X Mountain Lion will allow people to bring their Macs to the living room with AirPlay but it also has a lot of potential for business professionals and educators. The Apple TV itself as a small and simple to setup, combine it with a Mac running Mountain Lion and you have the perfect presentation solution.
AirPlay Mirroring is already available with an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S but putting the feature on a MacBook Air opens up a broader range of content and it is particularly advantageous for demonstrating software during a sales meeting or a training class.
Given the $99 price tag of the Apple TV this could be a excellent solution for smaller businesses and schools with limited technology budgets.