Last updated on February 18, 2020
Singapore – 14 February 2020: Barco, a global leader in meeting room technology, is about to revolutionize conferencing with the introduction of a brand-new ClickShare portfolio/product line. ClickShare Conference is all about wireless conferencing and BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting), as it takes away all the friction points related to hosting video meetings and web conferences. Whether used in huddles spaces, meeting rooms or boardrooms, ClickShare Conference works seamlessly with your conferencing software, your camera brand, your laptop, and most importantly, makes remote collaboration sessions as intuitive as having a face-to-face meeting.
- A brand-new experience revolutionizes the way we have remote meetings
- Bring your own meeting to any room, local or remote, for both guests and employees
- ClickShare Wireless Conferencing Button and Collaboration App
- Agnostic and flexible: works with any Unified Communication, Video Collaboration or Web Conferencing software, speakerphone and web cameras in the room
- Enterprise-grade: highly secure, connected and cloud-managed
Bring your own meeting
The workplace is undergoing a fundamental transformation. With the automation of jobs, a peak in freelance work and the gig economy, offering flexible and remote work environments is crucial. Millennials and gen Z, who have grown up with online sharing technologies like Google docs, online gaming, social media, cloud-based apps and more, prove to be natural collaborators. Their expectations for business technology are driven by their digital lifestyles. Workplace strategy is key to companies who want to attract and retain young talent and unlock the productivity of their workforce.
ClickShare Conference introduces the new concept of ‘Bring your own meeting’. It offers a solution for the high-pressure put on IT departments to support different conferencing tools and brings person-centric experiences and multi-purpose collaboration spaces to the work environment.
Speaking on the solution, Marc Remond, Vice President of Sales, Meeting and Learning Experience Solutions, Barco APAC said, “As more and more organizations embrace new ways of working in the Asia Pacific region, the demand for remote collaboration solutions is exploding. While software and cloud-based conferencing solutions have made it easier and more affordable to join virtual meetings from anywhere using any device, there are still many unsolved issues related to team meeting experience in various work-spaces.”
“Barco aims to simplify the experience and increase the adoption of video meetings across spaces with the launch of a differentiated meeting room solution that is agnostic by design. Introducing the concept of ‘Bring Your Own Meeting’, the new ClickShare Conference portfolio enables IT and AV teams to support any conferencing, communication and streaming tool in the market and offers an improved meeting experience to all participants, both local and remote,” he further added.
What is wireless conferencing?
Connecting wirelessly to your AV meeting room equipment, ClickShare Conference combines the power of Unified Communication tools with the simplicity of a wireless collaboration solution. Customers start a remote meeting faster from their own device and own tools.
For example, say you started a remote meeting at your desk, but other colleagues in the office want to join. You simply walk over to a meeting room together and connect instantly via the ClickShare Conferencing Button and Collaboration App without having to close or restart your conference. The meeting simply continues, but the laptop camera has switched automatically to the room camera. Content, sound and images are now enhanced by the AV technology in the room.
The power of the new ClickShare Conference lies in the freedom to choose: the solution is triple-agnostic. Users decide how they collaborate securely. From whichever device they want to, in any meeting space while they enjoy all the usual benefits of the UC or videoconferencing tool of their choice and of all AV USB-peripherals available in the room.
Conference. Collaborate. Click
The brand new ClickShare Conferencing Button instantly makes meeting room USB-peripherals available to your laptop. Just plug in the Button and straight away you receive all the video and audio streams on your own laptop.
We’ve added a useful set of collaborative and interactive features to the ClickShare Collaboration App, that you can also enjoy while using the Button, accessible via the additional Quick Button. Only functionalities that bring value to collaborative environments or that enhance meeting efficiency make the cut: bring the big screen back to your device (local view of the room display), pause content, windows selection, extended desktop, ideation, moderation, snapshot, control of AV equipment…
With the ClickShare Collaboration App, you connect instantly to the meeting room thanks to presence detection from your laptop or mobile device and have immediate access to wireless presenting, interactive sharing and feature-rich collaboration.
Introducing a new portfolio: connected, secure and enterprise-grade
The new ClickShare Conference range consists of 3 different models: the entry-level CX-20, the CX-30 and the high-end CX-50. The CX-20 is ideally suited for huddles and small meeting rooms, offering the key functionalities of wireless collaboration and conferencing. The CX-30, the perfect companion for standard meeting rooms, adds a set of interactivity features such as touch back support, moderation, blackboarding and annotation to make users truly connect and click in meetings. The high-end CX-50, for large meeting rooms and boardrooms, brings a premium AV collaboration experience with superior audio and video quality and offers the best possibilities to integrate into your IT or AV environment.
ClickShare Conference is designed to perfectly fit into and evolve with your business network. This built-in flexibility for the future means it is one of the smartest and most secure investments you can make.