Barco is expanding its ClickShare family and aims to revolutionise conferencing with the introduction of a brand new range of ClickShares.
ClickShare Conference is all about wireless conferencing and BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting), as it allows you to join any type of video conference from your own familiar device, whether you are in huddle, a meeting room or a board room.
ClickShare Conference works seamlessly with your videoconferencing software, your camera brand, your laptop, and most importantly, makes remote meeting as intuitive as having a face-to-face 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 prove to be natural collaborators and expect to expand their digital lifestyle in business technology as well. A workplace strategy is key to companies who want to attract and retain young talent and unlock the productivity of their workforce.
Wim De Bruyne, VP and GM Meeting Experience told us “From our research we’ve discovered that today already 50% of all meetings include remote participants. Moreover, 70% of employees can choose the conferencing solution they want to use, and on average people use no less than 6 different conferencing solutions in their day-to-day professional life. Needless to say, this brings new frictions with challenges to select and start-up one of the conferencing tools, connect the right conferencing hardware and start sharing with the rest of the team. With ClickShare Conference, we bring better collaboration for all meeting participants, and this in any type of meeting room regardless of the conferencing solution you need to use.”
ClickShare Conference introduces its own concept of ‘Bring Your Own Meeting’. It offers a solution for the high pressure on IT departments to support different conferencing tools and brings person-centric experiences and multi-purpose collaboration spaces to the work environment.
Connecting wirelessly to your AV meeting room equipment, ClickShare Conference combines the power of Unified Communications with the simplicity of wireless collaboration.
Michaël Vanderheeren, Product Management Director ClickShare said “ClickShare Conference will make remote meetings faster, hassle-free and truly impressive. It gives you the choice to use the conference tool that you find most productive and connects you to cameras, speakerphones, soundbars and other USB-peripherals in the room for a better, more immersive meeting experience. Everything becomes part of your laptop.” For example, say you start a remote meeting at your desk, you can simply continue with the immersive experience of a meeting room by plugging in the Conferencing Button. It allows that same room to be used with the Unified Communications (UC) platform of choice without the need for changing setup or configuration when switching between UC platforms.”
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 familiar benefits of the UC or videoconferencing tool of their choice and of all AV USB-peripherals available in the room.
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 share all the video and audio streams with the meeting room peripherals.
They’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: like retrieving a local view of the room display, allowing to share the room content remotely, pause content, ideation, moderation, 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.
The new ClickShare Conference range consists of three different models: the entry-level CX-20, the CX-30 and the high-end CX-50. The CX-20 is ideally suited for huddle pods 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, 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.