Barco Introduces ClickShare Meeting Room Solution, Will Compete with Crestron, Extron and AMX

Barco calls it “game-changing meeting room technology.”

ClickShare is Barco’s wireless presentation and collaboration system, which makes connecting to the meeting room’s video system a matter of clicking a button.

A standard ClickShare set-up consists of USB devices (the ClickShare Buttons), a storage basket (the ClickShare Tray) for neatly storing the Buttons when they’re not in use and a Base Unit. The Base Unit has a fixed connection to the meeting room’s AV system and handles all processing.

Users who want to put their presentations on a large meeting room screen simply connect a Button to their PC or MAC, click it… and immediately the desktop is transferred wirelessly to the large visualization system. ClickShare doesn’t interfere with the laptop’s resolution, and it automatically displays the screen content optimally. ClickShare also allows you to show video clips with frame rates of up to 20 fps.

The attraction of wireless is obvious and the attraction of one-click connectivity is overwhelming for conference rooms veterans. Barco sees ClickShare as a solution that will solve some very recognizable issues experienced in meeting rooms worldwide.

The company’s “one click wonder” not only helps the presenter get the presentation on-screen in a second, but also allows the other people in the meeting to participate more actively. The result, says Barco, is enhanced meeting efficiency and better decision-making.

ClickShare will be commercially available in August and here are the details available as of now: http://www.barco.com/en/static/clickshare/default.aspx

To download a brochure about ClickShare, click here [PDF]: http://www.ravepubs.com/utility/documents/Barco-ClickShare.pdf

Finally, here’s a YouTube video that explains the product and the problem it’s trying to solve: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R-AbOkN_98&feature=player_embedded