For those not familiar with this product, Barco Clickshare has solved a number of issues faced by AVT and its clients in this new frontier of BYOD (bring your own device) in the corporate meeting world. This one click wonder not only helps the presenter get the material on-screen in seconds, it also allows the other participants in the meeting to participate more actively. The result is enhanced meeting efficiency and better decision-making.
When you know that 30 million PowerPoint presentations are produced around the world every day, you can imagine how much time – and money – is lost waiting for technicians to get them working properly. ClickShare is Barco’s answer to this inefficiency, making connection to the meeting room’s video system a matter of clicking a button.
A solution for PC and MAC
A standard ClickShare set-up consists of four 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 presentation on the large meeting room screen simply connect a Button to their PC or MAC, click it … and immediately their desktop is transferred wirelessly to the large visualization system. What’s more, 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.
Collaborate in style
But there’s more: ClickShare enables the other meeting attendees to participate more actively. When they too connect a ClickShare Button to their laptop, they can put their content on-screen as well. In total, four participants can be on-screen simultaneously. This saves people the hassle of disconnecting the video cable and passing it to a colleague.
And, as appearances matter as well, ClickShare couples usability with good looks – so, it’s a solution that people are eager to use, during every meeting.
Changing meeting dynamics forever
“ClickShare is one of those innovations that really excites people,” says Eric Van Zele, CEO of Barco. “You can immediately see that it’s a spot-on concept that will make life easier for millions of people every day. And the best thing is: ClickShare is so incredibly simple to use. Click and you’re on-screen. Everybody can do it. And because people are encouraged to share more information with the other participants. We at AVT have been testing Clickshare for some time now both in our own facility as well as with several clients that were hungry for a solution to mobile presentation dilemma. Although AVT still believes in hardwired connections as a backup in most situation for a number of reasons with the conclusion of our beta testing coinciding with the company’s latest software release, we feel this will be our go to piece for every client that comes to us asking for a solution to the mobile device integration issue.