Barco introduces game-changing meeting room technology

Brussels, Belgium, 18 April 2012 – Visualization specialist Barco announces the launch of ClickShare, a solution that will solve some very recognizable issues commonly experienced in meeting rooms by millions of people worldwide. This one click wonder not only helps the presenter get the presentation on-screen in a second, but it also allows the other people 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 excite 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, ClickShare will change meeting dynamics forever. Barco is very proud to launch this product today - we really believe ClickShare will strengthen our company’s position in the Corporate AV market.”

Check out the ClickShare page for more information.

About Barco

Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with more than 3,500 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.041 billion euro in 2011.

© Copyright 2012 by Barco



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Lynn Ryon Lynn Ryon
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Barco NV

Telephone +32 56 36 81 66

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Barco NV

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Barco NV

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