Barco ’s expanding Alliance program elevates ClickShare to the most universally compatible solution for hybrid meetings

KORTRIJK, Belgium, December 2021 — Barco, global leader in professional meeting room visualization and collaboration solutions, continues to grow its strong community to no less than 50 meeting room ecosystem players with leading businesses from around the globe. The ClickShare Alliance Program helps customers to create a seamless hybrid experience in and outside the meeting room, enabling flexible video conferencing powered by the ClickShare portfolio and 331 validated peripherals from alliance partners. Together we focus on bringing simple, one-click wireless presentation & conferencing solutions with guaranteed compatibility to the workplace.

Transforming the meeting experience together

The ClickShare Alliance Program has already built a strong reputation among customers and channel, only one year after its launch, and has become one of the most versatile and agnostic solutions on the market. We are accelerating in numbers with a total of 50 alliance partners onboard, and more to be added in the coming months. We’ve recently welcomed new brands like QSC, Sharp, Dell, LG, AVer, Konftel, Shure, Poly and others. Together we offer all-in-one solutions for a market that covers millions of video-enabled meeting rooms of different sizes all over the world, from high-value spaces to flexible and huddle rooms.

“We’re actively exploring new opportunities for our Alliance Program. In addition, we continue to invest in solid, long-lasting key partnerships with major players. Our joint solutions are critical to the hybrid meeting experience customers are looking to invest in upon returning to the office. Together with our partners we can offer them tested, validated and certified solutions for better hybrid meetings,” says Lieven Bertier, Segment Marketing Director Workplace at Barco.

A complete hybrid room ecosystem focused on what customers need

By partnering and combining complementary strengths of like-minded partners that have great expertise in productivity, control, peripherals or unified communications, Barco ClickShare can offer customers complete hybrid meeting ecosystem solutions that are scalable, future-proof and guaranteed interoperable. Tested to work with a total of 331 validated peripherals and compatible with more then 80% of the USB conferencing cameras, ClickShare is the most universally compatible wireless conferencing solution in the market today.

Next to camera and audio peripheral vendors, we team up with display vendors like LG, Sharp and Dell, as well as productivity and workplace solution vendors to transform the complete meeting experience and cover the whole hybrid meeting room ecosystem. Our productivity partners will enhance collaboration even further by adding interesting features like digital signage, whiteboarding, room scheduling. Workplace solution partners like Salamander Design and Heckler Design create innovative solutions like furniture, carts, stands. A perfect fit since the cornerstones for collaboration are both design and technology.

We highly value partnerships

We share a common ground for innovation with all our partners. We offer one, agnostic hybrid meeting experience in any meeting room, enabling meeting users to bring their own meeting and start a video call from their laptop, using any UC solution they prefer, wirelessly connecting to the room’s display, camera, speaker and mic. Together we combine the best in our areas of expertise to bring a unique, wireless and high-quality video experience fit for the future of work.

“Our customers are looking for more choices and flexibility as they implement video-first culture for the hybrid workforce. Our partnership with Barco gives customers a flexible, best-of-breed solution combining Logitech's audio and video products with Barco's wireless technologies,” Sudeep Trivedi, Head of Alliances and Go-to-market at Logitech Video Collaboration stresses the importance of partnerships in the hybrid workplace.

“Customers are not trying to buy hardware or software or products, they're trying to conduct business in meeting rooms. This drives us towards alliances that help us, together, deliver all the right products and services to bring a complete solution. ClickShare provides a great set of products and technologies that complement the products we provide at Jabra, helping customers achieve their goal of a great collaboration experience,” Aurangzeb Khan, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Vision Systems at Jabra sees added value in joint solutions.

“Looking at Barco and Bose, we can offer industry leading solutions in that Bring Your Own Meeting- space. Solutions that are easy to deploy and use, and clutter free. Best of all, our partnership ensures that the products are tested. They work seamlessly together. And that gives customers an unseen peace of mind,” Stephan Ilberg, Partnerships and Business Development at Bose Work knows how to put the customer first.

About Barco

Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2020, we realized sales of 770 million euro. We have a global team of 3,300 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 461 granted patents.

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