Barco ClickShare named 2013 Gold Edison Award Winner
ClickShare single-click presentation and collaboration system wins at Chicago ceremony
Duluth, Ga., USA – 23 May 2013 – Visualization pioneer Barco was voted a Gold Winner for Innovation by the Edison Awards at the April 25th event at Navy Pier in Chicago. The Edison Awards, celebrating 26 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, gathered hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2013 Edison Award winners.
Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.
The ClickShare “one-click” wireless meeting room presentation system improves collaboration to enhance productivity and decision-making in today’s companies. Now enhanced with dual-display and audio functionality, Windows 8 compatibility, as well as iPad connectivity (with free app and software update), ClickShare is more user-friendly than ever to facilitate the BYOD trend.
“Our judges recognized Barco ClickShare as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.
In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed multiple events over a two-day period including an opening reception, “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.
About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
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 about 3,900 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.156 billion euro in 2012.
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