Wireless presentation versus wireless conferencing: what's the difference?

When new technologies come along it’s often difficult to see the woods for the trees. Each release is billed as upgrade or successor to a previous or rival model, but when it comes to ClickShare,  our range of wireless presentation and conferencing systems couldn’t be more different.

Unlike many new product releases, our solutions are designed to offer something different. New technologies accommodate changing work patterns and make a new set of processes more fluent and efficient.

Rather than simply replacing the old with the new, our latest range of wireless conferencing systems has been developed alongside our range of wireless presentation systems. Our customers have the freedom to choose which is right for them.

Read on to find the all-important information you need about the differences between our systems to make an informed decision over which is most suitable for your business. Let’s get started.

What is a wireless presentation system?

A wireless presentation system is an intuitive, forward-thinking solution capable of changing the way you deliver presentations and hold meetings forever. A technology, developed with a user-centric approach that is incredibly simple to use but vastly effective. ClickShare wireless presentation solutions enable the user to connect any device - laptop, mobile or tablet, enabling BYOD - and start sharing content on the main meeting room screen in seconds. A range of interactive features like extended desktop, moderation, annotation or blackboarding help to make your meetings more collaborative and active. Wireless content sharing can add real value in any meeting room, from huddle to boardroom. It makes thybrid collaboration flow in a fixed meeting room like a MicroSoft Teams or Zoom Room or it can be used as a stand-alone.

With no need for specialist cables or adaptors, there is no need to call on your IT department to find equipment prior to your meeting or to start meeting too late. Instead, a ClickShare collaboration system connects to the central Base Unit over the company network and offers up to 8 users the possibility to connect at the same time, depending on the size of the meeting room and your chosen ClickShare device. Additionally you can use any device you want: Windows or Mac, iOS or Android, tablet or laptop. Share your screen with the ClickShare Button or the ClickShare Desktop App or use screen mirroring via Airplay, GoogleCast and Miracast.

ClickShare meeting room
Traditional meeting room

What is a wireless conferencing system?

Our meeting style has changed almost beyond recognition in recent times.  With hybrid ways of working - a mixture of in-office and remote working - as the next normal, it’s often difficult to get everyone you need in one room at the same, so a wireless conferencing system might be the answer. Rather than postponing or rearranging meetings, optimize your remote meetings with ClickShare instead, offering an effective, wireless solution that lets users connect and collaborate effectively in a matter of seconds – perfect when time is limited.

Simple, easy, wireless. That's how ClickShare wireless conferencing system shares your apps on the room display and connects them to the camera, mic and speakers in the room for better hybrid meetings. In-room users use and control their video conferencing platforms and meeting room tech like soundbar, camera and display, all from their own laptop with ClickShare Conference. Making the connection and collaboration better for both in-room and remote meeting participants. Our solutions are all about  BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting). They allow you to join any type of video conference from your own familiar device with either the ClickShare Button or Desktop App. Whether you are in huddle, a meeting room or a board room. ClickShare Conference works seamlessly with your videoconferencing software, your camera brand, your laptop, and most importantly, makes remote meeting as intuitive as having a face-to-face meeting. It brings humanity, increased engagement and interaction back into videoconferencing.

So how do wireless presentation and conferencing systems differ?

Having focused on the purpose of each system, and emphasized that they are different products rather than direct replacements, we felt it might also help to show how the two systems differ with a side-by-side comparison. While both systems offer a seamless, wireless approach with no training required and fast, effective guest access – along with enterprise-grade security – there are some key differences.


Wireless Presentation & Collaboration Wireless Conferencing
Improve productivity and engagement in fixed Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Webex conference rooms or stand-alone Improve productivity and engagement of Bring Your Own Meeting

Share content on meeting room screen, push shared content to remote participants and view shared content on your own device
Facilitate easy wirleless presentation and collaboration in a fixed conference room Facilitate easy wireless conferencing, compatible with VC platforms
- Using AV USB-peripherals of the meeting room e.g. soundbar, camera, mic, speakers...
Seamless, cablefree, no additional training needed before use
Guest-friendly & flexible
Enterprise-grade: secure, centrally managed & connected. Button and App in line with your workplace strategy



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