What are the different network integration options

[KB7931]

This article applies to the following products:

Note

More details about the network integration options and security modes can be found in the ClickShare Network Integration whitepaper. This whitepaper can be found on the product page Technical Support > Manuals' Drawings & Documentation. A direct link to this whitepaper can be found at the bottom of this article.

Four different network integration options are available:


Standalone

Out of the box use (default setup). Ideal for temporary setups, visitor centres and small to medium installations without network integration needs or possibilities.


  • Base Unit
    The ClickShare Base Unit can operate directly without any integration into the Enterprise network. The Base Unit's WiFi is kept enabled. However, it is strongly recommended to integrate the Base Unit in the network.
  • ClickShare Button
    The ClickShare Button(s) connect directly to the Base Unit internal WiFi. No communication required over the corporate network.
  • Mobile Apps
    Mobile devices connect directly to the Base Unit internal WiFi, using apps Airplay and Google Cast.
    When connected, the mobile device will be able to share content.
  • ClickShare App or Miracast*
    Windows or macOS computer/laptop running application ClickShare App or Windows Wireless Display (Miracast) connect directly to the Base Unit internal WiFi.

    Miracast R2 is supported on the CSE-200+ from firmware v1.8.0.6 onwards.

  • eXperience Management Suite (XMS)
    The ClickShare Base Unit cannot be managed using the XMS.
Note

Using a ClickShare Button allows you to stay connected to the internet. Using the ClickShare App, Miracast, Airplay or Google Cast will require connecting to the Base Unit directly and will only be able to access the internet if the device supports to use data (3G/4G) at the same time.


Network connected

Out of the box use with Ethernet link. Ideal for temporary setups, visitors centres and small to medium installations with network integration needs.

  • Base Unit
    The ClickShare Base Unit connected to the corporate LAN via an Ethernet connection. Base Unit WiFi is also kept enabled, ensuring users can still connect directly to the Base Unit's Wi-Fi via the ClickShare Buttons, using the ClickShare App, Miracast, Airplay or Google Cast.
  • ClickShare Button
    The ClickShare Button(s) connect directly to the Base Unit internal WiFi. No communication required over the corporate network.
  • Mobile Apps
    Employee mobile devices using apps Airplay or Google Cast can connect to the Base Unit via the corporate LAN if the option Enable over LAN is enabled in the ClickShare Configurator or via XMS. Furthermore, employee and guest mobile devices can connect directly to the Base Unit WiFi using these apps.
  • ClickShare App or Miracast*
    Employee computers running application ClickShare App or Miracast can connect to the Base Unit via the corporate LAN if the option Enable over LAN is enabled in the ClickShare Configurator or via XMS.

    Miracast R2 is supported on the CSE-200+ from firmware v1.8.0.6 onwards.

  • eXperience Management Suite (XMS)
    The ClickShare Base Unit can be managed using the XMS.
Note

Using a ClickShare Button allows guests to stay connected to the Guest LAN and thus retain internet connectivity. Guest mobile devices will usually need to connect to the Base Unit directly and will only be able to access the internet if the device supports to use data (3G/4G) at the same time.


Network integrated

Ideal for large Enterprise installations where ClickShare Units are integrated into a single corporate network, which is used for all devices.

  • Base Unit
    The ClickShare Base Unit is integrated into the corporate network or guest network via a cabled connection. The Base Unit's WiFi is typically disabled**.

    ** From firmware v1.8.0.6 onwards, Base Unit WiFi can be independently enabled when Button traffic is travelling over the corporate network. This also allows for direct connections to the Base Units at the same time, e.g. for guest mobile devices. See [KB9734] for how it works.

  • ClickShare Button
    The ClickShare Button(s) must be connected to the same enterprise network in order to share the content. All traffic from the ClickShare Button(s) travels via the Enterprise network to the Base Unit.
  • Mobile Apps
    The mobile device using Airplay or Google Cast must be connected to the same enterprise network in order to share the content. All traffic from the Airplay or Google Cast apps travels via the Enterprise network to the Base Unit.
  • ClickShare App
    Employee computer/laptop running application ClickShare App can share their content if the option Enable over LAN is enabled in the ClickShare Configurator or via XMS (for guest users, a bridge is required between the guest and corporate network). All traffic from the ClickShare App travels via the Enterprise network to the Base Unit.
  • eXperience Management Suite (XMS)
    The ClickShare Base Unit can be managed using the XMS.
Note

The ClickShare Buttons are wirelessly connected via the corporate access points (APs) to the corporate LAN. All sharing traffic travels through the LAN to the Base Unit.


Dedicated network integrated

Ideal for large Enterprise installations where security constraints are strict, such as for Banks, Defense industry, Government, etc.

  • Base Unit
    The ClickShare Base Unit is connected to a dedicated physical or virtual LAN via a cabled network. The Base Unit's WiFi is kept typically disabled**.

    ** From firmware v1.8.0.6 onwards, Base Unit WiFi can be independently enabled when Button traffic is travelling over the corporate network. This also allows for direct connections to the Base Units at the same time, e.g. for guest mobile devices. See [KB9734] for how it works.

  • ClickShare Button
    The ClickShare Button(s) must be connected to the dedicated LAN or Enterprise network in order to share the content.
  • Mobile Apps
    The mobile device using Airplay or Google Cast must be connected to the dedicated LAN or Enterprise network in order to share the content.
  • ClickShare App
    Computer/laptop running application ClickShare App must be connected to the dedicated LAN or Enterprise network in order to share the content.
  • eXperience Management Suite (XMS)
    The ClickShare Base Unit can be managed using the XMS.
Note

The ClickShare Buttons are also connected to the dedicated LAN and all sharing traffic travels through that LAN to the Base Unit. When using a ClickShare Button or ClickShare App for sharing, all users can keep their computers connected to any of the other connected networks and still have corporate and internet access. Mobile users will be able to access the internet on the corporate LAN if the network configuration allows it.


Security Modes
There are 4 different security modes. These modes will be used by the ClickShare Button to authenticate to the network. This information will be passed to the button after the Network Integration wizard has been completed and the button has been paired successfully.

  • WPA2-Enterprise with 802.1x
    • Security mode EAP-TLS
    • Security mode EAP-TTLS
    • Security mode PEAP
  • WPA2-PSK or WPA2-Personal
    • Security mode WPA2-PSK

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Last updated Mar 02 2020

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