Jun 21, 2019

Easy sharing with ClickShare from an Apple device

ClickShare 3 min read

ClickShare, the easiest wireless presentation and collaboration solution on the market, is a perfect fit for BYOD in any enterprise. No matter which device or operating system you want to use, getting your content on the meeting room screen is straightforward, with a single click.

Did you know ClickShare offers different solutions to share with Apple devices? Read on to discover the key takeaways for Mac, iPhone and iPad users when they want to share with ClickShare in a huddle space, meeting room or boardroom?

1. The preferred ways for Mac users to share content on a presentation screen are the ClickShare Button, the ClickShare Desktop App or Airplay. iPhone and iPad users have the option to share with either the ClickShare iOS App or Airplay.

  • Sharing with the ClickShare Button is straightforward.

  • Plug the USB device into your MacBook, start the application and click the Button. In seconds, you are ready to share your content using the meeting room’s AV equipment.
    A small executable file activates the ClickShare Button:
    • Start the executable manually every time you plug a ClickShare Button into your USB port. Go to the USB drive and launch the ClickShare for Mac executable.
    • Or enjoy a true plug & play by installing the ClickShare Launcher service on your MacBook. This is part of the ClickShare Extension Pack and can be downloaded here (https://www.barco.com/en/support)
  • The display of device can be fully mirrored onto the central meeting room display using Airplay (for MacOS and iOS devices) in four simple steps.

Watch the how to video

2. On its recent models MacBook, Apple moved towards USB-C connectors.  ClickShare tapped into this swiftly by being the first wireless presentation solution on the market to offer USB-C Buttons. These Buttons are compatible with all ClickShare models from the CS-100 Huddle up to the CSE-800. If you haven’t got a USB-C Button available, you can also use the USB- A version with most adaptors. 

3. Of course, it’s important to keep the ClickShare Base Unit up to date with the latest firmware, since Apple sometimes implements updates that have implications for the use of ClickShare too. The ClickShare R&D team adapts very fast to these updates with new firmware releases so it is of the utmost important for any Apple user to update Base Units regularly or automatically to receive these fixes.

A tip for the best way to receive updates: plug in network cable and enjoy automatic updates, or register for newsletter to stay informed on new releases.

Check the video for manual updates

4. Working with extended desktop on MacOS, or using the Presentation mode in Power point, is only possible when sharing via Airplay. The ClickShare Extension Pack only brings the launcher to Mac (and not the extended desktop driver), so there is no need to manually start the executable when plugging in the Button.

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