Kortrijk, Belgium, 14 May 2019 — Barco’s latest wePresent firmware includes updates that boost performance and counter security vulnerabilities. This way, presenters and participants can share content from their own device securely and efficiently for an unsurpassed user experience.
wePresent is widely deployed in meeting rooms, training centers as well as in (class)rooms in schools and universities. This simple, fully-configurable, app-based interface for BYOD environments allows up to 64 users to share content from any device.
“Barco is improving its secure development lifecycle process, which means we focus on detecting security issues as early as possible in the development lifecycle to apply a proactive approach”, says David Martens, Product Security Architect at Barco. “Today, a minority of our customers have upgraded to the latest wePresent firmware. We advise all of our other customers to use the latest firmware (download here: WiPG-1600W, WiPG-1000, and WiCS-2100) for the best performance and protection.”
New feature set and security upgrades
“We recently introduced a range of software updates for our entire wePresent product line,” confirms Jeremy Teng, Product Manager at Barco. “These updates contain important security patches as well as new performance features. We’re also planning a new release which will further boost the user experience.”
Security patches (Models: WiPG-1000 and WiPG-1600W)
Security vulnerabilities have been patched in a responsible disclosure process initiated by the security company Tenable.
Improved usability for guest users (Model: WiPG-1000)
It is now possible for guest users to share content – without MirrorOp – via a simple ‘Download and Show’ function. No need to worry about installing the right software. This new feature will improve collaboration and meeting efficiency.
Truly BYOD (Model: WiCS-2100)
Barco’s mirroring software, MirrorOp Sender, is now available for Chrome OS (next to Windows OS and MAC OS). It means users can run this software to connect to any MirrorOp-enabled display and start sharing content from their Chromebooks.
Barco will further improve the user experience in a future release with a ‘Plug and Show’ feature. This means users will be able to open the MirrorOp app and share content immediately, even if MirrorOp is not installed. The new release also foresees access to both 802.1x LAN and WLAN, facilitating remote access to the corporate network in the most secure way.
For more support or information about the wePresent firmware upgrades, visit www.barco.com/support
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