On Wednesday 18 April, Barco released ClickShare during a spectacular launch event. This exciting new product aims to revolutionize the meeting room, by boosting the confidence of presenters, enhancing collaboration, and making a great impression on everyone using it.
A standard ClickShare set-up consists of four USB-devices (the ‘ClickShare Buttons’), a storage basket to neatly store the Buttons when they’re not used (the ‘ClickShare Tray’) and a Base Unit. The Base Unit has a fixed connection to the meeting room’s visualization system, and takes care of all the needed processing. Users who want to get their presentation on the large meeting room screen, simply connect a Button to their PC or MAC. They start the application, click the ClickShare Button and immediately their desktop is wirelessly transferred to the large visualization system - hence the tagline ‘The one click wonder’. Troubles with video-cables are thus something of the past. What’s more, ClickShare does not interfere with your laptop’s resolution, and automatically displays the screen content in the most optimal way.
But there’s more: ClickShare also allows other meeting attendees to participate more actively. When connecting one of the other ClickShare Buttons to their laptop, they can put their content on-screen as well. In total, four participants can be on-screen simultaneously. This saves people from going through the hassles of disconnecting the video-cable and passing it to a colleague. This is something a lot of people try to avoid; in many occasions people would just share information using their laptop screens to avoid the painful process of connecting to the main display. This is now a thing of the past.But appearances matter as well! We designed ClickShare to make it the eye-catcher of the meeting room. Not just the Buttons, but also the Base Unit and the Tray were carefully designed to couple usability with good looks. This is clearly not another dull meeting room product, but an attractive device that everybody wants to use.