The big buzzword in AV and IT is COLLABORATION…
In high-end to low-end meeting environments co-workers, stakeholders and anyone with content and ideas to share are looking for ways to make their point. Nothing can be more of a collaboration buzzkill like poorly implemented and/or inferior technology designed to support it. Flexible space at the office, VTC and webcast technologies are all exploding with so much content and workplace flexibility. But we’re seeing a gaping hole still needing to be filled with a solution that solves the collaboration challenges. We at Almo are in a great position to support solving this problem with our dealers with some great display, AV content distribution products as well as wireless collaboration with the gold Standard of the industry, ClickShare. Customer acceptance continues to grow as does the plethora of entrants into the market but to a large extent, ClickShare leads the pack.
Easy to deploy and fun to demonstrate, a ClickShare session can be set up in minutes. Immediately devices can share content via the app or even more effectively with “The Button”. The button continues to be a real differentiator as it makes the sharing (and un-sharing) of content immediate and user friendly as no drop down menus or software needs to be manipulated. In addition the button affords a separate WiFi connection for just collaboration and no one has to be on the corporate network which is critical for guests.
As product acceptance continues to grow the deployments start to migrate through the enterprise so managing larger number of the ClickShare units is a real need now. Stay tuned next month for the announcement of the ClickShare enterprise management features that will be available. ClickShare continues to add important features as they are developed and demanded by the market with software updates on existing hardware so the units you bought when it was first announced in 2012 are still relevant and your investment is completely protected as new improvements and features are rolled out.
A final note…ClickShare is a great door opener. Use it for any presentation you are making even a non-Barco solution as it will bring the WOW factor to your meeting. This is a real growth path for us so let’s leverage the excitement around ClickShare to sell all of our products!