ClickShare, the one click wonder, has been an extremely valuable product for many of our customers who are looking for an easy to use presentation and collaboration solution. ClickShare solves many of the issues that so many customers have with meetings; the actual sharing of information.
It is easily the most user friendly system to use when compared to other wireless presentation and collaboration tools. With a zero-IT footprint, using the ClickShare buttons on your laptop can be a breeze without the added IT support required from network administrators. The participants in a meeting can now effortlessly join in and present, share and collaborate with their peers, making the actual meeting more productive and engaging.
Almost every time someone new sees the ClickShare in action for the first time they are captivated by the simplicity and ease of presenting and sharing information on meeting room displays and projectors. The usual reaction is…”that’s pretty cool, what is that”? Followed up by a series of questions on how it operates and ultimately leads to, “how can I get one of those for my conference room?”
With my primary background from the wireless realm of IT, I really appreciate the ClickShare’s autonomous integrated access point that is built in. Users have the option to either use the wireless access point built into the ClickShare, or make the ClickShare part of a company LAN and utilize their WLAN to access the unit. This can be advantageous in the sense that you minimize concurrent wireless devices that may cause interference within your own wireless network, thereby degrading the wireless speeds and achieved data rates. You are essentially competing for RF “air space” when you run a wireless access point in the vicinity of another wireless network.
However, it can be equally advantageous for ClickShare integrators to run the built-in autonomous AP to run parallel to a company network. Too often A/V professionals are told, “You want to put an A/V project my corporate LAN? Not on my network!” With responses like these, you will soon see why using a Barco ClickShare has a huge advantage over its competitors.
We can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for Barco’s ClickShare!