Kramer Debuts Two New Versions of VIA Wireless Collaboration Solution at ISE 2017 — These are CLEARLY Aimed at Barco ClickShare

Kramer Electronics will take on Barco — head-to-head — at ISE next week with two new offerings from the Kramer VIA family of wireless presentation & collaboration solutions: VIA GO, marketed as a wireless plug-and-present solution and VIAware, a software-only solution for wireless collaboration. The company will display its full range of products and solutions in Booth 1-F20 next to the Europa entrance.

Kramer claims the VIA GO lets meeting participants instantly present from any tablet, phone or laptop. With both built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and connectivity to wired LAN, VIA GO is easy to install and turns any existing projector or display into a BYOD wireless-enabled device.

VIA GO features content streaming and includes mirroring for iOS,Android, Chromebook, and Mac. The solution keeps data secure with 1024-bit encryption.

VIAware is Kramer’s new software-only VIA offering for both collaborative meeting environments and education and training. VIAware turns Windows PCs with Windows 10 into fully-featured VIA devices. The software is available for leasing monthly or as a one-time license fee.

VIAware offers Kramer VIA’s full presentation and collaboration feature set. From any laptop or mobile device, in-room participants can view the main display, edit documents together in real time, share any size file, turn the main display into a digital whiteboard, chat with other users, stream full uninterrupted HD video (up to 1080p60) and more. VIAware also lets facilitators use e-polling and e-exams to easily and instantly measure how much students and trainees are actually learning.

Remote participants can easily join a meeting or class in real time with embedded third-party video conferencing and office apps.

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The software works seamlessly with existing VIA clients and VIA Site Management and offers full support for all VIA Quick Connect features such as QR Code, NFC Tag and VIA Pad.

Here are the details.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..