Since its introduction, ClickShare (the industry’s first totally wireless room collaboration system that allows all participants to share their content on the central meeting room screen at the click of a button) over a year ago, we’ve said over and over that this was a system that would change the signal routing market forever. Certainly, not all by itself, but by the fact that it will be (and has been) emulated by everyone who makes room systems basically rubber-stamps our position.
Well, today, Barco launched a smaller, entry-level version in the form of the new CSM (ClickShare for Meeting rooms) Base Unit at a list price of $1,750. The new CSM Base Unit displays images up to 1080p resolution — via its HDMI or VGA output — and is fully compatible with both the ClickShare Button and the free apps for iOS and Android. Only one user can share on-screen at a time, but eight buttons can be connected wirelessly to the base unit, ready to share. A set consists of the CSM Base Unit and two ClickShare buttons.
Barco has also lowered the price of the original ClickShare to $3,950 — called the CSC (ClickShare for conference rooms) Base Unit. So, if you need higher resolution or a double screen setup, or want multiple users on the central screen at the same time, Barco’s CSC can drive two separate screens simultaneously, as well as support special output resolution, including panoramic composition (2560×1080). Up to four people can share content on-screen at the same time, while 64 buttons can be ready to share.