Herman Miller offers Barco ClickShare wireless collaboration technology

barco-logoDuluth, Ga., USA – 21 August 2013 – Barco, a global leader in visualization and collaboration solutions, has forged a North American alliance with Herman Miller, an international contemporary office furnishings company, to offer Barco’s ClickShare wireless collaboration technology to enhance meeting dynamics.

Traditionally, commercial office furniture and ProAV industries rarely intersect, but with the need for collaborative work spaces, consumerization of IT and growth of personalized technology, these two industries are finding ways to combine their offerings,  providing  turnkey collaboration solutions.

Shared approach to enhanced meetings
Herman Miller and Barco collaboration products are an ideal marriage of furniture solutions and collaboration technology. This partnership revolutionizes and simplifies the way people work together and share content. Additionally, Barco’s ClickShare design fits discreetly into Herman Miller’s products.

“A sleek and efficient product, ClickShare integrates seamlessly with both our AV carts and our furniture,” comments Wayne Baxter, Director of Herman Miller’s “Thrive” ergonomic portfolio of products.

Enhancing collaboration and efficiency in today’s meetings
Barco ClickShare makes it easy for professionals to present their content on the meeting room main display with just a click of a button. Comprised of only a few simple components – a base station, ClickShare buttons and easy-to-use software – ClickShare allows users to instantly connect, communicate and collaborate by mirroring their computer screen content on the meeting room display.

“Like Herman Miller solutions, ClickShare enhances collaboration and inspires productivity, making meetings more impactful and efficient,” continues Baxter. “I personally never want to have another meeting without ClickShare!”

New inroads to new markets
“By forming alliances with market leading, progressive companies like Herman Miller, we can greatly expand our reach to create new business opportunities in new markets, ultimately empowering thousands of professionals with the ability to greatly enhance collaboration and meeting dynamics,” comments Patrick Lee, Vice President Barco North America.

Embracing the BYOD Trend
The relationship between Herman Miller and Barco comes at a time when an increasing number of professionals are using personal technology for business communication and presentation, known widely as “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD). ClickShare allows companies to fully embrace this trend by providing a system that enables users to easily share content from these devices on the main display without the complexity if connecting to the company network. The combination of platform flexibility and the ability to simultaneously share different types of documents – including PowerPoint, spreadsheets, and pdfs – make ClickShare a highly versatile and flexible content-sharing tool.

An integrated collaboration solution
Barco’s value-added distributor, Starin, is supplying ClickShare to Herman Miller dealers in the US and Canada as an integral component of the “Engage™” system, which provides customers with everything they need for effective wireless screen sharing within a collaboration space.  This product bundles Herman Miller’s VCALL AV Support for audio visual and video conferencing needs in either single or dual screen format with ClickShare to foster interactive information sharing. Complete details can be found at

About Herman Miller
Herman Miller’s inspiring designs, inventive technologies and strategic services help people do great things and organizations to perform at their best. The company’s award-winning products and services generated approximately $1.8 billion in revenue in fiscal 2013. A past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Herman Miller designs can be found in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Innovative business practices and a commitment to social responsibility have also helped establish Herman Miller as a recognized global leader. In 2012, Herman Miller again received the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s top rating in its annual Corporate Equality Index and was named among the 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers by Industry Week.  Herman Miller is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with about 3,900 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.156 billion euro in 2012.