Barco Opens Up Its XMS Cloud Management Platform for ClickShare and wePresent

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Barco is launching the XMS Cloud Management Platform for enterprise-grade device management. This cloud-based tool gives administrators the freedom to optimally manage a large fleet of ClickShare and wePresent units throughout the entire company from anywhere. Simultaneous with the launch of two new ClickShare products, Barco is promoting that their portfolio of wireless collaboration solutions […]

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Barco Debuts ClickShare Desktop App

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Barco will add both a Windows and Mac Desktop App to the ClickShare product line in July. Launching the ClickShare Desktop App for PC and Mac was a logical next step for Barco as now you can use the ClickShare via the Button, the Desktop App or both. The experience of sharing with the virtual […]

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Barco’s Earnings Reveal $1.2 Billion U.S. in 2018 Sales and Double-Digit ClickShare Growth

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Barco’s earnings we released today. EBITDA margin expanded 2 percentage points, on comparable sales, to 12 percent and within the range of Barco’s 2020 goal. A 2.9 percentage point gain in gross profit margin to 40 percent of sales drove the EBITDA margin improvement. Both the Enterprise and the Healthcare division delivered solid EBITDA margin […]

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Barco Intros Two New Models of ClickShare

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Barco has announced the release of two new enterprise products: a dedicated huddle proposition, the ClickShare CS-100 Huddle, and a 4K collaboration solution, the ClickShare CSE-200+. The ClickShare CS-100 Huddle, designed for huddle and small meeting spaces, brings “spontaneous, ad-hoc and swift content-sharing” to small businesses or teams. With the ClickShare CSE-200+, new ways of […]

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Barco Uses Danish Court to Stop Another ClickShare Copy

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The Maritime and Commercial High Court of Copenhagen, Denmark, ruling in summary proceedings, has granted Barco’s leave for a preliminary injunction against the Danish distributor Unit.DK to market and sell Wireless Media. In Barco’s view, this Chinese wireless presentation system is a look-alike of Barco’s ClickShare. The court has found it probable that the product […]

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Barco Restructures, We Dissect the Announcement

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Barco announced today a restructuring plan to align the organization with changing market demands and growth opportunities while enhancing the company’s long-term profitability. This comprehensive plan addresses specific aspects of Barco’s organizational structure and effectiveness particularly in the areas of product management and commercial and service delivery processes. The plan also includes the re-investment of […]

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Barco Offers New Entrant Into Collaboration Market With Its Ideation Wall

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Barco just a product competitive to the Nureva Wall called the Ideation Wall, which uses a combination of the ClickShare CSE-800 and their UniSee LCD Wall system. The Ideation Wall consists of several building blocks that Barco says are unique on their own, but when combined, they complement each other. By combining a Barco UniSee […]

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Almo Professional AV Offers Barco ClickShare Certified Training Sessions Next Week

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Almo ProAV today announced it is now offering Barco ClickShare Certified Technician training. Taking place on June 19 and June 20 at the new Almo ProAV office in Baltimore, the training is worth three AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs). Participants in the June 19 session can earn a Certified Specialist designation while those in the […]

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ClickShare Integrates with Zoom Rooms

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Barco announced that ClickShare now integrates with Zoom Rooms – the software-based video conference room solution from Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ClickShare will be part of the Zoom Technology Ecosystem Program and will also share common channel partners. This integration allows ClickShare users to easily share content to their Zoom Room and remote attendees. Remote […]

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Barco Adds Option to Integrate Overture Into ClickShare

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Just two days following one of my most popular blogs, Barco’s Overture Dilemma, Barco announced exactly what I suggested inside the blog — they’ve integrated Overture into ClickShare! In a blog post from ClickShare Product Manager Steven Lampshear, shrouded as an educational piece about how ClickShare can make meetings simpler, near the bottom, is a section […]

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Barco’s Overture Dilemma

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  Update: Just two days following the publication of this blog, Barco announced exactly what I suggested — they’ve integrated Overture into ClickShare! It will be shown at InfoComm. Click here to read more about the announcement. At least year’s ISE show in Amsterdam, Barco officially launched itself into a (potentially) competitive fight with the […]

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Kindermann Still Debuted Klick & Show Wireless Presentation System @ ISE 2018 in Amsterdam – Regardless of What Barco Wanted

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The Kindermann Klick & Show wireless presentation solution was originally launched into the market in October 2017. During the course of the ISE 2018 the product was presented to a larger AV community for the first time and immediately turned out to be a tremendous success — even though Barco issued a press release claiming to ask Kindermann to […]

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Vivitek’s NovoConnect With LauncherPlus Poised to Catch Barco’s ClickShare

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In the five or so years since Barco debuted the ClickShare, no company has had anything significant, as a stand-alone packaged product, which comes close to the simplicity and compatibility of their BYOD solution. The ClickShare likely has a more than 70 percent market share of this segment even though there have been a half-dozen or so […]

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Barco’s A/V Control Solution Gets Upgrade

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Barco announced an update to its A/V control solution Overture. New automation features that allow users to better schedule events and automate behaviors are now available to existing and new customers. Released in February 2017, Overture created a revolution in A/V control solutions. Because it’s an IP-based software system where any network-connected device can be controlled via a browser. By introducing […]

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Barco and KanexPro Settle Patent Infringement Dispute

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Barco and KanexPro announced today that they have reached an agreement regarding alleged infringement of Barco’s patents and other intellectual property rights. In February 2017, a Dutch court authorized Barco to seize KanexPro’s MyTurn Wireless Presentation System at the trade show ISE in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  Barco subsequently filed a lawsuit against KanexPro in the patent court […]

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Barco Hits 300,000+ Meeting Rooms Using ClickShare

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Five years ago, Barco introduced ClickShare to the market as a simple, wireless solution to facilitate content sharing in the corporate environment. Barco now says that more than 300,000 ClickShare wireless presentation systems have been shipped worldwide. “With this new milestone, ClickShare establishes its market-leading position as the preferred solution for worry-free collaboration in every meeting room, huddle room and boardroom,” said […]

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Barco Joins Logitech Collaboration Program With ClickShare

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Barco announced that it has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP) as an Integration Partner in the program’s Complementary Technology Provider track. The Logitech Collaboration Program (LCP) provides a framework for delivering high-quality video collaboration experiences across customer environments. Through the LCP, Barco augments the Logitech solutions to provide an easy-to-use wireless presentation system that allows up to four meeting participants to […]

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Barco Ships New ClickShare CSE-800

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Launched at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam, the new Barco CSE-800 is now shipping. Designed for large meeting rooms seating 15 people and up, the CSE-800 is, like eat current generation of ClickShare products, a wireless BYOD system but it is different in that it has dual 4K DCI outputs (4096×2160). The CSE-200 won our ‘Best of ISE award’ in […]

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Barco Intends to Protect Their ClickShare Intellectual Property, No Matter What

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One of the big stories from Day 1 of ISE here in Amsterdam was certainly the fact that a court officer from Belgium traveled down to the Amsterdam RAI convention center, entered the KanexPro booth and removed all of their MyTurn Collaboration Systems that were being launched into the market. It was the result of a judge’s order that […]

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Barco Launches Software-Based AV Control system

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Barco just launched a new version of their Overture software-based AV control solution. Any network-connected device with a browser can use Overture to control and monitor equipment. As you likely know, Overture is an IP-based software system that can be connected via an IP network. To add a network-enabled device (projector, display, audio system, blinds, retractable projector screen) you connect it […]

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Barco Legally Seizes KanexPro’s New MyTurn Products at ISE, Plans to Sue KanexPro for Patent Infringement

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Like a scene form a legal drama on TV, a Dutch judge has granted Barco’s petition to seize all wireless presentation systems of the US-based company KanexPro (marketed as the MyTurn Presentation System), at Integrated Systems Expo in Amsterdam, today, the opening day of ISE. But, that’s not the big story here. What happened next is: A bailiff approached the KanexPro booth […]

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Barco Launches New ClickShare in 4K Capable CSE-800

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Barco is about to one-up the ante in the wireless video/collaboration market with a totally new ClickShare model — finally one that’s actually 4K. The new CSE-800 is a is basically a 4K ClickShare with two 4K DCI (4096×2160) outputs (on HDMI) — but, it’s not as if they just took the functionality of the […]

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Barco Toasts to Another Year of Fresh Technological Innovation at ISE 2017

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Barco is getting ready to showcase its latest AV solutions at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam next month. From 7 to 10 Feb., Barco will demonstrate how its innovations can help professionals work, educate, advertise and entertain even better. Barco invites ISE visitors to come have a taste of its offering at […]

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Barco Intros weConnect Aimed at Colleges and Universities

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Barco today launched something I saw at InfoComm, but they waited until today to debut — it’s called weConnect. This collaborative learning solution (aimed exclusively at higher education) gives both teachers and students all the connectivity, interactivity and information exchange tools they need to enable educational institutions to evolve from a teacher-centric to a student-centric […]

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ClickShare Celebrates Selling 100,000 ClickShare Systems

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Barco announced today that it’s sold over 100,000 of its ClickShare wireless presentation and collaboration systems – celebrating the milestone with rAVe’s own Gary Kayye, who helped Barco launch it three years ago. (Watch the announcement party video shot at ISE here.) Barco introduced ClickShare to the market over three years ago to enable better […]

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We Get the Pre-Show Scoop from Barco at ISE

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I caught up with Barco’s Peter Pawels, director of strategic marketing ProAV, who explained that Barco believes that they’re on the verge of changing everyone’s perspective about AV technology — and, if you judge that from their ClickShare success, they’re right. ClickShare certainly pioneered the collaboration market and the company is at ISE 2016 with […]

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BARCO Introduces Two New ClickShare Models at ISE

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Barco’s new CS-100 and CSE-200 join the current lineup of ClickShare models — you may remember that ClickShare lets you share your content on the large meeting room screen by simply pushing a button — whether of a USB-device you connect to your laptop PC or MAC, or by using the user-friendly app for iPhone, […]

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rAVe EXCLUSIVE: 4K and iOS9 Come to Barco’s ClickShare!

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The new firmware update for the ClickShare CSC-1 Base Unit is available now and it adds two key features: 4K resolution compatibility as well as full mirroring from iOS9 devices. Barco’s CSC-1 was already compatible with resolutions up to 2560×1600 but now, with this new firmware update, the CSC-1 is capable of outputting 4K (4096×2160) […]

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Barco Intros NRC-200 for Large-Scale Collaboration and Content Sharing

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Collaboration in meeting and training rooms has evolved over the past couple of years — thanks, in part, to Barco’s ClickShare. Most often in the past, just one person brought the content to present or discuss — either on paper, as a PowerPoint presentation or in any other carrier — and the others would listen. […]

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Barco Hints at New ClickShare and We Know What It Will Be Like

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Exactly three years ago, Barco announced its wireless presentation and collaboration (BYOD) system called ClickShare. The product has generated a lot of buzz and steady sales growth since it was launched, and it is now the reference for wireless presentation and collaboration. With an exciting product development roadmap ahead, Barco is determined to facilitate collaboration […]

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