Barco has a clear aim when designing their Barco ClickShare products; for users to enjoy wireless, seamless, hassle-free collaboration. They recognize that organizations that want to thrive in today’s business environment need smooth hybrid collaboration and flexibility. With this in mind, they created a line of products to simplify video conferencing in any type of meeting room. In this article we will discover the key features of Barco products and compare them, so you can find the perfect fit to upgrade your online meeting room.
Turn your online meeting rooms into innovative spaces
With the Barco ClickShare Conference range, teams easily come together and they can transform their meeting rooms into dynamic hybrid meeting spaces. You can now easily connect in less than seven seconds with just one click. Simply walk in with your laptop, connect the dongle, and you are ready to share. There is no need to download anything to connect, simply plug-and-play. Super convenient for both you and your guests. They don’t have to worry about bringing their content separately or sharing it in a specific way, they can show it with the comfort and ease of their own laptops. The Barcos is compatible with any softphone and support BYOD, allowing content to be shared through Airplay, Google Cast, Miracast, or the Supports Desktop App. You can even share content with your mobile phone via WiFi or the app.
Wirelessly connect to the entire room
You can use the Barco ClickShare systems for more than just content sharing. They also allow you to connect automatically to other devices in the room. With the Barco XC range, you can connect to all of the room’s devices like cameras, speakers, and microphones. You can work on your own device while taking full advantage of a room’s advanced set-up. Display your content on the big screen or connect to the high-definition camera for a sharper image for your meeting partners.
High-end hybrid working
The Barco CX-20 is specifically designed to turn your small huddle room into a high-quality conferencing facility and is perfect for hybrid working. Especially in small rooms and with small desks a few cables can already feel too cluttered. By adopting the ClickShare CX-20 you can get rid of unnecessary wires and large devices taking up space. The CX-20 is perfect for huddle rooms and contains the most basic, necessary features for smooth, hassle-free collaboration.
Medium sized rooms with a big impact
The Barco CX-30 is the 20’s big brother and has a few more features that make it more fitting for a medium-sized room instead of a huddle room. With the CX-30, you can show two different sources simultaneously on the screen. You can share your presentation and keep track of what the other person is sharing at the same time. You can share your full screen, or just the application window to keep the rest of your screen private. Another difference between the CX-20 and the rest of the range is that the CX-30 and higher also support interactive features like touch back support, blackboarding, and annotation.
Reliability in your most important meetings
Next in line is the CX-50, designed to bring superior, seamless one-click, completely wireless video conferencing. It has smart capabilities that make it a perfect addition to your medium, large, and boardrooms. Naturally, it has all the same features as the CX-30, like the easy seven-second connection, and the convenient interactive features. There are two main differences between the CX-50 and the rest of the range. First off, it is still quite compact, but bigger than the other versions. It is 20x20cm, whereas the others are 13,5×13,5cm. The second difference is that it has more input options. It has a USB-C port, making it more accessible for everyone. Moreover, it has an HDMI port that supports video input, meaning that you can connect your own webcam directly to Barco.
The next generation
Recently, the whole range got an update and Barco released the CX-20, 30, and 50 Gen2. The first generation doesn’t have a USB-C connection port, but their successors do. With this additional input option, it is ever more accessible and easier to connect for everyone with any kind of device. The USB-C port can also be used to charge the unit. While all of the devices got a little upgrade for the second generation, the CX-50 sees major improvements compared to the first generation.
The CX-50 Gen2 is the only one that supports wired and wireless alternatives for 4K content support. Gen2 is also even more flexible. You can now easily switch between the Unified Communications and BYOD modes. Quickly change between the room’s fixed setup and other video conferencing devices. Another new feature is the dual-screen support. Where you used to lose details when dividing your screen over the sources, you can now put your content on one screen and the meeting application on the other. Maintaining a clear view of your presentation and the others in the meeting. Lastly, the CX-50 Gen2 supports Wired RoomDock, allowing you to connect with USB-C when the use of wireless connections is restricted. You can also share content in 4K@30Hz with this wired connection.
A ClickShare for everyone
To conclude, a Barco ClickShare brings a lot of ease and convenient features to your meeting rooms of any size. They eliminate inconvenient cables and allow you to connect them within seconds. They fully support BYOD, so you and your guests can comfortably work with the platforms you’re used to. Whichever kind of meeting room you’re looking to upgrade, Barco has a fitting solution for you. Have a browse through our website for more wireless room systems via this link.