Barco has reported that it has shipped over 100,000 units of its ClickShare wireless presentation and collaboration system. Barco introduced ClickShare to the market over 3 years ago to enable better collaboration and easier sharing in meeting rooms.
The innovative product created immediate excitement in the press and in the market by enabling content from laptops and mobile devices to be shared on the central meeting room display in a very straightforward manner.
It was obvious that ClickShare answered the needs of a lot of companies that had been struggling with their meeting room visualisation systems for years. By introducing the ClickShare Button, which allows the presenter to display content on the central screen with just one click, the system sets itself apart from competing systems which are more complex – and therefore unpopular with users.
“ClickShare is a system users need to feel for themselves to be truly convinced,” Jan Willem Brands, VP Collaboration at Barco, explains. “When they click that button for the first time − and experience how easy it really is − people realize what they’ve been missing. So, word of mouth has become a very strong factor in ClickShare’s conquest of the world’s meeting rooms.”
Furthermore, ClickShare’s popularity in the hospitality sector (where it’s almost a standard part of a hotel’s meeting room equipment) has enabled a huge number of people to become familiar with the product through hotel meetings.
“As we celebrate the 100,000th installation, we’re also celebrating ClickShare’s definite market acceptance,” Jan Willem Brands continues. “You can find a unit in the meeting rooms of many Fortune 500 companies, and a lot of big company-wide roll-outs are scheduled for the near future. Collaboration is becoming extremely important in knowledge-working environments. Users demand flexible, easy-to-use technology that simply facilitates getting their message across − and ClickShare provides an excellent answer to these needs.”