Barco's ClickShare Empowers Forward Looking Companies to Adopt Employee-centric Work Model Seamlessly

Date : 30-Jun-2021
Location : Singapore


Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. 

Key Takeaways:

  • As the world begins returning to the office, there’s no better time to start investing in an employee-centric work model. This includes enabling Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) in meeting rooms, implementing flexible work and installing easy-to-use, worker-centric collaborative technology. Business will only be able to stay ahead of the curve with focus on usability and engagement in hybrid meeting solutions.


  • ClickShare Conference - a hybrid meeting solution - hybrid means connecting people inside a room with people through the Internet via a preferred conferencing solution such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex.
  • ClickShare campaigns the concept of BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting) - that is to enable people to meet effectively and seamlessly at any location.
  • A key feature of ClickShare is the ability to share content from your laptop on the meeting room display, and wirelessly connects to the cameras, speakers and microphones in the room.
  • There are three ways which a device can connect to a ClickShare environment:

I.) ClickShare Desktop App
II.) ClickShare Button - plug & play USB hardware,think of it as a personal hotspot.
III.) ClickShare C-5 or C-10 - wireless connection hubs, think of them as WiFi network switches.


Clickshare Button Connects A Device to Hybrid Meetings
ClickShare Button



  • Paul Gunia, Director of Technology Partnerships at Shure,said,built for the hybrid workplace. Your customers, clients, and students will feel like they’re in the room with you when you use Shure’s market-leading wireless and array microphones with Barco's ClickShare Conference system.
  • David Fitzgerald, vice president, Global Alliances at Barco,said,hybrid collaboration has never been easier and is just one click away.
  • Olivier Croly, Senior Vice President for APAC, Barco,said,the critical success factor for a business to move into the new normal is to have a successful implementation of hybrid meeting culture and infrastructures.
  • George Stromeyer, Senior VP and GM Enterprise, Barco,said,hybrid meeting is better than both in-person and virtual meeting,because it is a platform which integrates the best of both worlds.
  • Marc Remond, Vice President of Meeting and Learning Experiences for Asia Pacific in Barco,said,ClickShare is simple, easy and wireless. Users decide how they want to present with no complex set up of room devices.


  • On 18-Jun-2021, Barco announced collaboration between ClickShare product series and Shure Audio Ecosystem.
    • Shure’s product portfolio includes the complete audio signal chain from microphone to DSP to loudspeaker. Combine microphones from the Microflex Advance or Microflex Wireless ranges, as well as the MXN5 networked loudspeaker, with the IntelliMix P300 Conferencing processor or ANIUSB-MATRIX for best-in-class audio and seamless connectivity via USB.
  • Shure and ClickShare Conference offer a menu of turn-key solutions to suit different room types or sizes, from small meeting rooms to large conference spaces, with unmatched ease of deployment, less complexity, and remote management.
  • According to Barco's meeting quality index,coined as the Meeting Barometer,takes a plunge from +17 in 2020 to -25 now - as people struggle with virtual collaboration, on the impending return to the office.
  • The search for more engagement drives us away from virtual. We look for more in-person meetings and less virtual interactions. 52 percent of respondents in APAC prefer to return to the office to host a meeting. The preference for hybrid, in-person or virtual, meetings depends on the purpose and type of a meeting, as well as on the number of meeting participants. High engagement activities like decision-making, solution-solving or relationship-building require office-based meetings.
  • ClickShare was designed as a people centric solution, and it starts with people,on how every person can be at their very best. Engaged. Agile. Fully involved. Inspiring each other. 

Best Practices:

  • Re-connecting with the organisation and with colleagues is crucial for employee engagement and retention. 70 percent of employees in APAC think their employer should start preparing for hybrid work now.
  • One size does not fit all. Not all meetings are equal, not all employees have the same needs or requirements for collaboration. There are many differences across generations, gender, department and seniority level. Companies need to develop workplace strategies that allow for this kind of flexibility and empower employees to work the way they want.
  • Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) is the employee’s preferred choice for connecting to the world and to co-workers. The laptop is the heart of the meeting room eco-system and employees want to work with wireless & touchless meeting room tech that allows BYOM. 82 percent of APAC-based respondents believe that easy-to-use technology can make for a better meeting.

Editor's comments:

  • Think of ClickShare as a mixer for all components which will be used to power an in-person meeting or virtual meeting or both.


  • Hybrid meetings create opportunities for business leaders to change work culture, redesign the workplace and invest in usability and technology fully in sync with employee needs - it is an implementation of employee-centric work model.
  • ClickShare Present is a seamless extension to wirelessly share content in your existing meeting room setup. Customers with existing Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Webex conference rooms can benefit from adding easy, wireless content sharing. ClickShare completes the collaborative experience with full BYOD, interactivity features and workflow integration. The focus shifts from mainly conferencing to true hybrid collaboration.
  • Essentially, ClickShare Present is a presentation tool - and speaking of presentation, it goes beyond what a basic tool like MS Powerpoint could offer.