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Barco Partners with Jabra For An Unbeatable Hybrid Meeting Experience with ClickShare Conference

Announcement posted by Barco 07 Jul 2021

The collaboration enables seamless and intuitive meeting ecosystems as organisations prepare for a future-ready workplace

Sydney, 07 July 2021 – Barco, a global leader in professional meeting room visualisation and collaboration technology, announced today a tie-up with leading engineering communications and sound solutions, Jabra, in the Asia Pacific region. The two audio visual powerhouses have joined forces to promote the easy adoption of simple, one-click wireless conferencing for organisations as they embrace hybrid working to create more intuitive meeting experiences in-person and remotely.                                                                                               

Barco’s ClickShare Conference and Jabra video collaboration solutions are fully agnostic, mix-and- match conference functionalities for meeting room spaces of all sizes and can work seamlessly with everything, everywhere. It is as simple as selecting a device, choosing a videoconferencing platform and display of choice, and clicking to conference. With few easy steps, everyone in the meeting - whether remote or physically present - is seen and heard. With quick, easy, and frictionless functions, IT managers can quickly prepare hybrid meeting spaces for returning employees.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

As employees have become more accustomed to working from home, they have developed a preference for Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) models (70%) according to a recent ClickShare survey. The survey also indicated that many office workers struggled with hosting meetings from the office, with 48 percent finding it difficult to connect to meeting rooms. Another 65 percent struggled with figuring out different setups when moving between meeting spaces. With the average worker spending 0.5 more days in the office in 2021 than they did in 2020, organisations must be prepared to accommodate meeting and videoconferencing needs of their onsite workforce.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

As organisations embrace hybrid ways of working, connecting in-room and remote participants in meetings is still far from an engaging experience. With video calls becoming a necessity nowadays, businesses need to invest in flexible, straightforward video meeting ecosystems to enable seamless collaboration to grow their productivity. The survey further states that 42 percent of respondents felt that their employer did not prioritise critical investments in videoconferencing tools. Barco’s ClickShare Conference and Jabra video collaboration solutions enable organisations to have better hybrid meetings with superior audio and video features.

Addressing today’s meeting challenges with Barco and Jabra solutions

To navigate a hybrid workforce investing in a seamless video conferencing experience has become more important than ever. The joint conferencing solution helps to address the core challenges faced by today’s IT managers, business leaders and everyday users.

Barco and Jabra are introducing a solution bundle for the Asia Pacific market to enable easy adoption of the integrated solution. With today's changing workplace strategies, this solution responds to more hybrid ways of working and boosts employee productivity, no matter where they are physically located.

IT managers are looking for easy to use, install and manage video conferencing solutions that work together seamlessly. Responding to the need for minimal IT support with simple deployment and ease of use, the solution allows IT teams to leverage existing technology for an integrated and secure video conferencing solution.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Moreover, the BYOM experience is simple and intuitive, allowing users to continue using their preferred conferencing devices and tools without missing a beat. Jabra and Barco's solution is flexible, enabling users and business leaders alike to see the full picture, hear the whole story inside the meeting room, and make connections with in-office, as well as remote colleagues.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The joint conference solutions enable anyone to turn any room into a collaborative workspace. With Barco’s ClickShare Conference combined with Jabra PanaCast 50, or Jabra PanaCast and Speak, users can easily start a meeting from their own devices, using their preferred conferencing platform within seconds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

"As a leader in wireless presentation and conferencing, Barco's partnership with Jabra ensures that we provide the best value in product offerings and affordability to help organisations reap the benefits of excellent hybrid meeting experiences," said Marc Remond, Vice President of Meeting and Learning Experiences at Barco APAC. "Office workers expect their employer to invest in superior videoconferencing solutions, while business leaders trust their in-office and remote workers to stay engaged and productive. We find that we are addressing a critical need in the changing workplace with the Jabra and ClickShare solution."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Bring your own meeting. See the full picture. Hear the whole story.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Jabra PanaCast 50, Jabra PanaCast and Jabra Speak are certified for ClickShare Conference (CX- 20, CX-30 and CX-50), which allows remote and local participants to see the full picture, hear the full story and collaborate like in a face-to-face meeting.                                                    

“We are excited about the Barco-Jabra collaboration. With the Jabra PanaCast 50 fully optimised for ClickShare, a plug-and-play solution with easy installation and simple setup gives employees access to a seamless meeting experience for enhanced collaboration and improved productivity,” said Wayne Lee, Head of Product and Alliance at Jabra APAC.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

For more information on this partnership, please visit www.barco.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

About ClickShare                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

ClickShare, the wireless presentation and conferencing hub of Barco, makes hybrid meetings flow. From simple screen sharing to running the meeting from your laptop, all it takes is one click. Everyone’s part of the conversation, everybody feels welcomed and valued.                   

About Barco                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualisation and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2020, we realized sales of 770 million euro. We have a global team of 3,300 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 430 granted patents.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

For more information, visit us on www.barco.com, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), or like us on Facebook (Barco).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

About Jabra                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Jabra is a world-leading brand in audio, video, and collaboration solutions – engineered to empower consumers and businesses. Proudly part of the GN Group, we are committed to letting people hear more, do more, and be more than they ever thought possible. Jabra engineering excellence leads the way, building on 150 years of pioneering work within the GN Group. This allows us to create integrated tools for contact centers, offices, and collaboration that help professionals work more productively from anywhere; and true wireless headphones and earbuds that let consumers better enjoy calls, music, and media. The GN Group, founded in 1869, operates in 100 countries and delivers innovation, reliability, and ease of use. GN employs 6,500 people and in 2020 reported annual revenue of DKK 13.4bn. The Jabra brand accounts for approx. DKK 8.7bn and employs 1,900 people. GN makes life sound better and is Nasdaq Copenhagen listed. www.jabra.com © 2021 GN Audio A/S. All rights reserved. Jabra® is a registered trademark of GN Audio A/S. All other trademarks included herein are the property of their respective owners (design and specifications are subject to change without notice).                             

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