Barco's ClickShare to Be Distributed Through Partnership with Almo Professional A/V

Almo's Jamie Finnegan to Serve as Business Development Manager; Almo and Barco Demonstrate ClickShare During InfoComm

InfoComm 2013


PHILADELPHIA & KORTRIJK, Belgium--Almo Professional A/V, the nation's fastest growing audiovisual distributor, and Barco, Inc., a global leader in visualization and collaboration solutions, together announced a new distribution agreement by which the complete ClickShare wireless presentation system is now available through Almo.

The ClickShare system is being demonstrated in the Almo Pro A/V booth (#3951) and the Barco booth (#2543) during InfoComm 2013, June 12-14 in Orlando, Fla.

"The ClickShare system is an important addition to our corporate offering as it completes a conference room installation with a simple tool that not only enhances collaboration but also dramatically improves meeting dynamics," said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. "Our newest business development manager Jamie Finnegan will take the technical lead on training, engineering and integrating the ClickShare system into corporate installations due to his expertise in automation and control. He will also show our booth attendees a live environment for ClickShare during InfoComm."

"We are extremely pleased to partner with Almo and know that their expertise and reach will help us take ClickShare to new heights," commented Patrick Lee, Vice President, Barco North America. "Today's education and business markets are absolutely ready for the increased collaboration and robust presentation capabilities that ClickShare delivers, and we look forward to working with Almo to grow and serve these important markets."

About ClickShare

The ClickShare "one-click" wireless meeting room presentation system improves collaboration to enhance productivity and decision-making in today's companies. Now enhanced with dual-display and audio functionality, Windows 8 compatibility, as well as iPad connectivity (with free app and software update), ClickShare is more user-friendly than ever to facilitate the BYOD trend.

A standard ClickShare set-up consists of four USB-powered devices (the 'ClickShare Buttons'), a storage basket to neatly store the buttons when they're not used (the 'ClickShare Tray') and a base unit. The base unit has a fixed connection to the meeting room's visualization system, and takes care of all the needed processing. Meeting participants who want to get their presentation on the large screen simply connect a Button to their PC or MAC. They start the application, click the ClickShare button and immediately their desktop is wirelessly transferred to the large visualization system. What's more, ClickShare does not interfere with a laptop's resolution, and automatically displays the screen content in the most optimal way.

The Barco ClickShare system was named the 2013 Gold Edison Award Winner on April 25 at the Edison Awards event at Navy Pier in Chicago. The Edison Awards, celebrating 26 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services. This is one of several honors that Barco has achieved for ClickShare, which also include awards from inAVate, Sound & Video Contractor, Best of InfoComm 2012, and the 2012 China Radio and Television Equipment Industrial Association (CRTA) Innovation Award.

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