Barco's new ClickShare products on the market

Barco has introduced two new collaborative ClickShare tools to make your meetings even easier: a dedicated huddle proposition, the ClickShare CS-100 Huddle, and a 4K collaboration solution, the ClickShare CSE-200+.

Smaller groups, quicker decisions

The ClickShare CS-100 Huddle, designed specifically for huddle and small meeting spaces, brings spontaneous, ad-hoc and swift content-sharing to small businesses or teams. This is ideal for short catch-ups or instant brainstorming with a limited group of people. They can now use the same intuitive collaborative experience in every type of meeting from a huddle space right up conference rooms.

New tools to boost exchanges

The ClickShare CSE-200+ introduces totally new features including annotation, black-boarding, touch-back and 4K support with every type of device. The integrated HD switch in the CSE-200+ model eliminates the hassle of manually switching between wired legacy sources (such as cameras) and the ClickShare wirelessly presented content. More interactivity and feature-rich sharing enables people to reach outcomes more quickly, thus making meetings both productive and efficient. 

More accessible, more flexible and more user-friendly, ClickShare continues to revolutionise meetings.

Barco Rigiflex — the latest projection screen on the market

Practicality 

Barco has recently revolutionised the AV and VR industries by introducing the Barco RigiFlex — the first rigid, rollable powerwall screen. In the past, powerwall screens have been extremely difficult to manoeuvre, but Barco has addressed this problem. The screen not only has excellent visual performance, but it’s flexible nature facilitates transportation, installation and maintenance. This new screen features a flexible surface which can be completely rolled up (so it can be easily brought inside any building), and is available in any size — up to 10 x 4 meters/33 x 13 feet.

Impressive Visual Performance

Despite its extremely light weight (0.5 kg/m²), the innovative woven high polymer fabric of Barco RigiFlex offers extraordinary visual performance. It has similar quality specifications as top glass screens, delivering an authentic immersive interaction, as well as extremely high tension on the surface, ensuring toughness and stability. The screen will not vibrate, even when doors are opened or closed, or when there is strong indoor ventilation. In addition, the projection screen on the frame can be replaced or upgraded to meet new operation requirements.

We think this new product by Barco will pave the way for projection screen technology and look forward to seeing how the market will change over the next few years!

The Benefits of AV Technology in Education

In the past decade, audio visual technology has made huge progress in the education sector by creating an exciting and interactive environment which is more conducive to learning. Studies have proven that students react well to audio visual aids since they are found to be more attentive and retain information better, increasing productivity in the classroom or lecture hall. 

So what are some of the benefits?

  • AV engages students who may otherwise be disengaged or bored and makes learning more enjoyable. 

  • Promotes collaboration and communication between students — education is increasingly being seen as a collaborative exercise between educator and learner, rather than a one-way broadcast of information. Teachers and lecturers must work with their students, and students must be able to flexibly explore and learn in order to get the most out of their lessons. For smaller learning environments, such as huddle spaces, there is a growing trend for turning larger display screens into interactive surfaces. Touch-screen overlays for high quality professional displays are creeping into classrooms and enabling more flexible, collaborative learning through interactivity. Numerous providers have introduced interactive displays that come with an embedded Android operating system which enables teachers to download a variety of apps and means that learners can easily share content from their own devices on these larger screens — once again improving collaboration amongst students and teachers!

  • Helps students visualise rather than guess — with an AV solution in place, students who learn from seeing and interacting can thrive just as much as those who love to listen. 4K laser projectors which produce extremely high quality images are becoming increasingly popular and serve to enhance presentations and captivate the attention of the class. 

  • Promotes a wider selection of teaching tools — when a teacher is stood there with a marker pen and a whiteboard, they are on their own in terms of tools. Tools such as WePresent allows up to 64 users to all share and present content on a screen at any one time, making it easy for students to contribute without having to crowd around a whiteboard. 

  • Encourages students with various learning disabilities — students with hearing impairments are able to hear more clearly with audio enhancement systems. Audio systems can be integrated with an interactive whiteboard to boost a teacher’s voice via a microphone worn around the educator’s neck, allowing their voice to be distributed evenly around the class through wall mounted speakers. This technology helps students with hearing impairments to understand what the teacher is saying and gives them the opportunity to learn more effectively. Furthermore, for students with dyslexia who may struggle to process information when reading a textbook, interactive whiteboards enable teachers to create lesson content with colourful text, video clips and images, making the lesson content easier to digest. Pupils with ADHD can also benefit from what interactive whiteboards and touch screens have to offer since this technology encourages them to get involved and helps them to remain focused throughout the lesson.