New app from Barco to display iPad or iPhone content on its easy-to-use wireless collaboration and presentation system, ClickShare

Kortrijk, Belgium, 11-4-2013 — / — Barco, a global leader in visualization and collaboration solutions, announces new features for its easy-to-use wireless collaboration and presentation system, ClickShare. The new ClickShare app enables users to quickly and easily display static content from an iPad or iPhone on the ClickShare central screen. As of today, the ClickShare app and the required accompanying software update for the ClickShare Base Unit are available for download, free of charge.

Mobile devices – such as iPads and iPhones – are becoming increasingly important in business environments as portable information tools. Because they are used to share relevant data in meetings, they are a valuable asset to ClickShare, Barco’s meeting room collaboration and presentation system.

The new ClickShare app provides a virtual button with the same functionality as a physical button, so that users can click in and out of the ClickShare composition on the central screen with all of ClickShare’s ease-of-use. The ClickShare app supports JPEG images and PDF documents, Dropbox accounts and annotation tools, as well as pinch gestures to zoom in and out of content. The app is being developed further, and there are plans to add additional functionality in the future.

Release on popular demand
The ClickShare app was first demonstrated at ISE 2013 in Amsterdam. “This first public showing was intended more as a proof of concept rather than a demonstration,” explains Yoav Nir, Business Development Manager Collaboration. “But the reactions were so overwhelmingly positive that we decided to introduce the ClickShare app as soon as we could. People particularly like its user-friendliness and intuitive operation.”

Other iPad options
iPad users who wish to show dynamic content like video clips, can purchase the ClickShare Link, an optional hardware add-on. The ClickShare Link can be connected between the ClickShare Base Unit and an AppleTV or cable to display iPad content on the central screen. This option uses Airplay mirroring so dynamic content – including video that is not HDCP protected – can be shown. The ClickShare app and ClickShare Link can be used independently or together depending on the user preferences.

Part of a set of new features
The new ClickShare app, released via the Apple Store, works with the new software update (v01.02.00.09 or later) available at In addition to iPad support, other new features include dual display and audio. A number of instructional videos are also available on the ClickShare website, describing all of the new features in full, software updates and iPad use.

About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with more than 3,900 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.156 billion euro in 2012.

Virtual ClickShare Button app to share static iPad or iPhone content

Virtual ClickShare Button app to share static iPad or iPhone content

For more information, please contact

Lynn Ryon
Press & PR contact EMEA & LATAM
Barco n.v.

Telephone +32 56 36 81 66

Li Shen
Press & PR contact Greater China
Barco n.v.

Telephone +86 10 5650 2288

Tyler West
Corporate Marketing Director, North America
Barco n.v.

Telephone +1 678-512-6107


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