It sounds a bit like an oxymoron, yet ‘meeting at a distance’ is the watchword of this period dominated by the pandemic. Among the ways to react, here is the Barco CS-100 Huddle recipe, which allows meetings in any space with remote participation and respect for social distance.
In the pre-Covid era, Huddle Rooms were small business spaces converted into meeting rooms, with few seats and agile technological equipment; or, this term also referred to offices ‘adapted’ to meeting rooms, with the possibility of remote interventions and real-time sharing of documents, as well as quick meetings for small teams.
In the era of Covid, the coexistence of different people in small spaces is precisely what should be avoided: CS-100 Huddle enters the scene, which aims to easily connect various huddle rooms by creating a network, in a concept of meeting and sharing that is independent of need to meet live.
A new concept of Huddle Room
Barco ClickShare CS-100 Huddle is a wireless presentation system for small equipped rooms, designed to facilitate the collaboration of small teams and transform (in a BYOD key, of course) small environments into creative, flexible, direct and intuitive spaces. The concept is: anyone can bring their personal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) and share, discuss and interact.
The Huddle Room (or multiple Huddle Rooms), while respecting social distancing, can then become the ‘ganglia’ of a company that exploits all its spaces for a collaborative interconnection based on technology: few people in each room (or even a single person), they can connect with the outside (with remote participants) or with other Huddle Rooms or with the central meeting room, which is larger and more equipped. In short, the meeting loses its connotations of a physical encounter in all respects and becomes an ‘extended possibility’, without taking away flexible and creative sharing options.
Spontaneous and lively collaboration
Barco therefore proposes the new ClickShare CS-100 Huddle (and its big brother ClickShare CS-100, which shares many features) for a collaboration that combines spontaneity, immediacy and creativity. The central factor is the ease of connection and participation, which is summarised in a well-known acronym: BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. In the small equipped rooms, users can share the contents of their laptop or mobile device on the screen, all without cables and without installation procedures or long waits for connection; In short, CS-100 Huddle is the opportunity for companies of any size, even very small ones. Any guests will be able to connect and share content, without any need for training or specific technical skills.
Using the simple ClickShare app (which works on all devices, both Android and iOS) it is possible to transfer the content of the single device to the meeting room screen. Furthermore, ClickShare products are easy to update, with free and fairly frequent upgrades to always have the best firmware version and maintain high hardware security.
Easy meetings for up to eight participants
CS-100 Huddle is a stand-alone product with a HDMI output that allows connection of up to eight users, with the sharing of materials by one user at a time. The product is designed to integrate easily into the corporate network and allows centralised management, which leads to a very uniform meeting experience, from small equipped rooms to any main meeting room, naturally larger and more structured.
The CS-100 Huddle model is equipped with the standard security features of the well-known ClickShare series, including encryption, access management and https. It also offers the possibility of hiding the SSID of the Base Unit’s wireless network. Always with safety in mind, CS-100 Huddle was designed with ISO 27001 certified flows and processes.
With the basic package, CS-100 Huddle is already able to carry out remote meetings in any type of environment and even with very limited budgets: it is, in short, a product ‘for everyone.’ To further improve content sharing, especially from laptops, it is also possible to add ClickShare Button to the basic package: it is a button that allows you to use ClickShare CS-100 Huddle with a simple click. Just connect it via USB to your device (it is also available in the recent USB-C version, as well as in the more common USB-A), start the application and press the button to start sharing content using the A / V equipment of which the meeting room is equipped.
To ensure the sizing content is on the right screen, each ClickShare Button device is associated with a ClickShare Base Unit, but don’t worry: the pairing procedure is quick and easy and ClickShare Button devices can be transferred from one meeting room to another without problems. It is also possible to associate multiple ClickShare Button devices to a single Base Unit.
And so, ClickShare has officially declared war on covid-19!
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