Boost collaboration and communication in the workplace with Signagelive and Barco ClickShare Conference [+VIDEO]

Are you looking for ways to boost collaboration and communication in the workplace? If the answer is “yes”, and your business currently uses, or is considering using Barco ClickShare Wireless Presentation and Conferencing Systems, then you could instantly add value to your meeting rooms, and overall staff communications strategy.

Thanks to the integration of Signagelive with Barco ClickShare, any of the ClickShare CX – 20, CX – 30 or CX – 50 devices can double up as enterprise-grade digital signage players, whenever they’re not in use for meetings.

Simply by displaying the Signagelive browser player for each device instead of a URL for a static holding image, you’ll be able to schedule and securely publish content directly to your meeting room screens. 

Publish everything from imagery and web pages to the vast range of 500+ free-to-download, as well as subscription-based applications from the Signagelive Marketplace.

To get started, you just need to have a Barco ClickShare Wireless Presentation and Conferencing System in place, as well as an existing or new Signagelive standard or web-content licence.

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What are the benefits of Barco ClickShare?

If your business has already adopted Barco ClickShare, then you’ll know the value this wireless presentation and conferencing system can offer. Harnessing the power of a “bring your own meeting” (BYOM) experience, ClickShare enables team members in the office to join meetings from their laptops with just one click. 

Instantly connecting employees to the meeting room display and its AV peripherals, it boosts productivity and collaboration, allowing for a more deeply immersive and engaging video conference experience.

Compatible with most in-room systems, meeting room peripherals, and conferencing platforms, ClickShare is also easy to integrate into virtually any meeting room set-ups. 

And as an IS0 27001 certified and enterprise-ready solution, it also ensures that any data you share will be kept secure.

What are the benefits of using Barco ClickShare devices with Signagelive?

When integrated with Signagelive, Barco ClickShare devices become even more productive, offering a platform for digital signage content delivery, as well as collaboration. 

With Signagelive, in between meetings, they can work as engaging and cost-efficient digital signage, automatically delivering your digital signage content on-screen, before seamlessly switching to wireless conferencing, whenever required.

Your Barco ClickShare players can be used to schedule and publish exclusive communication channels for your network of meeting rooms, or alternatively, to extend the reach of your general company-wide digital signage content.

Like other Signagelive players, Barco Clickshare devices will allow content to be scheduled from anywhere, and to run on a recurring basis, or to be pre-scheduled for a specific date range, or time frame.

You will also be able to use tagging functionality to categorise and then easily identify playlists.

So, what are the benefits of using Signagelive with your Barco ClickShare devices

1/ Cut the cost of digital signage

The integration of Signagelive with Barco ClickShare enables you to experience the benefits of digital signage, without incurring any additional costs for screens, media players and software. By using your existing Barco ClickShare players, you can implement digital signage for much less initial upfront investment. 

If you’re already using digital signage, then why not use your Barco ClickShare devices to expand your network into your boardrooms, conference rooms, and huddle spaces at a fraction of the usual expense? 

Or alternatively, if you’re business has never installed digital signage before, then why not use your Barco ClickShare players to try it out cost-effectively, before you commit to investing in any larger-scale roll-out?

If you and your teams are already familiar with Barco ClickShare and Signagelive, then you’ll also be able to save money on training. You can build out your network with Barco ClickShare devices, without the added hassle and expense of introducing any new user experience.

2/ Strengthen staff communications in the workplace

With the advent of hybrid working, employees are rarely in the office together, making opportunities to roll-out real-time staff communications particularly challenging. 

Signagelive integrated Barco ClickShare players remove this difficulty, enabling you to make the most of those precious minutes before and after meetings when team members are gathered together in one room.

3/ Improve the team meeting experience with targeted content

On selected conference room screens, you can publish team-specific reminders about the status of a client relationship, or the objective of a forthcoming negotiation, before any related video conference starts. 

Displaying stock inventories with free Google Docs, and presentations in slideshows with free Google Slides can help to recap discussion points for scheduled meetings. Team leaders can also add last-minute points for consideration to Google Docs and Slides, and these will update automatically in Signagelive. 

4/ Encourage team-building

Given that part of the incentive for office attendance is the chance to socialise in-person and build team bonds, you might also like to use your Barco ClickShare players to share invites to team socials and lunches, alongside “Welcome” messages to new starters, and specific Events that the company intends to mark.

Free-to-download Event-focused content apps offer graphics for every occasion, from Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Ramadan to Diwali, Thanksgiving, and St Patrick’s Day. With the complimentary Noticeboard tool, you can use this imagery and add your own text to promote any customer or company events.

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5/ Optimise conference room use with free calendar integrations

Free-to-use Signagelive integrated calendar apps also enable you to use your Barco ClickShare players to display your company Outlook or Google calendars on-screen. 

With meeting room space at a premium in most offices, you can help to avoid double bookings, and even meeting room mismanagement by giving teams easy on-screen visibility of your rooms’ availability that day, and for any discussed follow-up meetings.

Alleviating pressure on your facilities management team, you can empower staff to make the most of the conference rooms on offer. 

Use Signagelive multi-zone digital signage templates to display meeting calendars, alongside a free-to-use clock widget and a Google slide of go-to contacts in the advent of any issues with the in-room technology, or facilities.

6/ Share generic company-wide notifications, and training

With Barco ClickShare players, you can expand the reach of your company-wide digital signage notifications, so that they’re also seen by staff in your conference rooms, boardrooms, and huddle spaces. 

Schedule and publish updates from important stakeholders at the same time as live streams of stock market information through Screenfeed, along with your company’s social media feeds.

In between meetings, you can also use your Barco ClickShare players to display any training materials for new product and service launches, or even your company’s corporate values and mission statement.

7/ Implement enterprise-level digital signage

With Signagelive, you’re able to use your Barco ClickShare players as enterprise-level digital signage. This means that you can securely roll-out content in minutes to even the largest networks of Barco ClickShare players.

8/ What can I publish on my Barco ClickShare players?

You can deliver a wide variety of content with your Barco ClickShare players, including most of the content tools in the Signagelive Marketplace, which are built in HTML5. The Signagelive browser player isn’t designed to support video files, but if you want to display videos, you can still do so through the free-to-use application, YouTube, or IBM Cloud Video.

9/ What Signagelive licence will I need?

It’s up to you. Both standard and web-based licences are suitable. The standard licence gives you a fuller suite of content creation options, enabling you to display your own jpg and png imagery, as well as HTML5 built content. 

However, if you’re just getting started, and are interested in streamlining costs, the lighter Web-based licence still enables you to display a good range of content provided that it is web-only.

The integration of Signagelive with Barco ClickShare takes enterprise-level collaboration and staff communications to the next level. Adding more value to your conference rooms, and on-site premises, Barco ClickShare players work even harder with Signagelive, enabling you to immerse staff members with real-time company updates, team information and training, every time they step into meetings.

If you would like to discuss how Signagelive and Barco Clickshare could support your needs then click here