Barco-Jabra Partnership Results in an Unbeatable Hybrid Meeting Experience
July 22, 2021
The Barco-Jabra collaboration
enables seamless and intuitive meeting ecosystems as organisations prepare for
a future-ready workplace.
Barco, a global leader in professional meeting room
visualisation and collaboration technology, announced a tie-up with leading
engineering communications and sound solutions, Jabra, in the Asia-Pacific
region. The two audio-visual powerhouses have joined forces to promote the easy
adoption of simple, one-click wireless conferencing for organisations as they
embrace hybrid working to create more intuitive meeting experiences in-person
Barco’s ClickShare Conference and Jabra video collaboration solutions are fully agnostic,
mix-and-match conference functionalities for meeting room spaces of all sizes
and can work seamlessly with everything, everywhere. It is as simple as
selecting a device, choosing a videoconferencing platform and display of
choice, and clicking to conference. In just a few easy steps, everyone in the
meeting—whether remotely or physically present—is seen and heard. With quick,
easy, and frictionless functions, IT managers can quickly prepare hybrid
meeting spaces for returning employees.
employees have become more accustomed to working from home, they have developed
a preference for Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) models (70 per cent) according
to a recent ClickShare survey. The survey also indicated that many office
workers struggled with hosting meetings from the office, with 48 per cent
finding it difficult to connect to meeting rooms. Another 65 per cent struggled
with figuring out different setups when moving between meeting spaces. With the
average worker spending 0.5 more days in the office in 2021 than they did in
2020, organisations must be prepared to accommodate meeting and
videoconferencing needs of their onsite workforce.
Addressing Today’s Meeting Challenges
with Barco and Jabra Solutions
To navigate a hybrid workforce investing in a seamless
video conferencing experience has become more important than ever. The joint
conferencing solution helps to address the core challenges faced by today’s IT
managers, business leaders, and everyday users.
Barco and Jabra are introducing a solution bundle for the
Asia Pacific market to enable easy adoption of the integrated solution. With
today's changing workplace strategies, this solution responds to more hybrid
ways of working and boosts employee productivity, no matter where they are
IT managers are looking for easy to use, install and manage
video conferencing solutions that work together seamlessly. Responding to the
need for minimal IT support with simple deployment and ease of use, the
solution allows IT teams to leverage existing technology for an integrated and
secure video conferencing solution.
Moreover, the BYOM experience is simple and intuitive,
allowing users to continue using their preferred conferencing devices and tools
without missing a beat. Jabra and Barco's solution is flexible, enabling users
and business leaders alike to see the full picture, hear the whole story inside
the meeting room, and make connections with in-office, as well as remote
The joint conference solutions enable anyone to turn any
room into a collaborative workspace. With Barco’s ClickShare Conference
combined with Jabra PanaCast 50, or Jabra PanaCast and Speak, users can easily start a meeting from
their own devices, using their preferred conferencing platform within seconds.
"As a leader in wireless presentation and
conferencing, Barco's partnership with Jabra ensures that we provide the best
value in product offerings and affordability to help organisations reap the
benefits of excellent hybrid meeting experiences," said Marc Remond,
Vice-president of Meeting and Learning Experiences at Barco APAC. "Office
workers expect their employer to invest in superior videoconferencing
solutions, while business leaders trust their in-office and remote workers to
stay engaged and productive. We find that we are addressing a critical need in
the changing workplace with the Jabra and ClickShare solution."
Bring Your Own Meeting. See the Full
Picture. Hear the Whole Story.
Jabra PanaCast 50, Jabra PanaCast and Jabra Speak are
certified for ClickShare Conference (CX-20, CX-30 and CX-50), which allows remote and local
participants to see the full picture, hear the full story, and collaborate like
in a face-to-face meeting.
“We are excited about the Barco-Jabra collaboration. With
the Jabra PanaCast 50 fully optimised for ClickShare, a plug-and-play solution
with easy installation and simple setup gives employees access to a seamless
meeting experience for enhanced collaboration and improved productivity,” said
Wayne Lee, Head of Product and Alliance at Jabra APAC.
For more information on this partnership, please visit Barco.
ClickShare, the wireless
presentation and conferencing hub of Barco, makes hybrid meetings flow. From
simple screen sharing to running the meeting from your laptop, all it takes is
one click. Everyone’s part of the conversation, everybody feels welcomed and
technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image,
we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work
together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core
markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces),
Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and
Entertainment (from movie theatres to live events and attractions). In 2020, we
realised sales of 770 million euro. We have a global team of 3,300 employees,
whose passion for technology is captured in 430 granted patents.
Jabra is a world-leading brand in
audio, video, and collaboration solutions—engineered to empower consumers and
businesses. Proudly part of the GN Group, we are committed to letting people
hear more, do more, and be more than they ever thought possible. Jabra
engineering excellence leads the way, building on 150 years of pioneering work
within the GN Group. This allows us to create integrated tools for contact centres,
offices, and collaboration that help professionals work more productively from
anywhere; and true wireless headphones and earbuds that let consumers better
enjoy calls, music, and media. The GN Group, founded in 1869, operates in 100
countries and delivers innovation, reliability, and ease of use. GN employs
6,500 people and in 2020 reported annual revenue of DKK 13.4bn. The Jabra brand
accounts for approx. DKK 8.7bn and employs 1,900 people. GN makes life sound
better and is Nasdaq Copenhagen listed. www.jabra.com © 2021 GN Audio A/S. All rights
reserved. Jabra® is a registered trademark of GN Audio A/S. All other
trademarks included herein are the property of their respective owners (design
and specifications are subject to change without notice).
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