Barco, which specialises in networked visual collaboration, will present its flagship and enterprise ClickShare and wePresent systems designed to facilitate knowledge-sharing in today’s meeting rooms, as well as its enterprise-wide AV control software at Enterprise Connect 2018 in Orlando, Florida. ClickShare and wePresent are user-friendly, enterprise-grade solutions for any kind of meeting centred around the ClickShare button experience or in a networked setup. All units can be centrally managed, allowing IT managers to remotely assess systems and update software to maximise availability. The ClickShare CSE-800 offers numerous capabilities, such as annotation, blackboarding, and moderation to facilitate communications in boardrooms and other meeting rooms. It also offers three levels of enhanced security, continuously protecting information while allowing users to freely connect to multiple networks. Another welcome addition to meeting rooms, Barco Overture simplifies control of networked devices in multiple locations across the enterprise.ClickShare CSE-200 can be centrally managed with enhanced security and a wide range of connectivity options Enhanced interactivity for prompt decisions The CSE-800 was designed with large boardrooms in mind, featuring interactivity features, enhanced security and unparalleled ease of use. Any meeting participant can connect with their laptop, tablet or smartphone to easily share their information (documents, video and more) to enliven the discussion. Up to four people can share simultaneously, taking advantage of the system’s dual-screen capabilities to co-create and collaborate. All communication is safeguarded thanks to ClickShare’s iron-clad security features that accommodate a company’s needs and policies. For small- to medium-sized meeting rooms, the CSE-200 is an easy-to-use solution that allows users to connect with one click, no cables, no set-up, no waiting to join. Plus, it can be centrally managed with enhanced security and a wide range of connectivity options, making it the ideal enterprise-wide collaboration solution. Barco wePresent is ideal for networking multiple units across meeting rooms, allowing users to simply plug and play to project content onto the main display. Because Overture doesn’t require any programming, configuring devices is fast and easy Simplifying central device management Finally, the Collaboration Management Suite (CMGS) allows IT Managers to smoothly integrate all Clickshare and wePresent units into the company network, remotely managing all devices and updating software in the off-hours, while providing real-time status updates and health checks. “We’ve expanded our wireless collaboration portfolio to fuel the diverse needs of organisations, and offer a right-sized solution for any meeting space—from our compact solution for huddle spaces to our multi-functional boardroom model,” comments Hans Dekeyser, VP Sales Enterprise for Barco. “Our CMGS ties it altogether to make managing all units across the enterprise an effortless task.” Barco Overture is an easy-to-use AV control system that allows administrators to set-up and schedule device operation by meeting room(s) to simplify how meeting rooms function based on user needs and preferences. Because Overture doesn’t require any programming, configuring devices is fast and easy using a simple web browser via the company’s IP network.
Nine partners presented in breakout sessions, allowing for interaction and questions AMAG Technology hosted its Security Engineering Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, February 17-20, 2017 at the La Cantera Resort and Spa. The theme for the event was ‘Where Collaboration Meets Success,’ which encouraged more than 80 consultants/engineers, end users, and integrators attending to network and engage in security related discussions about technologies, challenges, and trends. Symmetry GUEST visitor management system AMAG Technology President, Kurt Takahashi spoke about company direction and how it is working to deliver a unified solution to not only provide the best access control solution, but to help end users mitigate risk, meet compliance, and save money. Attendees heard from Chief Operations Officer, Howard Johnson about AMAG’s product roadmap and future direction. AMAG breakout sessions educated attendees on the Symmetry Access Control line, Symmetry CONNECT identity management system, Symmetry Blue Bluetooth mobile reader and Symmetry GUEST visitor management system. Yale University, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police, Ronnell Higgins delivered a keynote address about Yale’s security story and how they overcame challenges to provide a safer environment for students by embedding IT with public safety. Building trusted partnerships “The collaboration between the end users, technology partners, resellers and consultants provided lively discussion throughout the weekend,” said AMAG Technology, Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development, Jody Ross. “All attendees left with a wealth of knowledge about new technologies available to help their business. End users, resellers and consultants alike shared ideas and the challenges they face with today’s security requirements.” “Learning about Symmetry CONNECT and how your technology partners can help us remain in compliance and reduce risk was valuable to me” “The SES allows me to understand and see the partnerships that AMAG has built with relevant technologies, which I find tremendously valuable as an AMAG customer,” said Red Hat, Global Security Coordinator, Jimmy McLeod. “I learn what’s coming, what’s available now and what I may want to apply at Red Hat. Networking with others who have similar challenges is a great way to leave with new ideas. The SES is very valuable.” Risk mitigation “This is my first SES and I was uncertain what value I would find in the event. Our data centre operations have a wide variety of customers, from financial to retail, that depend on us to meet or exceed our promises in the areas of compliance and risk mitigation. Making the daily operations simple and clean for the site security staff is key to our success and the AMAG products and partners help us achieve that,” said Digital Realty, Director, Global Security Operations, Diane Hines. “Learning about Symmetry CONNECT and how your technology partners can help us remain in compliance and reduce risk was valuable to me. The one on one time gave me the opportunity to express what our needs are and learn more about what is available to help my business.” Technology partners demonstrated their solutions throughout the weekend. Nine partners presented in small, breakout sessions. The breakout sessions were designed to be intimate, allowing for interaction and questions. The technology partners included: ASSA ABLOY, Vingtor Stentofon by Zenitel, Barco, Inc., FST Biometrics, Gunnebo Entrance Controls, HID Global, Hikvision USA Inc., NEC Corporation, RISK360, Winsted, BioConnect, CodeLynx and Seneca. “The level of interactivity and engagement is fantastic, and it’s been a great experience” Asset management “I just love the concept of the Security Engineering Symposium. The bread and butter of the event is the rotating breakout sessions. The groups are the right size, and there is a mix of audiences- integrators, consultants and end users, so you get all perspectives,” said Barco, Vice President Strategic Marketing, Industrial & Government, Hans Dekeyser. “The level of interactivity and engagement is fantastic, and it’s been a great experience.” “With incidents happening every day impacting security, facilities, human resources, legal, safety and more, end users need to have information and resources readily available to make difficult decisions on how to best protect their business, assets, brand, and, most importantly, their people,” said G4S North America & Technology, Vice President of Managed Services, Allison Whitley Maffei. “Integrating RISK360 with Symmetry allows end users to respond to customer needs quickly, providing an accurate record of the alarm in Symmetry to capture incidents and produce actionable data for better overall security.” “What has been really superior about your Symposium is that we could mix designers, security consultants, integrators, and end users into one forum so you get to see all aspects of the security business when most events organised by manufacturers usually will not have that dimension,” said Extravision, President, Andre Fiset. “The format provides better exposure to requirements and a better understanding of how everything interacts together.”
Barco delivers solutions that empower control room operators with real-time situational awareness Barco, a provider of networked control room visualisation solutions, has signed an agreement with OBI Partners, a United States-based company providing advanced business intelligence solutions to the utilities sector. Under this agreement, OBI Partners will leverage Barco’s X2O visual communications technology, which will enable the company to go to market faster with their industry-leading business intelligence solutions. Transmission and Distribution solutions Forward-thinking utilities are continuously seeking solutions that enhance knowledge and improve mission-critical decision making in their Transmission and Distribution (T&D) operational space. OBI has played an integral role in their success by providing operational business intelligence solutions, services and consulting to optimise network operations, service reliability and restoration performance. Barco delivers collaborative visualisation solutions that empower control room operators with real-time situational awareness. Its X2O technology will be embedded into OBI Partners’ software products to enhance data visualisation in various ways, tailored to a customer’s specific needs. As a recognised standard web technology, the HTML5 design of X2O increases speed to market of OBI’s solutions. Barco X20 platform “Our focus has been to supply utilities with industry-leading solutions that enable them to make accurate, proactive decisions based on near real-time data. With the availability of information and technology, utilities customers now expect and demand service as well as answers to their questions,” comments Ray Kasten, President of OBI Partners “We are delighted to partner with Barco, as their X2O visualisation technology is industry leading and greatly simplifies go to market development times.” "With our combined offering, the entire utility corporation can now enjoy a modern state-of-the-art, real-time view of operations" Barco’s X2O platform is a powerful HTML5-based platform designed to improve communication channels, providing critical and real-time information that can then be immediately acted upon. It features intuitive tools for content generation and distribution to bring relevant information to the different stakeholders (internal and external) using standard web technologies. X2O presents data in a graphical form that is easy to interpret and also offers interactivity for immediate action or collaboration. Visualisation and operations solutions “OBI Partners is led by a group of outstanding professionals with decades of operational experience within the utilities space and Barco is fortunate to team with them to serve the Utilities industry,” comments Hans Dekeyser, VP Strategic Marketing Industrial & Government. “This agreement enables Barco to better serve the industry with a full suite of visualisation solutions, including X2O visualisation technology but also through its new platform designed to increase operator efficiency, OpSpace. With our combined offering, the entire utility corporation – from the executive leadership to field operators – can now enjoy a modern state-of-the-art, real-time view of operations.”
The RGB laser-illuminated video wall promises superior image quality and reliability Barco, a provider of networked control room visualisation solutions, will showcase its new RGB laser-illuminated video wall, representing a vast improvement over today’s current LED-lit rear projection solutions by delivering superior image quality, higher reliability, and longer lifetime at a lower total cost of ownership. A giant leap forward in video wall technology, the RGB laser display will be accompanied by Barco’s OpSpace personalised visual workspace and other T&D visualisation solutions in the Barco booth #3537 at DistribuTECH 2017 in San Diego, California from January 31-February 2. “The RGB Laser for 24/7 Control Rooms is truly a giant leap forward in video wall technology, over-achieving current LED-lit video wall performance with twice the brightness and triple the energy efficiency, delivering superior, consistent image quality at the lowest possible cost,” comments Hans Dekeyser, Vice President Strategic Marketing – Industry & Government for Barco. Superior image quality and reliability The RGB Laser for 24/7 Control Rooms (ODL-721 video wall) represents the pinnacle of image quality, reliability and lifetime for a low total cost of ownership. Compared to today’s LED-lit rear projection video walls, the ODL-721 over-achieves in 7 categories: 2X higher brightness 2X more focus and contrast 25% less power consumption 3X energy efficiency 25% longer lifetime 50% less effort required for installation Wider viewing angles More industry-leading collaborative visualisation solutions on display at DistribuTECH.OpSpace visual workspace “The RGB Laser for 24/7 Control Rooms is truly a giant leap forward in video wall technology” OpSpace provides operators with a personalised, concurrent view of applications, remote desktops, and video streams, freely combining them onto a single pixel space spanning multiple displays on the operator’s desk within easy reach. Operators sit comfortably at the centre of control with fast, secure access via one mouse and keyboard to all applications, viewing a complete overview of the situation—from detailed network distribution information to topological overviews of the service area—to speed analysis and decision-making.Enhanced situational awarenessCMS advanced control room management suite software powers flexible display wall management and efficient collaboration offering operators a convenient way to share screens and perspectives to improve the quality and speed of decision-making in and beyond the control room.