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Starin Selling Out Barco ClickShare

Oct 12, 2012 2:27 PM


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Starin, the exclusive U.S. supplier for Barco’s ClickShare, shipped out the first batch of systems this month. “This has become perhaps the most highly anticipated new solution this year,” says Dan Drees, Starin’s Channel Sales Associate who manages the ClickShare business development and dealer program execution. “We are actually sold out of our first two shipments, with the majority of units going to dealer demo use, as well as delivering on early adopter clients.”

To that end, Starin has established a group of dedicated demoing resellers and will be managing the availability to deliver on expectations. ClickShare is a USB device that allows up to 25 presenters in a space to instantly share their Mac or PC screen to a room’s display device as well as split screen to share two, three, or four presenters at once.

Initial clients for ClickShare include financial institutions, oil companies, airlines, and government departments. For instance, Schlumberger in Houston will be installing their ClickShare collaboration spaces with the first shipment. “From the first introduction to Clickshare, it was recognized how appropriate it was for end-user trends and desires we have seen with our wireless AV initiative,” says Bill Mullin, execuctive VP at Starin. “Since the time we introduced Revolabs to the market, people have added ‘Can you get the clutter and confusion of video connection cables off the table too?’ ClickShare also helps address the analog sunset challenge to convert the many VGA-analog-equipped rooms in a easy-to-retrofit and install solution that future-proofs against whatever the next digital connector might be on computer or other devices.”

A Barco YouTube channel has also been created with an amusing anecdotal animation, a user-oriented training, and a technical considerations video. Starin is also featuring ClickShare in its AV meet-up after-work boat cruises in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 24 and in Philadelphia on Oct., 25, along with other cities, where industry colleagues gather to see innovations. Starin will also be sponsoring the "Power of AV in Education" conferences in San Diego on Oct. 16 and in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 6-7.

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