Collaboration endpoint provider Konftel and videoconferencing solution company Barco have announced a partnership in which Konftel’s conference cameras and speakerphones are now certified and compatible with Barco’s ClickShare wireless presentation products.
Combining both company’s products creates a Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) concept that allows users to run meetings using their own laptop to connect wirelessly to a camera, audio or display via the ClickShare Conference Button, according to the companies.
Now, all of Konftel’s conference cameras, speakerphones and video packages are certified for use with Barco’s ClickShare Conference, meaning all three models in the ClickShare Conference series are regularly tested to ensure combability with the Konftel Cam20 and Cam50, Konftel 55Wx and 800, and the complete video kits ranging from the Konftel C20Ego to the premium C50800 Hybrid package, according to the companies.
This allows for platform-independent and wireless video conferences to be conducted in rooms of varying sizes, meaning users can use whatever cloud service or collaboration app of their choice.
“Teaming up with Konftel is great,” said David Fitzgerald, vice president of global alliances at Barco, in a statement .
“Their video packages combined and certified for use with our ClickShare Conference products bring customers a unique hybrid meeting solution. Premium audio and video combined with easy, flexible wireless conferencing creates a total meeting room solution that impresses with sound and video, reduces wires and simplifies the meeting experience with just one click of a Button.”
According to the joint announcement, the collaboration will also help customers cut down on business travel and emissions.
In 2020, Konftel became the first company in the industry to obtain Climate Neutral certification, which means that customers who choose a Konftel video solution start with a carbon footprint of zero when replacing business trips with video conferencing. In addition, Barco’s product and design team has achieved a great Ecoscore for the ClickShare Conference product series.
In a statement, Stefan Eriksson, chief marketing officer at Barco, said there is an increasing demand for collaboration products to help organizations support their growing remote or hybrid workforce.
“At the same time, more and more organizations consider the climate impact when planning for equipment investments,” Eriksson said. “Together Konftel and Barco are able to offer sustainable video conference solutions to help end-customers achieve their green goals.”