Magewell Are Barco Up The Right Tree — AV.technology
Magewell offers plug-and-play compatibility through Barco partnership
Video interface and IP workflow solutions developer Magewell has joined Barco’s ClickShare Alliance Program. The partnership with the provider of meeting room visualisation and collaboration solutions ensures that Magewell’s popular USB Capture Gen 2 HDMI-to-USB and SDI-to-USB capture devices are fully compatible with Barco’s ClickShare Conference wireless conferencing portfolio.
Magewell’s plug-and-play USB Capture Gen 2 devices let users bring HDMI or SDI video signals into conferencing software such as Zoom, Skype, Teams, and GoToMeeting. Barco’s ClickShare Conference combines remote communication with easy-to-use, agnostic wireless collaboration to enable improved conferencing experiences in any meeting space. ClickShare Conference wirelessly connects to the USB audio-video peripherals in the room to create better hybrid meetings without cumbersome cables.
Verified compatibility with Magewell USB Capture Gen 2 devices enables HDMI, or SDI video sources such as professional cameras, to be used seamlessly with ClickShare Conference. Users can now integrate higher-end cameras into their wireless conferences for improved visual quality and creative flexibility, or incorporate other non-USB video sources such as DVD players, document cameras, or additional computers.
Magewell’s USB Capture Gen 2 has been successfully tested for compatibility with the ClickShare CX-20, ClickShare CX-30 and ClickShare CX-50. The Magewell devices can be powered directly from the ClickShare Base Unit, with no additional power source needed. By enabling the Magewell devices to connect wirelessly to the host computer, ClickShare Conference also frees them from the length limitations of USB cables while enabling them to be placed more discretely and conveniently.
“Many customers already have significant investments in AV equipment that does not support USB connectivity, while others want the superior quality and deeper image control that professional cameras may provide,” said Nick Ma, CEO and CTO at Magewell. “Combining our USB capture devices with ClickShare Conference lets users take advantage of these AV sources while enjoying the benefits of wireless, hybrid meeting experiences. Partnering with Barco as part of the ClickShare Alliance lets integrators, resellers, and end-users choose our joint solution with confidence.”