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Shure and Barco collaborate to improve video conferencing

Research from both companies shows employee dissatisfaction with audio

Barco and Shure are collaborating after research from both companies indicated that while over 50% of employees prefer to host video calls from their laptop, rather than in-room systems, 96% are frustrated with their virtual meetings, with audio the main bugbear frustrating 80% of them.

Barco ClickShare’s Hybrid Working Research Study shows workers predicting a rise in hybrid meetings (meetings featuring both in-person and remote attendees) in the next 12 months. More than half of employees surveyed prefer to host video calls from their laptop, compared to an in-room system (19%) or their smartphone (18%). And Shure’s recent State of Meetings Report states that 96% of professionals are frustrated with their virtual meetings, with 4 out of the top 5 frustrations related to audio.

Following the research, to improve the video conferencing experience the two companies have announced that Shure’s Audio Ecosystem now pairs seamlessly with Barco ClickShare Conference, allowing customers to combine high-quality audio for remote communication with easy-to-use wireless in any meeting space. This partnership, says the companies will “help ensure customers achieve a revolutionary workplace experience”.

“Customers can rely on powerful and certified solutions with Shure networked audio solutions and our ClickShare Conference products,” said David Fitzgerald, vice president, global alliances at Barco. “This offers customers an engaging videoconferencing experience with high quality audio and easy, seamless wireless conferencing. Hybrid collaboration has never been easier and is just one click away.”

Paul Gunia, director of technology partnerships at Shure added: “Built for the hybrid workplace, your customers, clients, and students will feel like they’re in the room with you when you use Shure’s market-leading wireless and array microphones with Barco’s ClickShare Conference system.”

Shure and ClickShare work seamlessly with leading third-party video conferencing platfoms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, and many others. Equipping workspaces for wireless conferencing with Shure networked audio and Barco ClickShare Conference takes full advantage of the best BYOD and BYOM support.