Magewell, developer of video interface and IP workflow solutions, has joined Barco’s ClickShare Alliance Program. The new partnership with the global leader in professional 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 “easily and reliably” bring HDMI or SDI video signals into Zoom, Skype, Teams, GoToMeeting and other popular conferencing software. Barco’s ClickShare Conference wirelessly connects to the USB AV peripherals in the room to create cable-free hybrid meetings.
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.
“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.”
Lieven Bertier, segment marketing director workplace at Barco, added: “Magewell’s USB Capture devices expand the ecosystem of high-quality video and audio sources that customers can use with ClickShare Conference. The ClickShare Alliance Program is all about giving customers the confidence of proven compatibility in their hybrid meetings. Our partnership with Magewell aligns perfectly with this mission, as it goes beyond just ensuring compatibility with the Magewell products themselves – it also enables compatibility with a vast array of HDMI and SDI sources. We’re thrilled to welcome them to the program.”