Barco Announces Expansion of its ClickShare Portfolio

We love options! On February 2, 2016, Barco announced an important expansion of its ClickShare wireless presentation and collaboration portfolio. The CS-100 and CSE-200 now join the ClickShare range of products, offering organizations the ability to tailor functionality according to the meeting room and user requirements. Barco’s ClickShare portfolio now serves the complete spectrum of meeting rooms − from small huddle rooms to large boardrooms.

Barco developed ClickShare to give presenters the ability to share content on their laptop or mobile device to a main display/screen during a meeting with ease. No cables, no set-up, no waiting to join in. This is accomplished via ClickShare Buttons – USB-powered devices users plug into their PC or Mac − which wirelessly transmit the content from the laptop to a display with just a simple click. And with the ClickShare App, users can also share content from their mobile phones or tablets. It’s that simple.

Highlights of the new options include:

  • The new CS-100 offers the first entry-level, standalone ClickShare unit designed for small meeting and huddle rooms, where sharing is a basic need. This model allows up to 8 users to connect, with one user sharing at a time. This is accomplished via the ClickShare Button or ClickShare app (for tablets and smartphones). The CS-100 include a base unit and one ClickShare Button.
  • The CSE-200 has been developed for organizations that require enhanced security features, a wider range of connectivity options (including Airplay support), or central management. Two users can share on-screen at the same time – via ClickShare Buttons or the ClickShare App, or a combination of the two.

To learn how ClickShare can enhance your meeting experience, please contact your FRG Business Development Manager or contact us at sales@frg.solutions.

Extron ShareLink 200 – Simplify Content Sharing During Meetings

If your organization is like many, your employees are reliant upon a cable to share presentations from their PC during a meeting. More than likely, they are faced with a mix of tangled cables in the middle of the conference room table. These cables may or may not be compatible with their new laptop, the cable may be damaged from wear and tear or maybe your employee or guest need to share a presentation from their tablet. Meeting productivity comes to a halt. Awkward!

We have a solution. The Extron ShareLink 200 Wireless Collaboration Gateway enables anyone to present content from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet on a display, transforming any meeting room into a collaboration space. ShareLink™ technology supports simultaneous display of slides, documents, graphs, and photos from up to four devices at a time without the need for a single cable. It is compatible with Windows® and OS X® computers as well as Apple® and Android® smartphones and tablets.

Other features that make this a worthy solution include:

  • ShareLink 200 is available in two models: the ShareLink 200 wireless model which includes an integrated wireless access point – WAP to create a stand-alone wireless collaboration and presentation system. The ShareLink 200 N network-version does not include a WAP and works in concert with your company’s wireless network. The professional capabilities of the ShareLink 200 wireless and network-only models provide easy integration of mobile devices into meeting and huddle rooms, interactive collaborative spaces, and larger presentation environments.
  • For large meeting rooms or when overflow rooms are required for larger meetings, this solution allows a Windows or OS X computer to send content to multiple ShareLink 200 units on the network, supporting up to four displays.
  • For users that want to share content from their tablet or smartphone, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, and OneDrive integration within the MirrorOp®for Extron ShareLink™ app provides easy access to content stored in the cloud.
  • For those users that share full motion video during meetings, ShareLink 200 supports 30fps providing outstanding resolution and smooth motion handling when sharing videos.
  • When multiple people are sharing content, Moderator mode ensure that only approved content is displayed and where it is positioned on the display or screen.
  • WebShare™ technology enables attendees to view slide images on personal devices via a Web browser, ensuring visibility regardless of sight lines

For more information, please engage us for the details at sales@frg.solution or by contacting your FRG Business Development Manager.

Introducing the Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800

With over 5 million deployed, it’s hard to find someone that is not familiar with Polycom’s “starfish” phone. It’s known for its superb audio quality, amazing room coverage and durability.

Well now there really is a reason to upgrade your conference room phone. Introducing the Polycom® RealPresence Trio™ 8800 – the first smart hub for group collaboration that transforms the iconic three-point conference phone into a voice, video and content sharing system that can fit into any team environment, large or small. With Polycom’s advanced audio technology including enhanced Polycom® HD Voice™ and the patented Polycom® NoiseBlock™, RealPresence Trio is the ideal solution for any meeting space that needs the best audio experience. Did we forget to mention it has a pick up range of up to 230 ft. and it can automatically mute someone if they’re eating potato chips??

The design of RealPresence Trio is sleek and sophisticated too. Its 5-inch color touch screen and intuitive navigation make it simpler than ever—which means minimal training required for your users. RealPresence Trio provides wired and wireless pairing with your personal devices using Bluetooth or USB as well as illuminated mute buttons on each leg. With the addition of RealPresence Trio Visual + and a USB camera, you can enjoy HD content sharing and video collaboration during your meeting too. You can even use its built in audio bridge to connect up to 4 people in an audio conference. How cool is that?

To learn more or to get a quote to upgrade your conference room phones, please contact us at sales@frg.solutions.

ClearOne Announces New HD PTZ Camera – UNITE 200

It’s not a secret that more organizations are leveraging their desktops to connect and collaborate with their co-workers and customers. As such, the need for more sophisticated camera technology is needed to accommodate the needs of the user and meeting. No longer is the embedded camera or a webcam sufficient.

On January 26, 2016, ClearOne announced the introduction of ClearOne UNITE® 200 PTZ Camera, a versatile, professional-grade, HD video camera complete with USB, HDMI, and IP connections that can be used for the widest possible range of applications. UNITE 200 PTZ features full HD 1080p@60fps video resolution to deliver the sharpest possible picture. A wide-angle view allows UNITE 200 PTZ to capture all participants, while the camera’s 12x optical zoom provides close-up imaging.

Some other facts that we think you need to know include:

  • As a USB camera, ClearOne UNITE 200 can be used for PC-based applications in meeting rooms, such as Cisco®Jabber® and WebEx®, Citrix® GoToMeeting®, Google® Hangouts, Microsoft® Skype® and Skype for Business, and ClearOne’s Spontania®.
  • As an IP camera, it can be used to broadcast both audio and video signals using high-quality and low-bandwidth H.265 compression for such purposes as distance learning and overflow rooms.
  • As an HDMI camera, it can be used for pro-AV applications such as video conferencing and lecture capture.

UNITE 200 PTZ is now available and is priced at US MSRP $1,849.00. To learn more or to get your discounted price for this new camera, please contact us at sales@frg.solutions.

 

FRG Announces New Cloud-Based Service Portal for Clients

On January 1, 2016, FRG announced the launch of it enhanced cloud-based service portal powered by ConnectWise. Designed specifically for organizations that sell, service and support technology, FRG is now delivering a powerful business management platform designed to increase customer satisfaction by streamlining its Help Desk operations. Leveraging industry-recognized best practices, FRG clients will experience new ways to initiate service requests, view and communicate updates on tickets, monitor progress and performance as well as generate reports. For clients where multiple individuals need to be informed, we have that covered too. FRG’s Service portal centralizes all information for easy access for those that need to know – improving efficiencies for your organization.

For more information or a demonstration on how FRG’s portal can help your organization, please send us an inquiry at info@frg.solutions.

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Announcing Nuvola Connect–FRG’s Video-as-a-Service

Cloud-based technologies continues to drive positive changes in the way organizations communicate and collaborate.  With FRG’s new Video-As-A-Service – Nuvola Connect, challenges such as complexity, infrastructure costs and interoperability are eliminated.  For a low monthly fee, your organization can meet face-to-face with your teams, customers and partners using your video endpoint, laptop, tablet or smartphone. It’s that easy. Better yet, your first two weeks are on us – give us a call or send us an inquiry to start your free trial now. READ MORE ABOUT NUVOLA CONNECT

FRG is the New Fox River Graphics

In 1982, founder Joe Dowdell built Fox River Graphics by selling Polaroid analog and digital film recorders out of his home office. As his client’s needs evolved, so did FRG’s business. In 1994, the company was awarded a Federal GSA contract allowing the company to expand its product offerings and services. The rest is history.

Today, the new FRG offers our clients audiovisual technology solutions aimed at enhancing room environments and user experience. Our expanded portfolio, built upon our core competencies, delivers enhanced services and expertise specific to visual communications, cloud solutions and digital signage–technologies demanded by the high performing organization.

We are creating a new history. One that continues to be built on customer needs and the workplace of the future.  Engage us today to learn how the new FRG can assist you in building your business.