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ClickShare vs Airtame 2

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ClickShare vs Airtame 2

What’s the difference between Barco ClickShare and Airtame 2?

Airtame and Barco offer wireless screen sharing. Both solutions provide a physical product (the receiver) which connects to an HDMI display (or VGA display with an adapter). In the case of ClickShare, presenters have traditionally had to physically plug a transmitter (USB button) into their computer, with each button costing approximately $249. ClickShare has recently developed a desktop application as an alternative to the button. Below we provide a further comparison between Airtame 2 and Barco’s respective ClickShare models. 

Please note that all technical specifications are taken directly from Barco’s website. In cases where pricing is not directly listed online, we include the quoted reseller price.

Airtame 2CS-100 HuddleCS-100CSE-200CSE-200+CSE-800
PoweringAC adapter or Power over Ethernet AC adapter AC adapter AC adapter or Power over Ethernet AC adapter AC adapter 
Price*
Cost of hardware*€399 €750€1000€1750€2250€3950
Cost of softwareFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Cost of central management systemFreeBased on  XMS Cloud Management planBased on  XMS Cloud Management planBased on  XMS Cloud Management planBased on  XMS Cloud Management planBased on  XMS Cloud Management plan
Cost of customer supportFreeFreeFreeFreeFreeFree
Cost of digital signageBased on subscription**Free (image only) Free (image only) Free (image only) Free (image only) Free (image only) 
Connectivity 
Windows ✓ Airtame app + Miracast ✓ USB button + ClickShare app✓ USB button + ClickShare app✓ USB button + ClickShare app✓ USB button, ClickShare app + Miracast✓ USB button + ClickShare app
macOS✓ Airtame app + AirPlay✓ USB button + ClickShare app✓ USB button + ClickShare app✓ USB button + ClickShare app✓ USB button + ClickShare app✓ USB button + ClickShare app
Chromebook✓ Airtame app + Google Cast ✓ Google Cast✓ Google Cast✓ Google Cast
Linux✓ Airtame app + Google Cast✓ Google Cast✓ Google Cast✓ Google Cast
iOS✓ AirPlay✓  ClickShare app✓  ClickShare app✓  ClickShare app + AirPlay✓  ClickShare app + AirPlay✓  ClickShare app + AirPlay
Android✓ Google Cast + Miracast✓  ClickShare app✓  ClickShare app✓  ClickShare app + Google Cast✓  ClickShare app + Google Cast✓  ClickShare app + Google Cast
Sharing
Output resolution1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 60 fps4K up to 30fps4K up to 60fps
Screen sharing resolution1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 60 fps1080p up to 60 fps
Presenter modeSingle window sharing (app) + extended desktop (Miracast)✓ Windows only (extended desktop with extension pack)✓ Windows only (extended desktop with extension pack)✓ Windows only (extended desktop with extension pack)✓ Windows only (extended desktop with extension pack)✓ Windows only (extended desktop with extension pack)
One-to-many screen sharing✓ Airtame desktop app
Touchback support✓ With Miracast
Security
Works on enterprise networks
Pin code connect✓ 
Web Proxy support ✓ 
Device management
Bulk updates ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management
Remote updates✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management
Different access levels✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management✓ XMS Cloud Management
Moderator mode✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus
Digital signage**
Websites✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus
Custom images ✓ Airtame Cloud Lite + Plus✓ ClickShare wallpaper ✓ ClickShare wallpaper ✓ ClickShare wallpaper ✓ ClickShare wallpaper ✓ ClickShare wallpaper 
Videos ✓ Airtame Cloud Plus
Productivity apps and dashboards✓ Airtame Cloud Plus
Calendar sync for room management✓ Airtame Cloud Plus
Scheduled Content ✓ Airtame Cloud Plus –– – – – 
Power management
Sleep Schedule with CEC support ✓ Airtame Cloud Plus ––  –  ✓  –

*VAT not included.

**Customers can choose between an annual ($120 per year per screen) or a monthly plan ($12 per month per screen) for Airtame Cloud Plus. Device management and basic digital signage with Airtame Cloud Lite are available to all customers at no additional cost.

Why Airtame?

Airtame offers a combined solution for wireless screen sharing and digital signage. It’s a scalable solution with a clear return on investment, including decreased meeting downtime and IT maintenance.

Internal and guest presenters can easily share their screen in an instant, improving the overall work and learning experience while encouraging productivity and engagement. Digital signage with Airtame Cloud helps organizations make the most of their screens.

Airtame is the perfect match for everyday presenters, IT administrators, and managers.

More than 20,000 companies and educational institutions use Airtame.

Contact us to learn more.

Last edited on February 5th, 2021

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