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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? We’ll divulge all in this comparison article.

Barco ClickShare and Airtame 2 – both powerful wireless presentation systems for business and education. To help you make the right choice for your needs, we want to give a fair comparison between the two.

Unlike products like Chromecast and Apple TV, ClickShare and Airtame 2 are targeted for professional use. However, there are major differences between ClickShare and Airtame 2 that are important to know before buying.

Image of two TV screens, one TV screen is connected to ClickShare and the other is connected to Airtame 2

Highlights

  • Airtame 2 is listed at 399 euros (excl. VAT) per device and 119 euros (excl. VAT) for the PoE Adapter accessory.
  • Airtame offers remote web-based device management accessible from anywhere – even a different network.
  • Airtame offers Cloud Pro an easy-to-use digital signage solution with a fully customizable background and integrated app store.
  • Airtame’s Customer Success team is dedicated to guiding users from deployment to onboarding.
  • Airtame is intelligently designed with users in mind. Easy setup and minimal effort is key.
  • Airtame offers different ways to secure from physical security to safe integration into your secure networks.

Device size and setup

All ClickShare devices are larger physical units, for example, the CS-100 Huddle is 8.1 x 4.5 x 1.8 inches. An Airtame 2 is about 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch in height.

Airtame 2 can either be secured to the wall next to your display using a permanent adhesive or to the back of a TV using the included magnet. Powering options include a standard power adapter, extension cord, or Power over Ethernet connection using the Airtame PoE Adapter.

Affordable ClickShare alternative

A major difference between ClickShare and Airtame 2 is the price. ClickShare offers different models that range in price point. Their lowest priced model, the CS-100 Huddle, starts at 750 euros (excluding VAT, duties and freight) while their highest priced model, the CSE-800, starts at 3,950 euros (excl. VAT, duties and freight).

Airtame 2 sells for 399 euros (excl. VAT, duties and freight) and you will need a device for each TV or projector screen. Additional accessories for Airtame include a PoE Adapter selling for 119 euros and an extension cord for 19 euros.

Base price in €
(excluding VAT, duties and freight)
Airtame 2CS-100*CS-200*CS-800*
399100017503950

*All data on Barco ClickShare products has been obtained directly from the Barco website.

Managing multiple devices and updates

Both Airtame and ClickShare offer tools for remote device management.

ClickShare has the XMS Cloud Management Platform, which is accessed with a gateway you install on your network using either their software- or hardware-based solution, XMS Virtual Edge and XMS Edge, respectively.

Airtame offers cloud-based remote management with Airtame Cloud, a platform for managing and monitoring Airtame devices from a web browser, even if you’re on a different network. From Airtame Cloud, you can check network connection settings, WiFi signal strength (RSSI), as well as update, reboot, and bulk edit device settings for multiple devices simultaneously. User permissions in Airtame Cloud let you safely authorize different levels of users to administer Airtame.

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All data on Barco ClickShare products has been obtained directly from the Barco website.
We try to make our comparison articles as objective and accurate as possible, though changes to features and prices may have changed since the most recent article update. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or comments.

This article was last edited on September 24th, 2019