Clickshare For Mac

ClickShare, the easiest wireless presentation and collaboration solution on the market, is a perfect fit for BYOD in any enterprise. No matter which device or operating system you want to use, getting your content on the meeting room screen is straightforward, with a single click.

Did you know ClickShare offers different solutions to share with Apple devices? Read on to discover the key takeaways for Mac, iPhone and iPad users when they want to share with ClickShare in a huddle space, meeting room or boardroom?

Clickshare and Mac OS 10.14 Mojave Those of you with Mac laptops will recall how Clickshare stopped working for a while when OS 10.12 Sierra was rolled out; when Clickshare released an update for their software most courts seemed unaware of this and failed to upgrade their Clickshare. The easiest way to share big ideas and watch them grow. When you plug into simplicity, you make it easier than ever to bring people, content, and ideas together. With ClickShare you can share what’s on your laptop or mobile device, on a presentation screen, transforming a meeting into a complete sharing experience with a single click. No cables, no set-up, no waiting to join in. Download ClickShare PC for free at BrowserCam. Barco published the ClickShare App for Android operating system mobile devices, but it is possible to download and install ClickShare for PC or Computer with operating systems such as Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Mac.

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1. The preferred ways for Mac users to share content on a presentation screen are the ClickShare Button, the ClickShare Desktop App or Airplay. iPhone and iPad users have the option to share with either the ClickShare iOS App or Airplay.

  • Sharing with the ClickShare Button is straightforward.

  • Plug the USB device into your MacBook, start the application and click the Button. In seconds, you are ready to share your content using the meeting room’s AV equipment.
    A small executable file activates the ClickShare Button:
    • Start the executable manually every time you plug a ClickShare Button into your USB port. Go to the USB drive and launch the ClickShare for Mac executable.
    • Or enjoy a true plug & play by installing the ClickShare Launcher service on your MacBook. This is part of the ClickShare Extension Pack and can be downloaded here (https://www.barco.com/en/support)
  • The intuitive and secure ClickShare Desktop App can be downloaded at www.clickshare.app.
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    The Desktop App is different from the App for iOS devices. This can be downloaded from the App Store for free as well and is an alternative way to share with your iPhone or iPad.
  • The display of device can be fully mirrored onto the central meeting room display using Airplay (for MacOS and iOS devices) in four simple steps.

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2. On its recent models MacBook, Apple moved towards USB-C connectors. ClickShare tapped into this swiftly by being the first wireless presentation solution on the market to offer USB-C Buttons. These Buttons are compatible with all ClickShare models from the CS-100 Huddle up to the CSE-800. If you haven’t got a USB-C Button available, you can also use the USB- A version with most adaptors.


3. Of course, it’s important to keep the ClickShare Base Unit up to date with the latest firmware, since Apple sometimes implements updates that have implications for the use of ClickShare too. The ClickShare R&D team adapts very fast to these updates with new firmware releases so it is of the utmost important for any Apple user to update Base Units regularly or automatically to receive these fixes.

A tip for the best way to receive updates: plug in network cable and enjoy automatic updates, or register for newsletter to stay informed on new releases.


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4. Working with extended desktop on MacOS, or using the Presentation mode in Power point, is only possible when sharing via Airplay. The ClickShare Extension Pack only brings the launcher to Mac (and not the extended desktop driver), so there is no need to manually start the executable when plugging in the Button.


This article applies to the following products:

To know if your specific Base Unit supports the use of Airplay, please refer [KB7843] for a detailed overview of which model supports which Airplay version.

Note that Airplay is a 3rd party protocol from Apple which evolves beyond our control. To make sure the latest versions are supported on your model, make sure to always keep your Base Unit up to date. In case certain Airplay versions cannot be supported on a specific model, this will be indicated in [KB7843].

How to use Airplay on ClickShare?

ClickShare Base Unit enables the users to mirror the macOS devices to the screen connected to the Base Unit using the Airplay functionality of the macOS.

Depending on the way the ClickShare Base Unit is installed in your company, different actions will be required to be able to share via Airplay to the ClickShare Base Unit. We strongly recommend that you connect the Base Unit to the network and that you always keep your units up to date.

In the following sections, we will describe how to use Airplay on macOS in two different scenarios, one where the Base Unit is not connected to the network (or when the network is not configured to route Airplay traffic) and one where the Base Unit is connected to the network and where a macOS device can reach the Base Unit through the network.

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If you are looking to find information on how to use Airplay on iOS, please refer to [KB1304].

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How to use Airplay on ClickShare when the Base Unit is on the network?

  1. Open the Airplay interface on your macOS device and select the ClickShare Base Unit to which you wish to cast your screen.
    Note

    If the desired Base Unit does not appear in the list, please refer to the ClickShare Network Deployment guide for all information and troubleshooting. The ClickShare Network Deployment white paper can be found in the Downloads section of this article. To share your screen, please refer to the next section in this KB.

  2. When selecting the Base Unit or the meeting room name from the list, the casting will start, potentially after having entered the pincode shown on screen
  3. If you want to cast a virtual secondary (extended) desktop on macOS, select Use As Separate Display

How to use Airplay on ClickShare when the Base Unit is in standalone or when not integrated into the network?

  1. Connect to the Base Unit's Wi-Fi (default is ClickShare-xxx or the meeting room name).

    a. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar
    b. Choose the ClickShare SSID (Wi-Fi name)
    c. Enter the password (default is clickshare)
    For more detailed information on how to connect to the ClickShare's Wi-Fi, please refer to [KB8045]
    Note that by connecting to the ClickShare Wi-Fi, you will lose your internet connection or will switch to 3/4/5G connection if your device supports it. As indicated in the ClickShare Security White paper and for your and your enterprise's security, ClickShare Base Units do not bridge networks to enable connectivity to devices connected to its Access Point.
  2. Turn on Airplay casting to the Base Unit by selecting the Base Unit's name or meeting room name in the list.

    a. Click the Airplay icon in the menu bar,
    b. Select Base Unit's name or meeting room name in the list
    c. Screen mirroring will start, potentially after having entered the pincode shown on screen.
  3. If you want to cast a virtual secondary (extended) desktop on macOS, select Use As Separate Display.

Downloads

  • ClickShare Network Deployment Whitepaper (English) TDE9540 v08

Properties

[KB6410]

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Last updated Oct 22 2020