Christie Brio Wireless Presentation Solutions
Today’s dynamic business environment requires that teams share information promptly with each other if they expect to gain competitive advantage in their sphere of operation. Lack of collaboration between team members can slow progress towards achieving organisational objectives. Christie Brio offers solutions to enhance team productivity and communication in a seamless and collaborative manner that eliminates physical barriers. Described by many in the industry as the answer to Quickshare, the Brio system is an advanced solution that delivers quality service at a fraction of the price of other solutions.
What is Christie Brio?
Brio is a network-enabled media management system that shows multiple presentations up on displays in the meeting room where you can have up to five different presentations on two or more screens. These presentations can then be managed in a number of ways so that you have full control of what goes up on the screen at different times during the presentation.
Benefits of using Christie Brio Solutions
Brio solutions focus on efficiency and productivity of work teams and was created with focus on removing traditional barriers to collaboration among team members. The system offers clear benefits over traditional systems that have been around over the years:
- Team members are able to concentrate on their core functions without having to worry about the underlying technology. This is brought about by a user-friendly interface that is easy to use even for the technologically challenged.
- Wireless connectivity gets rid of the messy physical wiring that can be difficult to trace problems with. In addition, such wiring consumes a lot of time while setting up and also requires technical expertise. With the Brio system, you are immediately connected to the rest of the work team the minute you switch on the device
- Multi-site collaboration allows team members to connect to a currently running presentation or meeting from remote locations without having to be physically present. This is possible because Brio has the ability to set-up and connect to multiple nodes thereby enabling a truly collaborative experience where everyone is seeing the same thing at the same time.
- Portable and light weight, the Brio node is a compact device that is designed to easily fit into a rack or a boardroom that gives a lot functionality and capability for multi-site collaboration.
- Wi-board allows team members to make real-time notes as the presentation is going on. For example, in the middle of a presentation, the presenter might want to highlight or circle a part of the screen. All they have to do is to activate the feature and use the touchscreen options to write on the screen using different colors, fonts and icons.
Features of the Christie Brio System
Brio also connects both wired and wireless sources so that people can connect with a currently running presentation without having to install any software. Once the presentations are connected, Brio then has the ability to turn the presentation into a multi-location meeting whereby different users from remote locations can easily weigh in on the meeting without being physically present. The Brio collaborative set-up also has features that enable screen annotation which will also been seen by other users in real time.
Though it utilizes the same hardware platform as the Phoenix box that was introduced earlier in 2014, the Brio is more focussed on a collaborative experience for multi-site meetings and presentations. It uses the same capabilities of the Phoenix platform in a completely different way – rather than streaming a bunch of sources on a local network, the Brio system encodes and shares a couple of sources between multiple nodes across multiple locations and different meeting sites.
The new features of the devices mean that you can connect up to five different devices and play them up in the screen. Wired capability give full frame video while the wireless capabilities allows one to use software that is commonly available to connect remotely. One does not have to do any software downloads because it is built into the operating system – you just search for the device and connect instantly.
The Brio device has a number of DVI inputs at the back as well as audio and Ethernet inputs. Though it is not possible to connect to the corporate network using the Brio, the device allows users to bring in their devices and connect without losing any of their security.
The Christie Brio Range of Devices
There are three distinct versions of the Christie Brio device that are tailored to meet specific user demands and configurations. Though the three versions come with similar user interfaces and control protocols, each has different features depending on the intended usage:
- Christie Brio Enterprise allows multi-site sharing of presentations in a collaborative manner and integrates into the local area network securely. It is the best solutions for companies that have remote teams that need to be in constant collaboration with each other. This solution offers the best video quality at the highest resolution and is compatible with Miracast, Chromecast and other such devices. What’s more, the solution is future-proof and will be useable with any technologies that may arise in the future with having to change each time a new technology comes into play.
- Christie Brio Team is designed for in-house teams that need to share information quickly and efficiently. This version can be used in meeting rooms, brain-storming sessions and during impromptu project progress meetings. Due to the fact that the device is simple to install and use, no training is required for the team members – it is in fact more of a plug and play configuration. All the team members need to do is connect whatever devices they may be using, be they tablets or smartphones, and they are good to go into a collaborative team meeting.
- Christie Brio Team+ has all the features of the Christie Brio mentioned above as well additional features such as the ability to display high resolution videos using wired connection. This additional advantage is possible because it prevents loss of video quality that is sometimes inevitable when transmitting wirelessly. The content is then shared with team members through a wireless access point that can support a variety of output sources.