Christie debuts collaboration tool in Europe

AUTHOR: Inavate

Christie debuted its Brio meeting presentation and content sharing solution for the first time in Europe at IBC13.

Brio enables multiple attendees at meetings to run audio and video presentations from their own devices.

It uses wired or wireless connections to automatically share multiple presentations showing simultaneously on either one or two meeting room screens. 

Content is processed by a Brio node and can also be made available to other Brio nodes via a shared network. 

Brio nodes can be connected via a network to multiple worksites on a corporate campus, or across the country. 

All Brio nodes added to a meeting will see the same presentations, and any Brio node user can add a presentation to the meeting. 

Brio also takes advantage of interactive whiteboard technology. Users in multiple locations can work together on notes and sketches. Any Brio node connected to a meeting allows users anywhere to contribute to that whiteboard session.

Connecting laptops to a Brio node automatically adds them to all displays connected in the meeting, and the platform displays material in the correct aspect ratio. For multi-site meetings participants use a simple network interface to login and set up.

Brio supports smart devices like tablets running Windows 8, Apple iOS and Android. Both the node control and presentation connection work the same for tablets and smartphones as they do for PCs and Macs.

Christie Brio nodes fit in standard 19” IT racks or can sit on their own. The system supports dual-link and single-link DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI. Brio can handle a maximum of five sources and  can run uncompressed 1080p video sources. 

Furthermore, audio input is streamed through the wireless protocol or connected to Brio with standard jacks. 

The combined audio output is then connected to the meeting room sound system, and meeting participants still maintain individual control of their presentation’s audio volume. Audio is also shared with attached Brio nodes.