The partnership enables wider adoption of visualization and collaboration solutions for employees to transition to hybrid working in Asia Pacific.
Singapore – 5th November 2020 - Barco, a global leader in professional visualisation and networking technology, announced today that it has appointed ESCO, a regional technology provider of audio visual (AV) solutions and video conference systems, as a Barco tier-one regional Gold reseller for the Asia Pacific region.
As more organizations implement hybrid working environments, schedules and policies, there is a greater need to create a more productive and connected experience for the workforce. With this partnership, ESCO gets access to the innovative and leading edge, “One Barco” suite of solutions that enable rapid and connected deployment of digital conferencing, presentation, visualization and collaboration tools that enable hybrid workplaces as seamless and integrated environments for the employees.
“Organizations and learning institutions have been searching for innovative ways to improve user experience and engagement among employees, partners, educators, students and customers. Today, as we embark on what is the new normal, hybrid workplace and hybrid learning environment will become the cornerstone of the modern organization. This partnership combines the proven track record of ESCO with Barco to deliver a compelling value proposition to the market,” said Olivier Croly, Senior Vice President for APAC at Barco.
Employees and the hybrid workplace
Driven by market needs, a recent Barco study revealed that employees want a hybrid workplace model, where despite the time spent in the office, they have the flexibility and freedom to work from home when it suits their needs or their work.
Today, as enterprises look to establish a new normal for working post the pandemic, technology is becoming increasingly critical in ensuring that the hybrid workplace, learning and presentation environment is truly collaborative, inclusive and flexible. Being able to cater to different learning and collaborative working patterns and needs is being accelerated by the advent of the hybrid and remote working and learning movement.
There is an increased awareness that when collaboration and learning occur effectively and intuitively, it ultimately results in increased productivity and value. Fundamentally, as the user experience is impeded or denied by the lack of in-person physical engagement, learning and collaborative productivity suffers significantly.
Explained Croly, “By deploying next generation collaborative communications technology in the design of the modern workplace, organizations are enhancing the user experience, delivering powerful presentations, meetings and engagements that go beyond the ordinary. Collaborative technology enables users to connect and enjoy the true value of working and learning in teams and groups”.
The One Barco solutions range from visualization to collaboration tools including wireless presentation applications, LED walls, management control and insights to address the digital conferencing needs of corporate and educational customers who are looking to implement hybrid workplace solutions to enable employees to connect seamlessly with their organizations.
While there will always be a need for face-to-face interactions, organizations can manage the balance between on-site meetings and remote participants while planning for contingencies, facilitated by the right technologies.
With ESCO’s expertise and track record in delivering smart workspace technology to businesses, Barco solutions will be available to allow organizations and learning institutions to provide a better workplace and learning experience to their employees by leveraging technology solutions that are simplified and scalable.
Speaking on the collaboration, Sujith Sivaram, Managing Director at ESCO said, “This ESCO Barco partnership is extremely important to us and our customers, to build a resilient supply chain that seeks to fulfill their needs. Barco's reputation for quality and innovation combined with their sterling reputation in the industry is unparalleled. The One Barco solution suite encompasses a comprehensive range of solutions to address the needs of our clients which is why we are excited to embark on this journey together with Barco.”
As a leading systems integrator in the region, ESCO utilizes its vast infrastructure to deliver workplace and collaboration technology solutions, to create experiences for employees and customers interactively and entertainingly.
Barco has been focused on strengthening its presence in the Asia Pacific region as organisations seek to implement meeting and learning solutions that improve collaboration and productivity.
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2019, we realized sales of 1.083 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
ESCO Pte. Ltd. was established in 1989 and has since been one of the Leaders in the Audio Visual (AV) Industry. Headquartered in Singapore, ESCO has offices across the region; Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan and Vietnam. With more than 27 years of experience, ESCO is the answer to organizations need for integrated technology solution and services in the realm of professional audio-visual and information communication solutions.
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