Now Available: New Connected Desktop Application From Barco X2O

The Connected Desktop Brings Real-Time Access to Communications Channels on Screens Employees Use Most

MONTREAL — June 9, 2016 — X2O Media, a Barco company, today announced the availability of its Connected Desktop application, which extends the power of the X2O real-time visual communications platform to employees’ desktops. The Connected Desktop allows users to view any channel on the enterprise-wide X2O network right on their desktops or laptops. Empowering the connected enterprise, the X2O platform delivers content wherever and whenever employees need it, whether on interactive kiosks, video walls, digital displays, mobile devices, and now the screen they use most.

“The digital workplace is here, and companies in every industry are realizing the need to embrace this new way to work through the integration of personal devices and any-screen communications,” said David Wilkins, President of X2O Media, a Barco company. “By leveraging the X2O platform with the new Connected Desktop application, enterprises can easily share business-critical information with employees in real time via media-rich channels that appear on different screens throughout the organization to get the right information to the right people at the right time.”

The Connected Desktop application allows users to browse and view any channel on the X2O network, where channels featuring data-driven graphics, video, social media content, and more can be displayed as floating windows on the desktop or used as screensavers. In addition, widgets containing bite-sized amounts of real-time information can be pinned to the desktop for continuous updates. Targeted pop-up notifications and critical alerts that display security or safety announcements can also be broadcast over the network. Specific use cases include company news channels, business intelligence dashboards, interactive polls, and live alerts.

The Connected Desktop is compatible with features of the X2O platform, including drag-and-drop channel building, smart objects, data management tools, the content management portal, and network management tools. It offers enterprise-grade security with support for LDAP/Active Directory. The Connected Desktop is also compatible with a wide range of standard data sources, with the ability to add an unlimited number of custom data sources. It is highly scalable for enterprise-wide deployments and includes a library of ready-to-use channels, widgets, and notifications.

More information about the Connected Desktop is available at, or to experience a free trial, visit The Connected Desktop will also be on display within the Barco booth C8720 at InfoComm 2016, June 8-10 in Las Vegas.

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