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9 Good Reasons to Examine Your Meeting Room Solution.

[fa icon="calendar"] 26 November 2017 / by Simon Hunt

Simon Hunt

50 million meeting rooms globally, of which only 2.5% have Visual Collaboration:

Today all the industry leader's are targeting meeting rooms with Collaboration offerings.

You may question what differs now from the days when Polycom, Cisco and Lifesize gained only 2.5% penetration?

There are 3 simple, actionable steps to transforming meeting rooms giving you and your team 9 tangible benefits.

1. Any large format display or screen can connect to any video enabled device or platform

3-Flexible-Meeting-Rooms with virtual meeting spaces.png

Advantages

£59 a month / £2 a day gives you a Virtual Meeting Space which from any laptop can connect to:

  • Video equipment 
  • Video enabled browsers, Skype For Business, Lync 
  • Video enabled APP's Pexip, Spark, Jabber, Skype For Business 

Cost benefit - avoid just one meeting attendee travelling 140 miles in a month and the virtual meeting space is paid for.    

Upgrades 

Add an affordable Room Camera from Logitec and a laptop user can connect their whole room to your remote office, team members or subject matter expert.   

Benefits

  • Immediate increase in productivity
  • Instant saving on travel time 
  • Assemble key team members faster
  • Quickly achieve key business decisions as a team 
  • Establish a more engaged, informed and connected workforce

2. Microsoft Surface Hub: Connect beyond the hub to any video enabled device or platform

 

Surface hub to all.pngYou can finally connect your Surface Hub beyond the Meeting Room and beyond Skype For Business.

It's incedibly simple to add a Virtual Room to Outlook as a contact:

  • First name "hub"
  • Surname "Meetingroom1"
  • Email "hubmeetingroom1@close.global" 

Invite attendees via outlook and they can join you from:

  • Video Equipment from Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize
  • Video enabled browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge
  • Video Apps Pexip, Spark and Jabber 
  • Or even dial in from a phone

Advantages

  • £99 a month / £3+ a day gives you a Virtual Meeting Space with advanced features including auto dial out to video units, recording and streaming alongside standard screen share features
  • Cost Benefit - avoid just one meeting attendee travelling 225 miles in a month and the virtual meeting space is paid for   

3. Connect beyond your Microsoft Skype Room System to any video equipment, browser or APP

Skype Room System to Connectivity Stack.png

You can finally connect your Skype Room System beyond the Meeting Room and beyond Skype For Business.

It is a different device but offers the same Skype for Business features, letting you use familiar tools such as Outlook as well as enabling you to connect effortlessly to contacts.

Add a Virtual Room to Outlook as a contact:

  • First name "SRS"
  • surname "Meetingroom1"
  • email "SRSmeetingroom1@close.global" 

Invite attendees via outlook and they can join you from:

  • Video Equipment from Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize
  • Video enabled browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox and Edge
  • Video Apps Pexip, Spark and Jabber 
  • A phone

There are 3 simple ways to turn your Meeting Room into a collaboration centre with the following 9 benefits for your team members:

  1. Increased engagement levels with your team thereby speeding up decisions
  2. Only limited investment required per meeting room
  3. Make existing assets work smarter
  4. Employ familiar Microsoft software to add a virtual meeting space to Outlook
  5. Allow invites to be sent to a wide range of devices, software and platforms 
  6. Evolve your office into a fully integrated experience with increased productivity through better collaboration
  7. Extend your organisation's visual reach with a couple of simple, low cost initiatives
  8. By using all 3 communication styles in an interactive manner; verbal, body language and visual images, you increase the speed of comprehension by 60,000 times 
  9. Interact with suppliers, customers, partners and contractors visually, reducing the need for hours of audio conferences   

Topics: Upgrade and make better decisions faster

Simon Hunt

Written by Simon Hunt

Simon is the Founder of Close - the True Collaboration Company.

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