The modern workplace is changing as never before …
- a younger workforce adopting new work practices
- constant demand for ever-more-efficient use of office space
- office designers and estate managers challenged to deliver digital transformation in the workplace
Ad hoc collaboration space is high on the list of requirements in modern offices and the technology becoming available to meet this demand is evolving by the day.
But to misquote George Orwell, some technology is more equal than others and sometimes the benefits are not intuitively obvious.
Take the humble video meeting camera, for example. All much of a muchness, right? They’re all PTZs, about 12 times optical zoom, about 90° field-of-view so job done, next.
Well, no. Cameras are changing from the dumb, light-gatherers of old to innovative devices employing advanced artificial intelligence and revolutionary optics and they bring important implications for the office estate.
Making the right choice of video camera could boost your available meeting room hours by up to 50% for a given floorspace
A Wider View of the World
The Jabra PanaCast is one such newcomer. It’s the world’s first and only camera array for video meeting rooms employing three camera elements and providing a field-of-view (FoV) of up to 180° but without the distortion usually associated with such a wide angle.
Why is this important? Having such a wide FoV means the camera can be placed nearer the table – about 1 meter or more closer. In a small huddle room, that can save up to 30% of the floorspace normally required for a 5/6 person room (see figure 1 below).
See: http://bit.ly/space_calc for more on this
Who’s in the Room?
The Jabra PanaCast camera also has built-in AI capabilities employing advanced video analytics to provide a live room headcount.
Most room reservation systems are dumb and blind. They rely on the calendar to let them know if a room is occupied or not. The PanaCast’s headcount facility can inform your room reservation system of the real occupancy status, reducing phantom bookings by up to 70%
See more about this: http://bit.ly/5rcount
These two properties of this remarkable camera together can offer almost 50% gain in meeting room space efficiency.
Here are the numbers:
Think outside the PTZ box – try the Jabra PanaCast today
When your users walk into a meeting room do their hearts sink at the thought of sharing content from their mobile device?
Would you like to be able to offer them the ability to present their smartphone, tablet or PC content to their colleagues in seconds without cables or hassle?
Would you like to offer them this productivity advantage from anywhere on your premises not just in designated meeting rooms?
No cables from the user’s device to the AV equipment – get your meeting up and running in seconds. Connecting any mobile device is via your enterprise wi-fi or via Huddle Hub One’s optional (secure) wireless access point. No hassle with finding/connecting cables, wrong sockets, display set to wrong source etc. etc.
Shared Content on All Logged-In Devices – the shared content from the sharer can be streamed back to other participants’ personal devices (PC, Mac, iOS, Android) so you are not relying on everyone having to see the room display (in fact there doesn’t even have to be a display in the room).
No USB dongle required – enterprises regularly disable the USB ports on laptops to guard against data loss plus no problem with lost dongles!
No Client Download Required on PCs or Mac’s – Apps are available for all major platforms but, for PCs, the HHO also supports a superb sharing experience just through your usual browser – no admin rights required.
Simple BYOD/BYOC Video Calling – the room AV (display, camera, speakerphone, all-in-one USB device etc.) can be connected to the HHO making a BYOD connection to the AV in the room completely wireless. The current sharer simply makes a video call using their preferred video client (e.g. MS Teams/SfB, Zoom, Cisco Webex, GotoMeeting etc)
Multi-Session Support – along with the sharing session for the room in which the HHO is physically located, the multi-room version can also support up to six additional, separate and isolated sharing sessions. So a group of users who need to meet, say, in a room without a Huddle Hub One or for ad-hoc gatherings in huddle or rest areas, for example, can grab a Huddle Hub virtual room and immediately start sharing content between their devices.
Huddle Hub One Multi-Session Wireless Content Presentation and Sharing Solution
Every Meeting Needs a Huddle Hub One
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