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Big Savings on Office Space – from a Video Camera??

March 2, 2018

Great teams form the heart of an effective business. Unfortunately, as the business world transforms with organisations spanning across different geographical boundaries, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the average business to stay connected.

Video conferencing and web-conferencing services are helping to bridge the gap between dispersed teams as remote working trends by providing companies with the face-to-face interactions they need for effective collaboration. However, the choice of meeting room equipment can have unexpected consequences on wasted floor space leading to unnecessarily excessive office rental costs.

With the average cost of office space in the City of London coming out at about £84 per square foot*, is it worth a moment to look at a video meeting camera that can save you 40 sq ft of floor space per room?

How Your Choice of Video Camera can Slash Real Estate Costs

The ROI of video conferencing has earned plenty of attention in recent years as trends like digital transformation and the rapid growth of Millennials in the workplace demand more effective collaboration than the standard audio call. For instance, 56% of global CFOs have stated that they’d invest more in video assets to reduce the cost of travel for their employees. After all, businesses using video strategies can see a 30% reduction in travel costs.

What is less well understood is that the choice of video camera in small to medium rooms or so-called “huddle rooms” can deliver a much bigger ROI by cutting the amount of space required for each room deployed. This means, for example, that companies can spend less on expensive offices in the heart of London without compromising on the relationships built with employees. (Global surveys have found that 55% of non-teleworking respondents crave the ability to work remotely).

Jabra PanaCast from Intermedia

The New Jabra PanaCast Meeting Room Camera

How the unique Jabra PanaCast camera Banishes Wasted Office Space

Imagine setting up a standard meeting room with five participants seated around a small table. With a typical meeting room camera featuring a 72° field-of-view, you’d need around 40 square feet of additional space between the camera lens and the table to ensure that everyone in your meeting is captured in the image. To put that into perspective, in the average London business centre, you’d be wasting £3,255 per room on space that’s used for nothing but giving your camera a better view. If you are planning to deploy 100 rooms, that’s £335,500 of wasted space per year.

Jabra PanaCast from Intermedia

Check out our floor space savings calculator here

Even if you are comparing the Jabra PanCast with a single lens camera with a 120° field-of-view, using the Jabra PanaCast will still save you over £120,000 in regained floor space in our example and the unique, triple lens solution in the Jabra PanaCast minimises the “fish-eye” distortion that typifies all single-lens solutions creating a natural-looking, immersive user experience.

Up until now, companies have had no choice but to pay the extra cost for larger meeting rooms than they actually need but, with the Jabra PanaCast, its unique 180° field-of-view means that there’s no need for any additional space between the camera and the participants around your meeting room table. Every executive and employee becomes part of a clear, carefully-constructed image regardless of how small their meeting or huddle room space might be.

The camera is designed to provide clear and efficient video with human perspective in mind. The result is a more immersed experience, happier employees, and reduced costs for real estate. What’s more, the system works seamlessly with a range of popular collaboration apps like CISCO WebEx™, Google Hangouts®, Skype for Business®, Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans™, Zoom® and GoToMeeting®.

Stop Wasting Cash on Real Estate

In today’s competitive business world, companies need to keep overheads low and profits high to stay ahead of the game. The Jabra PanaCast cameras offer a new kind of visual collaboration experience to users, with a panoramic image that clearly conveys 180 degrees of vision to the end user.

Whether you’re cutting costs with huddle rooms, or you’re avoiding over-spending in today’s flexible working environment, you can instantly reduce your expenses in real-estate space. No matter how small your conference room might be, you can rest assured that your coworkers and clients will get a riveting, high-quality experience with every call.

Want to know more about Jabra PanaCast Intelligent Cameras? Contact us now for a no-obligation conversation.

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"More than 2500 organisations in 38+ countries are using the PanaCast daily to improve their communication and productivity.

Over 200 universities are now adopting the PanaCast for lecture capture and huddle room deployments."

What our clients say!

  • “(PanaCast 2) is a very different form factor than the usual 1080p camera that we are using elsewhere in the lab. You can see it has no seams and it’s a very good picture quality.”

    ScobleFuturist / Rackspace

  • “PanaCast…actually seems like something that would be both fun and exceedingly useful.”

    SeoWriter / TechCrunch

  • “The actual image captured by the camera when we tried it in a lecture theatre (300+ seat) was perfect. Every seat in the frame, handled the lighting conditions well, good focus, seamlessly stitched. Very impressed.”

    Geoff Lambert
    Sr. Project Manager of IT & Digital Services / University of Western Sydney

  • “… a great improvement over standard video chat experiences.” Read article

    Michael Gorman
    Editor-in-Chief / Engadget

  • “The panoramic view allowed me to see all five remote participants at the same time, and the 4k resolution provided great visual detail – allowing me to feel ‘connected’ to everyone in the meeting.”

    What Ira M. Weinstein thinks about the PanaCast 2
    Senior Analyst & Partner / Wainhouse Research

  • “We chose the PanaCast 2 video camera because it gives an immersive sense of participation to remote meeting participants. With PanaCast 2, there is no need to squeeze together to get into the scene or waste time panning and zooming like with a typical conference room camera.”

    Jolean De KortJolean De Kort
    Director Employee Technology / GoDaddy

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