Innovate Corporate Collaboration with AI-Powered Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms

In today’s fast-paced business environment, effective collaboration is essential for success. With the rise of remote work and dispersed teams, the demand for seamless and intelligent collaboration solutions has never been higher. This is where AI-powered solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms come into play, revolutionizing the way teams communicate and collaborate. As a professional audio-visual technology distributor, we understand the importance of providing innovative solutions to our Pro AV resellers and integrators. Let’s explore how AI-powered technology can elevate corporate collaboration, focusing on solutions that seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Teams Rooms.

Understanding the Need for Advanced Corporate Collaboration Solutions

MAXHUB 21.9 Aspect Ratio DisplayIn today’s digital age, businesses are constantly seeking ways to enhance collaboration and productivity. Traditional meeting rooms are being replaced by intelligent, interconnected spaces that facilitate seamless communication and collaboration. With the increasing demand for remote work and flexible collaboration solutions, businesses need tools that can adapt to their evolving needs. AI-powered solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms offer the perfect solution, providing advanced features and functionality that enhance the collaboration experience.

Introducing AI-Powered Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms

AI-powered solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms leverage the latest advancements in artificial intelligence to deliver an unparalleled collaboration experience. These solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly with Microsoft Teams, providing users with intelligent communication and collaboration tools. From AI-powered cameras and microphones to intelligent displays and content sharing solutions, there are a variety of AI-powered technologies available to enhance the Microsoft Teams Rooms experience.

21:9 Aspect Ratio Displays: Revolutionizing Collaboration with AI Integration

Epson 21.9 Aspect Ratio short throw projectorOne of the key components of an AI-powered Microsoft Teams Rooms solution is the MAXHUB 21:9 Aspect Ratio Display. These innovative displays combine cutting-edge technology with intelligent AI features to revolutionize the collaboration experience. With a 21:9 aspect ratio, MAXHUB displays provide users with more screen real estate, allowing for better multitasking and productivity. Also, these displays feature built-in AI capabilities, such as facial recognition and gesture control, that further enhance the collaboration experience.

For projects with limited space, the Epson PowerLite 810E Extreme Short-Throw Projector can deliver up to a 160″ diagonal image from just 12″ away from the wall. It’s built-in flexible digital canvas makes for easy integration at 16:9 native aspect ratio and provides additional support for ultra-wide 16:6 and 21:9 for an equitable conferencing experience in meeting rooms.

Other Essential AI-Powered Technologies for Microsoft Teams Rooms Integration

In addition to 21:9 displays, there are a variety of other AI-powered technologies available to enhance the Microsoft Teams Rooms experience. Lenovo 11S30008US THINKSMART CORE FULL ROOM KIT SystemAI-powered cameras and microphones, such as those offered by Jabra and Audio-Technica, provide crystal-clear audio and video quality, ensuring that every meeting is productive and professional. AI-powered content sharing solutions, such as those offered by Barco ClickShare, make it easy to share content and collaborate in real-time.

To simplify the meeting room product specification process, there are also a variety of meeting room kits available with a system of products from manufacturers such as Lenovo, Jabra, and Yealink.

Check out our recommended MTR-compatible solutions used in the MTR Experience Center at E4.

Explosive Interest in AI Integrated Solutions

The 2024 E4 Experience shows are set to ignite interest in AI integrated solutions, with a particular focus on cutting-edge advancements. Along with showcasing a diverse range of hardware certified for seamless integration with Microsoft Teams, a standout innovation to be featured is Microsoft Copilot, a revolutionary tool harnessing the power of AI. With its ability to streamline tasks and enhance productivity, Copilot makes a significant impact in a variety of applications including corporate spaces. From facilitating the creation of dynamic presentations to optimizing workflows, AI-driven solutions are poised to revolutionize how businesses operate, marking a pivotal moment in the evolution of workplace technology.

Summing Up AI-Powered Collaboration With MTR

Innovative AI-powered solutions are transforming the way businesses collaborate, and Microsoft Teams Rooms integration is at the forefront of this revolution. By leveraging AI-powered technologies such as 21:9 aspect ratio displays, auto-tracking video cameras, wireless microphones, and networked control, businesses can create intelligent, interconnected meeting spaces that facilitate seamless communication and collaboration.

Lisa Lingo, Category Manager – Collaboration

At Exertis Almo, we are committed to providing our Pro AV resellers and integrators with the latest and most innovative collaboration solutions. If you’re interested in learning more about how AI-powered solutions can enhance your Microsoft Teams Rooms experience, contact us today.

Elevating Collaboration Spaces

In the ever-evolving landscape of modern workplaces, the design and functionality of meeting rooms play a pivotal role in fostering effective collaboration and productivity. From conference rooms to huddle spaces, businesses are reimagining these environments to meet the demands of hybrid work models and new communication technologies.

Let’s explore key trends and strategies for optimizing collaboration spaces and discuss innovative all-in-one solutions and their role in shaping the future of meeting rooms.

Meeting Room SolutionsOptimizing Collaboration Spaces for Hybrid Work

As organizations navigate the transition to hybrid work models, the need for flexible and adaptable meeting spaces has never been greater. Designing workspaces that cater to both in-person and remote participants is essential for fostering inclusivity, and implementing seamless content sharing, high-quality audio, and crisp video conferencing capabilities ensure that all team members can collaborate effectively, regardless of their location.

Creating Immersive Meeting Experiences with AV Technology

From interactive displays to advanced sound systems, leveraging the latest AV solutions can transform standard meeting rooms into dynamic environments of creativity and innovation. By integrating cutting-edge technology seamlessly into these collaboration spaces, businesses can elevate the quality of their meetings and enhance overall team engagement.

Maximizing ROI: Designing Cost-Effective Meeting Spaces

In today’s competitive business landscape, maximizing ROI is a top priority for organizations. When it comes to designing meeting spaces, it’s essential to achieve a balance between functionality and cost-effectiveness. At Exertis Almo, we offer scalable and adaptable solutions that offer robust features – without breaking the bank. From leveraging modular furniture to investing in versatile AV technology, there are numerous ways to design cost-effective meeting spaces that deliver value for users.

Enhancing Productivity Through Seamless Integration

Seamless integration between AV devices and collaboration software is essential for streamlining workflows and enhancing productivity. By ensuring compatibility with popular conferencing platforms and productivity tools, workspaces can minimize technical hurdles and maximize efficiency during meetings. From automatic content detection to intuitive user interfaces, integrated solutions simplify the meeting experience, allowing participants to focus on the task at hand without distractions.

The Barco All-in-One ClickShare Bar: Revolutionizing Meeting Spaces

Barco ClickShare All-In-One BarAt the forefront of these trends stands the Barco all-in-one ClickShare Bar, Core and Pro models – a compact, yet powerful solution designed to elevate collaboration spaces to new heights. Combining wireless content sharing, conference camera, microphone, and speaker functionalities into a single device, the Barco all-in-one bar offers unparalleled convenience and versatility. Ideal for spaces up to 15’ x 15’, this innovative solution simplifies meeting room setups while delivering exceptional audio and video quality.

However, for larger meeting spaces requiring a comprehensive solution design, Exertis Almo offers expertise and support to tailor solutions that meet specific needs and requirements. With a focus on delivering tailored AV solutions, Exertis Almo ensures that businesses can create collaborative environments that drive success and innovation.

The future of meeting rooms lies in creating adaptable, immersive, and cost-effective spaces that empower teams to collaborate effectively in any setting. By embracing emerging trends and leveraging innovative solutions like the Barco all-in-one bar, businesses can stay ahead of the curve and unlock new possibilities for productivity and growth.

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Nathan Dwelly BDM
About the Author

Nathan Dwelly

BDM – Brand Specialist

Supported Manufacturers: Barco ClickShare

Revolutionizing Return to Work with Microsoft Teams Rooms

As we emerge from a world transformed by a global pandemic, the way we work is changing rapidly. Remote work, once thought of as an exception, has become a permanent fixture in the professional landscape, ushering in a new era of hybrid work arrangements that demand innovative solutions. Microsoft Teams Rooms are at the forefront of this transformation, offering a beacon of hope for organizations navigating the uncharted waters of a hybrid work environment.

Remote Work by the Numbers

Forbes collected data and published their findings on remote work in 2023:

  • 7% of full-time employees work from home.
  • 2% work in a hybrid model.
  • 98% of workers want to work remotely at least some of the time.
  • 57% of workers would look for a new job if they couldn’t work remotely.
  • 65% say they want to work remote all the time.
  • 53% of remote workers say it’s harder to feel connected to their co-workers.
  • 32% of hybrid workers report they would take a pay cut to work remotely full time.

Microsoft Teams Meeting RoomThe statistics paint a clear picture – workers prefer remote work. How then do businesses get employees back into the office? The solution is to create an environment that attracts, one where people want to be, one where it exceeds, not just meets, employees’ expectations. How do you do that?

Create an Irresistible Workplace

Today’s office space should reflect the changing needs and expectations of employees. Modern office design is critical to accomplish this. Open, well-lit spaces with ergonomic furniture provide a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Huddle rooms also play a significant role. These small, flexible meeting spaces foster collaboration and can be outfitted to fit the needs of the business. Legrand has partnered with Microsoft to create pre-configured designs for Microsoft Teams Rooms. These work for new construction, as well as retrofits, and provide both comfort and inclusivity. No more awkwardly flipping between facing the camera and turning to the table to write something down.

Combine this with MaxHub’s new XT series, and it’s easy for an employee to go into the office, pop into a huddle room, start their meeting, and start getting things done. The tabletop touch screen allows a person to simply press a button and get the meeting started or pull up the whiteboard on a MaxHub ViewPro display and start brainstorming. The XT series is compatible with Extron, so you can even use it to control everything else in the room. Making collaboration and comfort the forefront of huddle room design entices employees to go back to the office by making their lives easier. They have the peace of mind that the additional hurdles of fumbling with wires and dongles to get started is now a relic of the past. They have the opportunity to reestablish that connection with their peers in-person in a space that’s welcoming, while still including those that can’t be there physically. Huddle rooms designed with Microsoft Teams are an essential tool for bridging the gap between remote and in-office team members.

MTR in Other Verticals

These designs aren’t limited to the office. Any place where collaboration happens is an opportunity to enhance the space with a Microsoft Teams Room. Transform a college library meeting room to allow collaboration with distant learners, making them feel more included in the college experience. Set up a huddle room in a house of worship to include those that can’t attend in-person services. Build one in a hospital so doctors can coordinate with specialists across the globe to deliver better patient care.

Delivering positive experiences is essential, whether that be when dealing with customers, stakeholders, or even your own employees. Any place where collaboration happens is a place that can be enhanced with a Microsoft Teams Room. The better the experience, the easier it is to get work done, and the more fulfilling connections people make lead to better outcomes for businesses and better wellbeing for employees. Microsoft is dedicated to that.

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About the Author

Jeff Month

BDM – Brand Specialist

Supported Manufacturers: MAXHUB

Audio-Visual Trends in Higher Education That Elevate the Learning Experience

As the landscape of higher education evolves, so does the role of audio-visual technology in shaping learning environments for in-person and remote students. Let’s explore the top 5 trends that are revolutionizing AV in higher education institutions – and the solutions that help create a more accessible and inclusive learning space.

1. Interactive and Collaborative Learning

Interactive and engaging learning experiences are increasing in popularity among colleges and universities, and AV technology is rising to meet this demand. Interactive displays, touchscreens, and collaboration tools are transforming traditional classrooms into dynamic hubs of innovation. These spaces empower students to actively participate in their education, fostering collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.

Projection Technology
Create engaging and collaborative learning environments with projection technology from Epson. With support for easy reading, instruction, and communication, BrightLink ensures that all students are included while bringing classrooms to life with efficient collaboration. Explore the BrightLink 760Wi Interactive Projector and the Pro 1485FI Interactive Projector for details.

Yealink - MeetingBoard touch displaysInteractive Displays
Designed to increase productivity and participation, interactive touch displays allow for effortless collaboration. Featuring a built-in camera and premium audio, Yealink’s MeetingBoard and MAXHUB’s ViewPro Series simplify classrooms and workspaces for immersive hybrid instruction.

2. Flexible Environments and Multi-Use Spaces

The shift towards flexible learning environments is reshaping the physical layout of classrooms and lecture halls in higher education. AV technology plays a crucial role in creating adaptable spaces that can easily accommodate different teaching styles and activities. Wireless presentation systems, movable furniture, and modular AV setups enable educators to customize the learning experience to meet the needs of students.

Many universities have several multi-use spaces throughout campus, and these areas require versatile technology. Higher education spaces will often use libraries for events, lecture halls for guest speakers, and cafes and study spaces for small-scale performances and entertainment.

Sennheiser G4 300 SeriesAudio Solutions
During lectures and events, microphone systems help amplify the presenters for better engagement from in-person and remote participants. Top of the class in education, Sennheiser’s G4 300 Series Wireless handheld base set is the best choice if you need a handheld transmitter and maximum flexibility.

[For more, check out the blog titled “The Dreaded Gymcafatorium: 3 Keys to Successful Multi-Use Audio Design” – Exertis Almo’s Tom Kehr provides insight into audio design in these challenging multi-use spaces.]

Epson large venue projectorsSpace-Saving Projection
Epson’s line-up of large venue projectors are an ideal choice for multi-use spaces, featuring larger-than-life images and simple installation. For rooms with limited space, the Epson laser projectors transform virtually any flat surface into a display for learning and collaboration, without taking up any space when not in use.

Portable and easy to set up in any space, Panasonic’s PT-LMW420U portable projector will help elevate communication quality with crisp, detailed images that stay clearly visible in well-lit rooms. Plus, Panasonic projectors are so intuitive they can work with the software and hardware you already have and don’t require you to be a projection expert to use them.

AV Furniture to Setup Anywhere
Legrand-AV mounts screensAV systems must also be flexible to be able to handle constantly changing classroom needs to fit hybrid, hyflex, in-person and distance learning styles, often all in the same day. The Da-Lite Tensioned Advantage electric projection screens with SightLine elevate room aesthetics and simplify setup for flexible mounting in a variety of room sizes and ceiling heights.

Colleges and universities are embracing AV trends in digital signage now more than ever as a key element of their essential information-sharing and messaging plans for reaching everyone on campus. Whether it’s a mobile cart, floor stand, or kiosk, Legrand-AV offers the flexibility to move and place digital signage where it’s needed.

3. Assistive Listening for Inclusivity and Accessibility

assistive listening systemTechnology that promotes inclusivity and accessibility is paramount in education spaces, as it ensures that each student has the opportunity to learn and thrive. Incorporating assistive listening technology is crucial, as it ensures that each individual can fully participate in classroom discussions and activities, fostering equal access to educational opportunities for all students.

Perfect for venues with a capacity of up to 100 people, the the LS-57 Advanced Level II Stationary RF System from Listen Technologies broadcasts a strong, reliable RF to ensure the best possible listening experience for everyone.

4. Lecture Capture and Streaming for HyFlex Learning

In an era of digital learning, lecture capture technology has become a cornerstone of higher education institutions. AV systems equipped with lecture capture capabilities enable educators to record and archive lectures for on-demand access by students. This flexible learning model empowers students to review course materials at their own pace, reinforcing learning outcomes and accommodating diverse learning styles.

PTZOptics Move 4K cameraAuto-Tracking Capabilities
Engineered to simplify the hybrid learning process, auto-tracking cameras are a great option to ensure that students can always see the professor during the lecture. The Move 4K is the latest PTZ camera from PTZOptics, featuring auto-tracking for a more intelligent video production workflow. The Move 4K is capable of 4K at 60fps (1080p at 60fps over SDI), future-proofing your technology investment while still accommodating HD and Full HD video resolution equipment.

Lecture-Capture Solutions for the Classroom
In modern classrooms, lecture capture is essential to create an inclusive learning experience for each student. Additionally, many courses are now asynchronous, requiring a professor to pre-record the lecture material and upload for the students’ review.

Panasonic’s LCS-100 lecture capture appliance integrates with the ATS-200 / ATS-400 auto-tracking servers, and PTZ cameras with voice-triggered presets using Panasonic Pro Audio, including ceiling microphones, gooseneck and boundary microphones, and more.

The LC200 CaptureVision System from Lumens is an all-in-one media station that allows instructors to easily mix video and audio sources while streaming and recording lectures for engaging and attractive presentations.

5. AI-Powered Tech and Data for a Personalized Experience

AVer VB130Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) are reshaping the landscape of higher education by enabling personalized learning experiences for each student. AI-powered analytics tools analyze student data to identify learning patterns, preferences, and areas for improvement. With this insight, educators can tailor instruction to meet the unique needs of each student, fostering deeper engagement and academic success. Here are a few key solutions to create a personalized experience for students:

AVer’s VB130 is a powerful, all-in-one hybrid learning tool featuring 4K video and built-in audio for an exceptional student experience. With advanced AI and SmartFrame technology, the videobar keeps the professor in camera view while focusing on their voice so students do not miss any content.
Designed for remote teaching rooms, Yealink’s A20 + CTP18 is equipped with AI technology, including auto-framing and speaker tracking, allowing instructors to create a vivid classroom experience without restricting movement.

Summing It Up

The future of higher education is bright with possibilities, thanks to the transformative power of audio-visual technology. As institutions continue to embrace these solutions and trends, we’re excited to partner with you in delivering innovative products that elevate learning experiences and empower students in the classroom and online.

Ready to embark on your AV journey?
Reach out to us today to explore how Exertis Almo can help you harness the power of technology to transform your educational projects.

 

The Modern Meeting Room

Our modern meeting rooms are full of the latest technology, but the humans in them are still using the same eyes and ears (interfaces) we were using since we started drawing pictures on cave walls.

Meeting RoomIt would seem to make sense then that we should be designing the room, and the meeting environment, first around the human and then applying the appropriate technology within the boundaries of human factors and ergonomics.

Designing for human factors reduces fatigue and stress, increases comfort, and provides greater user acceptance.  These sound like some pretty good goals for an audiovisual system and where we should first focus our attention.  In other words, we should be designing according to the limitations and needs of people.

So, what does the human need to do?  The human needs to be able to see and not just see but read and comprehend.  The human also needs to be able to hear clearly.  Further, the human needs to be heard clearly and intelligibly to those who are listening regardless of whether the listeners are in the same room or on the far side of a videoconference.

As far as reading and comprehension, there’s an ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard for this, the ANSI/AVIXA V202 Display Image Size for 2D Content in Audiovisual Systems.  This handy little standard defines content size, image size related to content size, farthest viewer limits, closest viewer limits, and off-axis viewer limits. These limits draw the boundary lines for where to place the humans in physical relation to an image.  And this is within the context of being able to assimilate the content over time without fatigue.  This is not about testing the limits of human vision like with a Snellen chart during an eye exam.  It’s about making sure the humans are comfortable in the viewing environment whether it’s a one-hour meeting or an 8-hour class.  Keep in mind that the content to be comprehended by the viewers may only be a portion of the overall image size and you may need to design for the content portion and not solely the overall image size.  The ANSI/AVIXA V201 Image System Contrast Ratio standard is a companion piece and defines the minimum contrast ratio needed for a good image.  If you’ve done enough system measurements, you know there are way too many projected systems running at a 3:1 contrast ratio.

The human also needs to be able to hear.  While our Acoustic Echo Cancellers (AECs) and Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) have gotten much better at removing steady-state background noise out of the audio being sent to the far side in a videoconference, what about the people trying to communicate with each other in the same room?  Typically, the biggest noise offender is the HVAC system.  For many years now, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has published Design Guidelines for HVAC-Related Background Sound in Rooms in the Sound and Vibration chapters of their Handbooks.  You will find that the maximum background noise in conference rooms and classrooms should be no more than NC/RC 30 (approximately 35 dB SPL A-wtd).  The ANSI/ASA S12.60 Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements, and Guidelines for Schools agree with the maximum background noise level of 35 dB SPL A-wtd.  Again, if you’ve done enough measurements, you know most spaces fall far short of these criteria.  You can think of this as an acoustic signal-to-noise ratio – the ratio of background noise compared to speech level.

Conference MeetingA close second to the maximum allowable background noise level is the acoustical performance of the space.  This is the actual sound signature of the room, and I can think of nothing more important that is also the least considered or even ignored.  While the trend has been towards glass walls, shiny floors, wood panels and other acoustically “hard” surfaces, these materials are the least friendly when it comes to the acoustical criteria needed for human communication.  Jun Lim recently wrote, “No matter how excellent an audio system is, it cannot surpass the limitations imposed by the acoustic environment.”  The late John Murray once said, “Once the sound leaves the loudspeakers, it’s out in the wild”.  “Acoustically friendly” doesn’t have to mean plain or ugly but aesthetics devoid of acoustical considerations impedes the ability to communicate.

A group of us were in a 42 ft. x 32 ft. conference room in an Experience Center of a well-known audio manufacturer in the Chicago area back in November and I stopped everyone and measured the background noise of the room at RC29.  The room was a delight.  Conversation was easy anda low noise floor helps people to relax because they aren’t having to work to understand what’s being said.  An ambient noise problem is magnified if not everyone is able to communicate using their first language.

A major audio manufacturer did a survey just prior to the pandemic.  The survey revealed that 96% of professionals were frustrated with their virtual meetings and 4 out of the top 5 frustrations were related to audio and that “flawless” audio was four times more important than video.  Two of the top five identified frustrations were background noise and not being able to hear each person.  Unfortunately, most buyers responsible for outfitting meeting rooms will be inundated with the lure of new aspect ratios, ever higher resolutions and other shiny audio and video objects that promise to bring all your meetings into the next dimension.  A proper meeting room should first focus on the criteria required for excellent human communication.  While all of us, myself included, absolutely love the look of the latest technology, getting the room itself right should be the priority.  As Pat Brown once said, “The Cloud won’t fix your room.”

I am betting that the leading cause of “Zoom fatigue” is actually the result of the effort and concentration it takes to try and overcome poor audio issues and improperly sized content.

Selling the latest 64:9 display with 32K resolution along with the newest gamma ray-focused mic array and volcanic loudspeakers does not guarantee a high-performance meeting room.  I would argue that a modern high-performance meeting room is one that is designed considering human factors and comfort and adhering to the standards and references mentioned above.  Make it comfortable and easy for the humans to see and hear and they’ll be free to spend their energy on the topic at hand.Exertis Almo Calculators

If you’re interested in how to work towards implementing an actual high-performance meeting room, reach out to anyone here at Exertis Almo and let us help you make your rooms better than anyone else’s.

To make some of this easier, we’ve developed a new online calculator for image sizes and PAG-NAG that can be very useful: https://www.exertisalmo.com/tools/calculator.aspx

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Tom Kehr

About the Author

Tom Kehr

CTS-D, CTS-I, Network+, LEED Green Associate, ISF-C, ATD Master Trainer

In-House System Designer and Trainer

Supported Applications: System Design

 

Revolutionizing Collaboration: Emerging Trends in All-in-One AV Solutions

In the fast-evolving landscape of professional audio-visual (AV) technology, a notable trend is gaining momentum – the integration of content sharing, conference cameras, microphones, and speakers into all-in-one solutions. This shift is not only transforming the way we approach collaboration, but also streamlining solution designs for integrators and enhancing the overall user experience.

Simplifying Integration for Designers and Installers

Traditionally, AV integrators and installers faced the challenge of coordinating various components for seamless collaboration setups. The emergence of all-in-one solutions, such as those combining content sharing, conference cameras, microphones, and speakers, significantly simplifies the integration process. This not only saves time for designers but also reduces the complexity of installations, making it easier to deliver polished solutions.

User-Friendly Collaboration

End users benefit from the intuitive nature of these integrated solutions. With a unified system, users can effortlessly share content, engage in video conferences, and enjoy high-quality audio without grappling with a web of devices and cables. The simplicity enhances productivity and encourages more effective communication in diverse settings, from boardrooms to remote work setups.

 Affordable and Compact Deliverables

The integration of multiple functionalities into a single device also contributes to cost-effectiveness. The streamlined design eliminates the need for purchasing and maintaining separate components, resulting in a more budget-friendly solution. Moreover, the compact form factor not only saves space, but also allows for flexible deployment in various environments.

Leveraging Cloud-Based Platforms for Advanced Features

Cloud-based platforms play a pivotal role in advancing AV systems. Barco’s XMS Cloud, for instance, empowers integrators to engineer, modify, and monitor AV setups remotely. This capability ensures proactive maintenance, reducing downtime and enhancing overall system reliability. Cloud-based solutions offer scalability, making it easier to adapt to evolving technological needs.

Barco’s All-in-One Innovation

Barco takes a leap forward in embracing these industry trends with the introduction of an all-in-one video bar – a ClickShare, camera, micorphone, and speaker Bar. This innovative product not only aligns with the growing demand for integrated AV solutions but also reflects Barco’s commitment to simplifying collaboration while maintaining high-quality standards and eco-friendly mentality.

By combining the power of content sharing, conferencing capabilities, and audio features in a single device, Barco’s solution caters to the changing dynamics of modern workspaces. The integration of such features into a compact, user-friendly package ensures that end-users experience a seamless collaboration environment.

In conclusion, the emergence of all-in-one AV solutions represents a significant leap forward in the professional audio-visual industry. This trend not only simplifies integration processes for designers and installers, but also enhances the user experience through user-friendly design, affordability, and compactness. The incorporation of cloud-based platforms further ensures that these systems remain adaptive, efficient, and easily maintainable. Barco’s latest offering stands at the forefront of these advancements, showcasing a commitment to innovation and meeting the evolving needs of the modern workplace. While all-in-one are well suited for small- to medium-sized rooms, larger rooms still benefit from the features offered in separate components as they are more suited to the complexities of covering larger spaces. It’s important to keep in mind that all-in-one solutions, as beneficial as they are, are not “once-size-fit-all” solutions.

Reach out to your Exertis Almo rep for assistance in determining which product will be best suited for your project.

Nathan Dwelly BDM
About the Author

Nathan Dwelly

BDM – Brand Specialist

Supported Manufacturers: Barco (East)

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