Category Unified Communications

Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology

The goal is to create better meeting experiences in your organization. And to do that, you need to know what type of video collaboration and unified communications technology are available, and what to look for in the partner you trust to implement and support those systems.  In the guide “Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology,” you’ll get helpful information about:

  • What you should expect out of your collaboration platform
  • How to justify collaboration technology to decision makers
  • Writing a collaboration technology RFP
  • How to get the right solution
  • The installation process

This guide was created under the guidance of Lou Chiorazzi, VP of unified communications for AVI-SPL. Lou also shared his knowledge in episode 30 of the My TechDecisions podcast. During the podcast, he emphasizes the importance of:

  • The experience companies want to create
  • Possibilities for environments like huddle spaces, boardrooms, and open office environments
  • How to get buy-in from key stakeholders

Download your copy of “Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology” >

 

Webinar Recording: Polycom Solutions Work With Microsoft Teams

Randy Wintle, UC Architect for Polycom, looks at the partnership between Polycom and Microsoft and how it brings a positive, productive user experience to any meeting room.  Randy discusses:

  • Polycom support for Microsoft Teams
  • Polycom RealConnect and its ability to bridge VTC rooms and Microsoft meetings
  • Skype Room System, v2
  • Polycom MSR and its interoperability with the Skype Room System
  • Polycom devices for Surface Hub

Randy explains why Polycom should be used in your collaboration rooms by pointing to the way its solutions solve meeting-room challenges.

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Webinar Recording: Vaddio USB Conferencing and Epson BrightLink Pro

The webinar recording for “Software-Based Clients in UC Meeting Rooms” and “Your Whiteboard Reinvented” is available at the AVI-SPL website.

Darrin Thurston of Vaddio explains critical AV design elements in deploying software-based UC clients in meeting spaces ranging from huddle spaces to classrooms. This includes an overview of key considerations:

  • Design for UC soft clients (like Skype for Business and WebEx)
  • Choosing video and audio devices in the meeting room
  • Audio processing
  • Bandwidth availability and guidelines for supporting HD video
  • Room controls
  • Room design elements (including camera placement and shot selection, lighting conditions, and acoustics)

Michelle Rydell of Epson focuses on BrightLink Pro, which helps users annotate, capture, and share ideas in real time. You’ll learn about the advantages of the BrightLink in corporate settings:

  • Full-HD interactive display up to 100” – An extended whiteboard where BrightLink Pro projectors are placed side by side to achieve a large interactive area
  • Designed to enhance productivity – Bring your own device, connect a PC or video conference device, collaborate locally or with remote participants

Download the recording for “Software-Based Clients in UC Meeting Rooms” and “Your Whiteboard Reinvented” >

Sept 20 Webinar: Vaddio’s USB Conferencing and Epson’s BrightLink Pro

Sign up for this webinar to be presented by Vaddio and Epson on Wed., September 20 at 1 p.m. EST and see presentations about unified communications in meeting spaces and real-time collaboration technology.

Darrin Thurston of Vaddio will explain critical AV design elements in deploying software-based UC clients in meeting spaces ranging from huddle spaces to classrooms. This includes an overview of key considerations:

  • Application uses (future-proof rooms) – Video conferencing, local presentations, lecture capture
  • Room conditions – Sensor placement and environment
  • PC and OS consideration – Nuances in deploying software-based UC clients

You’ll also learn about design elements like:

  • Content sharing with UC soft client versus dedicated AV presentation system
  • Recording with UC soft client versus dedicated AV capture system
  • Lighting and acoustic considerations in conference rooms
  • Camera, microphone, and display placement considerations
  • USB media (audio, video) differences between operating systems and PC platforms

Darrin will also provide application examples of room designs based on Vaddio USB conferencing systems.

Michelle Rydell of Epson will focus on BrightLink Pro, which helps users annotate, capture, and share ideas in real time. You’ll learn about the advantages of the BrightLink when used in different configurations:

  • Full-HD interactive display up to 100” – Two times larger viewing area than a standard 65” flat panel for high-impact presentations with exceptional details
  • Designed to enhance productivity – Bring your own device, connect a PC or video conference device, collaborate locally or with remote participants
  • DuoLink – Install two BrightLink Pro projectors side by side to achieve a large interactive area

Register “Software-Based Clients in UC Meeting Rooms” and “Your Whiteboard Reinvented” >

Improve Collaborative Workflows and Business Outcomes

You know Frost & Sullivan as the experts in industry analysis and consulting. This September 29, they are bringing their knowledge and clout to an online forum.

Join Frost & Sullivan and AVI SPL on September 29 at 11 am EST for a complimentary eBroadcast, as you will be one of the first to hear new research around enhanced visibility and actionable analytics that improve the Quality of Experience (QoE) across your conferencing and collaboration environment.

Join us and learn:

  • Frost & Sullivan market data on tactical benefits of conferencing features
  • How to monitor your entire conferencing domain from a single dashboard
  • Ways to collect actionable data to assess your collaboration technology performance

Two AVI-SPL experts will be on hand to share their insights and industry knowledge:

  • Joe Laezza, SVP of UCC and Service Solutions
  • Tim Riek, SVP of Service Operations

Visit www.frost.com/collaborativeworkflows for more details on this event. Don’t miss out on a great chance to learn and improve collaboration in your company.