With workforces teetering towards widespread hybrid approaches, organizations seek technologies that combine elements of in-person and remote participation to create a hybrid experience that seeks to optimize the benefits of both. These technologies and solutions are often referred to as hybrid optimized solutions.
For example, using VR or AR technologies makes remote participants feel more like they are physically present in the same space as in-person participants, which increases their sense of presence and engagement. Hybrid optimized solutions also help address some of the challenges associated with remote participation, such as technical difficulties and communication barriers, especially during videoconferencing.
One communications platform that created its own hybrid optimized solutions is Microsoft Teams. These systems typically feature intelligent cameras to improve meeting equity, wider displays, collaboration tools like Surface Hub and uniquely shaped tables to enhance face-to-face experiences.
Looking to expand its meeting room systems and meet Microsoft Teams Rooms hybrid optimization specifications is AVI Systems, which delivers solutions that accelerate decision making, improve human interactions and create immersive digital experiences.
To meet those specifications, AVI introduced its new Velocity meeting space systems.
The AVI Systems Velocity Signature system for Teams Rooms includes 21:9 aspect HD displays, a touch-panel control system, and options such as Surface Hub and whiteboard cameras for collaboration in small, medium and large meeting rooms.
The Velocity Signature system features widescreen displays of 81 inches to 105 inches and a 130-inch projection system for larger rooms. (It should be noted, though, that the standard AVI Velocity system is also available and supports Microsoft Teams and Zoom environments with 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch 16:9 displays and Chief Tempo mounting systems.)
Additionally, AVI partnered with Legrand to combine furniture and audiovisual technology for hybrid optimization in a meeting space.
“Hybrid optimized solutions are ideal for scenarios where the quality of the collaboration experience is paramount,” said Keith Yandell, Director of the Audiovisual Practice at AVI Systems. “We have expanded our Velocity meeting room systems to incorporate these hybrid optimized tools. Widescreen displays, for example, are a necessity in these environments.”
Yandell went on to say that there is a monthly subscription to get a Velocity Signature System. With this subscription, customers can “easily migrate to these new technologies without huge capital expense.”
Edited by Alex Passett