Organizations need more efficient communications to enable greater productivity. A voice-only conference call is not the best answer. Without the use of video conferencing and screen share participants are not as engaged, are more apt to multi-task, and are probably missing the point. Oversubscribed knowledge worker need a higher level of engagement so they stay focused and get more done, in less time. They don’t want a special room or a special app with another address book and login. They want a tool that they can start in an instant and that is a unified part of their communication solution.
GENBAND’s Smart Office Collaboration Rooms, integrated into Smart Office and GENCom clients, is the answer. HD videoconferencing and screen share keep participants fully engaged. Anyone with a web browser can connect and participate; connect in the office or from the road. Meet with one person or use Outlook to invite dozens of participants. Choose full collaboration (video conference and screen share) or value-oriented screen share-only. Smart Office tools enable users to collaborate, make decisions and move on to the next task.
Smart Office eliminates the common hassles that often afflict traditional meeting services – you don’t need to sign-up for every session and send out a different meeting address for every event. Smart Office provides each user with their own personal collaboration room that doesn’t change. If a meeting moves by 30 minutes the meeting invitation doesn’t change. It’s easy to quickly extend a meeting to additional co-workers or guests by forwarding the meeting URL or use the meeting tools built-in to a Smart Office UC client. Either way, guests can join with just a web browser. Once connected, guests can hear and see each other, use group chat for sidebar discussions and of course, share screens/content, chat.
To be productive collaboration users need to stay focused and engaged. Seeing body language and non-verbal cues offers tremendous benefits over a traditional audio-only conference call. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean participants can’t get distracted. Thankfully Smart Office gives moderator’s powerful tools including:
You’ll never have to beg participants to mute themselves when the dog barks or they enter a wind tunnel from their mobile phone
GENBAND’s video conferencing and screen share services integrate with GENBAND’s Unified Communications and Collaboration clients and can be accessed from almost any device, with just a web browser. Acquire as a service from GENBAND’s Kandy Business Solutions cloud. Deploy Smart Office Collaboration in concert with existing in-network C20 and Application Server deployments as well as enterprise CS2100 deployments.
The fully virtualized software deploys on COTS hardware, either on-premises or in the cloud. There is no need to invest in an expensive teleconferencing room or equipment. Offer users full collaboration or screen sharing only (Screen share can easily complement/extend an existing MeetMe audio conference offer). Outstanding video performance and server density assures cost effective, scalable deployments for internal collaboration as well as an external webinar.
Client choices include:
Video Conferencing and Screen Share Advantages: