Huddle room and mini rooms are among the fasted-growing meeting room types today as businesses look to modern collaboration technologies to make better use of their office real estate. The small design — seating up to four people — is ideal when you need a quiet place to join a video meeting or collaborate on a project.
Of the more than 32 million huddle rooms worldwide, many go unused because they lack anything more than a phone line for collaboration. Organizations are investing rapidly to maximize office real estate by embracing modern technologies for underutilized phone rooms and mini spaces. However, smaller spaces have smaller budgets and require less complexity, so the technology in the room must be cost-effective and simple by design.
Designing Huddle Rooms and Mini Rooms
The size limitations of huddle rooms and mini rooms (around 6’ X 6’) make them most suited for a single mounted display and a meeting room table pushed right up against the wall. A 42”–50” sized TV is preferred by most. When deciding on a mounting height, we recommend staying at eye level.
Video Conferencing Solutions for the Huddle Rooms and Mini Rooms
Lifesize Icon 300
Huddle rooms and mini rooms need to prioritize a video conferencing system with a wide-angle field of view lens to help capture meeting participants sitting close to the camera. The Lifesize® Icon 300™ ultra-wide field of view lens is perfectly optimized to capture everyone at the table in even the smallest meeting rooms. The Lifesize Icon 300 is an easy-to-use solution with an intuitive user interface and robust meeting controls. The unmatched 4K screen sharing quality lets you present in the huddle room without sacrificing quality. Setup is plug and play, updates are automatic and every call is encrypted by default.
Lifesize Dash™ is a free software-based collaboration solution that helps you transform your small, underutilized phone rooms into video-connected, collaboration hotspots. It uses WebRTC technology to enable video, audio and wireless screen sharing on inexpensive Chromebox™ or mini PC devices. Lifesize Dash seamlessly integrates with third-party USB camera and audio devices, giving you the flexibility to use the hardware you want while still getting access to the best-in-class user experience, reliability and centralized management of the Lifesize service.