Video Collaboration for the Smallest Meeting Spaces
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Mini spaces or small huddle rooms are among the fastest-growing meeting room types today as organizations look to boost productivity in every inch of office space by building more and increasingly smaller meeting spaces. Mini rooms are designed for mobile/work-from-home employees who lack a permanent desk and to efficiently support the increased demand for collaboration space in open floor plan offices.
Of the more than 32 million huddle rooms worldwide, many go unused because they lack anything more than a phone line for collaboration.1 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.
Introducing Lifesize Dash™
Lifesize Dash is an affordable, software-based meeting solution for mini spaces that seamlessly integrates with a variety of third-party USB cameras and audio devices to deliver real-time video collaboration that is low-cost, simple and flexible. Instead of requiring expensive gaming PCs to drive the solution, Lifesize Dash uses WebRTC technology to run video, audio and web meetings on inexpensive Chromebox™ devices. This allows companies to turn their underutilized phone rooms into collaboration hot spots that are affordable and quick to set up for those just getting started with video communication.
With easy-to-use meeting controls and features like centralized management and automatic updates, Lifesize Dash delivers a truly effortless meeting experience. The solution works with a variety of approved USB cameras and audio devices from vendors such as AVer, Huddly, Jabra and Yamaha Unified Communications so customers can create the best meeting room solution for their unique needs.
“With the increasing number of huddle rooms, it’s critical to have video conferencing solutions specifically designed for these spaces that are feature-rich, yet affordable,“ said Rob Arnold, Principal Analyst with Frost & Sullivan. “These new innovations from Lifesize align perfectly with this trend, and we expect they’ll be well received by customers.”
Lifesize Dash will be available in the third quarter of 2018. Sign up to receive release updates and to stay up to date on the latest product announcement details.
Press Release: Lifesize Brings Affordable Video Conferencing to Organizations of Every Size
1“Growth Opportunities for Video Conferencing in Huddle Rooms, Global, Forecast to 2022” – Frost & Sullivan, February 2018