According to a Frost & Sullivan survey, 50% of all organizations have already deployed huddle rooms, while another 30% are planning to do so in the next year. Why? They work well in open floorplans, take up minimal real estate and evoke a laid-back vibe. With the right equipment, they’re also a very productive type of meeting space.
Conferencing Options. The level of access you want your huddle room to have will play a role in the type of video conferencing solutions you can implement. For example, the type of video and audio quality requirement, ability to integrate file sharing, the level of collaboration, preference of a meeting-room device or SaaS in order to work with third-part PCs, are all aspects to consider and questions you should ask yourself when choosing a conferencing option.
Camera Choices. Not only should you consider the type of camera needed to complete the desired tasks in your huddle space, but also the total number of cameras. Some other considerations include the image quality, room coverage, level of connectivity, integration, and flexibility and control of the camera itself while holding a conference.
Device Connectivity. Device connectivity refers to the types of devices that employees or huddle room visitors will use to display content while in the space. Some solutions to take into consideration are wired devices, which generally refer to laptops, wireless devices which include tablets, phones, and other mobile devices, or hybrid, which is a combination of both wired and wireless.
Room Décor and Layout. Not only is the technology for the huddle space important, but fostering and designing a business space to meet, gather, and share ideas is also important. For example, choosing to build your space with a glass wall might give the room an open feel, but the sun’s rays and reflections could also affect your presentations and prevent some individuals from seeing certain images or data points.