It always helps to add a little pop. Oblong Industries is doing just that at ISE 2018, introducing POP “Picture on Picture,” a feature that automates the size and position of the video-conferencing feed so that collaborators always have the best content-sharing experience using its Mezzanine collaboration solutions.
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The Picture on Picture feature benefits users especially in a connected work session, according to an Oblong press release.
[T]his “PoP” innovation automates the size and position of the video-conferencing feed so that collaborators always have the best content-sharing experience.
“It’s magical when Mezzanine PoP automatically shrinks, moves, and expands the video conferencing window so you can focus on your shared content,” said David Kung, VP Product Strategy at Oblong. “Only Mezzanine is premised on a revolutionary spatial UI, making Picture on Picture only possible with Mezzanine.”
In general, at ISE, Oblong Industries will be sharing a variety of Mezzanine innovations, according to the press release.
The company says the work is a culmination, and convergence, of several feature enhancements and enterprise integrations that automate critical meeting functions to ensure Mezzanine users can have an optimal and seamless content-centric discussion.
Also New from Oblong at ISE 2018:
- Microsoft Exchange integration makes it easy to schedule a Mezzanine room.
- The integration takes advantage of calendaring to make starting or joining a meeting as easy as point and click.
- Skype for Business integration brings a familiar videoconferencing UI to its users.
- An updated Mezzanine Screencast application for wireless screen sharing now features auto-discovery and meeting support. Once the application is installed on your device, all you need to do to connect to Mezzanine is be present in the room (not dissimilar to the ease of access to a known WiFi connection.)
- Point and click meetings are also available in the new and improved Mezzanine Screencast application.
- Introducing PoP. Mezzanine’s next generation spatial user interface is the only system capable of “Picture on Picture” – a radical transformation of the traditional Picture on Picture experience which automates windowing of the video conferencing feed so the meeting focus seamlessly shifts to content shared.
“We’re looking forward to being part of ISE again in 2018,” says Mary Ann de Lares Norris, VP EMEA, Oblong, in the press release.
“As well as meeting with our channel partners, ISE 2018 is a great place for us to speak directly to end-users as it gives us a valuable opportunity to showcase our Mezzanine solution to them first hand. We find that once people experience Mezzanine for themselves, once they use the gestural wand and see the dynamic UI it offers, the technology speaks for itself. It opens people’s eyes as to the very real business benefits that they can have with a deployment of Mezzanine across office locations.”
The Oblong team will also be taking part in a number of ISE “theatre sessions” demonstrating how Mezzanine is transforming global workplaces, according to its press release:
Factory of the Future: the importance of collaboration for Industry 4.0
6th February 2018, 16:30 – 17:00, Unified Communications Theatre
Mary Ann de Lares Norris, VP EMEA for Oblong Industries, will be discussing how the physical world and the digital world are becoming more intertwined – particularly in the manufacturing sector.
As big business embarks on the era of Industry 4.0, enterprises must be ready to adapt in order to become Factories of the Future. This means embracing high-tech strategies, characterized by adaptability, innovation, resource efficiency and seamless collaboration, which can meet the challenges of a distributed workforce and create value.
Building a Global Team: why innovative worldwide collaboration is key for big business
7th February 2018, 13:30 – 14:00, Unified Communications Theatre
Mike Brown, CRO for Oblong Industries, will explore a case study with the virtual design office of a major automotive brand to uncover strategies for uniting team and vision for a globally distributed workforce.
New collaboration technology can empower everyone in an organisation to work better together and ensure that all teams across an organisation can collaborate in a content-rich environment; sharing information and ideas across distributed locations easily is key so that decisions are made and work is done.
Driving innovation and creating impact; the workplace of the future
9th February 2018, 10:30 – 11:00, Unified Communications Theatre
Mary Ann de Lares Norris, VP EMEA for Oblong Industries, and Dan Alldis, Future Technology Manager of Global Sat Comms manufacturer Inmarsat, will discuss how enterprises must adapt to changing business needs by creating more dynamic, creative, and collaborative work spaces.
It’s important for the physical design of such spaces that flexible and adaptive technology solutions are deployed.