For the first time Oblong’s Mezzanine collaboration platform will be available through professional AV distribution, thanks to an agreement with ScanSource. The distributor will offer a unique Cisco Mezzanine LG meeting room solution bundle.
According to an Oblong Industries press release, the ScanSource bundle leverages commercial displays from LG Electronics and Webex Room Kit Series from Cisco.
The company says the integrated solutions offers includes Cisco Webex for virtual meeting s, LG for visual displays and Oblong Mezzanine for a content-rich and immersive collaboration experience .
Mezzanine Available via ScanSource
The entire Mezzanine product family — including the Mezzanine 600 Series for larger conference rooms and briefing centers, and the Mezzanine 200 Series solution for smaller teams and spaces – is joining the ScanSource line card, according to Oblong.
The entire Mezzanine product family is joining the ScanSource line card, according to Oblong.
In its press release it adds that Mezzanine is defined by its unique user interface that makes it easy for collaborators to share and control multiple content streams simultaneously.
Mezzanine enables users to do this easily across Cisco’s Webex virtual meeting platform.
“End users are continuing to look for innovative UC solutions, and Mezzanine delivers a content-rich workplace collaboration experience that enables resellers to meet this growing demand,” says Brian Cuppett, senior vice president, ScanSourceKBZ.
“We look forward to providing this content-centric conferencing solution, in addition to support, training and services for our reseller partners’ continued success.”
The Cisco Mezzanine LG Bundle
With this integrated offering from Cisco, Oblong, and LG, a new product bundle was developed by ScanSource.
The new product bundle brings the Cisco Webex Room Kit and Cisco Webex Room Kit Plus Collaboration Endpoints into the Oblong Mezzanine content collaboration platform and utilizes LG UH5C series commercial UHD displays to share information, video, graphics, and data from multiple sources simultaneously, according to the press release.
Initially, this product bundle will be offered in two sizes mapped to Oblong’s popular Mezzanine 200 Series with dual LG displays for smaller team collaboration, and the Mezzanine 600 series for more immersive environments wrapping a room in an LG pixel-rich canvas for high-value work.
The press release adds that special incentives built within this bundle are set to enhance Mezzanine’s proven ROI.
More from Oblong Industry’s Mezzanine-ScanSource press release:
By collaborating on this specific product bundle at ScanSource, market leaders Cisco Mezzanine LG signal their intent to work together on streamlining the technical details of the installation process with components optimized prior to arrival on the job site for a conference room build or refresh.
Installation wizards will facilitate the process for AV integration specialists and will reduce the time it takes to get systems up and running.
“The introduction of this new product bundle means that it is now easier to specify and install a state-of-the-art system for immersive visual collaboration utilizing our popular Webex Meetings and Teams platforms with Webex Room Kits to bring people together,” said Finn Helge Lunde, Director of Product Management, Cisco.
Clark Brown, vice president, digital signage, LG Business Solutions, concurs.
“Driven by advances in display technologies, more visual and collaborative experiences are redefining today’s workplace. LG commercial displays, bundled by ScanSource with Oblong and Cisco technologies, exploit the rapid expansion of information, graphic and data, creating new ways for people to meet and collaborate,” he said.
Stephen Vobbe, VP of Business Development at Oblong Industries, concludes, “With the finest collaboration endpoints and displays combined with Mezzanine, which sets the bar for multi-screen collaboration as noted by Gartner analysts, organizations have a new and extremely engaging standard of excellence for their meeting spaces.”
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