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The Best Hardware for Video Meetings

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Want professional quality video meetings? These hardware solutions will get you there:

Ever wonder why some video meetings look and sound better than others? The answer is in the hardware. Whether you use Zoom, Teams, StarLeaf or anything else, getting good quality cameras and sound systems will quickly transform your meetings and create a more enjoyable experience for all. Making sure they’re easy to use too, will be the icing on the cake. So whether you’re calling from a conference room or a home office, here are our best hardware solutions for video meetings.

Best video hardware for small meeting spaces

Whether you’re looking for a dedicated video solution for your home office or need to kit-out quiet booths and huddle spaces in the office for video meetings, we love these solutions:

This premium video sound bar is a universal winner! Its neat, compact design provides great quality video and sound in small spaces and huddle rooms for pretty much any cloud-based video platform. Just connect to your laptop via USB and away you go! 

Available with both Zoom and Teams software included, this neat, touch screen interface with built in mic and speakers comes with a separate wide-angled camera for small spaces. With no additional computer needed, it also supports both single and dual displays. 

With its own built in computer, the X30 (and X50 for medium spaces) gives you the winning capacity of the Poly Studio but with Teams, Zoom or StarLeaf video platform preconfigured. So video meetings are simple and seamless, with no additional computer plug-in required.

Best video hardware for medium meeting spaces

Bigger spaces mean your audio and camera have to work harder. So choosing video meeting hardware that’s fit for purpose will ensure everyone is heard and seen – even when you’re sitting two metres apart.

Designed for use with both Microsoft Teams and Zoom Rooms, the Flex B is a complete solution with exceptional quality sound bar, 4K HD Camera and one-touch start interface.

For Microsoft Teams this neat touch screen system is connected by USB to a hidden computer. It uses a speaker-tracking and auto-group framing camera alongside Poly signature audio which includes NoiseBlockAI, Acoustic Fence, Acoustic Clarity and HD voice.

Best video hardware for conference rooms and large meetings spaces

Make sure your most important rooms have the technology to support the decisions that are made there. With high-quality, simple solutions, decision makers can focus on the task at hand without worrying about technical issues.

Poly G85-T brings Microsoft Teams into your large meeting room or conference room with a complete camera, audio and touch screen solution. Featuring the exceptional Poly Eagle Eye Director II production-quality camera and Poly’s signature audio, this is a stunning solution for those important meeting spaces.

This modular system provides a range of collaboration features that can be used in any meeting space, but that work really well in board rooms and large meeting spaces. Wireless screen sharing, annotation, plus the option to add Poly’s HD camera and signature sound system make this a powerful tool. Use with Zoom , StarLeaf and Poly.

At TecInteractive, we keep our eye on the market looking for the best products that combine both great quality with ease of use. So your video meetings are as professional as you are. To find out more or for a free consultation to help understand how you can make the most of your existing set-up, contact us today:

Making Hot-Desking Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Hot desks are a key feature in many offices but how can we use them safely during the pandemic?

The latter part of the 2010s saw hot-desking as a key feature in many UK offices. This space-saving way of working went hand-in-hand with remote working, allowing businesses to reduce the number of desks required whilst still giving remote workers a place in the office. Now, in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, more people are remote working than ever before. But rather than utilising the benefits of hot desks, businesses are concerned that these shared touch points could be a potential source of virus transmission.  While business leaders, Health and Safety experts and office designers start to reassess what we now need from our offices, we look at how we can make hot-desking safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Making Hot-Desking Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Government Guidelines on Hot Desks

Government guidelines stress the importance of ensuring social distancing in the workplace and the need to minimise shared touch points. Understandably, they actively advise against hot desks.  But for businesses that either have hot desking in place, or who seek to reduce their real estate costs going forward in these uncertain economic times, is there a solution that can make hot-desking safe whilst we battle COVID? 

Making Hot-Desking Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The key thing to making hot-desking safe is cleanliness: To eliminate the risk of cross contamination. So that if an infected person uses a desk, the next person using it does not pick up their germs.  Hot desk booking systems are the answer. These clever systems can show, not only when a desk is free, but when it is clean. Meet the GoBright desk booking system

Making Hot-Desking Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

GoBright is a simple desk booking system that uses colour coding to indicate if desks are free, booked, about to be booked, and, most importantly, clean. The desktop indicator is also visible via the app so you can book a desk in advance, knowing that if you make that essential visit to the office, you will find a space. When you leave, the desk top light shows up purple indicating that the desk is not to be used until clean. Then cleaning staff can do their magic and swipe to update the light to ‘Green’ and available when it’s done. 

Making Hot-Desking Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The benefits of a GoBright system go beyond desk cleaning: 

  • Manage the number of people coming into the office
  • The light up system can make desks ‘unavailable’ to ensure safe spacing between desks and staff
  • Easily find colleagues wherever they may be in an office via the app, and book to sit near your team mates
  • Sensors register movement and can provide real-time information on availability
  • Get data to analyze desk usage and make informed decisions about office design and space planning for the future
Making Hot-Desking Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Go Bright’s room booking systems also provide a great way to minimise risk in meeting rooms and shared spaces in the office. Meeting spaces can be booked remotely (or from the office) so when everyone comes to the office, the space is available. The GoBright system clearly shows the room capacity so you can ensure users can safely distance themselves. Touch points are minimised by allowing room booking and ordering of additional equipment from users’ personal devices. Sensors automatically register when the rooms are being used whilst lights and display screens turn on automatically a few minutes before the meeting is due to start. 

Making Hot-Desking Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We know that during these challenging times, solutions that support the health and safety of staff, whilst helping people to work effectively is essential. Finding simple solutions like these, that just work, is what we’re all about. So if you’d like to find out more about the GoBright hot desk booking system or room booking system or discuss other workplace challenges that technology might be able to resolve, we’d love to hear from you. 

Why not arrange a free demo or give us a call to find out more?

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