Back to the office? Create professional video meeting rooms with Zoom Rooms
Within weeks of the Covid-19 lockdown, it seemed like EVERYONE was using Zoom. And that’s because they were. Usage increased from 10 million daily meetings in December 2019 to 300 million in April 2020, with “annualised meeting minutes” jumping from 100 billion to 2 trillion (that’s a 20-fold increase!) Now, as users return to the office following an extensive period of home-working, they want the same simple, home video meeting experience but on an office-wide scale.
The IMPORTANCE OF GOOD QUALITY Video Meetings
Whether you’re having a regular weekly catch-up or meeting a new client on video for the first time, it is essential that the people on the other end of the call can see and hear you clearly. It saves time wasted through repetitions and avoids key points being lost. In the video age, the quality of your video communication is a direct reflection of your professionalism and brand image. Already, those businesses who are getting it right are standing head and shoulders above the competition. Winning more work, engaging more talented candidates and retaining their best people by providing them with the tools they need to do their job well. Wherever they may be.
THE PROBLEM WITH ZOOM IN MEETING ROOMS
Zoom calls from home are relatively straight forward. People can use their integrated camera and speaker on their laptop or tablet, or even get a webcam plugged into their PC. It works well for most people, as the camera and speaker only have to pick up one person. Unfortunately in a meeting room with several people it’s not so straight forward.
Using Zoom in a meeting room through one person’s laptop is going to be challenging. If you have a meeting room display, camera and audio system to connect to, that’s a good start. But for the thousands of non-tech-savvy workers it poses a problem. Both for them and the IT support teams who will inevitably spend a lot of time trying to help people get connected. For those who don’t have that level of hardware in their meeting rooms, trying to huddle (socially distanced) round one person’s laptop with one low-quality microphone trying to pick up more than one voice, just isn’t going to work.
Thankfully, the clever minds at Zoom have already thought of this problem and offer a range of meeting room hardware, which comes readily configured with the Zoom software that you know and love. Zoom rooms systems like the Crestron Flex Series or Logitech Tap, are out-the-box, touch-screen endpoints that are suitable for a range of meeting room sizes from huddle spaces and personal work-pods through to large meeting rooms and conferencing spaces.
These easy-to-install kits come with cameras that suit your specific room size and have an integrated conference speaker, with options to add additional microphones and speakers according to need. It means that people can just enter a meeting room and start a video meeting at the touch of a button. No fuss. No wires. No technical blips. Just easy, good quality video meetings. It saves time, stress and keeps everyone focused on business priorities, rather than worrying about technology.
EASY VIDEO MEETINGS WITH ZOOM ROOMS
Getting your meeting room set up with a simple, affordable Zoom Rooms system, provides a reliable and efficient meeting tool for staff to use, with an interface they are familiar with. Because these systems are easy to integrate and are scalable, many businesses are choosing to install these systems across their meeting rooms, providing a standard experience across the business which is easy for colleagues to use and easy for IT to manage.
At a time, when staff want the conveniences of working from home, with the opportunities for collaboration and interaction that they get from the office, simple solutions like this will tick a lot of boxes.