The pandemic has brought on a digital transformation unlike no other, and with so many companies switching to remote or hybrid work, it’s clear that working from home is here to stay.
There are many benefits to being a remote worker, but if you or your company don’t have to right equipment or strategies for virtual collaboration, it can make remote work a mess. This post will go over two focal points for successful virtual collaboration, as well as some technologies available that can benefit future collaborations.
Many people are visual learners, so to have effective virtual communication, it’s important that everyone can see each other clearly. Visual collaboration can be improved through better camera quality, AI-powered cameras, improved speakers and microphones, and more. Companies like Yealink and Crestron offer many high-performance technologies that can benefit your meeting’s visuals.
The Crestron FLEX Video Conferencing plus Intelligent Video is a good option for meetings when some employees are working in person and others are working at home. Intelligent face framing tracks those in view and keeps their faces front and center so that everyone is involved. If someone is speaking, Speaker Tracking will zoom in on them, so they get the attention they deserve.
Yealink has a variety of products for visual collaboration. The RoomCast for Zoom Rooms allows a user to present content from anywhere if they have a connection. It also has a one-tap wireless sharing feature that allows you to safely transfer work data to your coworkers.
For smaller rooms, you could opt for the Yealink MeetingBar A20 or A30, which boasts AI-powered camera views like Crestron products do. There is also the MeetingBoard 65 that has 4K cameras, crystal clear speakers, and full-duplex microphones. Its 65-inch screen can be used as a virtual whiteboard, and if your meetings are being done through Zoom or Microsoft Teams, you can utilize their virtual whiteboards for more immersive visual collaboration as well.
Centralize Your Content and Feedback in One Place
Virtual collaboration can go a whole lot smoother if there is a central place for employees to brainstorm, communicate, and collaborate in real time. Many Crestron and Yealink products run exceptionally well with Microsoft Teams, and this is certainly a good option for centralizing your content and feedback.
The Yealink DeskVision A24 is designed specifically for Teams use, enriching Teams features while doubling as a daily monitor and a native Teams Display. This can help you see everything that is going on through Teams while other employees can use the Microsoft whiteboard and other features that will share their work and keep everything in a neat, centralized place.
Teams also allow users to communicate in a real-time chat that pops up near the side of the camera windows. Data stays safe with Microsoft, but if you want to take it a step further you could look into the DM NVX AV-over-IP solution that Crestron offers. It is a standards-based solution that works on every network, keeping your data and your company’s data safe while it is being transmitted back and forth. It also helps route, distribute, and manage all of your video, audio, USB, and device controls with no latency.
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