When employees go back to the office, they’ll need the same collaboration tools that they’ve been using at home for several months as they’ve worked remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They’ll demand tools and devices that work with existing videoconferencing and collaboration platforms that they’ve been using, and one emerging product is the Windows collaboration display.
Several hardware manufacturers are partnering with Microsoft on the displays, which range in size. One of those partners is Sharp, which earlier this year released the first Windows collaboration display to be certified by Microsoft under its Skype for Business program.
The display offers users “plug and play” capabilities and a USB-C cable to quickly connect and start collaborating with teammates.
The displays from Sharp provide flexibility and introduce offices to the new-look workplace set up for collaboration both remotely and on-site. Users can also use Microsoft Teams to collaborate and share content with hybrid teams. According to Sharp, the display meets all of Microsoft’s specifications and combines Sharp’s award-winning touch technology with IoT sensors.
With IoT sensors and working with Microsoft Azure Digital Twins, the display can test environmental conditions like fresh air supply and optimize meeting room usage. According to Sharp, employers can increase worker performance by 20% by increasing fresh air supply in offices and meeting rooms. .
Incorporating this kind of technology makes meeting rooms more intelligent and creates more comfortable meeting spaces and will lead to increased productivity.
In the new age of remote and hybrid work, not everyone will be in the office at the same time. The displays allow for multiple screens to be shared simultaneously during a meeting. In the video below, Sharp demonstrates how screens were shared in Amsterdam, New York and Madrid.