PTZ cameras, room scheduling, interactive whiteboards, UHD cameras… There’s no doubt that the collaboration products category is an enormous one — nevermind the the various meeting spaces they’re used in: a huddle room, conference room, and every hybrid in-between.
Collaboration products were one of the largest product categories at InfoComm in Orlando.
Integrators are continually faced with hard decisions in their search for room scheduling, huddle room and conference room technology, not only because of how broad the category is, but also because different demographics tend to react differently to certain technologies.
But it’s not about the products. The value that integration firms and consultants bring to customers is in understanding their unique organization challenges and designing systems that solve them.
That being said, products are a big part of those solutions. Throughout 2017, the industry saw great innovation from its manufacturers.
2017 was a year in which companies focused on how to provide product solutions that help integrators address their clients’ emerging huddle and conference room needs.
Meanwhile, how content is distributed also evolved throughout 2017.
Many manufacturers touted new AV over IP solutions, while others focused on streaming products.
The products we’ve gathered here are, by no means, the only products released during 2017, nor do they create an all-encompassing list of beneficial products for the AV industry.
With that disclaimer in place, however, you’ve got to admit that these 15 interactive whiteboards, UHD and PTZ cameras, room scheduling hardwares and other conference room technology go a long way toward defining the direction that collaboration product integration took in 2017.