Oblong Industries has announced that it will demonstrate Mezzanine—an immersive visual collaboration system that aims to help innovation and performance leaders transform workflows to adapt to change and accelerate business growth—at this year’s InfoComm.
According to an Oblong press release, Mezzanine offers a dynamic and interactive experience across multiple devices, display surfaces and locations.
The newest addition to Mezzanine is Mezz-In, which enables collaboration for remote participants by integrating video conferencing into the Mezzanine web client.
Mezz-In allows external meeting collaborators to have full visibility of the Mezzanine workspace and grants them the ability to upload content and control presentations with easy screen-sharing capabilities via Chrome.
“Mezz-In is an important next step in the development of the Mezzanine platform as it provides superior access to the shared workspace for remote participants operating in the confine of a single device,” says Mike Brown, Oblong’s global vice president of sales, in the press release. “It is the perfect complement to Infopresence—the experience of being immersed as a group in your vital content and data—when you can’t be in the room.”
Brown also adds that when collaborators have easy access to highly visual real-time information in a shared digital environment, it helps to accelerate communication, discovery and decision-making within an organization.
Here’s more from Oblong’s press release:
Mezzanine is characterized by its fluid user interface that spans multiple screen surfaces to enable work groups to connect, contribute and control content and data from almost any computing device – laptop, tablet, smart phone – from any location.
With information present across displays surrounding a room – an incomparable Infopresence experience is achieved. By connecting workspaces between rooms, with remote participants accessing the shared workspace via browser, Mezzanine provides the most valuable collaboration experience for teams tasked with solving the most pressing business issues.
John Underkoffler, Oblong CEO, comments, “We believe the era of one human, one mouse, one screen, one machine is giving way to what’s next: a fully shared and unified experience among multiple users, devices, screens, and locations, via a groundbreaking spatial interface. This is what Oblong builds. Our Mezzanine solution for the enterprise is the greatest expression of this idea for collaboration at scale and across distance.”
Flexibility, elasticity and choice are core to Mezzanine. There are a near endless number of screen configurations that are possible with the system, to activate the wall spaces of almost any room design. Large display screens from a number of manufacturers are qualified to operate with Mezzanine.
Likewise, videoconferencing codecs from several suppliers may be used to deliver high fidelity choice and video in parallel to the connected Mezzanine Infopresence session.
To experience Infopresence and Mezzanine for yourself visit Oblong at InfoComm Booth N2337.