Prysm, Inc. is launching Prysm Go, a new platform that company officials say “turns any meeting room into a multi-purpose collaboration room – from simple huddles to advanced collaboration spaces.”
Prysm Go is “really designed for the in-room experience,” says Prysm director of product marketing David Schweer.
“There’s an unmet need in the market of leveraging the investment companies are making in videoconferencing systems and getting more use out of the rooms they’re in.”
The platform launch comes about a month prior to InfoComm 2017 where collaboration solutions are expected to be a point of emphasis on the trade show floor as integration customers evolve their meeting spaces.
Prysm Go offers the following features to help companies transition to a digital workplace:
- Digital whiteboard: Write down ideas, draw diagrams and share whiteboard content via email quickly
- Wired and wireless screen sharing: Multiple participants can share their laptops or mobile-device screens via HDMI, Apple AirPlay or Google Cast
- Integration with video conferencing and unified communications tools: For meeting rooms that are already enabled with video conferencing codecs such as those from Cisco, Polycom and Logitech, or for users of Skype for Business, beginning in early Q3 2017, Prysm Go is expected to enable meeting participants to accept or reject incoming calls, control meeting room volume, share content with other participants, and dial another video codec-enabled room, all from the Prysm display
- Video integration: Connect live video, audio or data feeds for always-available access to key people and information
Prysm Go is available in two versions:
- Use with existing displays and hardware: Includes the Prysm application appliance and an option to sign up for a free trial of the Prysm Application Suite, allowing companies the freedom of using their existing displays and third-party meeting set-ups whether they are interactive or keyboard- and mouse-driven displays
- All-in-one experience with 85” display: Features the Prysm application appliance, 85” 4K LCD display, and an option to sign up for a free trial of the Prysm Application Suite for a high performance, interactive meeting experience
Both solutions provided what Schweer calls “a consistent, personalized user experience.”
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Prysm Go requires no sign-in and integrates with Skype for Business and videoconferencing platforms, allowing users to join scheduled meetings with an invitation from the host. Once the solution is deployed, enterprises can purchase individual licenses with no extra hardware or added implementation required.
“There are thousands and thousands of conference rooms that go unused because of unproductive and underutilized technology,” says Prysm CMO Paige O’Neill. “We are enabling enterprises to update these spaces and maximize their current hardware investments so that their employees can better engage and make better business decisions with better information – and more quickly.”
Schweer says Prysm Go is “enhancing the familiar” when it comes to videoconferencing. “End users get in a cul de sac with [other videoconferencing technologies]. They try to get it to do things it wasn’t designed to do,” he says.
Prysm Go is available now with videoconferencing integration capabilities to come in early in the third quarter of this year. MSRP is $5,999 for the appliance-only solution and $19,999 with an 85-inch monitor included.