This is what happens when demand for a solution is so overwhelmingly clear. The market becomes flooded with solutions and identifying actual needs gets increasingly difficult. At InfoComm 2019 it was obvious that such is the case with video collaboration and wireless presentation solutions.
There are so many collaboration and wireless presentation solutions on the market (and at InfoComm 2019) that Commercial Integrator even has a webinar titled: Cutting Through the Clutter: How to Choose a Wireless Presentation System.
There’s good reason for the popularity and myriad choices when it comes to collaboration and wireless presentation solutions. Many organizations are in the midst of cultural transitions when it comes to how they work and meet.
The cliché is that because so many companies are shifting to open office space they require quick collaboration stations in order to meet and share information.
It’s by no means limited to open office spaces. The current and future generations of employees have grown up with an expectation for collaboration. They expect to be able to connect easily and share information from any device. There shouldn’t be roadblocks when it comes to connectivity or usability.
So Many Collaboration & Wireless Presentation Choices
Demand is so great for collaboration that that the category has grown quickly. It wasn’t long ago that Barco ClickShare was the only wireless sharing product line many AV professionals could easily name. At InfoComm 2019 there were many players.
“We spend a lot of time focusing on the network side of collaboration in today’s enterprise environments,” says IVCi’s Dan Abrams.
From an integrator perspective, the collaboration and wireless category has gone beyond being a means to address a customer need.
Frankly, most customers need it, so it has become more of an engrained solution. We’re seeing that integration firms are interested in working with a collaboration and wireless presentation solution that blends into a supportive ecosystem that they try to provide for customers.
IVCi is an example of an integration firm that walked the InfoComm 2019 show floor looking not so much for products but for solutions that complement the value they offer customers.
“As IVCi has grown over the years we’ve made a transition from being a hardware seller and integrator into a hardward seller, integrator and IT services type of organization,” says Dan Abrams, VP of business development at IVCi.
“We spend a lot of time working on our clients’ network, whether it’s connecting unified communication and collaboration devices, whether it’s monitoring the hardware that they have or making sure that their systems are running at peak performance, we spend a lot of time focusing on the network side of collaboration in today’s enterprise environments.”
Check out the slideshow for a sample of some of the collaboration and wireless presentation solutions – some traditional, some pushing the envelop and some out of leftfield – that were on display at InfoComm 2019.