Oblong Touts Mezzanine 200 ‘In a Box’ Integration with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business

Oblong continues to roll out and tout features for its Mezzanine 200 In a Box solution including integrations with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business.

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Oblong Touts Mezzanine 200 ‘In a Box’ Integration with Microsoft Exchange and Skype for Business

Oblong's Mezzanine Series includes Mezzanine 200, offering integration with Skype for Business and more affordable price points.

Oblong Industries made a splash at InfoComm 2017 showing off its Mezzanine 200 Series, a more affordable take on its flagship Mezzanine solution now called Mezzanine 600. Mezzanine 200 is targeted for smaller meeting sizes of two to seven people. Oblong is continuing to hype the product with a Mezzanine 200 In a Box Partner Kit.

The “in a box” solution is designed to meet the needs of the growing number of teaming and huddle rooms, a trend recently highlighted by Wainhouse Research who numbered small to medium meeting spaces at more than 45 million globally, according to an Oblong press release.

More from the Press Release on Touch Annotation:

Touch annotation on the Mezzanine 200 Series opens up new and better ways to work together. Unlike many digital whiteboard solutions, which only enable annotation over a single directly connected device, Mezzanine allows annotation over multiple streams simultaneously. Collaborators can annotate over graphics or live video, including live video feeds of analog whiteboards in other locations. Snapshot the annotated content instantly to create a new asset and deliver it directly into the workspace portfolio for later reference and download.

Oblong CEO John Underkoffler adds, “Oblong wrote the book on gesture, and direct pointing via Mezzanine’s spatial wand is the most powerful way to move, arrange, and interact with content around a room. Touch is an important proximity-based case of gesture; today we’re excited to add main screen touch annotation to Mezzanine’s interaction arsenal. The addition further amplifies the unbeatable value Mezzanine brings to collaborative work, presentation, and decision-making.”

More from the Press Release on Partner Integration:

Also new to Mezzanine 200 are integrations with popular enterprise utilities that are a part of the Microsoft ecosystem, including calendar integration with Microsoft Exchange and video integration with Skype for Business.  It’s easy to schedule and start Mezzanine meetings with these familiar enterprise tools, enabling remote collaborators to join directly from their Skype client, or for rooms to connect with a Skype meeting ID.

More from the Press Release on Mezzanine ROI:

A commissioned study by Forrester found that Mezzanine technology pays for itself in eight months and offers an ROI of 226% in just three years; this exceptional ‘partner kit in a box’ allows more teams to experience the productivity benefits of a truly collaborative workspace. With a growing movement towards dynamic, multi-location, BYOD teamwork, Mezzanine 200 ticks every box for small to medium size locations, not only meeting the needs of a new generation of workforce but of its partners too.

Oblong’s customers include NASA, PwC, IBM, Fujitsu, and Accenture along with other forward-thinking Fortune 500 companies. To experience Mezzanine firsthand, make an appointment to visit one of 18 offices worldwide.

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