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Prysm Touts Hardware-Agnostic Collaboration Solution Prysm Application Suite

At InfoComm 2017, Prysm announces software-centric enhancements to Prysm Application Suite that improve Prysm Quick Start and pound “co-browsing” into our lexicon

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Prysm Touts Hardware-Agnostic Collaboration Solution Prysm Application Suite

Prysm has added added conferencing integration to its Quick Start capability

It’s one thing to talk about how workplaces are changing and presenting opportunities for integration firms to help their customers evolve. It’s another thing to commit to a solutions line that helps integrators take advantage of those opportunities like Prysm has at Infocomm 2017 with its hardware-agnostic software Prysm Application Suite.

During InfoComm 2017 Prysm is showing off new functionality for Prysm Application Suite.

“Our booth represents a big shift that we’ve been working on over the past 24 months,” says David Schweer, director of product marketing. It includes room setups that focus on how customers use Prysm’s Digital Workplace Platform.

What Is ‘Co-browsing’?

Along the lines of changing workplaces, Prysm is focused on recognizes new challenges that emerge from these changes, Schweer says.

“We’ve noticed that conference rooms are getting harder to get into,” he says. “So we’ve added the concept of co-browsing [to its Prysm Application Suite].”

More on Co-browsing from a Prysm press release:

Allows all Prysm workplace participants to view and interact with the same web content while empowering the presenter to decide if and when other users can interact with the web browser through the group participation toggle.

Functionality allows users with a login to enable other users who do not have a personal login to be able to make edits while being monitored and invited to make changes.

Co-browsing also brings web-based applications to Prysm Mobile workspaces for the first time, further building out Prysm’s virtual meeting room offering, bringing meeting content to any device at any time by enhancing the collaboration experience for both in-room and remote participants.

Quick Start Gets Boost

Meanwhile Prysm is building off of its Quick Start feature, which it announced at Integrated Systems Europe 2017, by integrating it with video conferencing.

“People are sick of being told that what they bought isn’t good enough,”says Prysm’s David Schweer on how Quick Start works with existing conferencing solutions

Prysm Quick Start aims to achieve the Holy Grail of video meetings – to allow people to walk into a conference room and immediately launch a meeting without fumbling, false starts and confusion.

The feature enables employees to access Prysm Visual Workplace without logging in. Using Quick Start, participants can pair devices, via a wired connection or wireless sharing, engaging with content or sketching  and capturing ideas using Prysm’s digital whiteboard capabilities.

The Prysm Application Suite is “designed for the corporate user who needs to get access to the screen immediately and may not have a login,” Paige O’Neill, CMO, said prior to ISE 2017. “You’ll get three different options on the screen. One is to connect a device. One is to open up a whiteboard. Another is to log in. They can start getting benefits immediately.”

At InfoComm 2017 Prysm is tying Quick Start to conferencing. “There are a lot of great telepresence rooms that are rather under used because it doesn’t have a content component to it,” Schweer says.

More on Prysm Quick Start from press release:

By adding in video conferencing integrations to Prysm Quick Start, Prysm can now offer the same personal experience in any location including rooms equipped with advanced video conferencing solutions that are underutilized by end users due to their complexity and lack of necessary agnostic technology.

Prysm Visual Workplace welcome screen, Prysm Application Suite

At Prysm Visual Workplace welcome screen users can begin collaborating even without a login.

Prysm Quick Start will integrate with existing video conference codecs from Cisco, Polycom, and Logitech among others to maximize current technology investments while offering key experiences including:

A user can quickly place an ad-hoc video conference call using the Prysm on-screen experience with no need for extra wires or hardware in the room.

Participants can be alerted to an incoming call with options to accept or decline, so that they don’t have to fumble through the controls.

Users can easily share screens or sketchboards with call participants.

When managing the codec-based video conference call, participants have the controls to end or mute a call, use the dial pad, and adjust volume, so they are not forced to rely on in-room IR (infrared) remotes to control the video experience.

One of the big selling points, Schweer says, is that integration with Cisco, Polycom, Logitech and others because it allows customers it improve on instead of replace their conferencing solutions. “People are sick of being told that what they bought isn’t good enough,” he says.

Other Prysm news at InfoComm 2017 include its new mobile user interface and Prysm API , a software developer kit for personalizing the digital workplace platform.

More from the company on the Prysm Application Suite:
  • The solution extends the Prysm digital workplace platform to any HTML5 enabled mobile device to improve collaboration throughout the enterprise.
  • The new UI provides additional search and browsing capabilities to easily access and navigate through other projects or to return to the homepage.
  • It also enables users to easily preview and select which workspace they want to enter, while providing indication to rent participants in the project space for quick meeting start and team interaction.
More from Prysm on Prysm API:
  • An industry-first integrated experience that gives Prysm users collaboration capabilities unlike any other available on the market today.
  • Rather than offering a stratified solution on top of several unintegrated devices or software, the Prysm API empowers its users to harmonize their workflow, maximizing productivity across whatever collaboration work styles that are most comfortable and effective for them.
  • Built on agnostic Prysm software, the new Prysm API enables enterprises to leverage their current technology investments by developing applications on an open and customizable platform that can be used on any device at any time.
  • With the Prysm API, in-house development teams can create custom applications that will meet exact enterprise requirements. It also opens up new opportunities for channel partners to offer custom development or integration services, and truly architect the best possible solution for their customers.