DTEN launched DTEN InclusiView, a feature exclusive to DTEN ME, DTEN ME Pro, and DTEN GO. According to the company, it enables more natural engagement between small groups of in-office employees and remote team members. Additionally, through advanced AI technology, DTEN InclusiView senses team members in huddle rooms and presents them in individual panels exactly like remote participants. Thus, it brings everyone face-to-face in the same manner.
The huddle room is experiencing rapid growth according to the San Jose, Calif.-based provider of video-first, touch-enabled conferencing solutions. Here, it cites current sales growth and IDC research indicating 25% gain year-over-year1. The reason: more employees are returning to the office, expanding the need to collaborate with remote colleagues. As many meetings don’t require the entire team and are often ad hoc, the need for huddle spaces is expanding.
Bringing About Meeting Equity
“DTEN InclusiView upgrades the huddle room video experience to advance more productive and equitable hybrid collaborations,” says Nia Celestin, head of marketing at DTEN. Celestin adds, “Remote meeting participants gain a clear view of their in-office counterparts — enabling more seamless communication, promoting meaningful interactions and democratizing the experience for everyone.”
Per the company, this greater inclusion begins with a huddle room equipped with DTEN ME, DTEN ME Pro or DTEN GO. The DTEN ME Series devices feature 27-inch, all-in-one display screens integrating videoconferencing, content sharing, annotating, and digital whiteboarding. DTEN InclusiView is also included, utilizing the device’s three-camera array and AI functionality to optimize the collaboration experience.
Seamless Meeting Experience
Specifically, through the DTEN ME Series’ super-wide 160-degree field-of-view, DTEN InclusiView can perceive up to five in-room team members. Using both auto framing and smart framing, DTEN Inclusiview also displays each meeting participant in optimized individual video panels. The technology automatically adjusts as new participants enter the huddle space.
The company adds that the experience is comparable with DTEN GO. Here, DTEN InclusiView is built-in and works seamlessly with the device’s four-camera array to present everyone equitably. Remote attendees thus see their colleagues more clearly, recognizing non-verbal signals such as facial expressions and body language. As everyone has equal representation, meeting participants may easily speak, engage and even lead a meeting regardless of their location.
“Inclusion is a key component of the DTEN experience,” emphasizes Celestin. “As a solutions provider and in our work with our platform partners, we’re always striving to deliver greater collaboration equity.”
1International Data Corporation, September 2022, Worldwide Unified Communications & Collaboration Market Maintains Positive Growth in Q2 2022, according to IDC Tracker.