When Biamp released its Devio two-piece solution for huddle rooms CI joked that it took collaboration and whipped it good.
It’s true that the collaboration category, which is steadily growing in popularity and creating tremendous opportunities for integration firms, does require some snappy solutions. Integrators, often accustomed to creating custom solutions, are often challenged by customers’ needs for universal collaboration systems.
Collaboration is often lumped in with huddle rooms. For many customers, however, a huddle room is simply where they happen to huddle. People will bring their laptops to a meeting and quickly require a collaboration platform.
Biamp’s Devio, for instance, is aimed at providing small space meetings with high-quality, laptop-based audio and video conferencing. Biamp is positioning Devio as a relatively easy-to-install system. It’s targeting those customers with employees taking their laptops to a meeting room and making it as easy to roll out as possible with no additional drivers required.
During a free webinar, Biamp and AVI-SPL outline the evolving need for more pop-up collaboration solutions and challenge integrators to be prepared to meet those demands.
Tim Hill, AVI-SPL’s national director of engineering, offers tips to customers to better address pop-up huddle room challenges.
Sally Blank, Biamp’s sales development director for unified communications, explains how products like the Devio line can help integrators overcome those challenges.