Steljes has launched the SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync and predicts that it will become the de facto technology in the modern collaborative meeting room.
SMART Room System is a turnkey hardware system designed by SMART Technologies that brings Microsoft Lync into meeting rooms and simplifies the collaboration experience for both virtual and face-to-face participants by providing seamless voice, video and data collaboration.
The comprehensive SMART Room System includes one or more SMART Board interactive displays, an ultra wide-angle, high definition camera offering 109-degree field of view, customised speakers and microphones along with an administration room control console with an 11.6” (29.5 cm) display. Each component has been specifically designed and manufactured by SMART for seamless integration ensuring a consistently rich meeting experience that enables productive, dynamic collaboration for all participants.
Microsoft’s internal studies have indicated that it takes on average of 8 to 12 minutes to begin a meeting using technology, but with the SMART Room System for Microsoft Lync the start-up time for an active session with full access to audio, video and presentation data is reduced to a single click ensuring optimal use of meeting time. SMART’s industry-leading interactive displays feature specialised glass treatment for a smooth touch experience with no drag. The displays also offer integrated ink controls for colour selection and proximity detection, an innovative feature enabled by sensors that automatically detect user movements to turn the display on when you enter the room and power off when not in use.
Sam Baker, Head of Product Management at Steljes, comments ““The SMART Room System is optimised for Microsoft Lync and Office 365® enabling companies to get the most out of their investment in Microsoft Lync. I predict that it will become an essential element of the modern collaborative meeting room. This is a very exciting technology and I believe it is set to take the corporate world by storm.”