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TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
16 Collaboration Systems that
Backbone the Modern Workplace
These days, it is paramount to have the proper equipment to experience quality collaboration
sessions. By Robert Archer
BACK IN EARLY 2020, no one ever envisioned
that COVID-19 would still be raging
on in 2022, but, sadly, that's where the
world is. As I write this, the omicron variant
continues to impede daily activities.
Among the many things that have
been impacted by COVID-19 is the global
workforce. Many people who work in office
environments have been forced to work
from home or split their time between their
home and the office.
Over the past couple years, with more
people communicating with their peers
from some form of remote environment,
and with either all or some of their colleagues
working from home, the workforce
is discovering that working from home
presents challenges.
Of course, there are the normal distractions
of working from home, including the
kids and the lure of knocking out a few
household chores. More relevant for the
CI audience, however, is how the quality of
remote workers' audio and video can affect
their ability to participate in meetings and
work efficiently.
Responding rapidly to the changes that
have taken place in the workplace, manufacturers
have diversified their product
lines to accommodate a range of usage
scenarios.
Today, there are a number of solutions
(e.g., traditional conference-room-type
components; headphones; and compact,
all-in-one systems) that can be used in small
spaces, including home offices, to improve
the collaborative experience, regardless of
where it is taking place.
The category of collaboration also encompasses
some of the biggest names in
professional audio, including Shure, Sennheiser
and Yamaha. And, naturally, the
category features companies that focus
exclusively on collaboration and communications,
including names like Clockaudio.
And that's not to overlook the video
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side of the collaboration market, which
includes manufacturers like AVerMedia,
Barco, Kramer, Crestron and Logitech.
To keep up with the changes in the
workforce and the collaboration market, including
its manufacturers and technologies,
consult with the non-profit industry trade
group the IMCCA. The IMCCA's purpose
is to grow the UC&C category through
thought leadership that includes education
and information.
Let's look at some of the latest products
from some of the top manufacturers in the
field. The following represents just a sampling
of what is currently available.
AVerMedia DualCam (PW313D)
The PW313D is a
two-in-one webcam that
incorporates a pair of
cameras that captures
different camera angles
simultaneously. AVerMedia
says the PW313D can be used to
capture the user and documents or other
objects. The PW313D can be used for
many conferencing applications, including
online education. AVerMedia.com
Barco ClickShare CX-30
Biamp Devio
The Devio system from Biamp is a scalable
solution that can be implemented into everything
from small huddle rooms to large
boardrooms. The system is compatible with
platforms that include Microsoft Teams,
Zoom, Google Meet and Cisco Webex.
The Devio products feature beam-tracking
microphones and don't require programming.
Biamp.com
Clockaudio CCRM 4000-RF Plenum
The plenumrated
CCRM
4000-RF Plenum
motorized
ceiling condenser
microphone
features control ports for DSP connection
and link for daisy-chain capabilities with as
many as 99 secondary units. The unit's
master and secondary units are also
identical in construction. The product offers
350-degree rotation, along with a 40degree
knuckle-joint-angle microphone
that provides a cardioid polar pattern.
Clockaudio.com
Crestron
UC-MM30-R
Bringing the
power of
Designed for small- and medium-sized
rooms, the ClickShare CX-30 offers users a
seamless conferencing experience. Barco
explains that conference attendees can
use the device of their choosing to
participate in calls, including Macs,
Windows, iOS and Android-based
devices, and the CX-30 system provides
wireless connectivity to eliminate wired
connections. Barco.com
the Crestron conferencing experience to
work-from-home settings, the UC-MM30-R
is designed as a state-of-the-art conferencing
product primarily for residential
environments. The UC-MM30-R incorporates
a seven-inch touchscreen; a four-array,
360-degree microphone; and a loudspeaker.
The conferencing solution is also
compatible with PCs and Mac computers.
Crestron.com
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