Don’t just meet up. Show Up. The BlueJeans Meeting difference
Video conferencing has become part of everyday life. When social distancing measures were applied worldwide, people were encouraged to stay home as much as possible. However, work and life had to go on and we needed a better way to connect.
The future of work is likely to include hybrid workplace arrangements. During the peak of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, many employers realized that their teams could be just as productive working from home as they were in the office. As a result, the option to spend time in the office and work from anywhere has become a critical factor in retaining and attracting talent.
A survey of professionals working from home across the US, Germany, and India found that 75% of employees have maintained or improved productivity on their tasks, and 51% said that their productivity is maintained or improved on collaborative tasks. It also found that satisfaction with workplace tools, such as video conferencing and virtual whiteboards, is a powerful driver of productivity. Employees who are happy with their tools are twice as likely to maintain or improve their productivity as those who are not satisfied.
BlueJeans founders already knew video conferencing was the future when they started the company in 2009. They created the company to make “video conferencing as comfortable and casual as your favorite pair of jeans.” It merged with wireless network operator Verizon last year with an eye “to change the impact of videoconferencing for decades,” as co-founder Krish Ramakrishnan told Inc. magazine. The merger negotiations took place virtually, of course, via the BlueJeans platform.
“Long gone are the days of expecting all meeting attendees to be in a conference room together,” said Eric Spadafora, Vice President and General Manager of BlueJeans by Verizon. “From the boardroom to the data center, mobility is driving the way we work.”
BlueJeans Meetings is serious about delivering seamless virtual meetings for its users. The secure video conferencing platform has smart features such as universal accessibility, tools to share meeting highlights and task lists, and a digital whiteboard for team brainstorming sessions. In addition, it comes with Dolby Voice-enhanced audio and HD Video, so it sounds and looks like you are in the same room as people who are continents away.
Whether via iOS, Android, Mac, or Windows, hosting and joining an online conference is just a touch away. Users can even go hands-free by using Vuzix M400 and M4000 Smart Glasses. In addition to this, BlueJeans Meetings can integrate with other workflow apps like Google Docs, Microsoft O365, Slack, and Facebook for more effective collaboration.
BlueJeans is currently deployed on the edge to explore more potential of video collaboration on the go with Verizon’s 5G network and the power of MEC (Mobile Edge Compute service).
By deploying BlueJeans at the edge, networks can run multiple compute-intensive workloads, freeing up the mobile endpoint to offer a unique video conferencing experience without being overwhelmed by traditionally burdensome processing tasks such as virtual backgrounds and immersive presentations.
Verizon specifically engineered BlueJeans to optimize the user experience on the Vuzix M400 and M4000 Smart Glasses for everyone from the back-office and field technicians to remote workers. An 8-core processor backs these industry-leading Vuzix Smart Glasses, 4K capable phase-detect auto-focus camera, voice-activation, noise-canceling microphones, extended battery life, and a variety of wearable mounting options suitable for almost any enterprise environment.
Paul Travers, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix, said, “5G and edge computing are important elements to ultimately deliver low latency and optimal performance of powerful smart glasses-based applications to enterprise customers. The availability of BlueJeans on Vuzix Smart Glasses for Verizon business customers in combination with Verizon’s ultra-wideband 5G network can help deliver critical information hands-free to assist frontline workers across multiple market verticals.”
With BlueJeans Meetings, you don’t just meet up. You get more from your meetings, become more involved, and maximize productivity. With BlueJeans Meetings, you show up.
Improve productivity by clicking on BlueJeans to learn more about how it sets itself apart from its competitors through its interoperable cloud-based video conferencing services.