Bridge the remote communication & collaboration divide with premium audio video conferencing
Audio and video conferencing tools have been a mainstay of offices and meeting rooms for years now, but the nearly overnight shift to accept remote working and hybrid work practices has made virtual collaboration tools a basic necessity of the workplace – whether you’re based in the physical office, or not.
In the past, a lot of enterprises would have invested significantly to set up unified communications facilities in meeting rooms and boardrooms, incorporating both audio and video conferencing tools that would need to be individually integrated with existing connectivity and the electrical infrastructure in the building. Virtual meetings were normally to include overseas partners and clients into mostly physical meetings, while the rest of the in-person attendees sat in the boardroom.
But over the last couple of years, company leaders have had to rethink their strategic operational objectives, as online communications, as well as collaboration tools, have entered into the mainstream of usage. Users are much more onboarded to the technologies as platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams have been widely adopted.
As a result, people have come to expect video and audio conferencing tools to not only connect seamlessly with minimal disruptions, but also be able to provide the sort of broader functionality that more consumer-friendly services now offer. These include, but are not limited to presentations, recordings, transcriptions, automated calendar scheduling, and even collaborative notation tools where different users can mark up and leave comments on a shared virtual canvas.
As workers have slowly eased back to the office, meeting space requirements have also changed with larger spaces and nooks for smaller breakouts becoming commonplace. With so many changes affecting meeting culture at basically the same time, IT teams and installation integrators have to consider a range of factors when implementing new audio and video conferencing solutions.
For integrating new tools from the ground up, it is still advisable to use professional audio visual (AV) installers, but the Parlé VBC 2500 Conferencing Video Bar from leading professional AV solutions supplier Biamp is both easy to set up, and simple to use. The VBC 2500 Video Bar is part of Biamp’s recent Parlé line of audio and video conferencing bars aimed at small to medium-sized rooms.
Thanks to Biamp’s 40-plus years of AV expertise, the Parlé VBC 2500 incorporates all of the company’s latest audio and video technology innovations in one conferencing bar, including an array of 27 Parlé microphones that feature Biamp’s patented Beamtracking technology to listen to and track users around the room.
Biamp’s award-winning echo cancellation, paired with an Artificially Intelligent trained Noise Reduction Algorithm, provides sharp sound quality and speech clarity. When used in tandem with Biamp Launch, its intelligent processing features can be tuned to address the differing acoustic needs of each connected meeting room, creating a balanced audio experience. This is called Biamp Audio Intelligence – or, Biamp A.I.
Alongside Biamp’s Digital Signal Processing, the VBC 2500 has a best-in-class 4K ePTZ camera. Sporting Biamp Video Intelligence, the device delivers auto-framing capabilities, tracking participants using Pan, Tilt & zoom, ensuring everyone is seen clearly. Meeting attendees are kept in view with premium optics and a 120-degree wide angle lens – even when they are pacing around the conference room. An automated privacy shutter adds extra security to cover the camera when it is not in use.
For systems integrators logistics headaches are eased with Power over Ethernet cables (PoE) transmitting data and electrical supply with one cable. The VBC 2500 can also be connected by plugging a USB cable directly into a UC system or a Devio SCR-10, and hitting ‘Launch’ to deploy professional-grade tuning.
Parlé video and audio conferencing bars offer professional-grade AV accessible ad usable by end-users, using simply-integrated technology to create a cost-effective, single-vendor solution.
To discover how the VBC 2500 delivers premium big-room quality experiences to smaller rooms, get in touch with the official Australian distributor of Biamp audio visual business solutions, Jands, who will happy to assist with specialised installations and expert opinions for your next AV project.
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