HPE Offers Conference Room Service With Microsoft, Logitech
The vendor's Modern Workplace service includes Microsoft's Skype Room Systems, Aruba Meridian technology and accessories from Logitech to enhance collaboration.Hewlett Packard Enterprise is offering a service that will help enterprises create smart conference rooms utilizing technologies from Microsoft, Logitech, EventBoard and its own Aruba Networks wireless networking unit. The company this week introduced Modern Workplace to help organizations create conference rooms that will include collaboration tools to make the meeting experience easier and increase the use of the meeting room, according to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) officials. The HPE service will help businesses set up smart meeting rooms that use the latest generation of Microsoft's Skype Room Systems, which is a center-of-room device providing a Skype for Business environment. In addition, the conference rooms will use room management capabilities and audio/video accessories from EventBoard and Logitech, and indoor navigation through Aruba's Meridian technology. According to HPE officials, the conference room will encompass both physical and virtual environments and offer such features as a cloud-based mobile reservation app, the ability to join Skype meetings with a single touch, analytics to give organizations greater visibility into how the conference rooms are being used, and automation to improve the utilization of the conference room and reduce employee frustration.
A key to driving adoption of video conferencing and unified communications (UC) technologies is making it easier for employees to use them and to show how they can make workers more productive.