At this year’s UC Expo at Olympia, London on 5th-6th March, UK distributor Steljes will be showcasing the recently announced SMART Room System, a turnkey hardware system designed by SMART Technologies to bring Microsoft Lync into the meeting room. First launched at the Microsoft Lync conference in San Diego, this is the first time that the solution will be shown in Europe.
The Lync Room System, which Microsoft announced in conjunction with Crestron, LifeSize, Polycom and SMART in San Diego, is a meeting room solution consisting of integrated hardware and software delivered by the company’s partners and optimised to join Lync meetings. With Lync Room System an online meeting can be joined with one touch, according to Microsoft, and meeting participants can be ready to collaborate with remote attendees in seconds.
It includes high definition touch displays (1080p) for showing video and enabling collaboration – Lync Room Systems are available with one or two front of room touch displays depending on room size; high definition video camera for capturing the room in full 1080p resolution; wideband audio for clear sound from the room and to the room; and a table-top touch meeting console to enable the meeting controller to manage the meeting without distracting the other attendees.
It’s all brought together by the Lync Room System Edition software, which is a full Lync client optimised to bring the immersive meeting experience to a meeting room setting.
Steljes says that visitors to its stand will be able to see how the company’s collaboration solutions provide interactive endpoints that make voice, data and video conferencing easier, more engaging and more effective, delivering truly collaborative sessions.
“The business case for deploying Steljes’ unified, collaborative meeting room solutions is compelling,” said Sam Baker, head of product management at Steljes (pictured). “Companies are seeing a return on investment within months. It is not just the reduction in costs, time and travel but the ability to improve the speed at which the business can respond increases dramatically and companies are seeing this as a real competitive edge.”