Oblong will unveil new developments to its Mezzanine collaboration platform at InfoComm next month, dubbed ‘Mezz-In’.
The latest enhancements enable collaboration for remote participants by integrating videoconferencing into the Mezzanine web client. In addition, external meeting participants have full visibility to the Mezzanine workspace and the ability to upload content and control presentations, with screen sharing capabilities via Chrome.
Mike Brown Oblong’s global VP of sales stated: “Mezz-In is an important next step in the development of the Mezzanine platform as it provides superior access to the shared workspace for remote participants operating in the confines of a single device. It is the perfect complement to ‘Infopresence’ the experience of being immersed as a group in your vital content and data, when you can’t be in the room. When collaborators have easy access to highly visual real time information in a shared digital environment, it brings powerful benefits to the organisation by accelerating communication, discovery and decision-making.”
The Mezzanine platform is characterised by it fluid interface that spans multiple screen surfaces to enable collaboration from a variety of devices, from any location. It connects workspaces between rooms, with remote participants accessing the shared workspace via browser. This aims to meet the growing need for more efficient collaboration with mobile and geographically dispersed workforces to keep up with the evolving nature of work.
John Underkoffler, Oblong CEO, explained: “We believe the era of one human, one mouse, one screen, one machine is giving way to what’s next: a fully shared and unified experience among multiple users, devices, screens, and locations, via a groundbreaking spatial interface. This is what Oblong builds. Our Mezzanine solution for the enterprise is the greatest expression of this idea for collaboration at scale and across distance.”
Flexibility, elasticity and choice are core to Mezzanine. There are a near endless number of screen configurations that are possible with the system, to activate the wall spaces of almost any room design. Large display screens from a number of manufacturers are qualified to operate with Mezzanine. Likewise, videoconferencing codecs from several suppliers may be used to deliver high fidelity choice and video in parallel to the connected Mezzanine Infopresence session.
Mezz-In will be released to customers later in summer 2016.
InfoComm booth: N2337