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Sony extends TEOS solutions to enable smart workplaces

New additions to the TEOS family of solutions simplifies the control of large corporate AV networks

Sony has unveiled a new suite of solutions as part of its flagship ‘TEOS’ offering. Enhanced features enable organisations to move towards smart workplaces by allowing customers to control AV devices from their own smartphones, use tablets to book meeting rooms and create a virtual receptionist. This will be enhanced with the launch of TEOS Connect that will enable intuitive content sharing for all users through instant wireless mirroring. 

TEOS Manage and TEOS Connect were designed to create an workplace environment in which working is simplified for employees and visitors, so that collaboration is seamless, and facilities management is optimised.

Under the TEOS family, this new suite of solutions will be available as part of a solutions package for all corporate communication needs including:

TEOS Connect which enables employees in the corporate environment to instantly mirror content wirelessly from laptops to BRAVIA Professional Displays for more focused meetings. Without the need for a hardware receiver, it is available separately from TEOS Manage and will enable simple content sharing for organisations within both large meeting rooms and small huddle spaces for smart working.

TEOS Book – As part of the wider TEOS Manage offering, this additional service enables users to avoid double bookings and poor space utilisation by installing a 7in or 10in tablet on the outside of a meeting room that allows employees to easily check in, book, and extend meetings all while integrating with Sony’s range of B2B grade Android tablets. The room booking solution is fully compatible with Office 365, Microsoft Exchange and Google Agenda.

TEOS Reception – The service provides a virtual receptionist for offices and corporate environments. It ensures visitors feel welcome, informed and can check in smoothly to notify the host of their arrival.

TEOS Remote – This new solution enables employees to take control of connected devices from their smartphone or an in-room tablet. It also allows for customisation to create your own look and feel. Users scan an NFC code and get direct control over the meeting room as you enter.

TEOS Manage – Additionally, a significant upgrade to the core TEOS Manage solution, V1.3, adds many additional features including room booking, virtual reception, interface improvements such as alarm management, enhanced projector and display management as well as Active Directory compatibility.

“The dynamic within organisations is ever-changing and Sony intends to support this by improving the efficiency and productivity of each employee through our TEOS offering, whether it is in meeting rooms, public areas or even receptions, we are making the corporate environment more intuitive and easy to use,” said Thomas Issa, product manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “It is very rare that all attendees are present for a meeting in the same building at the same time, therefore making the process as seamless as possible is often more complex than first anticipated and can waste many hours if the right solution is not in place. The TEOS family aims to connect all the disparate parts of a meeting and corporate communications that may take place with many different people involved and once again make it feel like one streamlined, simple process, that anyone can take control of at any time.”