May 2, 2019 New York, NY – Collaboration Squared announced today the launch of Video Window; The world’s first immersive always-on video conferencing portal for teams that enhances human connection and improves multi-location team performance.
Install and connect two or more Video Window devices in the common areas of your offices for up to 24 hours a day connectivity.
The goal of Video Window is to remove physical boundaries, and make you feel as though you are looking through to the other locations you are connected to.…. hence “window”.
Daryl Hutchings, CEO of Collaboration Squared, makers of Video Window states “We believe deeply in the human connection, we also believe that the best and highest quality collaboration technology can help individuals and teams feel closer, feel more emotionally connected, shape purpose and ultimately assist in achieving their maximum impact possible.”
He continues “This is exactly why we decided to build Video Window. We are not building another traditional video conferencing service, we are building a product to extend physical space. We wanted to dramatically simplify how teams across multiple offices can communicate and to make them feel like they are in the same office. Every product decision we make, we think about from a very human point of view. For example the knock to far site feature, the first time someone does this they are blown away, they can barely contain their excitement. This is what truly drives us to build the future.”
With patent-pending technology, the Video Window software has been developed to ensure the devices are permanently connected to their assigned groups for the hours of the day the administrator sets e.g. 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday to Friday. If you lose an internet connection or an error occurs the devices will automatically reconnect.
Simplicity is essential. No scheduling, No URL’s, No app downloads, No user logins, No addresses to type. Just walk up and press the big button to join audio. This is instant communication.
Momcilo Drakulic, network engineer at Hentsū Ltd states: “Video Window is a real gem. Tailored to cater to a specific need of bringing remote offices closer together. We have been using the Video Window beta between four of our global offices and we’re very impressed with the performance and quality of Video Window. It’s moving in a great direction and we can’t wait to see the finished product.”
Additional features include…
Opt-in audio – Employee privacy is extremely important, so by default the audio is off at each location for both microphone and speaker, meaning the only time a site can hear and be heard is when someone is physically standing at the device and have pressed the join audio button. We’ve also included a timer so if someone forgets to hang-up the audio, it will default back to audio off after the timer expires.
Knock to far site – You may be unmuted, but what if the other site isn’t? How do you get their attention? To solve this problem we built a feature that allows you to select any site, then simply tap on the screen and it’ll make a tapping noise through to the other side to get their attention. People love this.
Overnight sleep mode – To save on power and bandwidth when the people are not in the office. There is an overnight sleep mode that can be configured by the administrator so each device will automatically turn itself on and off at set times.
Privacy mode – On each device, you can manually set a privacy timer that will turn off all video/audio in all directions for a set time. Once the time is up, it’ll automatically reconnect.
Whiteboarding, but different – any active device in the group can initiate the digital whiteboard and collaborate on the canvas with the other active devices. However, we wanted the experience to remain immersive, so like a real window we made our whiteboard semi-transparent so you can still see your colleagues in full-screen goodness.
Join external meetings – 95% of the time this device will be in window mode, but there will be times when you need to join another video conferencing meeting service from the device, or you may want to have a guest join into the platform. So we’ve built a SIP video dialer into Video Window that will allow you to leave window mode and make an external call to whatever meeting service you want e.g. Cisco Webex, Zoom, BlueJeans, Pexip, Cisco Meeting Server, Ubiety etc. Dependant on the gateways an organization uses Video Window can even connect to Skype for business, Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts / Google Meet.
David Maldow, Founder & CEO of Let’s Do Video and collaboration industry analyst states: “Video Window offers the natural workflow that we have been looking for in business video for decades. By its very nature, it will eliminate the problem of getting users to adopt video technology to connect their remote teams. When Video Window is installed, the teams will simply be connected and can work together as effectively as if they were in the same physical space.”
Collaboration Squared is currently welcoming Video Window beta requests with the full product being released in June globally.
Please contact us if you are a customer that wants to test the product and be part of the beta. Or a distributor, reseller, partner or agent interested in selling the Video Window to add value to your own customer base with this extremely innovative solution.
To learn more about the Video Window offering:
- Video explainer: https://youtu.be/vPB2CBZEDlc
- Website: http://videowindow.com/
- Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT COLLABORATION SQUARED
Collaboration Squared is a global conferencing and collaboration developer and service provider with offices in New York, London, Singapore and Sydney. With traditional video collaboration services that integrate video, web and audio conferencing with Cisco, Microsoft many others offering both software and hardware. Plus new and innovative solutions like Video Window that are changing the way the world works.
To learn more about Collaboration Squared visit the website at www.collaborationsquared.com and connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/collabsq
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