Comparing Options for Conference-Room Collaboration Systems


Story by Guest Author, Commercial Integrator

When the pandemic hit, we suddenly found ourselves using video for just about everything. It would seem reasonable to assume that, as some of us come back to the office and settle into our “new normal,” we would start to use less video.

As it turns out, the opposite is true. The “new normal” requires more video — not less.

The reality is that many of us, whether we call ourselves “hybrid” or “flexible,” will still be working from home much of the time. Every in-office meeting will have multiple at-home attendees. In other words, every meeting is now a video meeting. So, every potential meeting space in the office needs to support video. That’s a lot more video!

Not surprisingly, the market has responded with countless options to provide video for your meeting rooms. Those options include some unique and even oddball products. In this article, we will look at the three basic options: bring your own device (BYOD), a drop-in video-bar appliance with built-in codec, and integrated systems.

Each of those options has its costs and benefits, and each will be better suited for certain room types. Let’s take a closer look at all these options so we can be sure we are making the right choices for our meeting rooms.

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