We’ve all been there. Meeting rooms attended by employees, customers, suppliers. Everyone on different devices. Laptops, tablets, attendees joining remotely on video. All you want to do is get on with the meeting. Now how do you share the great content that everyone in the room has prepared? Out goes the cry…’Pass the dongle!’
This often fraught with challenges from the start. ‘Where is it?’…‘Who used it last’…‘I don’t have any USB ports’…‘I can’t download the software to connect…’. Research shows that in the UK, office workers spend more than ten hours per week in meetings, half of which are unnecessary or inefficient. Ineffective equipment makes this worse: another study shows that 83% of professionals depend on technology to conduct meetings but 87% have suffered frustration and stress due to tech failures in meeting rooms.
Lifesize have launched a new product which allows you to ‘Ditch the Dongle’ and the all challenges that come with existing sharing solutions. Lifesize Share, is a wireless content sharing technology which enables users to connect seamlessly from any device. Easy to deploy you can quickly add wireless sharing capabilities to a meeting room; it can be used as a standalone device with the room’s display, or connected to any video system. Lifesize Share enables you to connect laptops, tablet or smartphones, present content, stream videos, queue files and change presenters. It also doubles as a separate, secure wireless access point for easy guest content sharing, eliminating unnecessary exposure to business networks.
Andy Nolan, VP Sales Northern Europe, Lifesize said ‘Our main purpose as a company is to connect people to the workplace, to give them the best experience possible. Lifesize Share makes it easy to connect in meetings, simply and wirelessly, without losing time.
Steve Harris, EVP unified communications, Nuvias and managing director SIPHON says “This is an innovative and effective solution for a widespread problem, and we’re excited to partner with Lifesize to bring this technology to market.”