Immersive Video in a Microsoft Skype for Business World

“The immersive rooms align with and complement the Microsoft Skype for Business strategy perfectly – the Polycom integration is seamless, so they operate as large very high quality Skype rooms with the amazing quality immersive solutions provide” 1plex recently completed a project where Polycom Immersive video conference solutions were implemented and integrated into an established Microsoft Skype for Business estate. The customer uses Skype4b very successfully on mobile devices, at the desktop and in meeting rooms across a global estate. However, company executives (who have had previous experience of immersive video solutions from the likes of Cisco/Tandberg and Polycom) recognised that a gap existed in the Skype4b solution. These executives can spend up to 7 hours on conference calls with colleagues in geographically dispersed locations. For calls of this duration and intensity it was clear that the requirement for immersive, life size, very high-quality meetings hadn’t been adequately addressed. Working with Poly, the immersive studio Flex was installed with a brief to provide the best achievable video conferencing experience between studios and very importantly to provide seamless connectivity to the existing Skype4b estate. Rooms were custom built with studio grade acoustics as well as lighting and furniture from the Polycom catalogue. Behind the scenes, the Realpresence backend platform was deployed to provide seamless connectivity to Skype. Immersive rooms are invited to a Skype meeting exactly the same way as any other participant. In the room the meeting appears on the console and can be joined with a single touch. Audio, video and content sharing work seamlessly whether content is shared from a skype client or the immersive rooms. User...

New Features of Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is the hub for team collaboration in Office 365 that integrates the people, content, and tools your team needs to be more engaged and effective. When you have a place to create and make decisions as a team, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Teams brings everything together in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and work with business apps. Inspired by the new features of Microsoft Teams we put together a quick video of our...

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1plex become Microsoft Surface Hub resellers

1plex, the Unified Communications Specialists, have added to their portfolio of expertise by becoming Microsoft Surface Hub resellers. Specialising in Skype for Business and doing a lot of work in the meeting room space, 1plex has seen an increased interest in the Surface Hub, therefore adding it to their offering was an obvious step. The way people work has changed rapidly over the years. More people work remotely from home, or from different locations, making it difficult to get the right people together for meetings. The Surface Hub helps teams collaborate, wherever they are, in a way that feels completely natural. Running on Windows 10, it provides a secure platform with built-in team experiences like Skype for Business, Microsoft Office and Whiteboard. Users therefore have no problems with functionality or familiarity making meetings extremely productive and pain free. Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact study and examine the potential return on investment businesses may realize by deploying Surface Hub in traditional and non-traditional spaces. The purpose of this study was to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of the communication and collaboration benefits that Surface Hub can enable for their organizations, compared with traditional meeting spaces with non-touch displays and whiteboards. According to Forrester*, using Surface Hub can result in a 20% uplift in sales value per customer meeting. 1plex Brings the Surface Hub to You Adding to their existing demo facility in Newmarket, 1plex now have a portable Surface Hub that can be taken to clients for demo purposes. This is an exciting addition and a great opportunity for...

1plex launches Tech4Teams

The Unified Comms experts, 1plex Ltd, are very excited to announce that they have launched a new Tech4Teams website, designed to showcase exciting and innovative collaboration products and solutions. Karen Bolam, Marketing Manager for 1plex explains: “This really is such an exciting time for us. As you know, we are experts in Unified Communications and Collaboration with Skype 4 Business being at the heart of everything we do. “Having worked on a vast number of projects and meeting room installations, both in the UK and abroad, we have really managed to nail down what works in any given environment. That puts us in a great position where we are able to look at a client’s requirements and recommend the absolute best products and solutions for their needs.” Tell us more… When asked to explain more about Tech4Teams, Karen says: “We work quite heavily in the meeting room space and have installed many meeting room solutions. Being experts in this field and having come across a lot of brilliant, niche products, we wanted to share this valuable information and so launched Tech4Teams.” The Website… Looking at the Tech4Teams website, there are lots of interesting products as well as a blog which brings you news, views and reviews. Browsing through the website, one product that really stands out is the ‘Meeting Room in a Box’. This is an all-in-one solution providing everything you need to turn your room into a fully functional interactive meeting space. Meeting Room in a Box Karen explains more: “The ‘Meeting Room in a Box’ is a solution that we have developed over the past couple of...