The Lync Room System (LRS)

If reports from educators, research analysts and health care professionals are accurate, workers spend a minimum of 70% of their work week in meetings with executives upward to 80% of their time.  And let’s face it, meetings are an oft-dreaded reality of the workplace.  But you have to have them for brainstorming and productivity.

Business today is fluid.  Many workers because of the nature of their positions are simply not in a brick-and-mortar setting.   And they expect to use devices of their choice from anywhere.  Whether they are in the field, making sales and service calls, attending off-site meetings, traveling, working from home or on vacation they want to be connected.  Many of our customers have satellite offices on a regional, national even international basis emphasizing the need for superior collaboration tools allowing access from anywhere, at any time using their device of choice.  There are a hundred reasons why people aren’t sitting at their desk with the convenience of gathering around a conference table at the end of the hall.

Having the ability to collaborate is a key pre-requisite to productivity and business success.  Germany started using video conferencing around 1930 and then in the 70’s AT&T wowed the market with the launch of the Picture Phone®.  But there were consistent human and business pitfalls.

  • Humans appreciate eye contact
  • People are appearance conscious
  • Remote workers feel isolated –  out of sight out of mind syndrome
  • Signal latency distortion
  • You can lose 8 to 10 minutes of the meeting setting 2-way video up
  • Not all employees are trained or use it infrequently
  • Hard to manage (video, audio, content shown)

Microsoft tore the boundaries down by introducing Lync Room System which is delivered by strategic partners like ourselves a Microsoft Managed Partner with Gold-level competencies.  It’s a meeting room solution consisting of integrated hardware and software optimized to join Lync meetings. With Lync Room System you can join an online meeting with one touch and be ready to collaborate with remote attendees in seconds. It has all the equipment you need for great meetings:

1.       High definition touch displays (1080p) for showing video and enabling collaboration. Lync Room Systems are available with 1 or 2 front of room touch displays depending on your room size

2.       High definition video camera for capturing the room in full 1080p resolution

3.       Wideband audio for clear sound from the room and to the room

4.       Table-top touch meeting console to enable the meeting controller to manage the meeting without distracting the other attendees

The Lync Room System Edition software, which is a full Lync client optimized to bring the immersive meeting experience to a meeting room setting. It makes joining meetings as easy as on your PC and breaks down the barrier between in-room and remote attendees. Being able to see content and high definition video side by side makes remote collaboration more effective.

When joining the meeting, content and video are automatically shown on large screens. You can easily launch an interactive whiteboard for immersive collaboration with in-room and remote attendees. Using the console, you can switch between different views and manage meeting content, as well as add remote attendees if needed.

As more and more meetings involve remote attendees, the capabilities and expectations of these remote attendees must align for optimum performance.  Over time, we’ve heard from many of our customers who are dissatisfied with their current videoconferencing experience that they wish it would just work and be as easy to use as their desktop.   In addition, we are meeting more and more clients that are just now deploying video solutions as a key metric in ensuring team members have a consistent, effective collaboration tool with global reach.

The Lync Room System for Microsoft Lync enables our customers to participate in active, collaborative work sessions from almost anywhere – and this is what businesses around the world are looking for.  Call us today at 305-374-8788 and learn how the Lync Room System can transform your team’s collaboration efforts.

 

Benjamin A. Tosado

Vice President of Professional Services

Conquest Technology Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About ConQuest Technology Services
Director of Channels and Marketing At ConQuest Technology Services, we provide our customers with solutions and services allowing organizations to develop short-and long term IT strategies and deploy them at their own pace. Whether deploying collaboration tools for the first time, seeking to use existing investments, or supplementing existing solutions with specific collaboration products, ConQuest Technology Services is here to support enterprises invest wisely to dramatically improve collaboration and accelerate growth. KEY FACTS ABOUT CONQUEST Headquarters: 4675 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Suite 302 Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-374-8788 www.conquest247.com • Microsoft Gold Partner for 10+ years • Awarded CRN’s Next-Gen 250 - recognized as a solution provider with a new approach to client support (2013) • Microsoft Partner of the Year – Voice Deployment Built On Microsoft® Lync (2012) • Microsoft Partner of the Year – Best Communication Solutions (2011) • Microsoft’s go-to partner for UC and Cloud technologies in South-east USA Conquest Technology Services : • Offers Business Consulting to help develop cost-effective deployment plans, defining ROI benefits, and cost of ownership for On-Prem, Cloud and Hybrid technology solutions • Builds IT Infrastructure in the cloud to deliver secure infrastructure, storage & backup, protected BYOD mobility solutions and communications-linked business applications providing data/voice/video. • Provides managed services to provide secure, scalable IT environments to support our clients business needs. For more information please visit www.conquest247.com or call 305-374-8788.

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