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The New Normal Provides AV with an Explosive UCC Growth Opportunity

After you complete watching the UCC Growth Opportunity video above, complete the quiz to earn your CTS RU Credits by clicking the ‘Take Quiz’ button.

If there’s one industry that has benefited from the COVID-19 crisis, it’s conferencing and collaboration.  But more new challenges are coming, as some people return to the office, but not as many as before and fewer people want to travel.  We’ll need better tools for collaboration, and improved for security, particularly for home-based workers.  Work-from-home collaboration (WFCM) will be the new thing right alongside BYOM (bring your own meeting) and RBM (room-based meetings).  Welcome to the new normal.

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Subject Matter Expert Insights

These short video interviews are loaded with valuable information and insights to help you unpack the most popular topics in the industry. Plus, if you’re a CTS holder, you can earn another CTS RU by watching all four 15-minute videos and passing a quiz.  Take the UCC SME Insights quiz here.

Part 1: Sharp
Windows Collaboration Board

There are a few different ways to build collaboration and UCC spaces. Watch this video with Sharp’s Mehryn Corrigan to understand the value of an all-in-one collaboration board in a UCC space.

Part 2: Yamaha
The Importance of Audio in UCC
Audio is critical in collaboration and UCC spaces. Learn about the importance of audio — not just video — in videoconferencing solutions and how audio technology creates exceptional meetings.

Part 3: Barco
The Shifting Dynamics of UCC

A “new normal” is coming. How do AV professionals prepare for everyone returning to the office? Barco’s Jennifer Sigmund talks about shifting dynamics and how to tackle big challenges ahead.

Part 4: Avocor
Agnostic Interoperability in UCC

The way we meet and collaborate has changed. Priorities have shifted, social distancing is the norm and the ability for UCC solutions to be agnostic or interoperable is more critical than ever.

Bonus Video Content

These videos may not offer CTS RUs, but they will provide invaluable additional insights.

BONUS: WolfVision
Cynap Pure Introduction

Take an in-depth look at the Cynap Pure, an award-winning wireless video presentation appliance from WolfVision

BONUS: Huddly
Western Union Case Study

See how Western Union is using Huddly IQ with Avocor and Zoom technology for a perfect video conferencing experience.

Scroll through the most common challenges in UCC

See solutions to these challenges from top audio-visual brands – all available from Almo.

Poor Audio Quality

With a wide range of devices that are used for UCC such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, the quality of the integrated microphone and speaker varies widely and often provides a poor user experience.

  • Yamaha YVC-200 Portable USB Speakerphone

    Portable, USB or wireless with clear crisp audio to bring with you on the go wherever you are headed. The ultimate road warrior bluetooth speakerphone.

  • Yamaha YVC-330 Portable USB & Bluetooth Conference Phone

    Portable USB plug n play speakerphone with patented SoundCap technology to eliminate background noise and capture only the human voice.

  • Yamaha YVC-1000 Unified Communications Microphone & Speaker

    One of the most versatile conferencing solutions in the market that can cover conference rooms from 5 people up to 40, at the fraction of the cost of anything else out there.

  • Vaddio ConferenceSHOT AV Bundle – TableMIC 1

    Ideal for small videoconferencing spaces, the ConferenceSHOT AV TableMIC 1 Bundle includes one ConferenceSHOT AV, one ConferenceSHOT AV Speaker and one TableMIC microphone.

Poor Video Quality

In UCC, image quality and the viewing angle can be limitations of integrated conferencing cameras using various devices. Beyond the quality of the image you need to have the appropriate camera designed for the number of people in the viewing area.

  • Vaddio HuddleSHOT All-in-One Conferencing Camera

    The HuddleSHOT All-in-One Conferencing Camera is the ideal camera for video collaboration sessions because its ultra-wide 125° horizontal FOV gets everyone in the picture.

  • Huddly IQ

    The award-winning Huddly IQ delivers a video meeting experience like no other, with 150° wide-angle video, an embedded microphone array and groundbreaking AI capabilities.

  • Yamaha Huddle Room Video Sound Collaboration System

    Designed with small spaces in mind, this wall-mounted system features ultra-wideband audio and high-quality video to bring clarity to communication and collaboration needs.

  • Superior Video Quality with Sony PTZ Cameras

    Sony’s SRG-120DU camera offers superior video quality up to 1080p60 over USB3.0. 71° HFOV and 12x optical zoom makes it suitable for a variety of VC rooms and meeting spaces.

Insufficient Network Bandwidth

The available bandwidth of the network can often be the limiting factor determining the quality of communication. Limited bandwidth can cause issues such as drop out in audio, artifacts in the video, freezing of the image, and disconnected calls.

  • Satellite internet service for customers who need an extra boost.

    Business Communication Services allow integrators to provide a complete solution to clients beyond traditional hardware and installation services.

  • Almo Mobility Solutions: Wireless internet service supplied by top carriers

    Business Communication Services allow integrators access to leading providers; creating a complete solution for clients beyond traditional hardware and install services.

  • Cable/Fiber Internet Services- Offer the perfect bandwidth solution.

    Business Communication Services allow integrators access to leading providers; creating a complete solution for clients beyond traditional hardware and install services.

Wide variety of UCC platforms

Platforms like Zoom, Teams, Webex, BlueJeans, Slack, Ring Central, etc. all operate independently and don’t communicate with each other, making standardization on a single platform difficult, and can make room based systems limited in functionality.

  • Barco ClickShare Conference Set

    With Barco’s wireless ClickShare Conference systems, you can ‘bring your own meeting’ (BYOM) platform and use your preferred device to connect to a room system instantly.

  • Windows collaboration display by Sharp

    PN-CD701 includes a 4K 70″ interactive display, built-in microphone, 4K camera and IoT sensor hub that is cloud enabled for analysis of meeting room conditions and usage.

  • Vaddio AV Bridge Mini

    Ideal for lecture capture, conference rooms and video conferencing applications, the AV Bridge Mini encodes, captures and streams content.

  • Huddly IQ

    The award-winning Huddly IQ delivers a video meeting experience like no other, with 150° wide-angle video, an embedded microphone array and groundbreaking AI capabilities.

Difficult to Use Room Systems

Meeting participants find it hard to connect to equipment in the room to display presentation content both locally and remotely, as well as establish proper connections to the camera, microphone, and speaker being utilized for conferencing.

  • Barco ClickShare Conference Set

    With Barco’s wireless ClickShare Conference systems, you can instantly connect your device to all conference room peripherals, without the hassle of searching for cables.

  • Windows collaboration display by Sharp

    PN-CD701 includes a 4K 70″ interactive display, built-in microphone, 4K camera and IoT sensor hub that is cloud enabled for analysis of meeting room conditions and usage.

  • Use the CYNAP PURE for Wireless Content Sharing

    Connect the Cynap Pure to your new or existing UCC solutions and start sharing! Click to join a live demo! (Open 11am-1pm)

  • Avocor ALZ

    Avocor and Logitech have joined forces to bring you the ALZ series – six simple-to-use, yet incredibly powerful Zoom Room for Touch solutions to bring interactive whiteboarding, video and content sharing at room scale to Zoom meetings in focus rooms, executive offices, huddle rooms and meeting spaces.

Limited Room Usage

Enterprises need to maximize the utilization of physical spaces and strategically plan future build outs. Additionally managing energy costs when spaces are not being used can help organizations realize significant energy savings.

  • Windows collaboration display by Sharp

    PN-CD701 includes a 4K 70″ interactive display, built-in microphone, 4K camera and IoT sensor hub that is cloud enabled for analysis of meeting room conditions and usage.

  • Middle Atlantic C3 Series Credenza

    This low-profile 10” C3 Series Credenza features a welded steel frame designed specifically to house and protect technology in an ADA compliant low-profile design.

  • Avocor AVW6555

    This Avocor display includes in-built, IoT sensors which can measure room temperature and light levels to provide intelligent data for facilities managers.

Shrinking Budgets

It is imperative that meeting room systems are designed for ease of use. Considerations need to be taken to accommodate the multiple UCC platforms currently on the market, all while working within the guidelines of diminishing customer budgets.

  • Barco ClickShare Conference Set

    The ClickShare Conference is designed to work seamlessly with existing audio-visual peripherals without the hassle of physically connecting them using cables and adapters.

  • Hub by Middle Atlantic

    Hub is a technology-ready, all-in-one furniture solution for collaboration spaces that is designed to maximize equipment and cable storage.

  • Vaddio HuddleSHOT All-in-One Conferencing Camera

    The HuddleSHOT All-in-One Conferencing Camera is the ideal camera for video collaboration sessions because its ultra-wide 125° horizontal FOV gets everyone in the picture.

  • Avocor E Series

    Avocor E series product offers a budget friendly interactive and collaboration solution.

OS Platform Requires Touchscreen Support

Mobile device users have become accustomed to the use of touch technology and expect that in their meeting rooms as well, with ability to provide a touch input at either the room display or the mobile device.

  • Windows collaboration display by Sharp

    PN-CD701 includes a 4K 70″ interactive display, built-in microphone, 4K camera and IoT sensor hub that is cloud enabled for analysis of meeting room conditions and usage.

  • You Found It!

    Use the Pure to wirelessly present without apps, dongles or adapters. Touchback? Yes! Click to join a live demo! (Open 11am-1pm) https://wolfvision.zoom.us/j/8206128260

  • Avocor F Series

    Avocor F Series provides the same touch experience as we are all accustom with our mobile devices.

  • Barco ClickShare Conference Set

    With Barco’s wireless ClickShare Conference systems, you can ‘bring your own meeting’ (BYOM) platform and use your preferred device to connect to a room system instantly.