Disparate devices and platforms are the bane of effective collaboration for any enterprise in an increasingly broad and interconnected modern digital environment. Moreover, the larger your organization—and the more partners, third-party vendors, or remote employees you need to include—the harder it becomes to conduct meetings that once took place in a single conference room with everyone using the same equipment.
The Intel Unite® solution gives you the ability to integrate all participants seamlessly, first by bridging the gap between devices and operating systems. As long as participants have downloaded the Intel Unite software, they have the ability to join a meeting—in person or remotely—with any smart phone, tablet, laptop, or mobile device running any major operating system, be it Windows, iOS, Android, macOS, or Linux. All they need to do is launch the app and enter a six-digit PIN. Better yet, they don’t need any cables, dongles, or other physical connection.
Integrate More Capabilities with Apps
While integrating all your participants in the meeting easily, Intel also offers a number of apps that can enhance your Intel Unite solution experience. Here are just a few of the apps that can help you make your meetings even more productive:
AgilQuest. This room-booking software integrates with the Intel Unite solution to allow users to reserve a room and check in via digital sign, mobile app, or web browser while simultaneously launching the Intel Unite application, creating a seamless user experience.
AirServer. This app’s universal screen mirroring receiver works with the Intel Unite solution to help guest participants easily join meetings, view content, and present.
AVer. This plugin enables users to control AVer cameras and speakerphones from the Intel Unite solution, eliminating complexity and making it easier to create and manage meetings.
Bluescape. Use this plugin to easily start meetings and launch Bluescape Workspaces in meeting rooms equipped with the Intel Unite solution to better support sharing of content, connecting to third-party apps, and presenting to teammates, whether local or remote.
But the flexibility and adaptability of the Intel Unite solution doesn’t end with the widely available apps offered through Intel. Because of its open architecture, the solution is highly customizable. Using the publicly available Intel Unite® Plugin Software Development Kit (SDK), developers can create apps that expand the software’s capabilities to address their organization’s specific needs.
For example, using the SDK, users have developed custom apps to manage audio, video, lighting, and even HVAC controls. One user created a custom app that activates a conference room’s lights so they brighten when meeting participants physically enter the space. Another custom app triggers the lights to dim as soon as someone starts presenting.
Of Course, You Have All Your Familiar Tools
A key feature of the Intel Unite solution is that it works with all your familiar remote conferencing platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Webex.
By combining wireless content sharing software with an enabled hub computer, you can quickly and easily convert any ordinary meeting room into an intelligent collaboration space, connecting displays and mixed technology environments so your team can share and collaborate effortlessly, whether they’re on site or remote.
In addition, native touchback integration allows presenters to untether from their computers. With a touch screen in the front of the room, presenters can manage meetings with their computer sitting on a table, using the larger display as if it were a remote touch screen.
An annotation feature even allows participants to draw attention to anything on the screen, circling, underlining, or jotting notes as if using a whiteboard.
Working Better, Together
Whether you select the on-premises or cloud option, the Intel Unite solution works with your existing technologies for controlled collaboration and content sharing while being easy to use and requiring no training for most users. If you’re looking for a new or improved collaboration tool, the Intel Unite solution, with its lower total cost of ownership and ability to integrate with your existing infrastructure, could be what your organization needs.