At Smarter Interactive we recently held a very successful Room in Action event which showcased technology including SMART Boards and video conferencing to representatives from a range of industries.
Room in Action actually took place in three rooms – in London, Basingstoke and Bagshot – over several sessions. Each room was connected via SMART Boards and we also used Lifesize video conferencing to communicate between the rooms in real time during the sessions. Everyone present agreed the event was well worth attending and they found it really informative. Some people came along with specific projects in mind and they were able to see solutions that would help, while others were interested to find out more about the options available and how they could apply them to their business.
It was especially exciting to have so many different business and organisation types represented. For example, one organisation present has a single site with several thousand staff; another has around 100 locations around the UK that they wanted to connect, and a third is a worldwide corporation looking to deliver training to staff in 30 locations across the globe.
However, despite the differences in size and location, everyone seemed to have the same issues that they were looking for solutions to, namely reducing travel time and expenses, reducing their carbon footprint and improving communication between staff wherever they were located.
Many of the people present at the event were involved with training and were looking for solutions to deliver training sessions across multiple sites, or giving staff the option to access training material from home. Seeing a demonstration of SMART Boards using Bridgit software, which lets users join in the session via a portable SMART Board, computer or tablet device, was a bit of an eye opener for some people, and gave them food for thought about how they can develop their training. Lifesize Clearsea Video Conferencing can be used to provide a video conferencing platform compatible with any PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device providing even greater flexibility.
The feedback from the attendees was excellent and we really enjoyed hosting the Room in Action event, and hopefully it’s something we will do again. If you’d like to be kept up to date about future events, fill in the form on the left and we’ll keep in touch.