Avocor has announced the first Windows collaboration display (WCD) certified for Microsoft Teams. Featuring an advanced interactive display, natural inking and innovative IoT sensor technologies, the AVW-6555 Windows collaboration display is the first Teams certified WCD and it is also now certified for Microsoft Azure IoT. Ideal for focus rooms, the AVW-6555 provides seamless integration with Teams video and audio-conferencing capabilities immediately upon connection to a computer with Teams installed.
Users can immediately drive content from a laptop to the display with the innovative Type-C single-cable solution, allowing access to content, control of the integrated camera and far-field mic array for video and audio, as well as providing hardwired Ethernet connection and charging power to the laptop.
The WCD offers smooth touch capability, even while wearing gloves, or when using the included fine-tipped stylus and eraser. The inking is precise down to the pixel, and the native 4K resolution optically bonded glass-surfaced display creates lifelike images with exceptional depth and detail, an increasingly important feature as more meetings happen via video calls. Easy access to the full suite of Microsoft 365 productivity tools makes the WCD a room-scale extension of a user’s laptop, empowering people who are in the room, or who are participating online, can easily share and edit content, and engage in creative thinking and problem solving in real-time.
Certified for Azure IoT, this device features an array of built-in IoT sensors that can connect to Avocor Aquarius Workspace Intelligence, an Avocor subscription service based on Azure. Facility managers can utilise the environmental data they collect to make real-time adjustments as well as future room and investment planning. Aquarius Workspace Intelligence software provides real-time analysis of meeting spaces by pulling data from Avocor’s innovative W series collaboration displays and existing Microsoft 365 meeting data to deliver insights through easy-to-use dashboards.
Meeting room utilisation
By combining sensor data with Microsoft 365 meeting information, Avocor Aquarius offers a simple way for management to gain valuable analysis about meeting room utilisation. It is also fast and easy to deploy, allows for Over The Air (OTA) upgrades and provides the flexible management needed to make important decisions about office facilities and increase room and UC hardware ROI. Avocor will provide access to its Aquarius WSI software for 90 days standard for its W series displays. However, all AVW-6555’s purchased in 2020 will receive an entire year of Aquarius WSI at no charge.
“As Microsoft Teams continues rapid adoption, we’re seeing a market demand for collaboration technology that can support it. Being certified as a Teams device means that we’re enabling seamless communication from a device standpoint, by developing simple and easy-to-set-up solutions that reduce time spent on troubleshooting. From a collaboration standpoint, Avocor is accelerating teamwork and bringing teams together to get more done in the Microsoft ecosystem they already know and use.”
Albert Kooiman, Director of Microsoft Teams devices Partner Engineering and Certification, Microsoft Corp. said, “ The Windows collaboration displays from Avocor, now certified for Microsoft Teams, makes it easy for individuals to connect their PC , and seamlessly share Microsoft 365 and Teams on a room size display, so everyone in the room and online can work together,” said Scott Hix, CEO, Avocor.
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