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Working from home?

When remote working is on the cards how can you support your employees wellbeing and productivity while working from home?

If you are planning for your future business needs, looking at the tools and policies that enable remote and flexible working for your staff, take a look at some quick cloud solutions that can get you and your employees set up in no-time.

There are many benefits of working remotely:

  • Meetings can still take place without leaving the home eliminating travel costs, the time taken to travel to meetings, and can actually be seen to be a more productive use of your teams time.
  • AV technology can improve your communication methods and enable you to update content at the click of a button, keeping your messages current and making sure everyone is on the same page
  • Remote working as an effective and realistic option means that you can widen your geographic location.
  • AV technology is scalable, this means you can control displays from multiple locations within a single source via an existing network.

Logitech Room Solutions for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft© Teams Rooms transforms any space to a Teams meeting place with one-touch join, easy content sharing and centre of room control for Microsoft Teams and Skype© for business meetings.

Available in small, medium and large configurations, Logitec Room Solutions for Microsoft come pre-configured with a Microsoft-approved mini PC, a Logitech conferencecam with RightSense technologies, a PC mount with cables retention, and the Logitech Tap touch controller.

Systems arrive neatly packaged and ready for installation. A setup guide shows how components fit together, while and online wizard guides you through configuration step-by-step.

Logitech JumpStart service provides access to additional resources and deployment experts.

“Microsoft teams can be used to push work out remotely to employees or students. Even from home they can have access to the work they need to complete with additional remote assistance from employers or teachers via video, text or email if necessary.”

David Roberts, IT Consultant

David Roberts

Remote Working – Easy Set Up

An easy and simple tool kit to start working from home. Certified for use with MS Teams or Zoom, you can be set up in minutes to work remotely.

Zoom – virtual face-to-face meetings

Working from home and remote workers use web conferencing and video conferencing to have virtual face to face meetings. Get your entire team together on video (100 video participants standard) or just have a quick one-to-one catch-up. HD video and audio deliver, even in low-bandwidth environments.

You don’t need an IT team to roll out Zoom. One click to start or join any meeting, with easy collaboration and participant controls.

Zoom works seamlessly across all of your operating systems - PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. We support traditional conference room systems or you can create your own Zoom Rooms.

Zoom Conference Room Solutions

Zoom Rooms Overview

“Zoom allows you to Call, Meet and Chat using real time video. You can File share, instant message, web call from a tablet, laptop, smartphone or meeting room.”

Karen Kenny, IT Consultant

Karen Kenny

Teams – Office 365 Hub for Teamwork

With Microsoft Teams on your PC, Mac, or mobile device, you can pull together a team, use chat instead of email. It is a workspace where your team can securely edit files at the same time. See likes, @mentions, and replies with just a single tap and customise it by adding notes, web sites, and apps.

Because it is in the cloud it lets everyone work together, no matter where they are.

Teams can be enabled within Office 365 where software such as, Word, Excel, PowerPoint are built into Microsoft Teams, giving you the tools you need. A recent addition is support for open, public teams within organisations.

Starleaf – video conferencing with security

StarLeaf’s flexible, device-agnostic approach and total interoperability means that it fits seamlessly into any organisation, enhancing and supporting your existing workflows and providing immediate business benefits.

Instant deployment from StarLeaf reduces set-up costs and the need for technical assistance.

StarLeaf works with all your standards-based video equipment, so you can benefit from StarLeaf’s powerful, easy to use technology while protecting your original investment.

Run interactive and engaging sessions with support for bi-directional screen sharing, multiple screens and cameras, and up to 100 remote attendees.

Broadcast your message further with our optional streaming package and reach up to 3,000 viewers. Offer added value after meetings and training sessions, and keep non-attenders informed with the option to record any meeting in high definition, including all video, audio and shared content.

Organisations need to ensure that when they engage with a video services vendor, they are absolutely sure it is one that they can trust with their data. Security is of paramount importance to StarLeaf, and we have invested heavily in it. Our robust security measures have enabled us to achieve ISO/IEC 27001 certification. This is the most respected and internationally-recognized information security and compliance standard. It means that our customers can trust our service, our processes, and our products and be confident that their communications and data are kept secure.

Avocor –Managing remote teams

Did you know that 70% of professionals now work remotely at least one day a week? How should organisations approach this new phenomenon known as telecommuting?

The virtual workplace is on the rise and there are some challenges when managing virtual teams. However, there are plenty of ways that you can make the challenges of managing virtual teams less difficult.

Avocor is dedicated to creating solutions that empower users to collaborate more effectively.

Avocor displays are application AGNOSTIC, making them completely adaptable to specific customer use cases.

Avocor are entirely FOCUSED on creating the best possible display solutions for the market, with in house development and manufacturing that is dedicated to innovation.

Avocor has an ECOSYSTEM of partners that are market leaders in the collaboration space and see the value of the Avocor proposition including Microsoft, Zoom, Logitech, Lenovo, Crestron, Intel, UC Workspace and many more.

 

For information on remote working and video conferencing solutions contact our technology team on
01792 515525 or 0113 234 5000 for advice and guidance.


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