Zoom Through Your Meetings
Turn Your Meeting Rooms Into Zoom Rooms
If you haven’t heard of Zoom, you may be missing out on an incredibly productive platform for collaboration, business meetings, training, and more. Zoom enables anyone with a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to set up and hold video and audio calls, collaborate, and share information through a simple interface. So easily, in fact, that over 750,000 companies large and small use Zoom regularly.
But Zoom is more than just a desktop video conferencing application. It’s a platform designed to bridge together most of the ways that modern organizations collaborate. In your office, you may have meetings of various sizes going on - from smaller huddle rooms to executive boardrooms, to larger training rooms. Zoom web conferencing allows for collaboration from any of those rooms to another team across town or around the world.
Keep reading to explore the benefits of turning your meeting rooms into Zoom collaboration rooms in your Irving or Las Colinas business.
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High Definition Video and Audio
Zoom’s platform scales from a handful of video participants to many. While audio conferencing has been used for decades, only in the past 5-10 years has video conferencing been truly easy to use as an everyday business tool. Zoom can provide clear video, audio, and chat, screen sharing, and more with just a robust Internet connection.
With the prevalence of different devices like smartphones and tablets being used in business, the standard VGA or HDMI cable just doesn’t cut it for connecting a device to a conference room projector or video display. Wireless sharing is much easier and is something that Zoom makes easy to do from practically any device.
Interoperability with Legacy Conferencing Systems
Many companies still use systems from companies such as Cisco, Polycom, and Lifesize. You may have such equipment, or your partners and suppliers may have them. Zoom enables interoperability with H.323 and SIP, the accepted standards for video conferencing and voice over IP telephones and systems, so that everyone can collaborate. Individual users in remote or home offices can also seamlessly participate with their computers or portable devices.
Calendar Integration and Scheduling
If you have a meeting, the easiest way to communicate it is to schedule it via Microsoft Outlook or Google calendar and include information as to how to connect to the Zoom conference. Zoom integrates with these calendars but also takes that capability a few steps further for Zoom Rooms. The Zoom Rooms scheduling display software can turn any iPad into an elegant touchscreen that you can mount outside any meeting room, allowing viewing of free and busy times for a Zoom equipped conference room, and reserving it on the spot. Perfect for when you walk by the room and decide that’s the perfect one for the last-minute meeting you needed to schedule this afternoon. Zoom Rooms software also provides a centralized view of meeting room usage.
You may be wondering, how do I turn my meeting rooms into Zoom Rooms? There’s a variety of cameras, microphones, and displays that are made to integrate with Zoom software. However, one of the easiest ways to enable your meeting room for Zoom conferencing is Crestron’s Mercury system, which combines a microphone, speaker, and control tablet in one device. It also allows easy wireless connectivity to enable participants to share screens and information on a room display and with all other remote Zoom participants. Check out this blog about Crestron Mercury for more details on how to turn any room into a Zoom room.
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