When people return to workplaces in larger numbers, what will their expectations be around safety and how will offices need to be changed and adapted?
Lots more office-based conferencing will take place – but these meetings will require more social distancing between participants and less touching of equipment. The age of contactless conferencing will be born!
Konftel’s Unite app and our BYOM concept mean users don’t need to touch shared devices – and these are set to become important solutions in the battle ahead.
Take More Control
Konftel Unite is an ingenious app that switches the operation of meetings from the traditional keypad to the screen of a mobile phone or tablet. Start pre-scheduled meetings with one click, call contacts and groups from a personal contact book and control the conference phone’s functions during the meeting. The control connection between the mobile phone and conference phone is easily set up via Bluetooth (Low Energy profile).
We have always argued for flexibility when it comes to all the collaboration tools available, such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Webex. Now safety is paramount too. At the office, Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) means the user can take their laptop into the meeting room with their choice of collaboration app installed and then connect the computer to the speakerphone, conference cam, and screen using a single USB cable (Konftel OCC).
In addition, our Konftel 800 audio device for example can be daisy-chained to significantly increase the distance between people, yet ensure they are still clearly heard even in the biggest of rooms.
No Touch Conferencing
Despite the vaccine roll-out, experts agree the virus isn’t going away. More variants are being formed and there’s likely to be a surge in cases once colder weather returns at the end of the year. We are all going to have to live with Covid for the foreseeable future.
There are many effective ways to reduce the risk of transmission.
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