As companies change their office space to open floor plans, private offices and traditional conference rooms are becoming scarce. With this shift toward open spaces, combined with unprecedented numbers of employees working remotely, the emphasis on effective collaboration has never been higher. Collaboration spaces – or huddle rooms – offer a place where employees can hold meetings without disturbing colleagues. As the demand for huddle rooms rises, so does the need for a cost-effective conferencing solution for these small spaces.

At Biamp, we believe every meeting space, no matter how small, should be equipped with a high-quality audio and video conferencing solution that allows people to communicate and engage. We also believe that this solution must be easy to use, allowing people to get work done using tools that are familiar to them.

We are proud to announce our latest product, Devio.

Devio is a collaboration tool for modern workplaces that are constantly on the move. An idea that starts on the desktop or in a cubicle quickly becomes the subject of a spontaneous brainstorming session. In order to keep the conversation going, participants must be able to seamlessly move the discussion from the desktop and expand it into the huddle room. Devio is a natural extension of how people work every day, and can be used with any display, client application, or USB camera.

The goal of AV equipment is to help people communicate. A complicated system defeats the purpose. That’s why we created Devio with simplicity in mind, making it straightforward to install, manage, and control. With Devio, you can walk into a collaboration space with your laptop and plug in immediately, or, if you prefer, share your desktop wirelessly with a computer that’s located in the collaboration space.

Using Devio, soft codec web conferencing with services like Skype®, Skype for Business® (Lync®), Citrix GoToMeeting®, Cisco WebEx®, Google Hangouts™, and other soft codecs is as easy in the huddle room as it is at your desk. As a single-box solution, Devio comes packed with conferencing technology, doing all the work so you don’t have to. Its beamforming microphone has three 120-degree zones, providing full 360-degree coverage of the meeting space. Devio’s microphone also features automatic gain control (AGC) that will adjust based on the volume at which each person speaks. That means whether you’re a loud talker or more of the quiet type, call participants on the far end will hear you clearly.

Thanks to its compact design, Devio can be installed in any small collaboration space, whether it’s placed on the tabletop or mounted beneath the table or behind a display. Devio integrates video output to HDMI displays and offers USB ports for connecting to other devices (like a USB camera) providing the flexibility to create your ideal huddle room set up. In addition, Devio is an AV technology that meets IT requirements for remote monitoring and control.

Now that Devio is here, Biamp has products that span spaces of all sizes – from small huddle rooms to boardrooms to courthouses to international airports. Click here to learn more about Devio and discover what it can do for you.