The Complexity of Choice – Meetings and Meeting Rooms

The meeting room space has evolved to address a multitude of use cases fit for just about every situation you can imagine. With this evolution comes variety, and thus making choices.

Ensuring that you have the correct setup based on the meeting expectations. For instance, a USB camera designed for the desktop just is not capable of taking in a room of 10 people across the boardroom table. Neither is the builtin microphone of said USB camera equipped to handle the room environment.

That said, the USB camera does have its place.

The same can be said for the higher end of the conference room. A $40,000 solution is hardly a good investment when all you really needed was a person to person video call.

The following slides have been shared to assist with identifying the use case and then matching that with a suitable solution.

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About Paul B

My name is Paul Bloem and I am employed at Lexel Systems in New Zealand as a Principal Consultant for Unified Communications. I have been working on enterprise voice solutions for over 20 years. My first 10 years were spent working for a Telco in South Africa (Telcom SA). This is where all the groundwork happened as I was exposed to just about every aspect of telecommunication you could imagine. I develop an interest in PBX technologies and eventually became the go-to guy. Next, I had a 10 year run at Siemens South Africa, most of my time there was as a Technical Trainer. During this time VoIP hit the world stage, I had the privilege of introducing VoIP both as H.323 and later SIP across the Siemens HiPath 4000 solution stack. In 2008 I immigrated to New Zealand with my newly attained MCSE, I was ready to go where no PBX Techie had gone before. I was employed to explore OCS 2007 and that was pretty much the beginning of the end for me. I have been working on OCS and Lync ever since. My current role focuses exclusively on Lync and associated technologies.. That includes pre-sales, consulting, architecture and design, training and support. I even get to play in the development space from time to time - focus on play ;-) I was nominated as a Microsoft VTSP for Lync early in 2013 and also awarded Microsoft's MVP award for Lync in 2014.
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