As we inch closer to putting the pandemic behind us, businesses are considering how a return to the office might look. For some, the office will fully return to normal, and employees will go back to their usual routines. For others, the office is gone for good, and employees will stay permanently remote.
Most businesses, however, will likely fall somewhere in the middle. According to a recent McCrindle report most workers and employers in Australia agree that employees will split their time between the office and home—and that businesses will hire more permanently remote talent.
That being said, traditional meeting rooms have a new purpose: to support the new hybrid work environment. Meeting rooms, equipped with video conferencing tools, connect in-office and remote employees so that collaboration is seamless wherever they work.
At RingCentral, we’ve partnered with the best-in-class hardware provider Poly, combining the security, reliability, and rich analytics of RingCentral Rooms with the rich audio, ease of deployment, and versatility of Poly meeting room devices.
There are several advantages of a Rooms for Poly system, including:
With all the essentials (microphone, speakers, controller, meeting software) packaged together, setting up is a breeze. And with RingCentral Rooms built directly into the hardware, employees can start meetings and jump straight into the conversation.
Poly appliances include several of your meeting room essentials in one, reducing the need for extensive equipment and setup time.
Distractions such as paper shuffling or colleagues entering the room late could disrupt the flow of a meeting. Poly’s NoiseBlock AI can automatically detect and mute microphones for those who aren’t speaking and unmute as soon as someone starts speaking.
Also, Poly’s intelligent camera framing automatically adjusts to capture everyone in the meeting room, even if they join the conversation later.
With a separate camera, microphone, and controller, Poly gives you the flexibility to cover any meeting room configuration.
So which Poly solution is best for you? We break down the key differences here:
As offices reopen, businesses with the right meeting rooms can truly drive collaboration in an era where employees work from anywhere. We’re here to help.
RingCentral Professional Services can help you set up and deploy your meeting room solution, with pre-configured hardware and software, 1:1 training, and more.