Let’s Double Up the Possibilities of Cisco Room Integration
Lightware has been long dedicated to developing solutions for system integrators and end-users in environments that already utilize Cisco meeting room technologies. Our devices seamlessly integrate into these applications and not only meet but continuously exceed the expectations of our partners.
Now, as ‘Divisible Rooms’ become an increasingly sought-after system and buzzword in AV technology applications, particularly in corporate environments, our engineers tirelessly work on pioneering solutions to meet with the growing demand.
What is a ‘Divisible Room’?
On basic terms, a divisible room is a meeting or huddle room that offers the possibility of being ‘divided’ into smaller sections, or opened together to form a larger meeting space, often with a physical wall or curtain.
This solution allows users to customize their meeting environment in line with their changing needs; however, this kind of operative freedom represents a few challenges for the AV technology installed into these rooms. More correctly, it used to represent a challenge, and this is where Lightware’s Cisco Divisible Room solutions come to play.
How does Lightware’s Cisco Divisible Room Integration work?
Previously, Lightware devices were capable of expanding the possibilities offered by Cisco Room Kits by allowing them to connect to additional sources with various ports (including HDMI, DisplayPort, USB-C, DVI) and also to automatically control room applications such as shades, lights, and projector screens based on pre-defined conditions, controlled directly from the Cisco Touch 10 without the need of an additional control panel.
Beyond controlling one room at a time, Lightware’s Cisco compatible devices are now capable of handling two Cisco codecs simultaneously and accurately apply the physical changes of the room into the AV controls, thus opening up unprecedented possibilities in how technology serves its users in any divisible room environments.
A Real-life Application Example
Let’s imagine a corporate environment, with Meeting Room A and Meeting Room B in place. Both rooms are equipped with all the necessary features needed to run collaborations and meetings smoothly, and they can also be split or merged by opening or closing a floor-to-ceiling room divider curtain.
As one would expect, both rooms have their own LED screens, projectors, and of course, Cisco Touch Panels ready on the desks. In Meeting Room A, we have Screen A, Touch Panel A, and so on, while Meeting Room B also has its equipment installed (Screen B, etc.)
Both rooms can be individually used for separate meetings, and one of the biggest advantages of using Lightware’s Cisco Divisible Room solution is that one Lightware device is capable of controlling the features in both rooms simultaneously and independently.
Due to the room divider curtain, Meeting Room A and B can be merged into a larger meeting space (Meeting Room AB), and this is where Lightware’s Divisible Room features truly shine.
The installed Lightware device (with our MMX8x4-HT420M matrix switcher being a great example) is capable to automatically recognize if the rooms are opened together, and performs the necessary actions in the background; Touch Panel A (or B) becomes the main controlling platform for the entire room, while the other Touch Panel turns inactive and prompts user to use the controls of its active counterpart.
All controls and features are then handled by the active Touch Panel, making the controlling of the room easy and straight-forward for those who gather there.
Key Benefits Offered by Cisco Divisible Room Integration
One of the most significant benefits that Lightware’s Cisco Room Integration offers to its users materialize on the operational costs.
By integrating Lightware’s technology into such meeting spaces end-user save substantial amounts of investment, simply because what needed two devices in the past, now can easily be sorted by only one, without the need of any additional, third-party devices.
This saving is also realized in other operational resources by reducing the time needed for integrators and technicians to install and configure systems.
Furthermore, it is one of Lightware’s top priorities to develop systems that offer intuitive, smooth operation for end-users, and our Cisco Divisible Room solutions are a prime example of this approach.
See it in Action during ISE 2020
All the above sounds great on paper (well, actually on screen), but it doesn’t compare to a real-life experience when you can see all these ground-breaking features in action.
Hence why we highly encourage you to come and see for yourself what Lightware’s Cisco Divisible Room Integration is capable of and how it could become a real game-changer for your next AV project.
You can find our dedicated team of experts and engineers at our Booth 1-F34 during ISE 2020 in RAI Amsterdam between 11-14 February, who will do their utmost to assist you in finding the most suitable AV solution for your needs.