Organisations globally adapted to a variety of challenges brought upon by the pandemic. These challenges often introduced concerns that previously went unconsidered and unaddressed for many organisations. Such considerations include redesigning office workspaces to improve both safety and collaboration, alongside offering employees a combination of home and in-office working arrangements to support new requirements and requests.
Organisations should now look to create spaces within the office that actively support and enable this ‘new normal’. Employees working from the comfort of their homes now expect their employers to step up and provide technologies and solutions that can adapt and aid a new collaborative approach.
Zoom Rooms offer businesses a meeting space solution with the modern features and functionality needed to enhance meeting spaces – whether those spaces are in the office, employee’s home or at the doctor’s office. Zoom recently announced a range of new features for Zoom Rooms that will enhance the meeting space experience.
Breakout Room Support
The new capabilities allow users to start, set up, and control Breakout Rooms. Using the Zoom Room Controller or touchscreen, the meeting host can assign participants to and edit their Breakout Rooms.
Breakout Rooms are also available for employees with a Zoom Room at home or in a remote workspace to fully leverage the experience, creating new opportunities for enhanced collaboration and increased working flexibility.
The Focus Mode feature places meeting participants in a view where they are only able to see themselves, the host or co-hosts, and the content they are sharing.
For organisations offering virtual training, classes, certifications, or education, this creates an environment where presenters can offer a more focused experience, no matter where they are working with both in-person and remote attendees.
It can be difficult to create a virtual experience that replicates the in-person experience. However, Zoom’s Immersive View feature, now available in Zoom Rooms, helps hosts address that challenge by placing video participants onto a single virtual background.
Hosts can upload custom immersive backgrounds, allowing them to create a fun and engaging environment for participants to enjoy. Hosts in Zoom Rooms can also customise the arrangement of participants, empowering them to create an experience that fits their meeting needs.
Blurred background for Zoom for Home
Remote employees with Zoom for Home devices have access to a range of capabilities and features that enhance collaboration, bringing the power of Zoom Rooms to wherever employees choose to work.
And with the blurred background feature now available for Zoom Rooms and Zoom for Home, customers can create a professional atmosphere that also places participants’ focus on the presenter and minimises background distractions.
Multi-stream view for Smart Gallery (Public Beta)
When attending meetings virtually in larger meeting spaces, those off-site can struggle to clearly see in-room participants who are farther away or just within view of the camera. This can reduce the effectiveness of the experience, as they can’t accurately gauge the facial expressions and emotional responses of the in-room participants.
Zoom’s new multi-stream view feature, now in public beta, displays multiple video feeds from up to three different cameras in a single conference room. This allows the Zoom Room cameras to focus more closely on groups of participants and display them more clearly to remote attendees.
How Can We Help?
Requirements for offices – both corporate and at home – have shifted, with employees expecting to seamlessly collaborate, no matter their location. Mobliciti can help your organisation to get the most out of meetings with Zoom Rooms. Get in touch to find out more.