BlueJeans Network announced the introduction of BlueJeans Huddle, a new way of setting up meeting rooms for video conferencing:
The BlueJeans Huddle system is a combination of standard hardware and BlueJeans proprietary software that can turn any room into an interactive meeting space for a fraction of the cost of legacy in-room systems. Currently an average of eight to 15 minutes of every video meeting is wasted getting participants connected. BlueJeans Huddle democratises video by freeing employees from difficult to navigate systems and giving them an in-meeting experience they will love.
Group video conferencing usage throughout the enterprise will increase 400 percent by 2019, with huddle rooms showing particular momentum, already doubling in market share since 2015, according to leading research firm Gartner. Yet while huddle rooms and video meetings are in growth mode, businesses have been plagued with adoption hurdles. BlueJeans Huddle eliminates these obstacles, including the hassles of set up, dial in, connection, and meeting management– the issues that equate to a sort of “tax” on the use of live video in the enterprise. BlueJeans Huddle users are automatically recognised and can initiate live video conversations simply by walking into a room, and the video solution delivers the same great user experience powered by the BlueJeans Enterprise Video Cloud™, regardless of whether people are using their desktop, mobile device, or are in a video-enabled room.
Thinking of it as a “tax” to be reduced is an appropriate metaphor.