BTX Announces BookIT Room Scheduling Solution (Version 2.5) at InfoComm 2018

BTX Technologies announced today that their BookIT digital room scheduling sign solution version 2.5 is slated for release and will be shown at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas this week.

The BookIT version 2.5 digital scheduling sign solution is used to schedule a conference or meeting room from any BookIT touch panel, mobile device or computer and directly integrates with MS Exchange, Office 365 and Google G Suite. No additional server or application is needed to run BookIT, and it is simple to implement, fits into any décor, creates more efficient use of meeting spaces with its easy to read display and is extremely cost effective for any corporate, education or government facility.

New features of BookIT version 2.5 include:

  • Alternate Room Finder — Use the sign at an occupied room to locate the closest or best-suited available room and book it immediately.
  • Room Attributes — See room capacity, location and equipment in the Alternate Room Finder.
  • Private Meetings — Keep sensitive information from public eyes: Mark a meeting as “private” in Exchange or G Suite and choose an alternate room title for the BookIT sign. The organizer name can also be displayed or hidden.
  • Scheduled Software Updates — Choose an update time that is least disruptive to your business flow.
  • Reporting — A suite of room analytics is now available via the BookIT Device Management Portal.

Version 2.5 adds to the popular 2.0 update which includes the “Meet Now” feature, enabling walk-up, ad hoc booking of an available meeting room for quick, impromptu meetings, as well as the administrative hibernation feature for green energy management.

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BTX provides a series of mounts for the BookIT device including recess mount, switch box mount and mullion mount, so installation of BookIT on any surface is seamless. The system includes BookIT Room Scheduling Software pre-installed on a 7″ BookIT PoE touch panel device, a wall mounting bracket, power adapter (for use when PoE is unavailable) and access to the cloud-based Device Management Portal.

BookIT is here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..