Nureva Adds Follow Me Feature to Span Workspace

Nureva has announced the new follow me feature for Span Workspace. This new functionality focuses the attention of a distributed team on specific areas of a Span canvas during a real-time collaboration session. When follow me is enabled, the user’s view of the canvas is presented to all participants, allowing everyone to follow along as the leader moves around the canvas. Any canvas participant can turn on the feature and gain control of the team’s view from the participant’s personal device, interactive flat-panel display or the Nureva Wall system. When follow me is on, participants can continue contributing content to the canvas, stop following the leader if they want to explore other content within the canvas and start following again as required. Helpful visual cues for meeting participants include a viewing frame to indicate the leader’s canvas view, a fading blue dot to indicate touches or mouse clicks made by the leader, a fading notification message when a leader turns on-follow me, an icon at the top of the canvas to indicate that follow me is enabled and the name of the current leader.

The follow me feature is ideal for collaboration sessions involving distributed teams where there is a need for individual team members to lead the discussion and have others follow along. An example is status meetings for project teams, where each participant speaks to that individual’s part of the project using a certain area of the Span canvas to illustrate updates, changes and action items. Other scenarios include facilitated collaboration sessions where the facilitator needs to switch between brainstorming, sorting and presentation activities while maintaining the focus of the group on the most relevant content on the canvas. Follow me will be introduced to visitors to Nureva’s booth N1276 at InfoComm 2018.

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The follow me feature will be available in Span Workspace in July 2018 at no additional charge to subscribers. Span details are here.

It was explained to us on this videocast last week with Nureva CEO, Nancy Knowlton.

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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..