I had a chance to interview Mike Brandofino, EVP Video and UC at AVI-SPL, and he explained the company’s new VNOC and Block ME products that are debuting here at ISE. The VNOC (Symphony Automated Room Shutdown) hinders uninvited guests from seeing or hearing what is happening in a conference room by automatically performing a series of shutdown procedures after every video meeting. This is available to AVI-SPL Video Managed Service customers as a part of their meeting process.
The Block ME device is for customers who want a more tangible way to ensure privacy in their meeting environments. This small device enables the users in the room to simply press one button to block any video calls from being launched or received in the room they are in. The device can easily be installed in any video conference room, doesn’t require programming or a control panel and cannot be accessed remotely. The patent pending design allows the video endpoint to continue to be monitored so it does not cause unwarranted alarms to network operations team.
Check out the video here: