BlueJeans Network today unveiled BlueJeans Huddle, a cloud-connected video system that they say is designed to simplify video connectivity. BlueJeans Huddle system is a combination of standard hardware and BlueJeans proprietary software that can turn any room into an interactive meeting space for what they claim is 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 — I think we’d all agree with that claim! That’s what they say this solves.
BlueJeans says their Huddle system eliminates the hassles of set up, dial in, connection, and meeting management as users are automatically recognized and can initiate live video conversations simply by walking into a room an the room already knows who they are by using the BlueJeans Enterprise Video Cloud. The system is also integrated with wireless content sharing (think ClickShare) as well as MS Outlook and Google Calendar for scheduling and automation. So, in short, this is Skype with a Barco ClickShare, in one. We haven’t tested it yet, but when we do, we’ll tell you if it’s as simple as they claim.