ScreenBeam Makes BYOM Conference Feature Free for All ScreenBeam 1100 Plus Users

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ScreenBeam announced the beta release of ScreenBeam Conference to add support for major video conferencing services to ScreenBeam’s contactless wireless presentation platform. With ScreenBeam Conference, users can host meetings using their laptop and conferencing client tool of choice while connecting to room meeting gear such as speakers, mics and displays. ScreenBeam Conference is available at no charge with every ScreenBeam 1100 Plus wireless display receiver and without additional hardware or license fees.

ScreenBeam revealed their BYOM product in a live presentation on Monday. The presentation covered ScreenBeam’s services, common WFH and hybrid workplace issues and discussed how ScreenBeam Conference aids users in their hybrid needs.

“87% of employers are coming back to the office in a hybrid fashion,” Jay Taylor, senior director of strategic alliance and technical marketing, said. “This hybrid model is the path forward to innovation and economic recovery.”

According to the 2021 PwC US Remote Work survey, US executives are planning new investments to support hybrid working. The report cites 72% of executives surveyed plan an increased investment for virtual collaboration tools. 57% report an expanded budget for conference rooms with enhanced virtual connectivity. This aligns with 87% of employees who say a return to the office is a top-rated need for team collaboration and building relationships.

While traditional UC conference solutions are highly effective for remote meeting participants, new challenges arise within a hybrid model that blends remote and in-person meeting participants. ScreenBeam Conference offers an engaging experience for both groups, supports the host’s personal choice of video conferencing tools and works easily in any environment from a traditional UC room to a non-UC space equipped only with a room display.

It is our job as an industry to enable customers with the ability to eliminate friction,” Mike Ehlenberger, vice president and general manager, said.

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ScreenBeam Conference is a software-delivered solution now available with every ScreenBeam 1100 Plus wireless display receiver. It allows content on the room display to be shared with remote meeting participants to provide a better collaborative experience between in-room and remote participants. Host devices are automatically connected wirelessly to room cameras, microphones and soundbars. This provides flexibility beyond that of a traditional UC room system without the technical limitations.

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With ScreenBeam Conference, hosts gain control of how they want to run their meetings. Users can override the meeting room system to use their personal choice of video conferencing tool, as well as launch and drive the UC meeting from their personal device. By building agnostic support for video conferencing solutions on top of ScreenBeam contactless wireless display, users never touch shared room dongles, cables or tablets to ensure a safer user experience.

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ScreenBeam deployment is via an HDMI output for wireless connections to room displays, multiple USB ports to connect to room peripherals and HDMI ingest with auto-switching. Alternatively, ScreenBeam 1100 Plus can easily connect to a traditional UC room system to provide a contactless wireless presentation experience on any Windows, Apple or Chrome device.
Key Features of ScreenBeam Conference: 
  • Wirelessly present from laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Supports BYOM with ScreenBeam Conference Technology
  • Easily integrates with existing UC Room solutions
  • Native wireless display eliminates apps and dongles
  • Multi-network for employee and guest connections
  • Mutil-View and Quick Switch modes for effective collaboration
  • Windows 10 wireless inking and touch support with ScreenBeam Ghost Inking
  • Centrally manage receivers with multi-user and role-based access included
  • Integrated HTML-based digital signage player
  • Flexible in-room display sharing preference including HDMI input
  • Optional secured and isolated Wi-fi hotspot
ScreenBeam Conference is a flexible, secure and easily implemented video conferencing support firmware that is available for free for all ScreenBeam 1100 Plus users. It uses AES 120 encryption, protecting user meetings across many different platforms. ScreenBeam Conference is available to new users for $999.