Visix’s new Connect interactive room sign is a new room management system that does not require the company’s AxisTV CMS. This stand-alone solution publishes schedules from Exchange, Exchange 365 and Google Calendar.
The new room sign appliance comes in a widescreen format with red and green availability lights on each side to show whether a room is busy or open. The unit has low power consumption, and can be powered via POE network switches, optional POE injectors or by included DC power supplies.
Clients can make walk-up reservations using the interactive UI, as well as start, extend, end or cancel meetings. Any schedule changes made at the room sign are updated in the client’s calendar system in real time. If a room is busy, users can check for other available rooms on screen. The signs can also run in non-interactive mode and require a PIN for on-screen bookings.
Connect signs show room names and interactive icons for AV tools available in the space. If there is a problem with a resource in the room, clients can report the issue to their administrator at the screen through pop-up dialogs. Once the issue has been reported, the resource icon shows as out of service until the issue is resolved. Clients can also include a logo, and show digital signage messages using an image reader.