Here are snapshots of some of the Zoom Rooms VC Systems have deployed
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Here are snapshots of some of the Zoom Rooms VC Systems have deployed
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The Royal Flying Doctor Service
From the Zoom Blog
At the recent Zoomtopia 2018 conference in San Jose, Zoom Rooms were at the heart of the conference. The expo hall showcased four types of Zoom Rooms: executive office/huddle room (small), conference room (midsize), boardroom (large), and training room (very large).
While complex, costly hardware-based conference rooms collect dust around the world, more and more companies are turning to Zoom Rooms to maximize the efficiency of their meeting spaces, and increase collaboration and team productivity. Uber, Hubspot, and Copart are examples of companies that have taken Zoom Rooms to a whole new level and built them strategically to meet business-critical needs. Zoom has partnered with hardware suppliers to develop Zoom devices with deep integrations and to minimise the number of components. While Zoom Rooms can be deployed by in-house IT, we also offer our own professional installation services.
Each Zoom Room type/size serves a different purpose, so each room’s hardware and design were chosen accordingly. These designs also highlight the variety of hardware that works with Zoom Rooms, maximizing the versatility of the solution. Below are the exact configurations Zoom used, so you can replicate them in your own workplaces:
Executive Office / Huddle Room:
Headset – Plantronics Savi 9200
Wall display system – DTEN D7 55” All-in-One Touch
Desktop system – Dell 7760 27” All-in-One Touch
Computer – Dell Optiplex 7050
Camera – AVer CAM540
Mic + Speaker – NUREVA HDL300 microphone array
Controller – Crestron TSW
Scheduling Display – Crestron TSS 2-10” in white
Mount – Heckler AV PTZ mount
Whiteboard – Kaptivo quartet glass dry erase board 4×6
Whiteboard camera – Kaptivo + Logitech Screen Share HDMI Capture
Display – 2×65 LG TVs
Camera – Polycom EagleEye Director II with 2x EagleEye IV 12x camera
Mic + Speaker – Shure MXA910 Ceiling Mics + Dante Virtual Soundcard
Computer – Apple MacPro
Controller – Apple iPad
Display – UrbenTech 3×55” with built-in speakers
Camera – Vaddio RoboSHOT 30x (presenter) + Logitech Rally (Audience)
Microphone – Shure MX910 and Shure Microflex Wireless
Computer: Dell Optiplex 7050
Ceiling speaker – QSC AD P6T Pendant Speakers
Speaker amplifier – QSC SPA2-60-NA
DSP – QSC 110f
You can order Zoom Rooms equipment in Australia through our website, or contact us to tailor the packages to your requirements.
From the Zoom Blog
“Video conferencing is one of the first things you need to get right for effective collaboration.” – Srini Koushik, Chief Technology Officer, Magellan Health
Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine our life without video conferencing. Significant company culture improvements enabled by video conferencing include quality of communication , degree of engagement , effectiveness of teams , degree of understanding , and stronger relationships. Our customers agree: “[Things have progressed to the point] where people no longer really put much distinction between an in-person and a [virtual] meeting,” said Kerry Holling, CIO and CDO of Western Sydney University.
Video conferencing is fast becoming the norm in collaboration. Last year, fast-growing public tech company Zendesk had 650 meetings a day on average, and the number keeps growing. As stated by Tom Keiser, CIO of Zendesk, “It’s easy to just put together a call and get face-to-face … That drives better communication and creates trust.”
Healthcare, education, financial services, technology, government – video conferencing is in high demand in all of these sectors. Video enables telehealth with deeper patient interaction, engaging online education, global collaboration, faster remote troubleshooting, and much more. No sector is immune from the power and benefits of this technology.
According to Forbes Insights, “Companies that today still favor audio conferencing over video conferencing are losing ground fast. The era of video conferencing – its tipping point – has arrived.”
The study also mentions the importance of consolidating communications tools. Forbes Insights shows that 62% of companies use three or more video conferencing solutions. Often companies will use different tools for different lines of business – one for marketing webinars, another for sale’s client interactions, another for HR’s training program, and so forth. But, interestingly, 100% of CEOs/presidents believe their companies would achieve greater cost savings, effectiveness, governance, and control through consolidation of communications platforms.
Managing technology development and IT is challenging enough, says Magellan Health’s Koushik, so “one of the last things we need is to spend time managing multiple providers of collaboration tools – there’s nothing value-added about it.”
If you’ve been under the perception that multiple video conferencing solutions is a good idea, you’re not alone. Zoom CIO, Harry Moseley, runs into this all the time when talking to his peers. But in reality, he explains, “A single platform reduces complexity and increases user adoption by providing the same experience irrespective of the use case … A consistent platform irrespective of operating system … is also a major benefit and increases the user adoption. Furthermore, having several systems significantly increases the resources required for support, integration, administration, maintenance, and training compared to those needed for a single platform.”
Are you ready to consolidate your audio and video conferencing into the leading video communications platform? Contact VC Systems to learn more about Zoom video conferencing, Zoom Video Webinars, Zoom Chat, Zoom Rooms and more products today!
Movember is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. From humble beginnings back in 2003, the Movember Foundation has grown to be truly global, operating across six markets and actively fundraising in 21 countries. Their mission is to stop men dying too young. It invests in these critical areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
The Movember Foundation was using multiple voice-based communications platforms, which caused both confusion and a loss in productivity for the Movember team. Movember approached Zoom looking for a single new video communications solution that would consolidate their communications into one easy-to-use platform.
After analyzing the market for a new solution, the Movember Foundation decided that Zoom was the clear winner due to its ease of use, high-quality video and audio, and versatile features. Zoom was able to completely replace all five previous communication solutions at an extremely competitive price – around one tenth of other solutions under consideration.
In addition to consolidating the Movember Foundation’s communications under a single platform, Zoom deployed 16 software-based conference rooms, or Zoom Rooms, into their offices. “We love our Zoom Rooms. They’re so simple for end users. You just tap the screen once to start your meeting,” said Byron Hill, head of technology for the Movember Foundation.
In the first three months after switching to Zoom, the Movember Foundation averaged 160 active users on the Zoom platform, conducting almost 1,300 meetings per month. In total, the team logged almost 400,000 minutes in this time period.
“Being a global organization, it can be difficult to coordinate meetings across multiple countries and time zones. Zoom has helped us to become truly collaborative as an organization and save countless hours by bringing us under a single video conferencing solution,” said Hill.
VC Systems are very honoured to be named by Zoom as one of their selected Integrator Partners for Zoom Room installations and deployments. Read the full blog post here:
These integrators are trained, certified, and enabled by Zoom’s Professional Services Organization to ensure that they deliver happiness to Zoom customers.
Zoom Rooms’ superior user experience and scalability have enabled thousands of organizations such as Uber, Conde Nast, Zendesk, and REA Group to deploy tens to thousands of video-enabled collaboration spaces. The new programs, coupled with the recently-announced Zoom Rooms Digital Signage and Scheduling Display, demonstrate Zoom Rooms’ growth from a video conference room solution to a broader platform that brings powerful, frictionless video communication and collaboration to any space.
“Zoom is hyper-focused on creating the best video communications software and innovating at a fast pace. We are excited to work with these carefully-selected partners to expand our solution with the best technology and deployment experiences for our customers, whether they’re outfitting offices, huddle rooms, training rooms, or any other spaces,” said Oded Gal, head of product management for Zoom.
Learn more about Zoom Rooms here.
Anyone can use Zoom. If you have a computer or mobile device and some sort of connection to the outside world, you can Zoom. That’s why Zoom has created a robust Basic (Free) Zoom service. But let us explain the very good reasons why you should upgrade to Zoom Pro…
Unlimited Group Meeting Minutes
The Zoom Basic service gets you unlimited meetings and minutes for one-to-one meetings, and you can even host meetings with up to 100 video participants. But, and it may be a big but for you, those free group meetings (more than 2 participants) time out at 40 minutes. This may be no big deal for you most days, but consider the following scenarios:
To be safe, it’s best to put up for that Pro account.
In addition to unlimited minutes with up to 100 video participants, Zoom Pro comes with some great features not available on the Basic service:
Access to Add-Ons
The Zoom Pro service gives you access to purchase a variety of add-ons to increase your meeting flexibility and reach:
It’s only $20.99 a month!
VC Systems is an authorised Zoom Reseller in Australia, and we specialise in setting up Zoom Rooms software and hardware.
Haileybury School opened its doors in 1892 with five staff and 17 students. In over 125 years the School has changed dramatically to become one of the leading private schools in Australia with campuses in Keysborough, Brighton, Berwick, Melbourne (City), Beijing (China) and Darwin (to open in 2018).
The school was looking for a video conferencing solution to link their various campuses, students, parents and other stakeholders. They chose Zoom as the software, and decided to fit out more than 30 conference rooms with high-quality cameras and audio to get the best performance from their Zoom meetings. After thorough testing, they installed AVer cameras for the video, and BiAmp ceiling microphones for the audio. They have been extremely happy with the end results of the whole package of Zoom/Zoom Rooms/AVer and BiAmp, and it has provided Haileybury with a powerful tool to enhance their learning experience in a simple and natural way.
"I've already recommended Zoom and AVer cameras to other schools; they've all asked us what we've been using, we've been telling them AVer and Zoom through and through and I can see people jumping on board already" Dale Eaton - IT Services Team Leader
VC Systems recommends AVer cameras for our Zoom Room installations, and there is a range of models to suit various sizes of meeting rooms.
The Australian Federation of Air Pilots was looking for a video conferencing solution to suit their communication requirements. They looked at many options finally settled on Zoom plus high-quality cameras and speakerphones for their conference rooms. The project was driven by Ray Aspinall, the AFAP Office Manager, and after using the system he sent the following testimonial.
"The Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) utilizes Zoom to conduct Video Conferences between our Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth offices. We also use each office’s Zoom facilities to conduct VC meetings and Webinars with various pilot groups across Australia which includes both regular and ad hoc meetings.
Our experiences with Zoom software have all been positive and beyond our expectations. Zooms capabilities are wide ranging. It is easy to use, provides high quality desktop image quality and application sharing for documents, photos and video clips and allows us to invite new participants at will.
As a result of implementing Zoom, we have been able to reduce staff travel costs which will contribute to an early return on investment. A key factor for us using Zoom at the AFAP is that a VC can be initiated by end users without any technical knowledge or the need for assistance. Our members who have witnessed Zoom in action have all provided positive feedback. What a great product!.
The actual office product installation was completed in a timely and totally professional manner.
Check out Zoom’s newest case study: Zapier Enables Work-Life Balance With Help From Zoom, a first-person account by Wade Foster, Zapier’s CEO.
Zapier is a workflow automation app that integrates about 800 different web apps. Slack, Salesforce, Zoom, MailChimp, Google Apps, Dropbox, you name it and people can use it on Zapier. This case focuses on how Zoom has enabled start-up Zapier to hire for talent instead of location. Zapier has built a successful business that operates 100 percent remote, hiring talented teammates from a global workforce and using Zoom to stay connected.