FTSE 100 Global Mining, Metals and Petroleum Leader Selects Oblong’s Mezzanine to Advance Global Employees’ Virtual Meeting Capabilities
Together Mezzanine™ and Cisco Webex dramatically enhance virtual business collaboration in new Southeast Asian office to accelerate business productivity and improve communication.
Los Angeles — February 28, 2020 — (BUSINESS WIRE) Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSE American: GLOW) (“Glowpoint” or the “Company”), a provider, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Oblong Industries, Inc., of award-winning innovative multi-stream collaboration technologies that drive the next generation of visual and data collaboration, today announced that a FTSE 100 listed global resources company has deployed the Oblong multi-stream solution at its new office complex in Southeast Asia.
This Mezzanine deployment seamlessly integrated with the Cisco Webex installation and brings a transformative content and data sharing capability to the Webex video-conferencing experience of the customer’s Marketing and Supply division in Southeast Asia. As businesses pursue collaboration solutions to enable remote and virtual connections, the enhanced capability of Oblong’s Mezzanine technology is becoming increasingly relevant.
To enhance and accelerate group decision-making, the customer built a scrum room around the collaboration functionality made possible by the partnership that emerged out of Cisco’s SolutionPlus program. By combining cloud-registered Cisco video devices with the Cisco Webex Board and Oblong’s Mezzanine, multiple users can share or view all relevant data across disparate sources to help solve complex problems. Mezzanine’s seamless integration with the customer’s Cisco Webex installation was a key factor in its purchase decision. In addition, the system was designed to be scalable.
The solution further empowers users to fully interact with content and/or create new content from different locations at the same time, and to display it side-by-side across multiple surfaces for rapid comparison and cross-reference. The use of multiple displays in the scrum space provides a unique canvas for users to expand their data sources literally across the room so they can quickly contextualize problems, compare and contrast data or content, and give users the complete picture of business challenges. Team members connected over Cisco Video Conferencing can participate in the collaboration session – they too can see all the data and even contribute their own content to help in problem-solving, just as if they were in the room.
“Increasingly, collaboration is about business continuity,” commented Oblong CEO Pete Holst. “Global organizations are actively seeking solutions to improve employee productivity and provide seamless collaboration solutions that enable complex and multi-layered work to be completed without having to be in one physical location. Mezzanine and Webex make this possible by delivering advanced content collaboration solutions that dramatically enhance both in-room and virtual presentations. Connecting remote teams with technology tools to meet, share and evaluate input from multiple data streams accelerates decision making, improves communication, and increases productivity.”
About Oblong Industries
Oblong Industries’ innovative IP-protected technologies change the way people work, create, and communicate. With roots in more than two decades of research at the MIT Media Lab, Oblong delivers visual solutions for content-rich collaboration and spatial computing environments. Oblong is headquartered in Los Angeles. Learn more at www.oblong.com, and connect via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram
Oblong Industries’ innovative technologies change the way people work, create, and communicate. With roots in more than two decades of research at the MIT Media Lab, Oblong’s flagship product Mezzanine™ is the technology platform that defines the next era of computing: simultaneous multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device, multi-location for dynamic and immersive visual collaboration. This focus continues with the debut of Rumpus™ for purely virtual teams. Oblong is headquartered in Los Angeles and supplies Mezzanine systems to Fortune 500 enterprise customers and reseller partners. Learn more at www.oblong.com, and connect via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSE American: GLOW), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Oblong Industries, Inc. (“Oblong”), provides innovative technologies that enhance the way people work, create, and communicate. With roots in more than two decades of research at the MIT Media Lab, Oblong’s flagship product Mezzanine™ is the technology platform defining the next era of computing: multi-stream, concurrent multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device, and multi-location for dynamic and immersive visual collaboration. Oblong is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. To learn more please visit www.oblong.com, and connect via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Our customers are primarily comprised of Fortune 1000™ companies across diverse vertical markets, along with small and medium sized enterprises that embrace Oblong’s Mezzanine™ products to collaborate more effectively and make decisions faster.
Additionally, Glowpoint’s IT Service Management solutions provide a comprehensive suite of automated and concierge applications to simplify the user experience and expedite the adoption of video as the primary means of collaboration.
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