2017
April 27

Huddle Rooms: Future Spaces of Collaboration

Huddle Rooms in organisations are getting very popular as preferred collaboration spaces by small teams and groups of people. Huddle rooms are smaller, more casual spaces that are not at all intimidating or overwhelming like large conference rooms and big team meetings. In practice and style, huddle rooms are very different from traditional conference rooms. The conventional board rooms are no longer sought after spaces for team collaboration as technology has made it possible to equip smaller spaces with enterprise-grade, affordable online collaboration tools with HD video and audio quality and seamlessly connected ecosystem.

The growth of interactive technology has rendered huddle rooms with a lot of interactive collaboration tools like interactive displays, interactive projectors, smart boards, etc. Huddle rooms are also very cost-effective and people are moving to smaller, warmer spaces to collaborate and complete tasks.

Typically, a huddle room has a display unit and a phone system for conferencing along with a microphone, and a few chairs and a desk for about 3-5 people to sit and collaborate. The team can watch videos, attend to audio calls, share data and files with the remote team or clients, etc.

The following are a few components of a huddle rooms:

Advanced and Intuitive Audio

Good audio set up is what makes a good collaboration set up different from the rest. Audio systems should be intelligent and work equally for the remote as well as on-site team. Acoustics of the huddle room should also be taken into consideration when designing the audio solution. High quality speakers and microphones that come with smart technology to detect the speaker and cancel the outside noise add hugely to a pleasant and production conferencing experience.

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Smart Video Camera

A high-quality video camera with smart technology and ability to focus on the speaker is highly desirable in a huddle space. There are now many apps that enable desktop telepresence for high-definition video conferencing.

High Definition Interactive Display

One of the essentials for the purpose of a huddle room is a high definition, preferably interactive display. It should provide crisp and clear images with provision of multi-point input ports and compatibility with the laptops, mobile phones and tablets team members would use for sharing data and files on the presentations, etc.

Connections and Networks

The huddle room should be equipped with the latest version of wireless networking capacity. A consistent networking connection is essential for an uninterrupted collaboration experience with the remote teams and clients.

Huddle rooms are the way forward for quick video conferencing at the spur of the moment for quick brainstorming, gathering, presentations, etc. There are many reasons why huddle rooms are the new future spaces for enterprise collaboration. The cost-effectiveness and advanced technology have made huddle rooms as an international trend across corporations and businesses.

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