BYOD for Visual Collaboration

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Allowing workers to use personal devices such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops on organizational networks is a trend commonly referred to as ‘bring your own device’ or BYOD. Already a growing trend before remote work escalated with the COVID pandemic, BYOD environments have proven beneficial for employers and employees. Whether working remotely or on-site in traditional workstations, operators enjoy increased flexibility and job satisfaction while their organizations experience increased productivity.

How Can BYOD Benefit an Organization?

In scalable, visualization scenarios, a video display platform which accommodates web-based inputs in conjunction with BYOD plug-and-play yields big rewards, too. Minimal technical support, ease of use, and decreased downtime dramatically streamline the user experience. A BYOD-enabled environment instantly accommodates shifting needs of an organization’s workforce, whether it’s comprised of direct employees, contractors, or even visitors. Implemented correctly, this structure provides flexibility and longevity.

Is BYOD Secure?

Organizations continue to embrace the BYOD capability despite risks associated with security and privacy vulnerabilities. Strong protocol management by system administrators mitigates these risks. A video wall solution featuring web-based access from any device paired with a robust security policy delivers powerful collaboration and operation.

Who is Successfully Using BYOD?

The Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners in Georgia represents an environment well-served by the BYOD concept. The Curiosity Lab frequently hosts a variety of companies advancing smart city development and research. Diverse teams can rotate through the facility, use the video wall system for on-site and remote collaboration while easily sharing content from their own devices.

Since implementing their Haivision video wall system, the Curiosity Lab has provided dynamic research tools to a wide range of companies. These organizations set up shop to test their technology for months at a time. This one-of-a-kind environment allows unique testing opportunities. It is through the Haivision system that researchers and operators quickly. collect data and build efficiently. From monitoring the real-time status of autonomous vehicles to pushing machine learning data to the displays – visiting tech companies receive the feedback necessary to evolve their equipment and stay ahead of their competition. As stated by Brandon Branham, assistant city manager and chief technology officer at the City of Peachtree Corners’ Curiosity Lab, “the system has allowed for easy integration of our video streams, and the user interface has made it so companies from all over the globe, can come and easily manage the displays, without us having to spend a ton of time training them.”

The BYOD capability has been a part of the CineNet platform long before it was popular. While BYOD benefits are largely viewed through the lens of employee satisfaction or cost reduction, Haivision sees unlimited value through enhanced product performance. Our video wall projects span a wide range of markets, including emergency operations centers, research and education facilities, command centers, sports organizations, real -time crime centers, and traffic control operations. The ability to immediately receive, render, and display content from virtually any device ensures the constant flow of information, both today and into the future, for these mission-critical environments.

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