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It doesn’t matter what you call them. Huddle rooms. Mini rooms. Closets. What matters is that you have them--those small spaces that can accommodate just a few people. These modest rooms often go overlooked and underused, but organizations that have harnessed the power of small teams know just how crucial these rooms can be. With the right video conferencing and collaboration solutions, these rooms can become more than just ersatz offices. They can be transformed into conference rooms uniquely suited to bridging the distance between small teams and distant colleagues.

Lifesize has just announced the launch of Lifesize Dash, a video conferencing solution specifically designed for your small rooms. A software-based collaboration solution that uses WebRTC to enable video, audio and wireless screen sharing, Lifesize Dash uses a Chromebox device to integrate with USB cameras and audio devices to bring the Lifesize experience into your huddle rooms.

“Mini spaces and huddle rooms are quickly becoming the go-to location for meetings in today’s fast paced, collaborative environment,” explained Craig Malloy, CEO of Lifesize. “We designed Lifesize Dash as a way to help maximize productivity in these spaces while still offering the benefits of larger meeting room solutions. Now, companies have another option that is simple, cost-effective, and above all else, intuitive for their users.”

With the addition of the tablet application Lifesize Room Controller, you need no more than a touch of your finger to access your company directory, join a meeting, share your screen and access in-call controls.

Lifesize ran Dash through a beta test program involving more than ninety participants, and the results were overwhelmingly positive. "It's really simple to setup and use,” said Marius van Wyk, director of operations and technical at SkyGroup Communications. “The quality is surprisingly good. Great software solution for small huddle spaces."

We’ve been banging this drum for a while, and we are going to keep doing so: huddle rooms are potentially vital spaces for your employees. From quiet one-on-one sessions to rousing video-enabled brainstorming free-for-alls, these rooms can open up new ways of working that will only benefit your organization in the long run. And with solutions like Lifesize Dash making it easier than ever to get these rooms up and running, you’ve really got no excuse. Hop on board.

Learn more about Lifesize’s video conferencing and collaboration solutions and contact us if you have any questions. We will have one of our experts get back to you right away. If there is anything else you’re looking for, please use our Advanced Search tool to find it.

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