Modern conference rooms need to make collaboration easy for today’s workforce. For presenters, the ability to seamlessly and securely share content with co-workers, clients, customers and partners from anywhere is critical. Intel Unite makes meetings more effective, enabling workers to share and interact with content wirelessly, whether they’re in the office or working remote.
Since June 2015, Intel Unite has been deployed in businesses around the world. Today we are announcing new capabilities to the Unite solution including the ability to stream video and audio, a new secure plugin for guest access, and a native mobile application for viewing on Apple iPad. These new features deliver on the requests by our end users to further enhance the Intel Unite experience. By deploying Intel Unite, our customers are already seeing a 70% faster start to meetings.
Video Playback with Audio Support
Collaboration is now easier with the display of video content with accompanying audio on Intel Unite. This feature is available for in-room participants, and now allows for simple sharing of video and audio files.
Secure Guest Access Plugin
We’ve improved our guest access plugin by making it more secure. After taking the plug in through stringent security testing and improving the quality to ensure it meets strict measures and tests that are important to IT, we are pleased to release it to Unite rooms where guests may have the need to present wirelessly without being able to access the corporate network. Hardware-enhanced security powered by Intel vPro technology ensures that all data is 256-bit Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encrypted.
Mobile Client Apps
Mobile workers use many different devices that can make online collaboration sometimes challenging. Intel remains committed to extending the devices capable of connecting with Unite. Currently available on Microsoft Windows (7, 8.1, 10) and Apple Mac OS X, Intel Unite is now available for the Apple iPad and can now be downloaded from the Apple App store. This app will allow iPad users to connect to an Intel Unite meeting and view content being presented and annotated.
Intel continues to expand Unite availability and distribution by working with a number of OEMs and partners including ASUS, Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Zoom, and Logitech.
One of our managed service provider partners, Wade Kilgore, vice president of technical operations at Axxys Technologies, had this to say about the value of Intel Unite “We installed this at our customer, Texoma Health Foundation because they hold many meetings with teams and individuals from other organizations, and therefore huddle around a conference room table and screen a lot. They were able to quickly load the software with minimal guidance and begin using the features and collaborate right way. They’d invested tens of thousands of dollars in other products that didn’t work and weren’t what they needed—essentially trying to shove a round peg in a square hole. Intel Unite was finally the square peg they needed and it fit, and worked beautifully.”
Ozkar Services, a leading managed service provider, is another great example of a partner solving a customer issue with Intel Unite. Oscar Martinez, owner, recently said that ‘there’s definitely a “wow” factor [with Intel Unite]. Never has anything deployed this simply.”
It’s exciting to hear how easy Intel Unite is to use and how it is bringing people together for real-time collaboration and data sharing from any location. With the new features introduced today we expect the experience to get even better. Get more information and updates on the new features of Intel Unite.