Twice as nice: two screens, one handsome hybrid meeting room solution
As businesses reshape to better accommodate hybrid workflows, the emphasis is on attracting people back into the office. How to furnish and equip meeting spaces to best meet the needs of all users, now and in the future, is a trending discussion across all sectors.
When it comes to technology, the key criteria must be high quality sound and video to ensure inclusivity for remote participants, and easy, intuitive usage for frictionless meeting experiences.
Whilst fit-for-purpose performance is essential (and guaranteed from Sharp/NEC), this need not mean sacrificing good looks. When you’ve designed and specified your meeting room to the highest quality, you will want the technology to look as good as it performs.
The NEC Dual Collaboration (Du-Co for short) Room System has been purpose-designed to bring the highest quality tools to hybrid teams whilst perfectly integrating into the most stylish interior designs.
One touch, one non-touch
Optimised for video conferencing room systems such as Teams Room or Zoom Room, the NEC Du-Co system provides an aesthetically pleasing dual screen solution. Two visually identical displays, one dedicated to VC and the other touch-enabled for collaborative interaction, combine to support hybrid teams.
At Sharp/NEC we value our strategic partnerships and alliances, meaning we can recommend to our customers a turn-key solution for the best possible user experience. At ISE, we demonstrated a Zoom Room set-up including a Neat Bar Pro providing excellent sound and video quality for seamless video conferencing.
Watch the video to see Daniela Dexheimer, section manager for collaboration technologies at Sharp/NEC, explain more about the Du-Co Room System.
Two visually identical screens
The NEC dual screen solution combines two displays, an interactive NEC MultiSync® M Series-IGB and an identically designed non-interactive MultiSync® M Series-IGB. The non-interactive display features the same protective glass panel as the touch-enabled screen giving them the same visual appearance.
High brightness levels of 500cd/m2 ensure excellent readability and image reproduction even in today’s typically bright meeting spaces and the anti-glare coating minimises disturbing reflections and helps to eliminate the appearance of fingerprints.
Demanded for high spec meeting spaces
The NEC Du-Co Room System’s aesthetic appearance is unique in the marketplace. It came about as a direct result of conversations with our end users. We listened to their needs and responded with a purpose-designed solution.
One of our global customers, a leading international law firm, incorporates the Du-Co Room System into its newly refurbished client-facing and non-client-facing meeting spaces:
Having refurbished our meeting spaces to a very high standard, we were looking to equip them with a dual screen solution which would support video conferencing and collaborative working. We compared a few offerings, but we were disappointed that the appearance of the touch and non-touch screen surfaces and the surrounding bezels did not match. It was jarring to the eye and simply did not sit well with our high spec interior design. We fed this back to Sharp/NEC and who were very open to consider developing a product which would meet our needs.
We have tested the Du-Co system in our London office and we are very happy with the look and the performance. Sharp/NEC’s products are available globally, so we are able to standardise on this solution for our meeting spaces in other locations.
A natural interactive experience
Whether using your finger or the responsive passive pen, InGlass™ touch technology gives excellent interactive performance including Windows Ink and palm rejection functionality. Users enjoy a most natural and accurate writing experience, as if using a traditional whiteboard. FlatFrog Board for Rooms whiteboard software is included free of charge.
The surface of both screens offers excellent robust protection against knocks and scratches and limits the appearance of fingerprints. With both screens identical, the only issue might be knowing which is the touch surface! Using our laser engraving service, some of our customers have chosen to mark the bezel of the touch screen to make it clear which one to touch.
The NEC MultiSync® M Series, including IGB models are compatible with the industry’s leading solutions providers, meaning the highest quality user experience is guaranteed.
Tested and approved compatible with Barco ClickShare Conference CX-30 and CX50, supporting wireless screen sharing in meeting rooms including touch, and touch-back.
Certified by Cisco for the Cisco Webex Room Kit series ensuring the best possible video experience with pre-configured colour settings and low latency for true lip-sync optimisation on video calls.
Compatible with Crestron RoomView allowing multiple devices connected on the network to be managed and controlled from a computer or a controller.
Slot-in computing widens application
With Sharp/NEC’s open modular slot-in technology, the MultiSync® M Series-IGB displays can provide upgradable functionality with an optional Raspberry Pi compute module or more powerful Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) computing device to extend the capability of the Du-Co room system for wider, tailor-made meeting room applications.
By integrating the NEC USB-C Smart Display Module (Intel®SDM), the Du-Co Room System transforms the meeting space with ‘Bring Your Own Device’ capability. Users simply connect their personal device using a single USB-C cable to share their content to the large screen, meanwhile receiving a charge to their device.
Learn more about the advantages of Sharp/NEC’s slot-in compute technology
Three sizes to choose from
The Du-Co Room System is available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes and is soon to be available in 75-inch for larger meeting spaces.
Go to 55-inch Du-Co Room System
Go to 65-inch Du-Co Room System