What is Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM)?
This week, our office had a visit from Mersive Technologies who came to demonstrate their latest product – the Solstice Conference, which is released in April. With this new product from Mersive, and the recently-released ClickShare Conference from Barco, many companies looking to video-enable their meeting rooms are heading down the ‘bring your own meeting’ route.
So, What Does BYOM Mean?
Bring Your Own Meeting, or BYOM, is the name given to a piece of technology that (rather than having a pre-configured meeting room system for wireless presentation, videoconferencing and so on) allows you to bring in and use your own device with the hardware already in the room. Rooms set up for ‘bring your own meeting’ have peripherals present in the room, such as a screen, microphone and camera, and a device such as the Solstice Conference or ClickShare Conference to enable you to use your own device with the room’s technology.
Are There Any Advantages of BYOM?
There are plenty of advantages. Having a ‘bring your own meeting’ system is a great time saver and makes setting up for a video meeting extremely simple. With a BYOM system, you can simply walk into the room and cast your screen to the meeting room display, using the peripherals such as the camera and microphone already present in the room with no further setup required, then you just simply join the video meeting as you would normally on your laptop, and everything will be working for you. ‘Bring your own meeting’ systems are interoperable with nearly all videoconferencing providers too, so you’ll never have to worry about compatibility.
How Can I Get A BYOM System?
If you’re interested in what a ‘bring your own meeting’ system can do for your business, get in touch and speak to one of our experts by calling 0800 368 7358. We partner with a number of meeting room technology providers, so we can always find the right solution for your specific requirements.