New features include new admin controls and design enhancements
Visix is now shipping version 3.8 of their Connect meeting room sign with expanded administrative controls, more on-screen features, and UI workflow and design enhancements.
“We’ve already provided robust playback and space utilization tracking, and now we’re concentrating on making the IT admin easier for our clients,” says Trey Hicks, chief sales officer for Visix. “This new release has a lot of configuration and monitoring tools that come directly from customer requests, and that’s important. We don’t want our technology to drive our clients, we want their needs to drive our tech. It’s all about helping people communicate better.”
Connect room signs show schedules and allow bidirectional booking from Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, EMS Platform Services, Google Calendars and Live25 by CollegeNET. The interactive touchscreen lets users book, start, extend, end and cancel meetings at the room sign. The on-screen UI has a variety of professional space management features like drop-down calendars, room availability search and administrative PIN controls. Each sign can show a logo, image playlist, room number and resource icons; and meeting participants can report issues with any room resource right at the sign.
In version 3.8, UIs for both the room sign device and Connect Room Manager application, which manages configuration and playback options, have been updated with a host of new features and workflow enhancements.
When designing or editing room sign screen layouts, administrators can now configure whether private meeting details for Exchange calendars, such as meeting title and organizer, are either shown, hidden or overridden. Calendar account workflows have a new “Location” field that lets users describe where the room is physically located in the facility. The Find Available Rooms option on room signs can now display location, capacity and availability time columns, as well as a booking button.
A variety of features have also been added for device monitoring and alarms, and new workflows allow administrators to remotely reboot and upgrade devices to simplify management of large deployments. Administrators can also set automatic email notifications for devices that haven’t refreshed within a certain time period.
Visix customers with a support subscription receive software updates at no charge, and can request the 3.8 update at visix.com/tech-support/visix-software-updates. For more information about Connect room signs, visit visix.com/products/meeting-room-signs/connect-conference-room-signs.
Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.