Zoom Rooms Debuts
February 4, 2021
Zoom Rooms will help organizations
safely re-enter the office and
sustain an ‘everywhere workforce’.
The traditional workplace has
evolved and adapted with employees
and organizations embracing more
places as workspaces. Whether it's
in an office, co-located space,
remote location, or at home, Zoom’s
platform enables organizations to
put employee health and safety at
the center of their strategy.
“Clearly, the office workspace
continues to change. In fact, more
than 80 percent of employees working
remote say they’d like to continue
to work remotely at least 50% or
more once they do return to the
office,” said Craig Durr, Senior
Analyst with Wainhouse Research.
“But, to accomplish this, employees
have to have a healthy, safe and
secure conference room experience
that meets the needs of today’s
emerging hybrid workforce. Zoom is
well positioned to provide this.”
In a survey of 12,000 professionals,
60% of employees said that they want
flexibility in where and when they
work (Boston Consulting Group). With
the hybrid working model becoming
more prevalent, Zoom is innovating
to meet the needs of its customers
today and planning ahead for their
future needs. Whether that is
virtual check in at reception,
communicating safety protocols, to
displaying meeting room safety with
capacity details before on site
attendees even enter the room.
View real-time people count data: With supported cameras, you can see how many people are in a room in real time on the Zoom Dashboard and on the Scheduling Display to ensure social distancing mandates are met and meeting spaces aren’t overcrowded.
Monitor a room’s environment and air quality: Neat Bar, a Zoom Rooms Appliance, includes an advanced set of capabilities called Neat Sense, which lets you monitor your meeting rooms for things like air quality, humidity, CO₂, and volatile organic compounds to keep occupants safe and healthy. You can view this environmental data on the Zoom dashboard, on the Zoom Rooms Controller, and on the Scheduling Display for real-time feedback on the safety of your meeting rooms.
Virtual receptionist/kiosk mode: Provide a contactless entry experience for your building guests with our new virtual receptionist/kiosk mode. Just customize the “Start Meeting” button on a Zoom Rooms for Touch device in your lobby to connect visitors with a receptionist and safely greet them. Zoom Rooms Kiosk Mode is available on all Zoom Rooms for Touch devices.
Control shared desktop from Zoom Rooms for Touch: Zoom Rooms for Touch users can control, right from the Zoom Rooms for Touch device, the desktop of the person currently sharing their laptop screen, streamlining collaboration.
Save whiteboard to chat: People can now send a Zoom Rooms for Touch whiteboard to Zoom Chat or email. If it's a personal Zoom Room, you can also send it to your chat groups. This helps streamline content sharing outside the meeting room, greatly improving cohesiveness in the new hybrid workforce.
The three essential pillars for organizations building forward with confidence are talent, transformation, and trust. In the Zoom blog on How Businesses Will Build Forward With Confidence, learn from Eric S. Yuan, Founder and CEO of Zoom, on why these pillars are essential for creating an environment in which employees can do their best work.