Mersive Technologies and Huddly Announce Strategic Partnership
26 March 2021 // 3 mins read
Mersive Solstice integration with Huddly cameras addresses demand for smarter hybrid meeting solutions.
Mersive Technologies announced that it has expanded its alliance partnership program to include Huddly to provide intelligent new collaboration solutions for meeting and learning spaces that support both onsite and remote participants. This partnership combines Mersive Solstice, a touchless Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) room system, with Huddly’s intelligent meeting room cameras in response to the growing demand for hybrid meeting solutions that provide user choice and flexibility.
As many organizations prepare and begin to return to the workplace and the classroom, many users prefer to continue to leverage their personal devices for room-based meetings. Mersive Solstice enables onsite users to host room-based meetings from their laptops, including sharing content to the room display and supporting connectivity for remote participants via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and most other conferencing services. Huddly’s cameras add Full-HD video to complete the solution. They feature an ultra-wide-angle lens for small spaces and AI to ensure that the team is optimally framed at all times.
The integration consists of a Huddly GO or Huddly IQ camera USB-connected to a Mersive Solstice Pod. Through the Solstice Conference capability, a user in the room wirelessly connects their laptop to the Huddly camera and meeting room display via Solstice and hosts the web conference to enable remote participants to join. A separate USB audio device can be connected to the Solstice Pod optionally.
Unlike other BYOM systems that virtualize audio and video feeds from room peripherals, Solstice maintains all Huddly’s software-based, AI, and analytics capabilities, delivering a smart solution and a great user experience. Users wirelessly connected to Solstice benefit from Huddly’s Genius Framing, software-enhanced audio, and advanced analytics data. Additionally, organizations have the ability to enable occupancy counting and other occupancy-based features when a Huddly camera is connected to the Solstice Pod.
“Huddly’s award-winning meeting room cameras are the perfect complement to Mersive’s flexible Bring Your Own Meeting collaboration solution,” said Robert Balgley, Mersive CEO. “As more huddle spaces and small meeting rooms get deployed to support the growing need for hybrid meetings, Huddly cameras’ combination of price, performance, and plug and play compatibility provides BYOM capability to any room use case. Mersive is excited to partner with Huddly to expand our offerings to channel partners and customers, providing a flexible, seamless collaboration experience that includes wireless connectivity to USB peripherals, agnostic room support for all conferencing services, and Solstice-class content sharing .”
Stein Ove Eriksen, Huddly CEO and Co-founder, adds: “Mersive’s Bring Your Own Meeting solution is a perfect match with Huddly’s AI-powered cameras and our Work From Anywhere philosophy. I am excited by the possibilities this partnership brings in a world where hybrid working conditions will be the new norm.”
Mersive and Huddly products are available globally through AV/IT technology dealers and integrators.
Read the full press release here.