Think of all the places in your offices where handfuls of people naturally gather to brainstorm ideas or to focus on a deadline. There’s usually a TV or monitor nearby. How can you make those hot-topic discussions far more engaging and effective? Today we announced Cisco Webex Share, a palm-sized affordable device that plugs into any TV or monitor to instantly turn it into a wireless presentation screen when used with a Cisco Webex app.
Huddle spaces are the new watercoolers
Huddle spaces can be small meeting rooms, open areas in common rooms, or touch down areas. Think about these areas as anywhere up to half dozen people can gather for impromptu discussions. Huddle spaces are important to the new way of working with small empowered teams coming together to complete specific tasks. I speak to customers every day that have increased the huddle spaces in their offices, or that teams themselves set up. While we already provide great products for huddle spaces with Webex Boards and Webex Room Series, there are millions of existing screens in huddle spaces out there that are ripe to be part of the collaborative workspace.
Making all huddle spaces work better for teams
Cisco Webex Share solves these problems. It provides simple wireless content sharing to any HD TV or monitor. No longer do users need to connect any cables or dongles, or adjust AV settings, just to get content on the screen. Simply walk into a room, pair with the system using the Webex app on your laptop, and immediately start sharing an application or your entire screen. And when you’re done, keep the work moving anytime, anywhere in a secure Cisco Webex Teams space.
Great for both teams and IT
IT organizations love Webex Share because it integrates with enterprise calendars and offers single-pane-of-glass management and analytics. This enables people to reserve huddle spaces in advance and see upcoming events on the screen to know when a space will next be in use. Analytics provide room and system usage details, helping resource planners optimize future real-estate investments. The user experience is consistent with other Cisco Webex devices such as Webex Board and the Webex Room Series, enabling ease of use wherever people meet.
To get started, we’re offering limited orderability by end of May 2018. By fall, we expect full general availability with support to enable virtual team members to view what is being shared using Cisco Webex Teams or Cisco Webex Meetings.