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Friday, May 24th, 2019


The changing landscape for workplace communications

InstaShow™ WDC10

Newer, smarter, and enhanced mobile devices are making workplace communications easier, improving the user experience in the workplace, making it easier and seamless for company employees to interact with one another.

This increased collaboration is driven by innovative interactive tools; seamless connectivity; and a demand for flexible human-machine interactions and increased user engagement with HD displays.

As millennials enter the workforce, more employees are bringing their own device (BYOD) to work. Because they are always connected, an organization that embraces a BYOD culture further boost productivity by enabling staff to use work applications on their devices to perform work tasks quickly and conveniently.

Many organizations are realizing the productivity benefits of smart technologies. Risk management and advisory firm Willis Tower Watson predicts that improved workplace communications and the use of smart technologies will grow to almost a quarter or 23% of organizations in the Asia Pacific region by 2021, compared to 13 per cent in 2018 and seven percent back in 2015.

Similarly, global real estate organization CBRE’s survey of Asia Pacific companies found that 85% of employees expect to see an increase in mobility in their future workplace through activity-based workplaces and agile workplaces.

Research from the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at MIT Sloan School of Management also reveals that organizations with the best employee experience achieve business benefits that can double customer satisfaction and innovation, and lead to a 25% higher profitability compared to their competitors.

BenQ Speeds Up Connectivity in the Workplace

Today, new technologies are being developed to enable a rapid delivery of information in corporate meeting rooms with the use of a single device. Smart Meeting Rooms, which intelligently integrates hardware and software technologies, is redefining the office environment.

When sharing content, employees in meeting rooms want to make those experiences as easy and interactive as possible.

Being an expert in display technologies, BenQ has introduced IT and AV technologies to offer employees in a live meeting to swiftly connect onto a wireless, instant and intuitive presentation system, without the fuss of having to setup a wireless connection in the meeting room. Because they can instantly connect and share their presentations, there is greater spontaneity and collaboration across different teams.

BenQ's InstaShow™ WDC10 devices and Interactive Flat Panels

BenQ InstaShow

BenQ's InstaShow™ WDC10 is a wireless and unique no software solution that allows multiple presenters to share presentations, documents and images from any device remotely. The ‘plug and play’ operation does not require any driver installation and is compatible with any OS or hardware platform, making it simple to use.

Using the InstaShow™, users can start a full HD presentation with just one button. Up to 16 participants can connect their laptops and take over control of the presentation instantly. Wireless connections in the meeting room are secured with AES 128-bit security encryption and WPA2.

At the same time, InstaShow™ WDC10 ™ devices can be connected to digital displays. BenQ has a variety of digital display solutions such as High Brightness Business Projectors and Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs). BenQ corporate series IFPs offer best-in-class tools for interactive meetings without external PCs. These displays are flexible to install and easy to calibrate in boardrooms and provide bright and clear images coupled with big zoom and lens shift capabilities. With BenQ’s Smart Display and InstaQShare app installed in the user’s devices, presentations can start wirelessly.

Employing state-of-the art technology and new innovations that include 4K resolution, Smart Eye-Care, Air Quality Sensor, Account Management System (AMS), Cloud Whiteboard and simultaneous multi-touch capability, BenQ’s corporate IFPs deliver intuitive collaboration and display interactivity for users.

Growing Customer Adoption

Globally, many corporations are already using BenQ InstaShow™ technology and reaping immediate business benefits.

Automobile manufacturer Toyota in France needed a technology solution that can promote collaboration across teams and facilitate meetings more efficiently. The organization now uses a single projector and four InstaShow™ wireless presentation devices to empower staff planning, with the aim of improving the effectiveness of meetings and creating a more intimate and direct engagement amongst employees.

Real estate agency Century 21 France wanted a solution that can reduce meeting time; enable multiple presentations without any complications; as well as avoid any cable knotting or delays when setting up the next presenter. Opting for a meeting solution that was efficient and easy to use, Century 21 France selected 10 pairs of BenQ projectors and InstaShow™ wireless presentation devices to facilitate meetings and to increase employee output.

Taiwan bio-tech company TCI often had to give presentations to guests using multiple devices, creating issues in compatibility and stability. The company’s meeting room technology often struggled with frequent equipment failures during presentations. Looking for a more efficient and effective solution, TCI installed InstaShow™ in all its meeting rooms, removed their wired clutter, and went for a simpler, sleek, and wireless solution. TCI also plans to deploy the BenQ system in all its China offices this year.

Smarter technologies and wireless connectivity are improving corporate meetings and redefining how employees interact and transforming the workplace, now and into the future. Using BenQ technologies, employees can work smarter, better, and quicker than before. Corporate meeting rooms are now more productive, collaborative, and efficient compared to traditional workplaces, ultimately providing better experiences and value for organizations worldwide.