Past and Future Trend: Bring Your Own Meeting


Bring your own meeting was trending at the beginning of the year. It’s on pause right now but I believe it will continue to trend when we come back to our work spaces. Here’s why you should think about it’s potential, but first…

What BYOM Means

There are tons of different video conferencing applications in the world now. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, and the list goes on. Everyone has a preference.

However, when using a conference room for a video call, you previously had two options to use the in room video conferencing equipment like camera, speakers, and microphones:

  1. Use an unfamiliar desktop computer dedicated to the room
  2. Connect a long cable to the device you brought and hope the peripherals are compatible

New technology shifts have changed this. Now you can wirelessly connect your device, whether Apple or Windows, with your meeting software AND use the room’s video conferencing equipment.

What BYOM Changes and Why It Matters

This new technology brings about some great changes to the conferencing space to save time and money while encouraging a better user experience.

  • You no longer need a dedicated computer for each conference room or huddle space.
  • No forwarding logins or meeting URLs. Whoever has it, just wirelessly connects.
  • No long cables or expensive USB extender kits.
  • Easily use the high quality dedicated camera, microphone, and speakers so everyone can be seen and heard.

Barco Clickshare CX

Barco Clickshare is the leader of bring your own meeting right now. Their CX model has all the security and collaboration from its predecessors built in alongside the USB conference integration that makes BYOM possible. All packed into a single USB button or web app.

Check out the video above for a quick overview and let us know what you think. This quarantine will end but the necessity for video conferencing won’t. Does BYOM sound easier to you? Or would you rather have a dedicated computer? Let us know by sending us a message or commenting below.

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