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6 Ways that Neat and Zoom Will Change the Way the World Connects

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Author: Mike Walsh | CEO
6 Ways that Neat and Zoom Will Change the Way the World Connects

Zoom has transformed the way the world communicates. After the onset of a global pandemic, Zoom’s secure, powerful and innovative platform kept friends connected across the globe and business colleagues collaborating remotely from kitchen tables and spare bedrooms. Zoom proved the future of business communication isn’t limited by location.

Neat, in partnership with Zoom, has built the bridge between remote and in-person meetings. With their exciting announcements at Zoomtopia, Neat is poised to become a go-to partner for businesses large and small. Let’s take a look at what they offer and six reasons they just might change the way businesses connect.

What is Neat and What Do They Offer?

Neat was created with Zoom to provide the ultimate Zoom Rooms experience. With Neat, all you need in your meeting space (remote or in-person) is one of their fully managed native Zoom devices, which are incredibly simple to set -up and use.

Neat Bar is a beautiful, highly capable meeting room device with a simple, compact design. It’s perfect for bringing top-quality audio and video to any meeting, huddle or focus room for up to ten people. You can mount Neat Bar above or below one or two monitors, and it comes with Neat Pad (a dynamic touch screen), which you can configure as a controller or scheduler. The Neat Bar brings incredible capabilities, yet weighs less than four pounds.

Neat Board is the complete Zoom Rooms package in a simple, elegant, all-in-one device. With its immersive 65” multi-touch screen, powerful audio system, and versatile wide-angle camera, Neat Board gives you a Zoom Rooms experience beyond video meetings and wireless content sharing by enabling annotations and whiteboarding.

Bring the Power of Zoom Rooms Anywhere

Zoom Rooms are completely integrated conference rooms where every aspect of the tech hardware, design and AV equipment are designed for the best possible Zoom experience. Elaborate Zoom Room setups can have multiple elements, from screens and phones to microphones, scheduling devices, and control boards. With Neat, all of that power and functionality can be found in one peripheral. The Neat Bar or Board can go anywhere, anytime.

Help Equip Key Employees Working From Home

Many remote workers spend their entire days in front of their laptop cameras on Zoom meetings.  And even with a quality WFH setup, they may squint to see or strain to hear important details on large calls. With Neat, the crisp picture and clear sound quality they’re used to in the office can be brought home.

Equip Your Conference Rooms When They Return

Equipping your teams to work from home with high-quality solutions can make a lot of sense, but what happens to all that expensive gear when they’re back in the office? Neat’s equipment is as useful in the conference room as it is in the home office. Your conference rooms will get an upgrade when employees safely return to the workplace and the new -normal starts to look more like the old -normal.

Reduce Overall Tech Spend

Not only can the Neat Bar and Board serve as an all-in-one solution for your Zoom-based communication, they can help your overall IT budget (when you need it most). Because Neat’s products include Zoom Rooms software, you may save on your licensing budget over time. Zoom and Neat are also offering “Neat as a Service,” where instead of the upfront investment iIn the equipment, you can pay over time, thereby reducing large spikes in expenses for your IT team.

Give Users and Companies Total Control

There’s more to Neat’s devices than great sound and images, and integrated Zoom Rooms capabilities. Neat’s featured products are packed with sensors, including game-changing sensors for light, temperature, humidity, CO2 and VOC(*). You can have complete understanding and control over a meeting environment with the power of a Neat Bar or Board.

Zoom is Committed and Invested in Neat

Zoom not only worked closely with Neat to build these revolutionary products, they also made significant monetary investments in the company. There are many choices for hardware for your business, and the investment can be significant. Knowing that Zoom has committed to Neat can give you peace of mind that your solution will be supported long-term.

DGI is proud to be a certified reseller of Neat solutions. We’ve delivered AV and technology solutions that foster collaboration and growth to businesses around the globe, and specialize in a number of AV-as-a-service solutions. DGI can help you get new equipment and reduce your budgets, not add to them. Our team can help you decide if Neat and Zoom are the right solutions for your business. Contact us today to learn more.

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Mike Walsh | CEO

Mike Walsh is a 15+ year veteran in the audio visual industry, bringing extensive knowledge of AV design, implementation, service and sales to DGI. Mike is high energy, providing leadership and driving innovation for the diverse divisions that make up our company. He’s also led a team that was recognized as the top integration firm serving educational markets in the country two years running.

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