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“Alexa, Start My Meeting”: How Voice-Activated Zoom Room Controls Minimize Contact With Shared Conference Room Equipment

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Author: Mike Walsh | CEO
“Alexa, Start My Meeting”: How Voice-Activated Zoom Room Controls Minimize Contact With Shared Conference Room Equipment

The year of 2020 has introduced a host of new business meeting protocols to the conference room, from masks and social distancing requirements to sanitation and hygiene practices for users and equipment. Now more than ever, hands-free and contactless options for meeting hosts and attendees are less a luxury and more a health and safety concern.

Zoom Rooms are already optimized for business video conferencing, seamlessly and securely connecting colleagues across physical and remote spaces for sharing and collaboration. Paired with conference room hardware from trusted partners, you can enter and control your Zoom Room meetings with one touch.

With the addition of Amazon’s Alexa and Echo technologies, that single touch becomes contactless with a familiar-sounding command: “Alexa, start my meeting.”

Combining Zoom Rooms deployments, Amazon Web Services and Alexa for Business with the Alexa skill enabled, users enter the conference room, sit down and ask Alexa one of several simple commands. Alexa confirms the request and without laying a hand on shared equipment, your employees and colleagues are connected and communicating.

Alexa’s voice command skills can help you join, start or extend a meeting. You can also check room availability, find a new room location, schedule a new meeting or book a room for an ad hoc meeting.

DGI has a long partnership with Zoom and a deep understanding of business communication. We’re ready to help your organization create new Zoom Rooms with this functionality or add it to Zoom Rooms you already have.

Take a look at this video to learn more about how this technology can help keep your conference rooms safe. Contact us today to find out more about how we can keep your equipment contact-free.

“Alexa, end meeting.”

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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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