In addition to their interoperability, Cisco devices provide a myriad of other benefits to help make time spent in the Rebel building as frictionless and productive as possible. Rebel has outfitted its meeting spaces with an array of Webex video conferencing equipment and other collaboration devices. Rebel deployed Cisco Room Kits, from integrated, codec-powered video bars, including the Cisco Room Kit Mini, in their huddle spaces and medium conference rooms, to modular, reference design collaboration kits connected to external displays in its larger spaces and training rooms.
In large rooms they leverage Room Kit Plus and Room Kit Pro, combined with intelligent pan-tilt-zoom cameras in certain spaces to provide higher AV performance, sophisticated presenter tracking capability, and flexible camera placement to support hybrid trainings, workshops, and conferences. These solutions replicate traditional in-person meeting experiences. Everyone can be seen and heard even at the farthest edges of the room.
“We rigged the meeting rooms with Cisco Room Kits—and we got extremely good feedback on how these devices help include people from different countries and with different languages. We want to expand on that,” Jetzel says.
The Cisco Room Navigator touch panel has also proven to be of great value, enabling seamless meeting and room controls, such as joining a meeting with a single tap, changing video layouts, and even room booking.
Additionally, Rebel has deployed Cisco Board Series endpoints to equip their ideation spaces with interactive, digital whiteboards that not only support ad-hoc, local brainstorming and design workshops but also enable hybrid video meetings and connected workflows. With the Cisco Boards, dispersed team members can exchange ideas and co-create on a shared canvas.
And when it comes to augmented desktop collaboration and hot desking, Rebel leaves no one behind. Using all-in-one collaboration devices from the Cisco Desk Series, such as the Desk Pro, anyone visiting Rebel's co-working spaces can amplify their experience with a first-class desk device that includes a touch screen, a camera, speakers, and microphones. Instead of hunching over their tiny laptop screens, Rebel visitors can leverage the Desk Pros as a second screen, turning standard laptop workflows into more immersive and inclusive collaboration.