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Jabra Powers AI-Driven Intelligent Meeting Experiences

Jabra Powers AI-Driven Intelligent Meeting Experiences

Jabra is showcasing its latest in video collaboration at InfoComm 2024 including AI-driven intelligent meeting experiences, next generation meeting room management, and futureproofing with enhanced service offerings.

Unlocking intelligent meeting experiences with PanaCast 50

AI technologies are helping to drive productivity and enhance today’s hybrid meeting experiences. Yet, the efficacy of AI assistants depends heavily on the input it receives. Jabra provides the audio quality input needed to optimize AI-powered intelligent meeting experiences.

The Jabra PanaCast 50 intelligent video bar is the first front-of-room device certified for Microsoft’s Intelligent Speaker functionality. Intelligent Speaker identifies who said what in a meeting room and accurately attributes speaker names to their transcript, enhancing AI-based productivity tools such as Intelligent Meeting Recap and Copilot in Microsoft Teams. As a certified Intelligent Speaker device, PanaCast 50 is designed to maximize accuracy in transcriptions and provides more accurate input for Intelligent Meeting Recap and Copilot.

Updates to PanaCast 50 will also bring Microsoft People Recognition* functionality to the video bar. With the PanaCast 50 180-degree field of view, all people in the meeting room are seen in the highest video quality, powering Microsoft People Recognition which recognizes and adds the names of in-room participants to their individual videos and the meeting roster – providing a more equitable hybrid meeting experience.

New Multi-stream Dynamic Composition* for PanaCast 50 provides a close up of meeting room participants by giving individuals their own video stream, in addition to showing a panoramic view of the entire meeting room for a natural, inclusive experience for all meeting participants. With Intelligent Speaker, People Recognition and Multi-Stream Dynamic Composition, Jabra PanaCast 50 provides the most comprehensive hybrid meeting experience with Microsoft Teams.

“AI assistants have the potential to drive significant productivity gains in today’s hybrid workforce, but the right hardware is critical to unlocking the true value of these technologies,” said Holger Reisinger, SVP Enterprise Solutions at Jabra. “Our PanaCast portfolio provides a gateway to these intelligent experiences, and we will continue to enhance our video collaboration devices with AI-powered feature updates to meet the evolving needs of the hybrid workplace.”

A broader range of Jabra professional devices are also available to power AI-driven intelligent meeting experiences, including the Certified for Microsoft Teams Jabra Speak2 75 which now supports Intelligent Speaker.

More meeting flexibility and inclusivity with Jabra PanaCast 50 VBS

Jabra is bringing additional meeting flexibility to the Jabra PanaCast 50 VBS Android collaboration bar with the new Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Mode. Available now, BYOD mode enables users to join meetings on other platforms from their own laptop by plugging a USB cable into the PanaCast 50 VBS. The high-quality camera, microphones, and speakers from the video bar will be used during the meeting, and the user’s laptop will serve as the temporary in-room compute – providing flexibility while maintaining a premium audio and video experience.

Updates to PanaCast 50 VBS will also provide audio clarity. New Enhanced Noise Suppression* intelligently separates voice from disruptive sounds such as typing and paper crunching to transmit high-quality, professional sound to remote participants.

New Single-stream Dynamic Composition for Teams Rooms* includes a close-up view of the most recent speakers in a meeting room, along with a 180-degree panoramic view of the meeting room. New Multi-Stream Dynamic Composition for Zoom Rooms* creates an individual real-time video feed of each in-room participant along with a 180-degree panoramic view of the meeting room. With this new feature, PanaCast 50 VBS supports six streams, including one full room video and an additional five streams to capture close-ups of participants in the meeting room. These new PanaCast 50 VBS features provide more inclusive meeting experiences, giving participants joining remotely a better view of everyone in the room.

Next generation meeting room management

Jabra+ for admins is Jabra’s new cloud-based API-first software platform for remote monitoring and management of meeting rooms. With Jabra+ for admins, users can seamlessly monitor and manage all Jabra meeting room solutions with a clear visual overview of rooms, locations, and devices.

As a unified software platform, Jabra+ for admins will eventually integrate with IT help desk systems and third-party tools to create an ecosystem for device management. Whether updating devices, customizing headsets, or integrating with Jabra devices, users engage with a single system.

Jabra+ for admins meeting room management will be available end of June. Personal device management is planned for later this year.

Futureproofing with Jabra services

Jabra now provides Jabra Warranty+, an extended warranty capability for its video portfolio. Warranty+ is a service designed to extend coverage beyond the standard warranty term up to 5 years. Each device can have its own warranty length to ensure you secure the devices that matter most.

Warranty+ is now available for PanaCast devices at time of purchase through Jabra channel partners. Warranty+ for select enterprise audio products will be available later this year. For more information, visit Jabra Warranty+ or contact your local Jabra sales representative.

Find out more about Jabra at InfoComm or visit us in Central Hall Booth #C6809.

*Available end of Summer