Aerus breaks free from rigid traditional video conferencing approaches with a flexible, cloud-based visual collaboration software that Integrates HD video communication and advanced data collaboration to enable teams around the world or down the hall to work fluidly together whether in scheduled meetings or spontaneous sessions.
Aerus room endpoint configurations are flexible enough to meet the requirements of any room-based environment that needs to support visual conversations for groups of people.
While your Aerus provider will work with you to determine the right configuration for you and your requirements, the information below will give an overview Aerus room endpoints.
Depending on your needs, Aerus room endpoints can be configured either as one, two or three-screen layouts.
Single screen layouts have one camera associated to the screen to capture participants. Both on-screen video participants and shared material occupy the same screen. The on-screen configuration of these content items can be simply adjusted throughout the call to support the evolving context of a visual conversation.
Two-screen layouts can have either one or two cameras. On-screen participants are only shown on a screen with an associated camera to preserve proper eye contact. Screens without a camera are used for shared material such as a shared desktop or an iPad screen share. As with single-screen setups, the configuration of content items on any screen can be simply adjusted throughout the call to support the evolving context of a visual conversation.
Three-screen configurations can have one, two or three cameras, depending on the use cases that the layout will need to support. As with other setups, the on-screen configuration of these content items can be simply adjusted throughout the call to support the evolving context of a visual conversation.
All Aerus configurations have the same core functionality. Additional screens and cameras provide the ability to spread the Aerus visual collaboration environment across more area to enable users to experience more at one time. Therefore, understanding the use cases is very important. For example, for situations where people need to alternate between looking at each other in the eye to reviewing shared electronic material with lots of detail, a multi-screen solution might be of benefit.
Many collaboration enhancements can be added to a basic Aerus endpoint to support specific applications.
By installing an HDMI capture device, anything that can produce a digital video signal (HDMI/DVI) can be easily brought into a visual conversation in its native resolution.
Connecting an Apple TV with Airplay enabled provides users with the ability to share iOS device screens and bring the power of 100,000+ applications to a visual collaboration session.
Connecting any type of USB2, USB3, or HDMI camera for auxiliary purposes provides users with the ability to share a view of their room in a specific way to support a specific application. For example, a document camera, a microscope camera and a view of a whiteboard or a flip chart in the corner of the room are examples of where auxiliary cameras can be focused.
There are many electronic whiteboards available that pair with a Mac or a PC. Simply share the PC that the electronic whiteboard is attached to during a visual conversation and then move the discussion to the whiteboard. With mouse and keyboard-sharing enabled on the PC, the electronic whiteboard becomes interactive.