The coronavirus pandemic and resulting remote work has forced nearly every organization to rethink their stance on remote work as they evaluate their post-COVID workplace strategy for providing a safe working environment once workers are allowed to return back to the office.

As organizations consider their alternatives, one thing is certain – the new workplace model will include a hybrid of in-office and remote work options for employees. In fact, a recent Gartner survey found that “almost a quarter of [CFO] respondents said they will move at least 20% of their on-site employees to remote work permanently” post-COVID 19.

As such, one of the primary questions organizational leaders are asking is how they should configure their office spaces to both protect employees, while also arming workers who will remain remote with the best tools to continue driving productivity.

To help organizations navigate these tricky decisions when it comes to providing the safest workplace experience for employees, we are pleased to announce BlueJeans Rooms featuring Dolby Voice Huddle – a solution perfect for personal offices, home offices, and small meeting rooms. This all-in-one hardware solution packs industry-leading video conferencing technology into a tiny footprint. Dolby Voice Huddle has only two components: The Huddle-- which combines the camera, mic, and processing engine into a compact device – and the Huddle touch panel.

The Dolby Voice Huddle delivers dynamic video capabilities with a 4K camera that offers a 110o viewing angle to ensure wide coverage in tight spaces. The camera digitally captures the in-room whiteboard for seamless collaboration with virtual participants when it is not possible to meet in person. Poor lighting conditions are no problem with Dolby’s HDR video mapping and noisy areas are mitigated with Dolby’s crystal clear, immersive audio that includes Intelligent AcousticsTM, 3D audio, and dynamic levelling to create the perfect virtual meeting environment.

The Linux-based touch panel provides a one-touch to join calendar experience for simple, hassle-free meetings while also ensuring enterprise-grade security. With BlueJeans Command Center, setting up and managing your rooms is easier than ever – regardless of how many rooms you have.

Huddle’s streamlined design and flexible mounting options enable small meeting spaces like personal offices and home offices to be outfitted creatively and efficiently so you can make the most of your available space. Whether you are looking to provide more meeting room options for a post-pandemic office setup so that employees can maintain social distancing or equip employees with a better meeting experience at home, Huddle provides exceptional quality and flexibility at an affordable price point.

Whether organizations prefer to purchase the room kit directly or subscribe to BlueJeans Rooms-as-a-Service, this new offering provides a hassle-free way to outfit a large number of rooms while minimizing the risk of a large-scale hardware investment.
This new offering completes the entire portfolio of BlueJeans Rooms featuring Dolby Voice – Pro for large conference rooms, board rooms and briefing centers, Room for regular-sized meeting rooms, and Huddle for small rooms. Organizations looking for a consistent experience across all their rooms can now partner with BlueJeans to serve as the single source for all their meeting room needs.
BlueJeans Rooms featuring Dolby Voice Huddle will be available for subscription or for purchase this Summer. Contact us to learn more. Read Dolby's press release announcing the Dolby Voice Huddle solution here!
If you are currently looking to update your large or medium-sized conference rooms – check out BlueJeans Rooms featuring Dolby Voice Room and Dolby Voice Room Pro – available today!