Supercharged collaboration: Bringing teams and data together for a new era of work.
Until just a few months ago, many workplaces were slowly moving towards an increase in remote and distributed teams, using basic collaboration and video conferencing technologies to bring teams together. Today, the pandemic has sped that process along significantly, transforming the way we work, collaborate, share and use data in a matter of weeks, in almost every industry, from traditional offices to the medical field—even within on-site, in-person industries like construction.
As that shift accelerates, so does the need for technology that can facilitate distanced collaboration while maximizing the value of the huge volumes of data that modern businesses run on. That’s where the Tesseract Smart Space (TSS) comes in.
Where current collaboration platforms fall short is in their ability to seamlessly support the many streams of data coming from digital tools like IoT assets, cameras, sensors, and enterprise software. The data these assets provide is meant to maximize productivity and give organizations a clear view of what’s happening in their day to day operations. Tesseract Smart Space is a place to bring all that data together in an organized way that easily allows teams to visualize it, work together on it and importantly, utilize predictive AI capabilities that can drive better decisions. After all, data is only valuable if you can act on it.
The Tesseract Smart Space is what we call a cyber physical space. It is an immersive environment for collaboration that aggregates and organizes those many data streams into a physical space, while also facilitating remote access. In the room, teams can visualize and work with the information they need across walls outfitted with advanced touch screens, controlling the space through a central smart table and natural language voice commands. The space also allows businesses to transcend the limitations of physical space by bringing remote teams and their data together virtually, creating telepresence through high-definition screens, lifelike directional sound, studio-quality microphones, and the option for virtual reality VR as well as alternate reality AR participation.
Unlike normal conference rooms equipped with web cameras and computers attached to the company server, TSS is an aware environment that automatically recognizes users through wearable badges. As the wearer enters the room, TSS pulls their data and projects onto the screens so they can begin working effortlessly. That means teams can access and share their individual and shared information simultaneously without clunky screen share transitions or slow file sharing. TSS can also draw relationships between users and find data that is co-owned or associated with projects that they are both working on. During a work session, it can send information from screen to screen depending on where a person is standing. When the work is done, teams can save the session on a secure drive locally, or package it up and distribute it as a work product after the session.
As businesses rethink their approach to physical workspaces, flexibility is key. TSS consists of modular, easy-to-install wall units built-in logical sections that can be linked together to support a range of screen sizes. Depending on an organization’s needs, the set up can be as simple as just the smart table, or a totally immersive 360-degree environment with large touch screens on every wall.
As this new era of work continues to evolve, staggered schedules, working from home, and collaborating across distances will become the norm for more and more people. Through the use of radical new collaboration tools like the Tesseract Smart Space, businesses can not only bring together the people on their teams, but give them a new level of access to the valuable data they need to make better, smarter decisions as well.