Educational settings can be some of the most complex spaces in which to manage technology and room configurations. Not only do you have to address classroom needs but also those of large assembly spaces and smaller staff meeting rooms. Each has specific requirements and often very different kinds of participants.
The Intel Unite® solution is an open collaboration platform that reduces both technological frustrations and time spent setting up rooms for any kind of presentation or educational need. The solution is designed for ease of use, as it’s device agnostic and doesn’t require any cables, adapters, or dongles.
Once the Intel Unite software has been downloaded to their device, all participants need to do once they’re in the classroom or meeting room is simply launch the app and enter the six-digit PIN to connect or, with Ultrasonic Join, connect automatically.
Use the Tools You Want
The norm thus far for using a collaboration solution in classrooms or meeting rooms has meant installing different types of tools and connecting a variety of devices, which isn’t a very streamlined solution—nor does it allow for changes on the fly. Whether participants are attending class, assembly-style presentations, or staff meetings, they often have to decide whether to use a personal laptop or phone and whether they need to bring the right connecting cables with them. Teachers and administrators must determine whether they’ll need to get on a computer that acts as the room’s control hub instead of being able to use their own device. If participants have specific apps or devices of their own that they want to use to share content, can they do it easily—or at all?
By eliminating the need for a computer that remains in the room to act as a dedicated collaboration tool control center, the Intel Unite solution allows for far more flexible spaces and also fewer shared surfaces, which helps reduce the transmission of infectious or allergenic particles. If educators have their own digital tools, they can bring them into play. For example, if a teacher needs to use a CAD tool that isn’t part of the official curricular tools, they could launch a browser, open their CAD app, and write/display to their digital whiteboard via a touchscreen, using all the tools to which they’re accustomed. If they want to allow students to present, they can quickly provide permission and access.
What if a teacher decides, while class is in progress, that they’d like to add digital whiteboarding via a touchscreen in the room? They can add it effortlessly. What if they need to add presenters or bring in other educators or administrators at the last minute? The Intel Unite solution easily allows for anyone in the session to be a presenter, and each session can support up to as many as 12 simultaneous presenters.
A Scalable and Customizable Solution
The Intel Unite solution doesn’t just help session participants be more productive and more engaged using common tools like Zoom, Teams, touchscreens, cameras, and the like—it also provides an easy-to-use, easy-to-customize solution for educational facilities of any size.
Because of its open architecture, the Intel Unite solution is highly flexible, adaptable, and customizable. Using the publicly available SDK, developers can create apps that expand the software’s capabilities to address their school’s specific needs.
The SDK has led to such room configuration refinements as the ability for sensors to detect someone entering a space and activating lighting automatically, as well as automatically dimming lighting when a presenter begins speaking.
The Intel Unite solution also was designed to scale to fit your school or district’s need to work in a wide range of collaboration settings. Features such as single-point manageability and integration with active directory make it easy to expand from one room to thousands, so you can start small and phase in the Intel Unite solution as your needs and budget require.
With a consistent user interface, the Intel Unite solution is easy to learn and use making the job of configuring rooms simpler and faster. No one needs to read the instructions for every different kind of technology or every different user experience they want to employ. People can simply walk into a classroom or meeting room with any smart phone, tablet, laptop, or mobile device running on any operation system, including Windows, iOS, Android, macOS, and Linux, and instantly open the Intel Unite application.
If you’re looking for a simple-to-use collaboration solution that offers numerous ways to customize your classrooms, assembly spaces, or meeting rooms, the Intel Unite solution could be the application you need.
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