- Intel has developed new collaboration and sharing tools that can be deployed wirelessly, creating a new approach to traditional meetings.
- The technology allows them to start meetings within seconds, almost instantly, helping to cut costs and improve productivity, according to Intel.
- The company said it has already established more than 500 "wireless" conference rooms and plans to implement them further this year.
A number of companies have been focusing on improving the videoconferencing experience. The global videoconferencing market grew over 5% in the second quarter of 2015 from a year earlier, according to data by IDC, prompting increased competition and consolidation.
The company's wireless conference rooms use Intel's Unite tool set. Unite allows users to share things like whiteboards and monitors. The technology offers both cost savings and productivity gains, according to Steve Sciarappo, vice president at Intel's information technology group.
The technology also saves time from connecting cables to projectors and monitors.
Intel highlighted the results in its annual report. While it didn’t report savings to date, a company spokeswoman said it hopes to improve productivity by 112,000 hours once the technology is deployed to 2,300 meeting rooms worldwide in 2016.