Case Study: Visual Collaboration for

Maximizing Productivity Oblong Industries has helped Holder Construction transform how it collaborates. A leading contractor of large commercial projects, Atlanta-based Holder has deployed the Mezzanine platform to connect team members together in multiple locations for seamless collaboration with content coming from multiple sources.

the solution exists that enables multiple participants to contribute and control content on the displays from multiple sources and locations at the same time. When this happens, meetings flow more naturally, insights are surfaced more seamlessly, and collaborators can focus on the work at hand. More is accomplished in less time when the team is focused and equipped with the right technology for teamwork.

Time is Money Workflows accelerate to achieve new business gains when teams are properly equipped for collaboration. No one wants to leave money on the table. Now’s the time to think beyond basic videoconferencing for a more advanced collaboration solution to enable multi-stream, multi- location workflows for the new digital era.

This is an unexpected virtue of our flagship product, Mezzanine: it honors the investments already made in screens, networks and video-teleconferencing systems. Mezzanine is a software solution that is virtually hardware agnostic: It wraps around existing VTC systems to provide an unparalleled environment for visualization and content collaboration. Its proprietary gesture interface–one of several concurrent modes for controlling content on screens–literally wraps around displays.

The new smaller footprint of the Mezzanine 200 Series also brings the appliance into the meeting room as an option for swift deployment. And because Mezzanine is sold by the “room” and not the “seat,” there is no roster of individual licensees to upkeep. If you’ve already invested in popular videoconferencing technology, you can transform that basic capability into a fully-integrated, future-proof collaboration hub for your data-hungry distributed teams.

Doug Hunter, EVP for Pre-Construction at Holder, confirms all projects of the firm go through his group. His staff in several cities meet regularly to review architectural plans before construction begins. The team chose Mezzanine to improve visual communication and collaboration across locations, and the choice is saving time and money.

Chad Douglas, Director of Pre-Construction, said: “We had a client who was very early in the conceptual phases of putting a project together. Our Virtual Design and Construction department sat in the Mezzanine room with the Revit file up on the screen and started making adjustments on the fly—what if we stretched this building a little bit taller, what if we made it a little bit wider. The ability to use Mezzanine and bring everyone into one place, in real time, meant that it was a five-hour effort as opposed to a five-week effort, because we had the technology to solve the problem quickly.”

With Mezzanine, the distributed team is able to seamlessly share multiple pieces of content at the same time, including drawings, timelines, budgets, and bids, easily from familiar applications. The pixel-rich multi- screen data visualization and creation capabilities of Mezzanine enable large files to scale and render with fine resolution. Zooming into the details is naturally easy, as is annotating content and capturing display views in the moment. So, for example, when looking to value- engineer a major project for a client, multiple versions can be assessed simultaneously. Insights are surfaced, and issues are addressed together in real-time, instead of in a serial fashion with a lot of back-and-forth.

John Underkoffler, CEO, Oblong Industries, said: “Mezzanine‘s fluid visual canvas for teamwork delivers that convergence, and it’s changing the game for innovative companies. We’re delighted that Holder is finding Infopresence to be of immediate collaborative value for their organization.”

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