Oblong and World Wide Technology Team Up to Deliver Next-Gen Collaboration Solutions
Advanced Technology Center deploys Oblong Mezzanine™ on Cisco Webex Platform to show transformative power of multi-site, multi-stream content collaboration
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oblong, Inc. (NYSE American: OBLG) ("Oblong" or the "Company"), the award-winning maker of multi-stream collaboration solutions announced the inclusion of its flagship Mezzanine solution at World Wide Technology (WWT)’s global headquarters in St. Louis.
As a market-leading technology solution provider and longtime top Cisco partner, WWT develops enterprise meeting solutions for its global customers while keeping an eye out for emerging products and platforms that maximize teamwork and faster decision-making, both in the room and across the globe.
“Our customers are working with ever increasing amounts of data, and the combination of Mezzanine and Webex is undoubtedly the best solution on the market, bringing multi-share collaboration capabilities and seamless interaction with multiple content streams to the Webex Platform,” said Brandon Echele, Practice Manager, Calling and Meetings, WWT. “We love providing practical innovations to our customers and Mezzanine and Webex is a unique combination that improves workflow and allows them to make better business decisions faster.”
WWT installed the Mezzanine and Webex solution in its Advanced Technology Center (ATC). The ATC is the epicenter for customer engineering teams seeking resources, guidance, and next-gen collaboration tools. By showcasing the combination of Mezzanine and Webex in its testing lab, WWT offers customers a unique knowledge-sharing experience unlike anything on the market.
Here, customers can experience transformative collaboration by interacting directly with content from different locations at the same time while displaying it side-by-side across multiple surfaces for rapid comparison and cross-reference. The use of multiple displays provides a unique canvas for spreading data sources literally across a room so users can quickly contextualize problems, compare and contrast data or content, and understand the complete picture of any business challenge. Users connected over Cisco videoconferencing can participate in collaboration sessions, seeing all the data and contributing their own content to help in problem-solving, just as if they were in the room.
With its broad global customer base and product depth in digital transformation, WWT makes an ideal partner and growth driver for Oblong. Oblong CEO Pete Holst commented, “WWT’s deployment of Mezzanine in their new, state-of-the-art headquarters, provides customers another venue to experience a unique combination of video conferencing and multi-share collaboration.”
“Offering innovative, forward-thinking solutions like those offered by the combination of Mezzanine and Webex is key to solving our customers’ complex collaboration challenges,” said Echele.
Mezzanine is off a strong start at WWT having recently completed an initial deployment to a Fortune 500 domestic insurance company, proving that demand for advanced collaboration capabilities is becoming critical for leading organizations.
About Oblong, Inc.
Oblong’s innovative and patented technologies change the way people work, create, and communicate. With roots in more than two decades of research at the MIT Media Lab, Oblong's flagship product Mezzanine™ is the technology platform that defines the next era of computing: simultaneous multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device, multi-location for dynamic and immersive visual collaboration. Oblong supplies Mezzanine systems to Fortune 500 enterprise customers and reseller partners. Learn more at www.oblong.com, and connect via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
World Wide Technology (WWT) is a technology solution provider with more than $11 billion in annual revenue that provides digital strategy, innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations around the globe. While most companies talk about delivering business and technology outcomes, WWT does it. Based in St. Louis, WWT employs more than 6,000 people and operates approximately 4 million square feet of warehousing and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
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