Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey – we look forward to what 2019 has in store, and we wish everyone the happiest of holidays and best wishes for the new year.
Letter from the CEO
2018 was a year of record-setting customer adoption for Mersive which inspired us to continue building the industry’s leading platform for meeting space collaboration. This is our fifth year in the market and we owe our success to our incredible staff, our reseller channel partners who have embraced our concept of ‘IT over AV’, and most importantly our end-user customers who have set a high bar for wireless content sharing solutions and know they can depend on us to deliver. We continue to believe that our ‘software eats expensive hardware’ approach to AV allows us to bring solutions to market that are cost-effective, easy to use, and cover the largest breadth of use case requirements. Our long-standing commitment to our customers is that Solstice will make your meetings fun and productive – and with the launch of Kepler this year we are able to provide the data to prove our claim.
2018 also saw a continued strong commitment to our huddle space platform strategy which added digital signage capabilities to our calendar integration – and will continue into 2019 with features like proximity sensor support and VTC integration. Speaking of 2019 – we have some surprises in store which we believe will delight our customers and put our competitors even further behind us.
Rob Balgley, CEO
Mersive Adds Miracast Screen Mirroring Support to Solstice
With the addition of Miracast support, Solstice users can now wirelessly share content onto a display using the native screen mirroring capabilities of all major operating systems -Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS – even in cases when a user doesn’t have the Solstice app.
“Miracast is a pervasive technology for people who want to wirelessly share content and it can now be used to share to a Solstice enabled display. This puts native Miracast users on par with the Solstice app to share presentations, videos, apps, and photos,” said Christopher Jaynes, Ph.D., Founder and CTO of Mersive. “For example, Solstice now supports meetings where iOS and MacOS users engage with Miracast-enabled devices without the need for an app or dongle. It’s a great feature for guests and occasional users of Solstice who may not already have our app installed. We’ve implemented support for both Miracast standards – Wi-Fi direct, an older but reliable standard that doesn’t utilize the existing network, and Wi-Fi over Infrastructure, that leverages the enterprise network to ensure security and manageable traffic. This gives administrators flexible and secure deployment options.” Continue reading…
Instructions on how to deploy Miracast can be found here.
Join Mersive at Integrated Systems Europe 2019
Integrated Systems Europe is the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration professionals. The 2019 edition is expected to be the biggest to date attracting over 1,300 exhibitors and 80,000 attendees.
When: February 5-8, 2019
Where: RAI, Amsterdam NL
The Latest from The Visualist
3 Myths about Video Conferencing
There has been relatively little technology developed that supports us when we aretogetherwith our colleagues, but a huge history of technologies that focus on when we aren’t in the room together. It’s a bit strange when you think about until you realize video conferencing fundamentally evolved from telephony and hasn’t shed user interaction models created in the 1960s.
I’d also argue that developing software to better enabled face-to-face collaboration is more difficult as it needs to enhance a basic human activity without detracting from it. If your collaboration software doesn’t help, you’ll simply fall back to pen and paper and face-to-face discussion. Video conferencing gets a pass (how many of us have entered the PIN/phone number/country code/participant ID and wondered – does it have to be this way?) because it’s technology that enables something you can’t do on your own. Continue reading…
The Latest from the Mersive Blog
Hour-Long Meetings Must Die
Meetings are the single biggest waste of time and payroll. Period.
It’s estimated that employees waste on average 31 hours per month in unnecessary meetings. Imagine what you could be doing with that time instead of sitting in a meeting that provided zero benefits to realizing your, or even more distressful, the organization’s goals.
Even worse, US companies waste around $37 Billion in salary cost on unproductive meetings every year. That’s more money wasted on meetings than the GDPs of the Bahamas, Belize, Iceland, and Maldives combines. Continue reading…
The Changing Landscape of Meeting Culture
In a perfect world, meetings are the arena for problem-solving, collaboration, and innovation. Unfortunately, most of the time people walk away feeling that time was wasted and the mark missed. In fact, meetings have been shown to create an emotional tax that can drive long “meeting recovery” time blocks where people are less effective after a meeting ends. (You can read more on this at The Visualist.)
Luckily, meeting culture is evolving to focus more on efficiency and value over just meeting for meeting’s sake. As with most paradigm shifts, this evolution does not come without a few pain points and bumps along the road. Below are common issues that arise when companies begin to address the need to update their meeting culture. Continue reading…
Mersive is Hiring
We’re growing fast and currently have open positions at Mersive across the business, marketing, and product teams. If you are both a solo problem solver and a collaborative thinker that loves a good challenge, please check out all our open positions and apply.