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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

What is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)?

Bring Your Own Device – or BYOD – is an approach that’s widely talked about in the audio visual community. With a BYOD approach, every staff member or student literally brings their own device, be it a laptop or iPad, into the meeting room or teaching environment, which is set up to facilitate a quick connection. That connection might be wired (e.g. via an HDMI or ethernet cable) or wireless, depending on the equipment in the room

Why has BYOD become so popular?

As more organisations make the switch to flexible working, there’s also been an increased need for flexible workspaces, which allow staff to work across multiple platforms, all aided by audio visual technology.

We’ve seen a growth in facilities like huddle spaces for small meetings, collaborative rooms where groups can work together, and virtual meetings rooms on Teams or Zoom, made possible via unified communications. All of these environments work well with a BYOD approach, where users bring their own devices to connect within a meeting space or workflow.

When staff or students are able to use personal smartphones, tablets or laptops, the whole process is simpler – as they’re already familiar with the technology at hand, so they can focus on the meeting instead. In fact, wireless content sharing, conferencing and collaboration in general all become easier with the use of BYOD management solutions.

How BYOM and BYOD Work Together

Similarly, Bring Your Own Meeting (or BYOM) utilises audio visual technology in the room to work in tandem with BYOD. With BYOM, users can integrate their own devices with in-room technology like webcams, microphones, speakers and commercial digital displays. Together, BYOM and BYOD combine convenience for the individual user with the performance of a “professional” work environment – ensuring high standards are maintained for meetings and communications.

Our BYOD Management Solutions

The Universal AV team has the expertise to design effective AV systems that can seamlessly integrate with a wide range of personal technology. Before we do anything, we consult with our customers to work out their objectives. We make sure we understand the environment, how it will be used, and the type of devices its most likely to be used with. This way, any solution we design will enhance the existing workflow, not hinder it.

Security is at the heart of all our designs, and we take time to understand the infrastructure our customers are working with, so we can establish which solutions are most appropriate. For instance, we can provide on-premises or cloud-based solutions, depending on what works best for you.

Reliable Delivery of BYOD Solutions

With over 30 years’ experience in the AV industry, our team is perfectly placed to advise on deliver the best options for BYOD solutions. We work with leading manufacturers and product brands, many of whom use their own proprietary software, or connect using standard industry options like Apple AirPlay, Google Connect and Miracast.

Whatever the nature of the space in question, we can provide a complete BYOD service from initial design and quotation right through to integration and support.

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