Orion, MI, October 26, 2023 – RoomReady selects Lightware’s Taurus UCX to promote interoperability with Poly- and Windows-based system across hundreds of meeting rooms nationwide
Headquartered in Manhattan, New York City, the world’s largest custodian bank and securities services company was established to provide a client-first approach. Today, the financial institution holds over $1.9 trillion in assets under management and $49.9 trillion in assets under custody or administration. The company operates in 35 countries with over 50 offices and retail locations. The provider of investment management, wealth management and investment services bring a unique perspective that’s informed by one of the most extensive datasets in the world. As a result, businesses, communities and global economies rely on the New York-based financial institution because of its commitment to client experience, collaboration, innovation and resilience.
RoomReady, a leading AV integrator, was selected to complete a nationwide integration for the industry-leading financial institution. Headquartered in Illinois, RoomReady is focused on simplifying video conference technology through unique experiences for customers, partners, employees and communities.
“One of America’s leading financial institutions selected RoomReady to provide a user-friendly collaboration solution,” said Izzi Demara, marketing manager for RoomReady. “We integrated technology in a wide range of spaces, including conference rooms, board rooms, huddle spaces, collaboration spaces and training rooms. We needed to create a standardized solution to simplify the user experience across various rooms and multiple locations throughout North America.”
Demara added, “The client was operating with a Poly-based video conferencing system across Microsoft Teams. They wanted a solution that enabled users to easily connect their devices to share their content, switch hosts and control meeting room technology easily and intuitively. We needed to select a solution that empowered the client to maximize their experience with boardroom or meeting room technology while eliminating the traditional barriers to adoption with complex audiovisual solutions.”
RoomReady tabbed Lightware’s Taurus UCX, a revolutionary unified communications (UC) connectivity solution that bridges the gap between BYOM applications and USB-C devices, as the backbone for the system. Taurus UCX allows seamless connectivity across various video conferencing applications, including Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and others. It simplifies switching between video conference sources depending on the needs of a particular meeting. Featuring easy host switching, Taurus UCX supports all USB peripherals with the device, such as web cameras and microphones, and multiple video conference platforms within the same room.
“We integrated Lightware’s Taurus UCX alongside Poly Studio, Eagle Eye Director II, Studio X30, Studio X50, Studio X70 and Studio E70,” explained Demara. “The Taurus UCX works very well with Poly, Windows and other platforms because it doesn’t require a lot of exhaustive configurations and unnecessary hardware. It’s helpful for us to have a solution like Lightware that supports cross-platform use and promotes interoperability across various devices.”
Demara added, “We are a very technology-agnostic company. Our mission is to provide our clients with solutions that will meet their collaboration needs. We want our solutions to be easy to use, simple to integrate and provide end users with an intuitive user experience. We’ve carefully selected our technology partners to ensure they work within a model that supports our core values – Lightware has been a fantastic partner for us.”
Taurus UCX eliminates typical constraints of traditional meetings, including limited options for BYOD, confusing cables and control panels, lack of interoperability with room devices, complicated configurations and setup delays.
Instead, Lightware’s Taurus UCX promotes easy and straightforward connectivity for a simplified user experience. Users connect their USB-C cable to Taurus UCX to share content and control the meeting room. Taurus UCX utilizes USB-C connectivity for simplified video, audio, ethernet, control signals, and power transmission. Taurus UCX is ready for future devices with USB 3.1 Gen1 standard compliance. Lightware’s revolutionary device is designed to be a centerpiece of any collaboration space that requires USB and HDMI for inputs.
“We selected Taurus UCX because of the simplicity of installation and user experience. Taurus UCX streamlines USB-C to HDMI connectivity,” noted Demara. “Lightware’s simplicity, yet robust functionality, has been key to a long-standing successful technology partnership. We’ve been working with Lightware since 2017 but significantly increased our engagement with Lightware over the last two years. Lightware’s lead times, delivery and availability have been incredibly helpful in keeping us on track with our project deadlines, specifically with large, multi-location installations like our recent project with the New York-based financial institution.”
Lightware’s Taurus UCX is the latest in world-class technology, enabling users to maximize their experience with boardroom or meeting room technology. Taurus UCX incorporates various devices, such as laptops, web cameras, and USB peripherals, including keyboards, mouses, laptops and displays. It can automate room assets like lights and shades without the complexity of using another control platform. Taurus UCX can be controlled via button panels, web browsers or by connecting a source. Together with the auto-switching and room control capabilities, Taurus UCX creates a simplified collaboration solution.