InFocus’s big news at InfoComm 2017 is its new ConX communication and collaboration ecosystem that it says rivals well-known collaboration solutions such as Cisco Spark, Microsoft Surface Hub and Google Jamboard.
The ConX ecosystem is centered on the new ConX Cloud video conferencing service. Here’s how InFocus explains it in a press release:
ConX Cloud connects with ConX display hardware solutions ranging from Mondopad touch-enabled displays and ConX video phones to scalable ConX video conferencing walls supporting up to 96 displays, as well as ConX software and web apps for laptops, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The ConX system also supports H.323 and SIP industry standards, allowing businesses, schools and government agencies to connect to anyone using standards-based third-party devices.
The press release adds that the combination of ConX Cloud and ConX devices and software from InFocus provides an unparalleled, integrated collaboration experience, while built-in support for industry standards provides the freedom to connect with people using legacy systems and other video conferencing services both inside and outside the organization.
“Our intention is to propel the collaboration market to the next level of possibility and affordability,” said Mark Housley, CEO of InFocus.
“The ConX ecosystem leverages our three decades of leadership in touch-enabled display solutions and collaboration software with cloud services that allow anyone to connect on virtually any device. With ConX, InFocus provides a complete end-to-end universe of solutions meeting all of the communication and collaboration needs of businesses, schools, and public agencies.
“Unlike every other hardware or software communication solution out there, we’re not locking you into a proprietary, limited system. We’re also not going to make our customers pay for the things that should be included like support for industry standards. Our ConX Cloud service is boundless and available at prices unmatched in the industry.
“We think this kind of connectivity should be available and affordable for every entity, large and small. But if your business prefers other communication services or you have legacy display equipment, that’s fine too. InFocus ConX works seamlessly with all of it.”
More about ConX Cloud Video Conferencing Service via InFocus’ press release:
The new ConX Cloud was designed and built to enable powerful, reliable video conferencing and collaboration from anywhere. Instead of presenting one-way data during a meeting, ConX Cloud provides dual-stream data and video allowing everyone to see both faces and information at the same time, providing the closest experience to an in-person meeting.
With ConX endpoints from InFocus, users on the video conference can present, annotate, whiteboard, create, edit, share, save, and send information in real-time. ConX Cloud supports SIP, H.323, and Skype for Business interoperability, so you can bring people and data together through a wide variety of endpoints and services on both InFocus and legacy third-party devices. Connectivity across communication platforms is essential, and ConX Cloud delivers it at no extra cost.
ConX Cloud service includes support for InFocus Mondopad and a range of InFocus ConX endpoints including ConX Wall, ConX Exec, and ConX Phone, as well as audio (PSTN) dial-in, ConX mobile apps for iOS and Android, ConX apps for Windows and Mac OS, and ConX web apps. ConX Cloud also supports InFocus’ BrightCam technology for intelligent HD video enhancement, adaptively improving video conferencing image color and detail in a variety of ambient light conditions on select InFocus devices.
ConX Ecosystem Hardware
InFocus says ConX hardware endpoints integrate advanced video and information-sharing technologies into fully-configurable and scalable solutions for conference rooms, huddle rooms, and video walls.
There’s the InFocus Mondopad.
Then there’s ConX Wall and ConX Exec. From InFocus’s press release:
For collaboration and conferencing with even more screen real estate, InFocus offers ConX Exec and ConX Wall. Both are video conferencing solutions that feature multi-screen configurations that can scale from two displays to 96 showing both shared data and video conferencing participants. ConX Wall and ConX Exec are ideal for those applications in which seeing the big picture means seeing a big picture. Using multiple ultra-narrow-bezel HD displays, users can customize these ConX solutions for any wall size ranging from that in an executive suite to the largest venue.
What sets ConX Wall and ConX Exec apart from a basic video wall is an integrated video conferencing multipoint control unit (MCU) server. The server enables users to instantly configure and change each input image to any number of the displays, allowing in-room participants to focus on whatever content they want at any given time, such as a data or video stream from a remote participant. This unique ability to create a user-defined layout and to have control from all kinds of devices makes ConX Wall and ConX Exec ideal for enterprise management, public services, education and training.
ConX Exec is available in pre-configured display, hardware, and software solutions available in 2×2 or 3×2 configuration with 48.50-inch HD screens. ConX Wall is a fully-configurable solution that can be matched with third-party displays, accommodating up to 96 screens for enormous collaboration walls.
Here’s What InFocus Says about ConX Cloud Pricing:
It is the only service that is available at a single price without hidden fees. Support for standards and Skype for Business is built-in and included at no additional charge.
ConX Cloud’s game-changing price makes it possible for businesses, agencies, and schools to provide every office and employee with their own video conferencing and collaboration system.
ConX Cloud, ConX Wall, ConX Exec, Mondopad and all other ConX hardware and software solutions are available now, according to InfoCus. It’s offering free ConX Cloud trials.
InFocus will also be demonstrating the new ConX ecosystem at InfoComm 2017 in booth #1343.