A collaborative workspace (or collaboration space) is an inter-connected work environment in which all the team members in dispersed locations can use video to access and interact with each other just as if they were working inside a single entity. Groupware and electronic communications are a huge part of the collaborative work model, allowing teams to overcome the difficulties of time and space.
Using video to record collaborative spaces is perfect for uniting your teams, increasing shared knowledge and productivity. Video segments are shared among all team members and a digital library can be built, allowing members to reference any previously recorded session. Video also lets your teams share recorded meetings and presentations without having to be in the same physical location.
The VALT (Video Audio Learning Tool) system from IVS is an affordable, state-of-the-art video solution for companies and startups that use collaboration workspaces. Valt lets you remotely record collaborative work, training sessions, and meetings, and the video is instantly available on the secured network for any team member to access. The VALT system can handle dozens of workspaces simultaneously, bringing together your work teams from all over the globe.
VALT uses a powerful central server to assemble all collaboration space recordings. Recordings are immediately available for viewing by any authorized person, using a simple internet browser — no special viewing equipment or software is needed.
Both PTZ and fixed cameras are available to install in your workspaces — the cameras and paired microphones are extremely portable, allowing you to set up new recording configurations in minutes. VALT creates top-quality video at a small fraction of the cost of hiring video professionals or using other recording equipment. VALT software also integrates with HDMI/VGA/DVI encoders — a great way to capture collaborative software interactions that are done on a computer or on a tablet while synchronizing that device’s screen with the video cameras.
The VALT video software is extremely easy — authorized users can access the database with any common device, such as a PC or tablet. Recorded collaboration work sessions are stamped with metadata and can be annotated with notes, making categorization and recall easy as well.
To ensure that all recorded sessions are fully secure, VALT uses state-of-the-art encryption, user rights management, and authentication procedures to allow only those with access to view and record collaborative space work.
IVS also offers a great tool for collaborative workgroups to quickly and easily set up shop anywhere — our Beam mobile capture application. Beam lets you record at any location, making it into a collaborative workspace — even if it is far away from your main facility. Beam is an app that turns your phone or tablet into a synced mobile video recorder. Video recorded with beam is instantly piped to the main VALT server and joins the existing video library.
The central server eliminates the need for extensive video equipment in any room, making VALT video fully scalable to meet the needs of any sized company or organization. Our VALT video system for collaborative spaces can support dozens of cameras and microphones simultaneously. A typical VALT installation contains storage for nearly 20,000 hours of video, and if needed additional storage can be added.
IVS will happily provide a complete turnkey video training solution for companies of any size. IVS will also work with internal IT departments or third-party integrators to ensure a completely successful installation of VALT video. Contact us to request a quote or for a product demonstration.