• Highfive Video Conferencing: The Future of Meetings

     
    POSTED November 15, 2019
     

Setting up video conferences is made simple with Highfive.

Highfive video conferencing is, “a reimagined meeting room experience built for organizations with multiple offices and remote workers, partners and customers,” says Chris Heinemann, Highfive’s senior director of corporate marketing. 

Highfive’s premium service is equipped with a 4k HDR Dolby Camera and a high-fidelity audio microphone powered by Dolby Voice. With a CPU built into the camera, setup is easy and requires customers to place the camera on top of the television or on a wall mount.  
Setup takes less than 15 minutes, and joining a meeting is even easier with no downloads, PINS, or 1-800 numbers required.  

“IT teams love Highfive’s uniquely modern hardware-as-a-service model that combines meeting room hardware and software that’s inexpensive, easy to deploy and requires nearly zero maintenance and support,” Heinemann says. 

The system comes with screen sharing capabilities, intelligent scene framing, dual-screen functionality, and SIP interoperability to join meetings hosted by other service providers.

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.  

 

Freelancing has become a new ball game since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as many companies cannot afford to keep full-time positions, but still need those tasks completed. Although many more professionals have had to join the freelancing community since March, Tracy Judge had the passion for the freelancing community two years ago–long before the pandemic hit–and founded her company Soundings Connect in order to directly connect meetings and events industry freelancers with customers. 

 

The 18-story, 303-room Hyatt Regency Frisco-Dallas is now open for business. Located within Frisco’s Stonebriar Centre, the hotel includes a 27,500-square-foot conference center with Regency and Junior ballrooms and additional breakout spaces, most with floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light.