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Achieve Meeting Equity in Hybrid Work with Conference Camera

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The use of conference cameras in hybrid work has become prominent in the modern workplace as it has significantly transformed the work landscape. Hybrid work combines remote and in-office work, providing flexibility and improving employee work-life balance. However, addressing hybrid work issues can be challenging as organizations embrace this new method. One of which is the issue of equity. Ensuring a balance between office workers and remote workers is difficult, resulting in the occurrence of equity issues.

In this article, we will explore the importance of meeting equity in the growing trend of hybrid work and how conference cameras participate.  

Office Work Demand Declines

According to McKinsey, by 2030, the demand for office space will decrease by up to 20% compared to 2019, depending on the city. The primary reasons for this decline are remote and hybrid work models, but there are other factors. Still, factors such as the densification of office layouts and increased automation also contribute to the decrease in demand.

As a result of lower office space demand, companies are reconsidering how to align their real estate needs with new work habits. Despite the flexibility provided by remote work, there are still compelling reasons for employees to be present in the office. This includes team collaboration and increased productivity. However, many office environments need to meet the needs of employees. 

For Jordan Goldstein, a managing principal at architecture firm Gensler, providing dedicated space free from noise and distractions is crucial for employees to work independently and perform well. Additionally, achieving "meeting equity" becomes essential, ensuring in-person and remote workers can conduct business effectively. Goldstein suggests moving away from traditional small meeting rooms with large screens and instead creating an environment that integrates virtual and physical offices. 

Meeting Equity: A New Born Hybrid Trend

The dynamics of fully in-person, fully virtual, and hybrid meetings have allowed different trends to prosper, including meeting equity. The in-person and virtual meetings provide a relatively fair and equitable environment for all participants where everyone can be seen and heard fairly. However, this is somewhat the opposite of hybrid work. In this model, where some participants are in person while others join remotely, the balance can be disrupted.

If there are more remote participants than in-person attendees in a hybrid meeting, the conversation tends to take place primarily in the virtual space. Conversely, if most participants are physically present in the room, the conversation tends to focus on the in-person interaction, leaving remote participants feeling marginalized or excluded. In both scenarios, the minority group, whether remote or in-person, is at a disadvantage because they are situated "outside" of the main meeting space.

This disadvantage becomes more noticeable when participants in physical and virtual spaces have work environments not equipped to handle this hybrid meeting style. Poorly equipped workspaces can hinder effective communication, collaboration, and engagement. Addressing technological and environmental limitations is crucial to creating a more inclusive and balanced meeting experience for all participants.

The Key to Achieving Meeting Equity is the Conference Camera

Meeting equity in hybrid work has become crucial for businesses to foster collaboration and inclusivity. The Coolpo AI Huddle Series conference camera offers an innovative solution to bridge the gap between in-person and remote participants, creating a level playing field for everyone involved.

This is how this advanced conference camera can revolutionize your meetings and unlock the key to achieving meeting equity:

1. Enhanced Virtual Collaboration

The Coolpo AI Huddle Series conference camera has cutting-edge technology to optimize virtual collaboration. Its high-resolution camera and wide-angle lens capture crystal-clear video, allowing remote participants to feel more engaged and involved in the conversation.

In addition, the device has noise and echo-canceling features that will allow users to communicate clearly and collaborate.

2. Seamless Integration of Virtual and Physical Spaces

One of the critical aspects of meeting equity is creating an environment where both in-person and remote participants can seamlessly interact. The Coolpo AI Huddle Series conference camera achieves this by providing a panoramic view of the meeting room, giving remote attendees a comprehensive physical space perspective. This integration eliminates the isolation that remote participants frequently experience and fosters a sense of inclusion and connection.

Also, the camera's intelligent AI features enhance collaboration by automatically tracking speakers, ensuring that every voice is heard and no one is left on the sidelines. It also allows different framing modes for individual and group meetings where everyone will be seen equally.

3. User-Friendly Interface

The Coolpo AI Huddle Series Conference Camera boasts a user-friendly interface that allows hosts and participants to navigate and control the camera's features. The intuitive controls enable seamless switching between camera views, adjusting audio settings, and managing meeting recordings. This simplicity ensures that technology does not hinder the meeting flow and allows everyone to focus on the content and collaboration, giving them time to be participative rather than focusing on how to use the platform.

4. Versatile Applications

The Coolpo AI Huddle Series conference camera suits various meeting scenarios, whether a small team huddle, a large conference room, or a hybrid meeting with participants joining remotely. Its versatility makes it an ideal solution for businesses of all sizes and industries, enabling them to achieve meeting equity regardless of their meeting setup. Also, it can be used on any leading virtual meeting platform to ensure that everyone can experience top-quality conferencing.

Coolpo AI Huddle Series, Your Go-to Conference Camera

To meet equity in today's hybrid work environment, businesses must invest in advanced technologies that bridge the gap between in-person and remote participants. The Coolpo AI Huddle Series conference camera, composed of Coolpo AI Huddle Pana, Mini, and Mini Lite, provides the key to unlocking this equity by enabling enhanced virtual collaboration, seamless integration of virtual and physical spaces,  and a user-friendly interface.

To know how it is made possible, below are the features that make these devices high-tech:

Coolpo AI Huddle Pana

  • Panoramic view and AI ability to locate members of the meeting using movements and sounds 
  • 360° FOV, 1080p video quality for HD meetings using fisheye camera
  • 4 smart microphones, each capable of 15 ft sound pick range
  • 360-degree audio output for an all surround sound

Coolpo AI Huddle Mini

  • 110° FOV; 4K video resolution with AI capabilities
  • Gesture recognition and intuitive auto framing features called “Frame Master”
  • Division master locates up to 7 meeting participants and present them gallery-style
  • 6 microphone array system with 21 ft. sound pick-up range
  • Noise and echo cancellation features

Coolpo AI Huddle Mini Lite 

  • 120° FOV; 4K Camera Sensor with AI capabilities
  • Frame Master individual mode for AI-integrated solo meetings
  • Manually override the AI and choose from 60°, 90°, and 120° FOV
  • Frame Master group mode automatically frames your group dynamically
  • Division master locates up to 7 meeting participants and present them gallery-style
  • Electret microphones with 6 m sound pick-up range and  Noise Reduction


Achieving equity in hybrid work environments is a pressing concern for businesses looking to foster collaboration and inclusion among their teams. The decline in full-office work demand has paved the way for hybrid work to flourish. However, there might be a struggle between the office and remote workers if communication is not balanced. The Coolpo AI Huddle Series conference camera can offer a transformative solution to address this challenge. With its advanced features and cutting-edge technology, this conference camera empowers in-person and remote participants to have an equal voice and presence in meetings.

The Coolpo AI Huddle Series conference camera, consisting of the Coolpo AI Huddle Pana, Mini, and Mini Lite, offers a range of features tailored to meet the unique needs of hybrid meetings. Investing in the Coolpo AI Huddle Series conference camera ensures businesses can bridge the gap between in-person and remote participants, promoting meeting equity and maximizing collaboration in the hybrid work landscape.

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