In this day and age, work, meetings, collaboration, and events are being conducted anywhere: remotely or in-office. With this, you as a meeting participant, can either choose to participate and work online or physically.
Regardless of your preferred work style and preference in joining remote work meetings and hybrid work events, your company should offer equal opportunity among your co-workers to be seen and heard.
Therefore, it's essential for businesses and organizations to focus on ensuring that everyone, whether they attend in person or remotely, can participate equally in meetings.
In this article, you will know the best video conference cameras you can use to achieve equal meeting opportunities.
One of the factors that your boss may overlook equality is proximity bias. Proximity bias is a notion that employees who work in the office may have an advantage over those who work from home or anywhere when it comes to meeting opportunities that could lead to promotions or career advancement.
Related: How To Avoid Proximity Bias Using Hybrid Meeting Camera 2023
According to a Harvard Business Review survey, nearly half of the managers surveyed (49%) believed that employees who work in the office are more efficient and dependable than remote workers.
Furthermore, a study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that most supervisors overseeing remote workers perceived them as easily replaceable and sometimes excluded them when assigning tasks.
This suggests that remote workers may not have equal meeting opportunities compared to office workers.
One of the reasons why some managers and supervisors overlook your attendance and effort to show up during remote work meetings every week or every month is using collaboration tools that lack features that promote equality among employees.
With that problem being said, your company should use the best video conference cameras in the market that will most likely to cater all of you during your huddle remotely or physically.
Having said this, we recommend our Coolpo video conference cameras — Coolpo AI Huddle Pana, Coolpo AI Huddle Mini, and Mini Lite.
These conference room cameras are perfect to use in a small-medium size conference camera. Worrying about how to set them up? No worries.
Our products are Plug-And-Play video conference cameras which means you only need to plug them directly into your laptop or computer. Plus, you don’t need to download additional drivers and software before you can use them.
As they are Plug-And-Play, they are secure to use as they are not connected to Wireless and Bluetooth which can lead to some wireless vulnerabilities.
Moreover, they are compatible with almost all the mainstream video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Skype, etc.
Also, they are compatible with Windows 11 and later and Mac OS including the M1 chip.
These AI features of Coolpo video conference cameras will help you and your company to achieve equal meeting opportunities and break the proximity bias:
You can experience this AI feature when you use our flagship product, Coolpo AI Huddle Pana.
Dual Positioning Technology identifies active meeting participants through your gesture and voices.
If you want to activate this feature, you only need to raise and open your palm close to your face. Once the AI recognizes you, this feature will automatically do its job; as an active meeting participant, you will be followed by the camera wherever you want to go within the frame. With this, other meeting participants and your boss will follow you throughout your remote work meetings.
If you want to deactivate this feature, you only need to repeat the process: raise and open your palm close to your face and wait until the IA recognizes you.
Coolpo AI Huddle Pana makes sure that if you are not present physically during hybrid meetings, you can be heard clearly by your colleagues and your boss.
The Pana works as a full-duplex speakerphone, allowing people to speak and hear simultaneously.
Moreover, the Pana has 4 smart microphones with up to 15ft pick up. So if ever you are 15ft away from the other meeting participants in and with the Coolpo device, you can still hear clearly by meeting participants joining remotely.
You can try these features when you use either our Coolpo AI Huddle Mini or our Mini Lite.
The AI Huddle Mini has a 110-degree FOV while Mini Lite has a 120-degree FOV. Both can cater to up to 7 meeting participants.
Frame Master and Division Master let you have an individual frame during your hybrid events or remote work collaboration. In this way, your co-workers and your boss will see your face, your gesture, and your facial expressions.
Also, the AI Huddle Mini starts recognizing and identifying you as soon as you enter or leave the camera range.
Check More Features Of Coolpo Video Conference Cameras For An Equal Opportunity Remotely And Physically.
In conclusion, it is important for businesses and organizations to ensure that all employees, whether remote or in-office, have equal opportunities to participate in remote and hybrid work meetings.
The Coolpo video conference cameras offer AI features such as Dual Positioning Technology, 360 All-Surround Speakers, Frame Master, and Division Master to achieve meeting equality. These cameras are Plug-and-Play, secure, and compatible with various video conferencing platforms.
By using these cameras, companies can break the proximity bias and promote equal opportunity in remote and hybrid work environments.