UC&C trends from Bose for 2023

As hybrid and remote work continue to dominate the workforce, audio and video technology is playing an increasingly important role in shaping the way we work and communicate.

The AV world gathered in Barcelona for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) earlier this year to showcase, test, see and discuss interpretations of the current trends and provide the solution. No surprise, this year, UC&C solutions were dominating the space.

One of the most significant trends seen at ISE 2023 was the growing importance of immersive audio technology. With more and more employees working remotely or from home, it's vital to create a virtual meeting experience that's as close as possible to being in the same room as your colleagues. Great audio can help achieve this by creating a sense of spatial presence that makes it feel like everyone is in the same room, even if they're thousands of miles apart.

Creating engaged and efficient teams is on every business agenda. Audio plays an important role because without audio there are no virtual meetings.

We’re at the stage where we don’t have to argue the benefits of hybrid working – both employers and employees are fully embracing this worldwide. But as the hybrid workforce increases, cracks and challenges become apparent, especially the gap between remote and in-office employee participation. That’s why meeting equity is a driving force for AV technology innovations. 

Video technology plays a critical role in this by ensuring that everyone has access to the same level of visual and auditory information. Auto-tracking, smart framing and conversation modes available on video conferencing cameras provide the experience needed for a meeting to feel more natural, inclusive and organic.

This is particularly important for remote workers, who may feel disconnected or left out of important conversations if they don't have access to the same level of technology as their colleagues. By investing in high-quality video technology, companies can ensure that all employees feel included and valued, regardless of their location.

When looking at these UC&C trends, one technology provider stands out. Bose came to ISE 2023 prepared to impress, showcasing their VB1 video bar and new VB-S all-in-one BYOD video bar.

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The VB-S is designed to provide high-quality audio and video in a compact and easy-to-use package. A 4K ultra-HD camera with auto-framing and follow-me modes delivers crystal-clear video — helping remote participants feel like they’re in the room. While signature Bose sound supports multimedia presentations, plays Bluetooth® audio, and ensures voices on the call sound natural. The VB-S is perfect for use in small to medium-sized meeting rooms, as it provides a high-quality audio and video experience without the need for complex setup or installation.

Bose understood the assignment and continue to deliver the necessary tools for hybrid and remote workforces.

The trends at ISE 2023 highlight the growing importance of audio and video technology in shaping the modern workplace. From immersive audio that creates a sense of presence to video technology that ensures meeting equity - these technologies are helping to create a more inclusive and collaborative work environment.

The Bose VB1 and VB-S video bars are just one example of how these technologies are evolving to meet the needs of modern businesses and employees. We can expect to see even more exciting developments in the years to come.

If you’re keen to learn more about how Bose can upgrade your UC&C offering, please get in touch with the Midwich Audio Team on audio@midwich.com