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Kramer Announces Strategic Agreement with EventBoard
Kramer Electronics is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic worldwide agreement to distribute the best-in-class meeting schedule and display platform from EventBoard. The EventBoard solution from Kramer will be on display in booth number F20 in Hall 1 at the ISE show; being held at the RAI in Amsterdam from February 9th through February 12th.
EventBoard is a subscription based software as a service (SaaS), enterprise-grade Cloud management solution. Intuitive displays are mounted outside of meeting rooms to inform any one of that meeting rooms meeting status and availability for future meetings. The EventBoard partnership represents Kramer’s first entry into SaaS, which Kramer believes will become a big part of an IT evolved and converged Pro AV market.
Kramer customers will benefit from EventBoard’s intuitive meeting scheduling and streamlined resource booking, aspects of business that have long been recognized as a enhancer of productivity in companies, regardless of size.
Kramer channel partners will benefit from Kramer’s commitment to technological solutions that demonstrate a clear return on investment to their customers, while simultaneously providing valued channel partners with recurring revenue stream opportunities. The EventBoard distribution agreement is part of a new strategic direction for Kramer and represents a focus on more and more enterprise AV/IT solutions for the converged Pro AV market.
“We see that the AV and IT worlds are merging and we are prepared to offer the market enterprise-grade solutions which help customers become more productive and to offer our channel partners additional business opportunities” said Aviv Ron, VP Strategy and Business Development at Kramer. “Our strategic distribution relationship with EventBoard, combined with our introduction of the Kramer Network enterprise management platform demonstrates our commitment to being a leader in the next incarnation of the Pro AV market.”
EventBoard supports all major enterprise calendaring platforms including Exchange, Office 365 and Google Apps. The intuitive room scheduling software was designed to run on existing iOS devices, such as Apple’s iPad™ and iPad mini™, thereby functioning as an interactive display screen. By mounting these EventBoard enabled devices in highly visible and easily accessible locations outside conference rooms, users are able to obtain real-time room reservation statuses at a glance, view future availability of the room, and schedule room reservations. An easy-to-use online dashboard allows for simple and secure remote management of all devices running EventBoard.
Beyond scheduling capabilities, EventBoard also includes a powerful analytics framework that quantifies workplace activities by illuminating data that has previously been unavailable. This type of data includes knowing when and with what frequency conference rooms are being utilized, tracking average occupancy rates, and identifying underused and overused resources and spaces. EventBoard Analytics helps customers identify positive and negative trends in their workplace that will allow them to make important operational, financial and technological improvements.
“Meeting room scheduling is a fairly common pain point across most organizations, regardless of company size. Once we eliminate this issue for our customers, they can then start thinking strategically about their organization from an operating flow perspective,” said Shaun Ritchie, CEO and co-founder of EventBoard.