Oblong’s Mezzanine™ Selected to Support a Safe Return to the Office for S&P 500 Big Box Retailer

August 27, 2020 8:06 AM

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oblong, Inc. (NYSE American: OBLG) ("Oblong" or the "Company"), the award-winning maker of multi-stream collaboration solutions, announced today that its Mezzanine™ multi-stream collaboration solution has been selected by a leading big-box retailer to transform the retailer’s corporate meeting spaces, ensuring new engaging experiences and effective team collaboration at company headquarters while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

The Mezzanine™ technology platform enables team members to work together in-person and remotely, in newly configured Cisco video conferencing rooms, in a safe and engaging manner. Using Mezzanine™, each team member can safely distance while sharing multiple streams of digital content interacting through their personal devices. The result is a fully immersive collaboration session while maintaining recommended social distancing guidelines.

This Mezzanine™ deployment is being implemented as part of a broader collaboration strategy led by Cisco’s ‘Workplace of the Future’ initiative. Users can ideate and collaborate using Webex Teams, Webex Boards and Webex Room devices in conjunction with Mezzanine™ regardless if they are in the room or working from home. This initial deployment is slated for 10 “Ideation” rooms with the opportunity to quickly scale Mezzanine™ to an additional 90 Cisco-powered conference rooms in the future at the company’s offices.

“Oblong is thrilled to be part of one of the country’s preeminent retailers’ return to the office strategy as the world continues to deal with a global pandemic,” says Peter Holst, Oblong’s Chief Executive Officer. “As office environments evolve to new safety standards and digital capabilities, the draw to socialize, learn and collaborate with colleagues in-person will follow suit. In partnership with Cisco, Mezzanine users get to experience best-in-class collaboration while maintaining safe social distancing practices. The announcement today exemplifies a Mezzanine™ use case in a single regional location with hundreds of collaboration rooms that now require social distancing among local employees in separate offices, while offering a new and more engaging way to work.”

“Oblong’s technologies are part of a broader ecosystem of next generation collaboration services that can deliver more engaging and interactive experiences as companies plan for their return to office environments,” added Holst. “As global enterprises reconfigure their real estate assets, Mezzanine™ is becoming a must-have solution for immersive collaboration.”

About Oblong, Inc.

Oblong’s innovative and patented technologies change the way people work, create, and communicate. Oblong's flagship product Mezzanine™ is a remote meeting technology platform that offers simultaneous content sharing to achieve situational awareness for both in-room and remote collaborators. Oblong supplies Mezzanine™ systems to Fortune 500 enterprise customers and is a Cisco Solutions Plus integration partner. Learn more at www.oblong.com.

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