The state-of-the-art NTT Innovation Institute (known as NTTi³) is the new research and development arm of NTT Group, a global leader in information and communications technology. Inside the building in the heart of Silicon Valley is the NTT CXC, a state-of-the-art interactive customer experience center designed to showcase NTT’s latest digital products and solutions to clients and customers.
David Kung, Oblong’s VP Business Development comments: “CXC is one of the most technologically advanced R&D and executive briefing centers in the world. We are delighted that NTT has chosen Oblong’s Mezzanine to be such an integral part of it.”
Mezzanine is the only collaborative conference room solution on the market that brings together people, screens, devices, applications, and data in a shared digital workspace. It seamlessly blends physical and digital environments across distributed locations and goes well beyond videoconferencing to accelerate a company’s ability to share content, boost productivity and unlock innovation. NTT immediately saw the benefit of this new global standard of agility and innovation, recognizing the advantage to their business of swift and effective collaboration across multiple geographies.
Oblong’s CEO and founder, John Underkoffler, designed the gestural systems depicted in the film Minority Report, and Mezzanine is a realization of these ideas. Said John, “All of the screens in the Overbridge Suite are connected, allowing the teams using it to share information on a wide canvas, collaborate together and make time critical decisions. NTT’s CXC is the perfect environment for Mezzanine, demonstrating how this once ‘futuristic’ technology plays an integral part in today’s global business.”
The team behind the NTT CXC had very nearly selected a different technology for the Overbridge Suite. Just 30 days prior to the build out, they experienced Mezzanine for the first time at Oblong’s office in Menlo Park. They made a swift change of plans and worked closely with Oblong’s install team to adapt construction. Remarked Kyle Thomas Miller, installation lead for Oblong, “We helped the NTT team re-conceive the conference room space to take full advantage of Mezzanine. It was a pleasure working with NTT on their swift change of plans and we were happy to help them fine tune the details for the revised build out.”