BlueJeans first to Rumpus
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We’re pleased to confirm that BlueJeans is first to integrate with Rumpus™, our new meeting app for virtual teams. The mature APIs of the BlueJeans video conferencing solution made it the clear choice for the distinction. And it's great for collaboration.
Like us, the folks at BlueJeans see a future where meetings are more intelligent AND the meeting infrastructure fades into the background so that teams are left free to focus on business outcomes. Bi-directional interaction with the sharing information from a range of sources is how teams naturally work together. With Rumpus+ BlueJeans, teams can enjoy this same level of interaction when they are away from each other as they have when they’re together.
The Rumpus app allows meeting participants to share content simultaneously and includes personal cursors to point at and emphasize content, presence indicators to signal who’s looking at what, and emoji reactions to exchange feedback without disrupting conversation flow. By seamlessly integrating the best-in-class videoconferencing capabilities of BlueJeans directly into the Rumpus app for content-focused collaboration,remote team meetings are more engaging, the collective intelligence of the group is leveraged, and, ultimately, the team performance is improved.
“Oblong and Rumpus are a terrific example of how best-of-breed innovation can drive the industry to reach a new level,”said Matthew Collier, SVP strategic alliances and business development,BlueJeans. “BlueJeans is focused on the same objective: deliver the industry’s best meeting platform with partners that share the same vision of smart meetings, intelligent collaboration, and uninterrupted productivity. Working with partners like Oblong is how BlueJeans helps customers accelerate success.”
Rumpus is ideally suited to teams and remote collaborators that rely on each other and on a rich array of visual information to generate ideas, analyze options, advance projects, make decisions, and realize outcomes. If you’re interested in expanding your collaboration tool kit for online meetings go to Rumpus.co to download the app. Then add existing BlueJeans credentials to host meetings with seamless video within a Rumpus screen sharing session. If you don’t yet have BlueJeans, you can create an account for free for 30 days by visiting BlueJeans.com.
Working with Watson
The goal of each Watson Experience Center—located in New York, San Francisco, and Cambridge—is to demystify AI and challenge visitor’s expectations through more tangible demonstrations of Watson technology. Visitors are guided through a series of narratives and data interfaces, each grounded in IBM’s current capabilities in machine learning and AI. These sit alongside a host of Mezzanine rooms where participants further collaborate to build solutions together.
The process for creating each experience begins with dynamic, collaborative research. Subject matter experts take members of the design and engineering teams through real-world scenarios—disaster response, financial crimes investigation, oil and gas management, product research, world news analysis—where we identify and test applicable data sets. From there, we move our ideas quickly to scale.
Accessibility to the immersive pixel canvas for everyone involved is key to the process. Designers must be able to see their ideas outside of the confines of 15″ laptops and prescriptive software. Utilizing tools tuned for rapid iteration at scale, our capable team of designers, data artists, and engineers work side-by-side to envision and define each experience. The result is more than a polished marketing narrative; it's an active interface that allows the exploration of data with accurate demonstrations of Watson’s capabilities—one that customers can see themselves in.
Under the Hood
Underlying the digital canvas is a robust spatial operating environment, g‑speak, which allows our team to position real data in a true spatial context. Every data point within the system, and even the UI itself, is defined in real world coordinates (measured in millimeters, not pixels). Gestures, directional pointing, and proximity to screens help us create interfaces that more closely understand user intent and more effectively humanize the UI.
This award-nominated collaboration with IBM is prototyped and developed at scale at Oblong’s headquarters in Los Angeles as well as IBM’s Immersive AI Lab in Austin. While these spaces are typically invite-only, IBM is increasingly open to sharing the content and the unique design ideas that drive its success with the public. This November, during Austin Design Week, IBM will host a tour of their Watson Immersive AI Lab, including live demonstrations of the work and a Q&A session with leaders from the creative team.
Can't make it to Austin? Contact our Solutions team for a glimpse of our vision of the future at our headquarters in the Arts District in Los Angeles.