What is BYOD? Why Is It Important for Enterprises?

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Introduction

Nowadays, BYOD solutions have become increasingly popular among enterprises worldwide. Especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees have been accustomed to working from home and using their own devices. What is BYOD exactly? Why is it important for enterprises? What BYOD solution do you need to improve productivity and enhance collaboration in your meeting room? In this blog, I will answer these questions one by one.

What is BYOD?

BYOD stands for “Bring Your Own Device”. It refers to the practice of members from an organization being allowed to use their own devices, like computers, smartphones, or tablets for work purposes, rather than being required to use an officially provided device.

BYOD has become quite popular among employees worldwide over the past years, especially in some developed countries. As a new practice of work and collaboration, BYOD has transformed how employees expect to do their tasks.

Why Is BYOD Important for Enterprises?

If employees use personal devices they are familiar with, they will become more productive. Many employees have been working from home since the outbreak of the pandemic. When they return to company offices, they may find it difficult to function without their personal devices. The practice of using their personal devices at work lets them focus on their work, rather than adapting to the tools and devices provided by the enterprise. It enables more flexibility in how, where and when employees work and collaborate.

Another major benefit of BYOD is cost savings. With an effective BYOD policy carried out within the enterprise, the costs of equipment purchase and hardware maintenance can be largely reduced. You know, these costs can be major expenses for any growing business.

What BYOD Solution & Device Do You Need?

One of the best BYOD solutions you need in your company’s meeting room is AV Access eShare W50 wireless presentation system. Especially in a hybrid meeting which involves both in-person and remote attendance, AV Access eShare W50 presentation system can work with BizEye series webcams and AnyCo series speakerphones, meeting all your needs for a seamless and efficient hybrid meeting.

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This wireless presentation system is built with an HDMI and a USB-C port, so you can easily connect it to your laptop. Supporting up to 4K@30Hz 4:4:4 video input and output, it allows you to cast your contents easily onto the display device in the meeting room.

In terms of wireless casting, the eShare W50 presentation system supports screen casting via AirPlay and Miracast. It is compatible with different operating systems like iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS. This means you can just bring your own laptop, smartphone or tablet, and cast your screen wirelessly with both devices.

Besides, the wireless presentation system can work with the eShare D10 USB-C button dongle (also known as “display transmitter”) for wireless screen casting. Built with a system driver inside, the dongle allows you to connect to eShare W50 and share your screen instantly with just a click of the button, no extra software application required.

If your IT environment doesn’t allow you to install any software, eShare W50+D10 is definitely the right solution for you. One of the most popular BYOD solutions you may know, like Barco ClickShare CX-20 requires you to install a software application called ‘ClickShare Desktop App” for wireless casting with its dongle.

Conclusion

As a new practice of work and collaboration, BYOD enables more flexibility in how, where and when employees work and collaborate. It also helps reduce the costs of equipment purchase and hardware maintenance.

Installing AV Access eShare W50 wireless presentation system in your meeting room can be one of your best BYOD practices. You can just bring your own laptop, smartphone or tablet, and cast your screen wirelessly with both devices. Video presentation and remote collaboration can be easier than ever with eShare W50.

That’s all for the blog. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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