Humly will launch its two premium interactive hardware solutions at InfoComm, where it will exhibit for the first time.
The announcement follows news that Humly has expanded its North American presence through reseller partnerships with A.Visual, Dekom, AVI-SPL, and other strategic partners who will support Humly’s hardware and software demonstrations at Booth 3988.
The hybrid workspace remains a hot topic that companies of all sizes are still learning to navigate, and we anticipate that the thirst for these solutions at InfoComm will be quite strong. AV suppliers have accelerated their development cycles to equip offices and corporate campuses with technology that help managers and workers be more effective. Humly’s hardware and software solutions help companies reduce friction in hybrid workplaces by helping people clearly and quickly identify places to work and meet, said Anders Karlsson, CEO, Humly.
Humly will introduce its Humly Booking Device and Humly Room Display to North American audiences, both of which help people find places to work and collaborate without distraction. Humly introduced Humly Booking Device, a slim, small, and infinitely flexible device, at ISE 2023.
The six-time award-winning Humly Room Display, introduced in 2020 to simplify meeting room reservations, was recently certified for Google Workplace and is widely deployed in Europe and Asia.
Versatile Space Booking
The new Humly Booking Device, now shipping, addresses the evolving challenges of the hybrid workplace, providing staff and visitors with a versatile capacitive touchscreen solution to view and reserve available bookable spaces on campus.
Its slim form factor houses a small, high-resolution LCD display (3.46 inches) and provides flexible mounting and positioning options on and underneath various surfaces, including walls, shelves, desks, and private phone booths. Offices with shared desks and flexible workplace modules can install the device at the precise locations where people work, with versatile tabletop, shelf, and under-surface mounting options.
New for InfoComm, Humly will introduce new firmware that includes several new improvements across system management and the employee experience. Customers can now use the Humly Control Panel through a WiFi connection to easily manage and monitor events, with the ability to book, extend or conclude meetings through the management portal. Users can also perform the same functions directly on the device, which shows all inventory available to book.A new “Demo Mode” introduces the freedom to flip screens for different orientations, allowing installers to find the best stylistic match for the architectural background prior to mounting. Integrators can test options and then efficiently mount the device horizontally or vertically on any material, including glass, textile, metal, and wood. Humly has also expanded language support from 26 to 28, adding Hebrew and Welsh.
Humly’s thoughtful engineering adds several advanced features that further enhance the employee experience. For example, Humly Booking Device integrates control functionality for adjustable desks, with automatic adjustments to each worker’s preferred height. Additionally, Humly’s open API makes it easy for integrators or onsite technology managers to connect a sensor, allowing managers and employees to booth meeting spaces and private phone booths upon entrance.
Meeting Room Management
Humly introduced its first hardware solution, Humly Room Display, at a time when most office buildings were closed yet were beginning to consider return-to-work strategies under uncertain conditions.
Humly Room Display was developed to help people find collaboration spaces they have booked through reservation software and guide people to currently available spaces. Display content includes details on who has booked the room and for how long, ensuring that meetings proceed without disturbance. Its iconic, timeless look matches any modern office aesthetic with a sleek and energy-efficient design.
Humly Room Display is scalable to fit the needs of large corporations, with enterprise-class security that prevents outside intrusions. Administrators can use the Humly Control Panel to monitor and manage an entire fleet of displays from a single location, whether on-premises or remotely via Humly Cloud. Similar to Humly Booking Device, its open API makes it easy for developers to create seamless integrations with complementary solutions, including smart-office and collaboration technologies.
Humly will position both devices around the booth in various configurations to demonstrate each product’s flexibility, with visitors invited to interact with each device and explore their user-friendly feature sets.
As part of Humly’s long-term sustainability efforts both devices use purpose-built hardware, with each component carefully selected to ensure consistent operation during long business hours without failure.
The PoE-powered devices are built to operate reliably for a minimum of five years, and the new Humly Booking Device’s green design traits include recycled plastic.