The What: Sony has announced the North American launch of TEOS, a suite of new workplace management solutions that gives AV, IT, and facilities managers full control over devices, signage, and content across the entire workplace ecosystem. From meeting rooms to reception areas, the TEOS workplace management solutions are designed to offer a simple, scalable, and cost-effective way to manage facilities in corporate and education environments.
The What Else: The solutions come with a range of features and functionalities, including:
- Advanced analytics
- Mobile room-booking app for employees
- Remote firmware updates
- Universal remote control
- Wayfinding capabilities
- The ability to manage and integrate video wall content
- IPTV support
- Secure visitor check-in process
Additionally, the core workplace management solutions feature a design that includes a search bar and a “workplace solutions” section, giving AV, IT, and facilities managers the ability to customize and control all add-ons.
“Managing the rising number of smart devices in modern corporate and education environments can be a real challenge for AV, IT, and facilities managers,” said Theresa Alesso, Pro division president, Sony Electronics. “At Sony, we pride ourselves on working closely with customers and application vendors to provide them efficient workspace management solutions such as TEOS. These solutions have already proven successful in Europe with more than 200 enterprise deployments, and we know their extensive features and benefits will provide similar value to North American companies.”
TEOS Manage is engineered to help organizations achieve greater efficiency, insight, and effectiveness through complete workplace control. Devices are optimized by saving space and time to unlock the true potential of the workforce. Companies can transform their workplace even further using the full suite of solution add-ons, including the following:
TEOS Book: A room booking solution for office meeting spaces that uses stylish, high-specification tablets. Positioned outside each meeting room, TEOS Book displays a meeting room’s name, availability, current meeting information, and a list of forthcoming meetings.
TEOS Reception: A solution for organizations without a dedicated receptionist, allowing visitors to announce their arrival using a dedicated tablet or interactive touchscreen.
TEOS Connect: Enables users to present wirelessly from laptops to Sony’s BRAVIA Professional Displays. It is well suited for collaborative work sessions because there is no extra hardware needed; the technology is built right into pro BRAVIA models, so users are ready to go.
TEOS Mobile: Employee mobile application for meeting management with an intuitive user interface. Users can search and book meeting rooms from anywhere, without needing to be on the company network.
TEOS Wayfinding: Wayfinding content for interactive BRAVIA and touch tablets helps users navigate and enables them to book rooms and access key information such as a floor map, hotspot, or security location. This functionality, which takes the form of a floor map integrated into the central TEOS software, will also work for floating desks to facilitate a more seamless user journey throughout the working environment.
TEOS TV: Empowers customers needing a corporate TV inside their company to create and manage IPTV channels. Directly incorporated into TEOS Manage, users can capture meetings, corporate presentations or pertinent updates and display them across all offices through one central system.
TEOS Videowall: Users can cut and synchronize video wall content in any configuration on Android BRAVIA or players for TEOS.
Device compatibilities: Integrates with videoconferencing devices, including Cisco, to control and manage them remotely.
The family of TEOS Workplace Solutions also includes a wireless mirroring solution, a room booking solution, visitor sign-in solution, and professional corporate tablets which, in conjunction with the Workplace Management solution, help drive efficiencies and increase productivity across workplaces.
The Bottom Line: TEOS workplace management solutions are a complete suite of solutions designed to make the smart workplace more efficient. Users can orchestrate their entire workspace centrally using personalized signage, room booking, automated reception, and technologies to enable more streamlined communication and collaboration.
Sony Electronics plans to begin offering TEOS Manage in North America in December 2019.