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Oblong Industries

November 15, 2016 09:15 ET

Oblong Industries celebrates Vision space at Gensler San Francisco

Oblong's flagship product, Mezzanine, enables immersive visual collaboration for Gensler architects and designers

LOS ANGELES, CA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2016) - Bay Area executives responsible for workplace enablement at top firms joined Oblong Industries CEO John Underkoffler for an exclusive peek at new technology driving the Vision conference room at Gensler's office at 2 Harrison Street. Architects at the San Francisco flagship now have access to the immersive, visual, and spatial properties of Mezzanine for a wide range of collaborative design projects. For Oblong, it was a special celebration of a new location where prospective customers can test drive immersive spatial computing in a convenient San Francisco setting linked to its network of offices that spans the globe from Los Angeles to Barcelona.

Mezzanine is the only platform for the enterprise that brings immersive and multi-dimensional computing power to globally connected teams. Mezzanine uses architectural space to surround a work group with all of the information it needs to get real work done. With Mezzanine, executives are empowered to connect and contribute visuals and live streams from their own devices simultaneously so that everyone on the team can see vital information side-by-side, plus sort across surfaces, edit, and annotate for the most effective communication and outcomes. This kind of spatial computing power is well suited to the design/build world, which relies heavily on visual information and collaboration between subject matter experts to drive innovative solutions and bring projects to life.

As the world's leading global architecture firm, Gensler's own research confirms that workplace design considerations are essential for driving business innovation. In its latest US Workplace survey of 4,000 office workers in 11 industries, Gensler found that the most innovative firms prioritize collaboration in workplace design, empower workers as meaningful contributors, and have management that clearly cares about worker satisfaction. The most innovative firms are five times more likely to prioritize both individual AND collaborative group workspace. 

Oblong CEO John Underkoffler commented, "Gensler is responsible for some of the world's best and most actionable thinking about the ways in which the arrangement of architectural space can shape, organize, and benefit human work patterns. From the beginning, Oblong's approach to technology and design has been highly aligned: how can an evolution of the user interface (UI) make digital workflows more like those that depend on architectural space? Mezzanine is a direct manifestation of that philosophy."

With the installation of Mezzanine, firms demonstrate an interest in enabling workers to make the greatest collaborative contributions and signal a commitment to innovation and improved workflows. Executives leading the digital transformation of the workplace are invited to schedule a demo of Mezzanine in San Francisco, Los Altos or one of 15 other locations around the world.

About Oblong Industries

Oblong Industries' innovative technologies change the way people work, create, and communicate. With roots in more than two decades of research at the MIT Media Lab, Oblong's flagship product Mezzanine™ is an immersive visual collaboration solution that defines the next era of computing: multi-user, multi-screen, multi-device, multi-location. Mezzanine's groundbreaking Infopresence capabilities multiply the effectiveness of distributed organizations and catalyze new, more effective, more collaborative workflows. Oblong is headquartered in Los Angeles and supplies Mezzanine systems to Fortune 500 enterprise customers and reseller partners.

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