Collaboration Leader Bluescape Announces New Content Collaboration and Mobile Features

Bluescape enables companies to innovate, collaborate, and work faster and more efficiently. Its workspace collaboration solution gives dispersed internal and external teams an interactive digital workspace to meet, share, develop, and iterate on content, ideas, and products.

They just announced their newest updates to make it easier for teams to work in Bluescape for a consistent experience across interactive touch screens, laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. The newest features enable users to customize workspaces, automate tasks and interact with content faster to be more productive and creative.

This news comes a few months after they announced a new mobile application to work and meet on the go – from anywhere. One of the interesting features of that release was the ability to send Bluescape sessions quickly to large format touch screens.

Today’s release gives users control and flexibility to integrate their preferred UCC applications into a secure Bluescape Digital Visual Container (DVC, open platform) for continuous work and productive meetings.

Demian Entrekin, CTO at Bluescape

“Bluescape is focused on making it easier and more intuitive for people to work together where content collaboration is the main focus,” said Demian Entrekin, CTO at Bluescape. “It’s shifting traditional unified communications into a new model focused on content being the primary driver of productive work and meetings.”

New features include:

A Smart Grid to Quickly Organize a Library of Images

The laborious task of organizing and posting images, whether it’s viewing new product designs, finalizing advertising comps or presenting marketing collateral, is a manual and time-consuming task. In a Bluescape workspace, users can quickly select multiple images, choose a Smart Grid arrangement and automatically images are positioned in an easy-to-view and present layout. The task can be executed from any Bluescape-connected touch screen (wall), laptop or desktop (web) client. Additional updates including Smart Grid on mobile and adding other content types are in the works.

Canvas Resize to Easily Expand or Shrink a Canvas

With Bluescape’s unlimited virtual real estate, adding more content and adjusting the canvas in a workspace is easier with the updated canvas resize feature. With a familiar “click and drag effect,” users can quickly shrink or expand a canvas to accommodate added content, notecards, or drawings from any wall or web-based client. Canvas resizing on mobile devices will be available in 2020.

Enhanced Document Viewer For Faster Handling of Content-Rich Documents

Bluescape takes the pain out of viewing and handling content-rich documents. The updated document viewer can handle documents over 50 pages and Excel files of up to 20k rows (max. size at 1GB across all file types). Users can pan through documents, zoom in and present pages with higher fidelity rendering and faster upload performance. The documents supported in viewer include Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and Microsoft Office (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, .doc, .ppt). This feature is in limited release and will be generally available in early 2020.
Exit a Workspace Remotely From Any Meeting Room

It’s a common practice to mistakenly leave important information viewable as another group enters the conference room you just left. Bluescape introduces a remote management feature allowing users to close a workspace on a touch screen display (wall) from their laptop or mobile application. No longer is it necessary to physically touch the meeting room screen to exit the Bluescape workspace. Content and project workspaces can now remain secure from unauthorized viewers once the meeting is done.

EXPANDING MOBILE EXPERIENCES

Accessing Bluescape from mobile devices is seeing a rapid adoption by remote workers and leaders needing to review and approve documents while in transit. Review cycles are easier to manage as workspaces and content are always accessible. With the new mobile features, decision-making moves faster and projects stay on course.

Mobile updates on iOS and Android include:

Mark Willis, CISO, Bluescape
  • Expanded viewing and access to all types of content
  • View and add comments on content in a workspace
  • Lead workspace sessions and present content from a mobile device
  • Document viewer for mobile

We’re impressed with the company – not only because of today’s news but this past September they added Cybersecurity and Military Intelligence Veteran Mark Willis as Chief Information Security Officer.

Nowadays – hackers are getting better and companies, increasing seem unprepared. This hire means the company is paying attention – not only to innovating but keeping customer communications safe and secure.

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