Founded in 2010, On Running is a Swiss athletic shoe and performance sportswear company with global headquarters in Zurich, and a US HQ in Portland, Oregon. It is a global leader in running shoes, apparel, and related accessories, and is committed to continual growth and development. As part of its evolution the company was recently looking to upgrade its meeting room technology in some of its main regional offices. Working with its audiovisual technology partner AVI Systems – the largest systems integrator in the world – On Running was able to standardize on the Series One Board 65 from Avocor; a premium all-in-one touchscreen Google Meet device, for local and international team collaboration.
As the regional business unit of GPA, AVI Systems has a global relationship with highly skilled systems integrators at locations around the world. Its partner in Zurich had worked together with On Running on an AV upgrade at the brand’s office in the city. Google Meet is On Running’s companywide videoconferencing platform and the in-house team had selected the Series One Board 65 by Avocor as its interactive display of choice. When the New York and Portland offices underwent a similar process, the Board 65 was also specified. Technicians from AVI installed Board 65s in meeting rooms at each location and these rooms have subsequently proved to be the most in-demand at each office and are always booked up well in advance.
“We frequently host large meetings with global attendees and were looking for a new meeting room display solution that delivered a stable and friendly user experience without requiring constant monitoring or reconfiguration,” comments Spencer Boyle, IT Desk Service Manager at On Running. “The Board 65 units are mobile (on carts) and are easy to set up, use, and clean, and the integration with Google Meet makes it simple for our teams to start and join video conferences and calls. In short, by making everyone comfortable in using collaboration tools, they have really improved our employee workplace experience.”
The Avocor Series One displays are easy to use and have a user-friendly interface, even for those who are not tech-savvy. A case in point is the On Running marketing team being able to host its townhall and flawlessly present engaging and interactive content to a global audience with no added assistance required from the On Running IT department.
The Series One require minimal maintenance, making them ideal for busy corporate environments. They also come with a variety of features that make them ideal for collaboration and communication, including:
• High-quality audio and video: The Series One displays feature high-quality audio and video, ensuring that everyone in the meeting can see and hear each other clearly. This is essential for effective collaboration, especially when working with remote teams.
• Wireless casting: The Series One displays support wireless casting, so users can share content from their laptops or mobile devices with the touch of a button. This makes it easy to share presentations, documents, and other materials with the meeting group, without having to worry about cables or adapters.
• Whiteboarding and annotation tools: The Series One displays come with built-in whiteboarding and annotation tools, so users can collaborate on ideas and take notes during meetings. This is a valuable feature for brainstorming sessions, workshops, and other collaborative activities.
Mike Elliott, Senior Account Manager at AVI Systems, adds: “When we carried out the installations in New York and Portland we were working to project standards laid out by the Geneva office, while also looking to understand the specific needs of each location.
The Avocor Series One displays have met all the stakeholder needs and have exceeded expectations. As a systems integrator with extensive experience in the corporate environment, I would highly recommend the Avocor Series One to other businesses looking for a reliable, easy-to-use meeting room collaboration solution.”
Overall, the Avocor Series One displays at On Running have been a valuable addition to its Zurich, New York and Portland corporate offices by helping to improve the employee experience, increase employee engagement and productivity, and create a more collaborative and efficient work environment.