Categories: Collaboration Devices

RoomOS October update

It’s officially spooky season! The RoomOS team have been hard at work to deliver innovations that will make collaboration less scary. Read on to see how BabbleLabs makes sure your voice is heard, how you can clean up your desk with the Desk Pro, and much more.

Babble Labs acquisition – Noise Removal

Working from home is great. You can wear your pajama bottoms, throw on a crisp shirt on top and be ready for business – nobody would ever suspect that you just rolled out of bed. However, background noise such as aggressive keyboard typing, traffic, or your dogs barking can be extremely distracting. With our recent Babble Labs acquisition, we are able to bring advanced noise removal AI to our Cisco Webex Rooms devices, making sure your voice is in focus – not your neighbors’ renovation efforts.

Dark Mode

Most of the world is now working remotely, and education is no different. Are you a teacher who misses the look of white chalk against a blackboard? Well, we are now making that possible – minus the screeching sound. The whiteboard on your Cisco Webex Board or Desk Pro is now dark by default, but with all functionalities remaining the same. If you prefer, you can always change it back to white.

Whiteboard overview

Sometimes, you’ve got to make things smaller to see the big picture. That’s why we’ve made it possible to zoom out by 10X in your whiteboard sessions to get a better overview, as previously you could only zoom out 2x.

HID Forwarding – Use Desk Pro as a USB Hub

Messy desk? We got you. The Cisco Webex Desk Pro is not only a first-class collaboration device, but it also acts as a computer dock, reducing cables and clutter on your desk. You can connect a keyboard and/or a mouse to the USB port of the device and it will be redirected to the USB-C connected computer.

Personal Mode: Pairing

The Webex apps can now pair with a personal mode device and control it wirelessly. Users can share their screen, receive and place calls when paired to their personal mode devices. Best of all? This is available both in or outside a call.

Advanced mute

Back in June, we released Remote Mute. Now, we’ve expanded this feature to allow the host to mute/unmute all, and decide if participants can or cannot unmute themselves. This makes all-hands meetings that much easier!

Call end confirmation

Life happens, and sometimes the meeting host needs to leave the meeting – either because they’ve got a conflicting meeting, or their child is throwing a tantrum. Both valid reasons. This new feature makes it easy to transfer the host to another meeting participant, as a dialog box will pop up, asking whether you want to transfer the host or if you want to end the meeting for everyone.

That’s it for October. Until next time!

See how you can take your meeting experiences to the next level

Learn More

What’s new in Webex: November 2020

Webex Training Drop- In Session [Live Class]

See What’s New in RoomOS

Still need help?

What would you like to do?

Join a Webex online meeting.

Learn more about web meetings and video conferencing.

Explore daily product demonstrations

Sign up for Webex.

Visit our home page or contact us directly for assistance.

Share
Published by
Juan Gallardo

Recent Posts

  • Engineering
  • Video Conferencing
  • Webex Devices

Webex technology ecosystem – The gold standard for video conference experiences with Webex Devices

Webex Certification assures that a 3rd party vendor product meets or exceeds certain performance standards,…

18 hours ago
  • Collaboration Devices
  • Team Collaboration
  • Video Conferencing
  • Webex Monthly Updates

What’s new in Webex: January 2021

New features and capabilities to enable a more inclusive way of working

4 days ago
  • Team Collaboration

Continuing the momentum with the All New Webex

Launched last week, we rolled out a new campaign celebrating the inclusiveness of collaboration with…

4 days ago
  • Video Conferencing

It’s all in the new Webex

Cisco Webex just announced an all new Webex: the next generation collaboration platform. What does…

4 weeks ago
  • Team Collaboration

The rise of AI speech enhancement & better team collaboration

See how Webex is continuing to use deep learning advancements to enhance our speech technology…

4 weeks ago
  • Engineering

The AV1 video codec comes to Webex!

Webex is rolling out the AV1 video codec into production early next year, bringing our…

1 month ago