The Oblong Mezzanine Wand

The Oblong Mezzanine Wand

Courtesy of Oblong Industries

Innovative, Collaborative Workspaces using the IS-900

Mezzanine™, built by InterSense's technology integration partner Oblong, is an advanced video collaboration product. It brings innovation to work spaces and transforms work processes by integrating multiple locations, users, devices, and streams of information in a collaborative environment. With Mezzanine and the IS-900 system, meetings become more productive, presentations are more engaging, and collaboration gets easier.

A critical component of Mezzanine experience is the spatial wand. It is used to control the shared workspace and allows participants to move and manipulate content across multiple screens and walls.

When Oblong set out to develop the wand, it turned to InterSense for its high-performance IS-900 technology. “We looked at a range of optical and electromagnetic systems, but none could offer the large tracking volume, high precision, and affordable price point of the IS-900,”says Paul Yarin, Oblong’s VP of Hardware Engineering.

Ultrasonic and inertial motion tracking components from InterSense enable subtle and responsive gestural input, as well as precise cursor control while pointing in a Mezzanine environment. “The wand is a natural, intuitive means of control that anyone can learn quickly,” says Oblong CEO John Underkoffler. “It provides highly accurate six degree-of-freedom (6DOF) tracking for our flagship Mezzanine product.”

Oblong has sold its IS-900 based tracking systems to a wide range of enterprise clients including IBM, GE, Boeing, SAP, and Beats Digital. Most installation sites are corporate conference rooms or executive briefing centers with demanding performance, uptime, and aesthetic requirements. “One great benefit of IS-900 technology is that after we install it once, it never needs to be calibrated again,” says Yarin.

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