I wanted to post a quick blurb in regards to a demo we just had from the Avaya Team. We were invited to demo the AvayaLive Engage interactive environment and we were really impressed with what we saw.
For those who are unfamiliar, AvayaLive Engage is a web based interactive environment. Their marketing team would probably scoff at my use of the word “game” because its intentions are strictly work and collaboration, but the whole realm is designed using the Unreal Engine.
Once inside the AvayaLive Engage realm, you have the ability to walk your character around to the many collaboration areas. Much like real world conference rooms, these areas are full of tools that users can “engage” with to share and brainstorm.
Some of the features include:
- Spacial Audio that understands the virtual distance between you and other avatars.
- Left to right association, so you can hear people out of the appropriate speakers, depending on where they are located.
- The ability to use “Conference Rooms” where leaders can take a podium, address the entire conference room, offer up all kinds of media and display them on the walls.
- Administrative tasks and controls that allow moderators complete control over the actions of avatars inside the environment.
Here’s a quick screenshot:
From AvayaLive’s website:
Accessible from any Internet connection and web browser, AvayaLive™ Engage supports one-on-one conversations or group brainstorming sessions—any collaborative-style meeting. Enterprises can connect remote-working and on-the-go teams in a “real-world” experience.
Feel free to look into their free demo. You can actually walk around their demo the environment and all of its features. All you’ll need is an up to date browser: https://webalive.avayagov.com/1/html/index.html