Huddly announces Gallery View to enable equal equity in video meetings

October 15, 2021

We recently announced Gallery View, an upcoming smart experience that helps give everyone an equal voice in video meetings. It supports composite people feed in Microsoft Teams Rooms. Huddly IQ will be the first of our cameras to offer Gallery View, with a software update coming before the end of the year.

Our CEO and Co-Founder Stein Ove Eriksen comments: “The workplace is changing at a rapid pace. To keep up, you need to be able to respond quickly to evolving user needs and support innovation in the industry. Our software-defined camera platform allows us to stay ahead of the curve. We continuously update our technology and release new smart experiences. With Gallery View, which supports composite people feed in Microsoft Teams Rooms, we want to create an experience where all meeting participants feel on an equal footing. Huddly IQ will be the first of our cameras to receive this software update, and it will be available on existing and new cameras. We can’t wait to get it out to our users and look forward to offering great meeting experiences for a long time to come.”

At Huddly, many of us continue to work from home at least a few times a week, and we’ve experienced first-hand why communication in a hybrid office can be tricky.

Therese Byhring, User Experience Designer, explains: “Everyone should be able to contribute equally in a conversation. But people tend to give preference to those who are physically close to them. We call this proximity bias. In video calls, this means that remote participants will be able to connect more easily with those seated at the front of the meeting room, closest to the camera, as opposed to those seated in the back.”

With Gallery View, participants at the back of a room get more visual space on the screen, making it easier for the team to engage in productive conversations with everyone.

When using Microsoft Teams Rooms, Gallery View offers support for composite people feed.

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