in Products January 5, 2022 0
UMA products simplify technology management through a single pane of glass, while also offering room booking and critical data about resource usage.
Polar has added workplace technology platform UMA to its brand portfolio. UMA offers a range of products that simplify technology management and room booking while also providing critical data on how building and technology resources are performing at a time of rapid growth in hybrid and remote working.
UMA Vision is a centralised dashboard that allows the user to collect data and manage the technology within a workplace from a single pane of glass. The data collected supports flexible working strategies, and allows facilities and IT managers to make data-driven decisions about future investment.
Using the UMA Vision dashboard, users have the ability to agnostically monitor cloud-connected Internet-of-things sensors and IP-connected devices on the network, to monitor and manage status, technical stats, power cycle, latency and more. Depending on device capabilities, additional stats can be reported to reflect environmental metrics such as noise and sound quality, or video collaboration stats including call latency and duration.
UMA Book offers the ability to book resources such as meeting spaces, desks and car parking spaces using a web browser, mobile application, chatbots in Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex Teams and Slack, or even the voice digital assistant. Quick to set up and fully brand-customisable integrating into Microsoft Office365, the user interface is intuitive, making it easy to use to book resources and report business data on resource utilisation and occupancy versus capacity, supporting flexible working strategy and safe return-to-work.
UMA digitises a workplace floormap in 2D and 3D, enabling social distance parameters to be set and the O365 integration provides the ability to generate booking and contact trace reporting, supporting a healthy, productive work environment.
Finally, UMA Sense uses real-time room sensors to inform staff whether a room is occupied, and allow it to be booked by simply walking in or be released in the event of a no-show. Sensors can also monitor temperature, humidity, CO2 and other particulate matter relating to air quality, electricity usage and more, whilst providing anonymous occupancy monitoring for Covid-19 compliance.
“We are very excited by the potential that this British brand brings to the market,” said Will Turney, head of POLAR Integrated Solutions. “UMA puts the user experience at the forefront in a fast-moving world, where organisational efficiency is ever-more crucial in respect of cost and sustainability. The ease of use on the ground for personnel and facilities managers, coupled with valuable data about the use of a company’s resources, make UMA a huge asset for business.”
Nathan Rogers, head of channel sales at UMA, added: “I have first hand experience of working with the POLAR and know their expertise in solution-driven projects. I’m very pleased to be working in partnership with the POLAR team to build UMA’s market share.”
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