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Zoom Launches Intelligent Director Feature For Zoom Rooms

The AI-powered solution enhances connections and optimizes conference room experiences using multiple cameras.



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Popular video meeting app Zoom has just announced a new feature, Intelligent Director, for improved hybrid meetings within Zoom Rooms. The technology uses multiple cameras combined with AI algorithms to display the best image and angle of meeting participants.

“As more people return to the office, it’s no longer enough to deliver the best remote worker experience; every business needs a solution to deliver the best hybrid meeting experience,” explained Smita Hashim, chief product officer at Zoom. “Even with some employees in the office, oftentimes other team members are dispersed, so meeting equity and inclusion become more important than ever. Intelligent Director is the solution that can bring employees together, regardless of location, so they can truly connect face-to-face”.

Intelligent Director will allow greater clarity for remote participants, even in large conference rooms, and help to avoid the “bowling alley effect” by sending streams to the gallery view of the Zoom Meeting. The AI-enhanced tech can frame up to 16 participants and is an evolution of the company’s existing Smart Gallery feature.

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For larger meeting spaces, participants can often be hidden when only using a single camera, so Intelligent Director’s multi-camera configuration was designed to enable meeting equity for everyone in a conference, even if they move or turn their heads.

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Intelligent Director has been made possible through support from Zoom’s hardware partner ecosystem, which includes industry heavyweights including Apple, Dell, HP, Intel, and Logitech.

Whether or not remote working has a future after the pandemic, video conferencing continues to prove a vital communication tool for keeping employees and teams connected, and continuous feature enhancements are a way for Zoom to maintain its position as a market leader.


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Hamad International Wins 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards

The Qatar airport also won “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time, and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for the 10th year.



hamad international wins 2024 skytrax world airport awards

Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar, has once again won the “World’s Best Airport” title at the Skytrax World Airport Awards. The award ceremony, held at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany, also saw Hamad clinch the accolade of “World’s Best Airport Shopping” for the 2nd time in a row and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for an impressive 10th consecutive year.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who played a key role in the airport’s development over the past decade, said: “This is a remarkable achievement for Hamad International Airport, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of operational excellence, connecting passengers seamlessly from all around the world. It is a testament to the dedication of our team and partners, who have contributed to providing passengers with the finest travel experience”.

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Al-Meer emphasized the importance of understanding changing travel trends and the needs of modern air passengers: “At the heart of our growth strategy lies the passengers’ journey, their evolving needs, and our commitment to meeting and exceeding their expectations. We have introduced a diverse range of experiences at the airport, including Souq Al Matar, which brings Qatari hospitality and culture closer to travelers, “Orchard”, the ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation between flights, and an array of high-end lounges”.

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Hamad International Airport saw a massive 31% surge in passenger traffic during 2023, with the transport hub now serving over 45 million passengers annually. The airport is now home to prestigious airlines, including Vistara, Iberia, Xiamen Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, and Japan Airlines, serving 250+ destinations for passenger and cargo flights.

The uptick in traffic is no doubt due to the completion of the first phase of an extensive expansion project. Hamad’s management intends to radically update the airport’s facilities over the coming years in a bid to create the “airport of the future”. The expansion features a unique and calming environment of lush greenery and several contemporary dining and shopping concepts among the already well-equipped leisure facilities.

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