New Control Room Collaboration Software Product Modernizes Collaboration in the Control Room and Beyond

Rockaway, NJ – April 26, 2017. Activu, the developer of ActivWare™, the leading visualization and collaboration platform for mission-critical control room environments, unveiled ActivShare®, a new desktop control room collaboration product for the control room and beyond.

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Mission-critical operations require a collaboration solution that allows users to quickly and intuitively distribute critical information to decision makers (in the control room and at other locations) when an incident occurs so that issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently.

ActivShare provides a way for decision makers in the control room (and other locations) to quickly and intuitively collaborate and share information with one or more network connected users with the few simple clicks of a mouse. It allows any user to share any application window on their desktop with one or more users or onto one or more network-connected displays, including video walls, conference room displays and remote desktops. ActivShare is fast and efficient and does not require launching a separate application. ActivShare can be purchased as a separate standalone collaboration solution or as part of Activu’s control room video wall visualization solutions.

“ActivShare is a versatile tool for the control room environment and beyond,” said John Stark, vice president of product management at Activu. “It enhances the ability of critical decision makers to access, manage and share visual information in real-time, maintain situational awareness and make informed decisions.”

The software places a simple menu-button on the current active window title bar to provide access to ActivShare’s advanced functionality. Users simply click the ActivShare “a” at the top of the active application, select who (or where) to share the information with and click connect for instant collaboration. Recipients can, in turn (and with permission), share the applications with others.

Multiuser white boarding, chat, and KVM ensure that all users can fully interact with the information and collaborate. When a decision is made, the results can be captured in a file for offline review.

Any content can be shared, including full motion content and streaming video, with real time updates for all participants. All Activu network distributed components use strong encryption and authentication technologies for security to ensure that all information is safeguarded from unauthorized access.

About Activu

Vis/ability makes any information visible, collaborative, and proactive for people tasked with monitoring critical operations. Users of the platform see, share, and respond to events in real time, with context, to improve incident response, decision-making, and management. Activu software, solutions, and services benefit the daily lives of billions of people around the globe. Founded in 1983 as the first U.S.-based company to develop command center visualization technology, more than 1,300 control rooms depend on Activu.