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Research, gather data, develop, gather feedback, develop, expose, develop, grow: The secret life of an API (Application Programming Interface).

APIs (Application Programming Interface) help expand the core product and open up the possibility for growth but development and business need to align to make that happen. This is our experience and what we learnt while developing the Joan API.

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Go interruption-free with a simple hack to your calendar.

Development requires focus. It’s hard work, and it gets even harder if there’s a constant stream of interruptions. Our Technical Lead Grega Pušnik talks interruptions and hacks for interruption-free days.

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Welcome to Architizer’s Brand-New Home!

Architizer, the world’s largest online architecture community, handpicked designer furniture and energy-efficient tech to build its new office. JOAN Meeting Room Booking displays join the likes of Rich Brilliant Willing, Poppin and Allsteel.

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CIOs are driving digitalization to bring businesses a competitive edge. Read about Maks Agamir, CIO at RMKB, and how he searches for solutions to the daily issues his company faces.

The digitalization era has radically changed the way people collaborate within an office. CIOs are among those leading this new wave and Maks Agamir, CIO at Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley, one of the leading law firms in the US, was challenged to bring some order to their meeting room booking problems when his colleagues turned to him with a mission.

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It’s true when they say that Amsterdam is a rising star of the European high tech scene, and it is no surprise that tech giants such as Netflix and Uber have established their European headquarters there. Our team spent the whole of last week in Amsterdam, promoting JOAN and gathering feedback from the Dutch community. … Continue reading “Engaging the community: How Amsterdam became our hyper-growth city”

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WEYEL distribution, AV expert and JOAN's new German distributor, is showcasing JOAN’s many advantages of installation and simplicity of use at Integrated Systems Europe.

JOAN, Visionect’s award-winning meeting room booking solution, is attending Integrated Systems Europe, the largest AV integration show in the world, with WEYEL distribution, JOAN’s new DACH distributor and leading authority in the signage and AV sectors. WEYEL is showcasing JOAN’s many advantages of installation and simplicity of use, and pinpointing affordability as one of the main factors contributing to JOAN’s leading position in the field of room signage.

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WEYELdistribution GmbH partners up with JOAN.

WEYELdistribution GmbH, a wholesaler and distributor of renowned brands such as SpinetiX, Barco and BOSE, is now JOAN’s distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The partnership aims to exceed the expectations of the DACH region by offering local support, a localized interface and a product perfectly fitted to the user.

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The 9.7 Limited Edition room booking device. Prestigious room booking with up to 6 months of battery autonomy.

The 9.7 Limited Edition is the newest addition to the JOAN family of room booking solutions. Joan Assistant, Joan Manager, and Joan Executive are now accompanied by a prestigious display that offers spectacular battery autonomy of up to six months.

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The New Joan Collection. Three options for a better fit.

Based on customer feedback Visionect developed a new Joan Collection that includes three brand new devices – Joan Assistant, Joan Manager and Joan Executive – that align with different workflows for companies of different profiles.

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Meeting room signage optimizes office space usability and increases productivity if selected correctly.

With so many options available, the choice of meeting room booking is anything but simple. Thinking about the following questions before making a purchase will guarantee a good fit and a happy office.

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Office technology that makes a difference.

If you jump for joy whenever you see a new gadget and just can’t wait to get your hands on it, this blog post is for you. We’ve put together a selection of work tech that will make you want to stick around the office a little longer than usual.

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Benny Waelput, Copywriter at Teamleader, says to always be prepared.

Teamleader is always prepared! Benny Waelput, the company’s Copywriter, talks about meetings at King’s Landing and the importance of letting everyone have a say.

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CIOs have the possibility of leading businesses towards new revenue.

The CIO is the one with the toughest nut to crack. However, “CIOs have an incredible opportunity to play leading roles in the digital/physical revolution that is transforming every facet of our lives.”

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Dan Gardiner, the Research and Development Lead at Clarity Consulting, talks how they rock meetings with a lot of tech.

Read our ‘How I Work’ interview with Dan Gardiner, Research and Development Lead at Clarity Consulting, who reveals how to rock meetings with a lot of useful tech.

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The law and consulting industries are adopting new IT solutions to stay relevant and to impress clients.

Buying the most expensive designer furniture for your office isn’t enough to impress clients anymore. To keep up with their demands law firms need to adopt new IT solutions before it’s too late.

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KFC Australia reveal their meeting recipe.

KFC Australia is a company whose meetings are buckets of fun. Read our “How I Work” series of interviews, exploring the office lives of businesses across the globe. Simon Alexander, Infrastructure Manager at KFC, points out the many places Joan manages.

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Designing a meeting room is tough work and not a task to approach lightly.

Great meeting rooms don’t just happen by accident. They’re well thought over to make people feel comfortable, foster creativity, and are inclusionary of the newest office tech on the market. They also welcome and expect change, adapting around the trends to move forward with the times.

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EZ-Meeting is Joan's new distributor for the French market. Welcome!

Bonjour la France! EZ-Meeting has become Joan’s official partner for the French market. What a perfect way to celebrate French as one of the new languages of Joan’s interface!

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Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany

Joan received the Red Dot Award for best Product Design on July 4 in Essen’s imposing Red Dot Design Museum and enjoyed a night out dancing with 1,800 guests amid the special exhibition “Design on Stage”.

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Meetings aren’t the best thing ever. We know. But there are a few simple questions you can ask yourself before scheduling a meeting to prevent it from heading straight for a dead end of lost time and youth.

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Microsoft has a new digital assistant

Best advice when it comes to organizing meetings? Decline an invite and schedule face-to-face time, says David, Marketing Manager at Microsoft.

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The future has digital assistants at Microsoft. Joan is one of them!

With the changing world of work comes a changing office, one that fosters collaboration and agility.

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Happy workers and increased productivity

New research suggests we work more effectively, creatively, and collaboratively when we’re happy at work, writes Fast Company.

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Old, recurring, verbally cancelled meetings: Check into meeting and eliminate no-shows completely

What do you do when you finally find a meeting time that suits all, but you’re left with no meeting room?

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ViDiS SA is Joan's new distributor for the Polish market. Welcome!

Great news for all Polish fans of Joan Meeting Room Assistant! ViDiS SA, a distributor representing over 20 different brands in the AV & Office environment, has now become Joan’s national distributor for the Polish market.

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English is the no. 1 language for conducting business; however, communicating in other languages is becoming increasingly important

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Joan talked to Fieke van Bussel, the company’s Senior Marketing Consultant at Procurios about focus and inspiration at work.

Read the fourth in our ‘How I Work’ series of interviews and find out what office life is like at Procurios, a Dutch software developer. Fieke van Bussel, the company’s Senior Marketing Consultant explains everything you ever needed to know about conference room buzzers and the right way to introduce yourself in a meeting.

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Joan talked to David Sopkin, the IT Administrator at ThoughtSpot, about how they run their well-oiled machine.

David Sopkin, IT Administrator at ThoughtSpot, chats with us about why engineers like to walk in the park, forest-themed conference rooms and the reasons not to hold a meeting during lunch – all in the next of our ‘How I Work’ article series.

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A checklist of things to bring with you to a meeting.

A suitcase brimming with confidence, you yourself burning with zeal and a particularly hefty planner in hand: You are prepared to go into that meeting. Now, let’s backtrack: What to bring with you?

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We talked with HuffPost Australia and their Editor-in-Chief Courtney Fletcher about the Aussie way of working.

Read the second in our ‘How I Work’ series of interviews with HuffPost’s Editor-in-Chief Courtney Fletcher, exploring the busy office bees down under in Huffington Post Australia.

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Stuck in a meeting? Bored? Feeling uninspired by the meeting agenda? Call Joan!

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Hop on your bicycle this May and bike to work.

Spring is in full bloom. Look at those trees! And the fresh mornings! You can almost breathe in … – the stale air on the commute. And whose idea was it to have the heat on in the middle of May? There’s a green way out of this colorful mishmash: cycling!

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D.Labs is a company dedicated to helping startups. Tjasa Kovac, their Office Manager, speaks about how to succeed and organize a top-notch meeting. Read the first in our ‘How I Work’ series of interviews, exploring the office lives of businesses across the globe.  

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Those darn conference rooms all look alike – the same doors, the same chairs. If the rooms had real names, it would make them much easier to remember, don’t you think? Why not name them then?

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Visionect Joan Meeting Room Assistant

Joan has been awarded with the Red Dot, the international distinction for high design quality, winning best Product Design in the Interior Design Elements category. 

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A bridge has formed between home and office spaces, and it's called technology.

The evolution of digital and mobile technologies has radically changed the way people collaborate within an office.

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The CES 2016 Innovation Award honors outstanding design and engineering.

Christmas came early this year: Joan Meeting Room Assistant has won the CES 2016 Innovation Award in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technologies product category!

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Joan Meeting Room Assistant, the trend in digital door labels. Room signage and meeting room availability made easy with e-paper.

Keeping track of meeting room availability across an office, building, campus or venue is all too often a complete and utter nuisance; it eats up man hours and resources. Enter, electronic paper! It brings room labels into the modern age and Zemanta can testify to this …

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Offices with e-paper labels are energy-saving and paperless; think about implementing them at your workplace and going green.

Reducing paper waste and conserving energy are giant leaps towards preserving the environment. Joan, the energy efficient electronic door label, is an advocate for a sustainable workplace.

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What is key when looking for digital door labels?

BY URSA PRIMOZIC, ESTERA DEZELAK

Facility management is going modern by going digital. A variety of door labeling solutions are available on the market – but what exactly are users looking for? We investigate the trends to find out what is most important to users when it comes to digital meeting room labels.

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