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What is Finder

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What is Finder

Space booking, room status, and wayfinding is easier than ever with Finder

Finder is a space booking and wayfinding tool that helps employees easily connect with their workplace community. It combines an intuitive touch interface with a seamless at-a-glance view of the workplace, making it easy to book rooms and desks ad hoc, search for coworkers, and navigate via maps.

How Finder works

Finder works by configuring a view (map or list view) of a particular campus, building, or floor. For example, Finder can display the location and availability of meeting rooms on a particular floor. 

Finder Map View

Finder List View

 

Finder key features

The key feature of Finder is the ability to quickly provide information to an employee or visitor when visiting a space. By interacting with Finder using an optional touch-enabled digital signage display, people can:

  • Search for employees and their desk location across different floors
  • See the availability of meeting rooms across different floors
  • See the available desks or work locations
  • Book a meeting room right from Finder

Finder helps people quickly get acquainted with a particular location and assist with optimizing their time in the office space.

Finder offers two types of views that can be used with a digital signage display:

  1. Map View
  2. List View

Map View

List View

 

Finder Hardware

Digital Signage

Finder uses Digital Signage hardware to display information to people. Teem by iOFFICE provides a list of recommended digital signage hardware that has been tested to work with Finder. The option includes touch and non-touch-enabled displays. 

Digital Signage Service (Content Management Service)

Finder is deployed and display on digital signage devices using a URL pasted into a web browser. Digital Signage Services makes it easy to remotely manage and update devices. Without the service, admins will need to physically visit and deploy Finder views in each display.

Finder Availability 

Enterprise plans add the ability to deploy maps and interactive floor plans and be used with touch-enabled displays. All other plans include Finder but limit it to non-interactive and list views only.

Get started with Finder

Check the following to make sure you are ready to get started using Finder:

1. Confirm your company’s subscription plan. Remember: Finder Maps + Interactive feature is only available in Enterprise plans.

2. Procure the digital signage hardware and service based on your company needs and Teem by iOFFICE subscription plan.

3. Create the Finder views.

4. Deploy Finder URLs to your digital signage display.

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