What is video conferencing?
Video conferencing is a live connection between people in different locations for the purpose of communication and is the perfect alternative for a face to face meeting. It usually involves audio and often text as well as video and at its simplest, video conferencing provides transmission of static images and text between two locations – think PowerPoint presentations.
At its most sophisticated, it can provide the transmission of full motion HD video and high-quality audio between multiple locations.
Advantages of video conferencing
- Meetings i.e. Sales, Recruitment, HR matters etc can take place without leaving the office.
- Travel costs and the time taken to travel can be reduced significantly.
- Meetings can be called instantly worldwide with little notice.
- Delegates can still attend meetings even if they are physically unable to.
Will allow you to utilise a selection of devices e.g. Laptops, Mobiles, Tablets and traditional room systems.
Regardless of your company’s size, we believe secure video conferencing is of the utmost importance. Before widely available broadband, the video conferencing kit required could be limited in its features but like many other technology services, video conferencing has moved to the cloud, allowing for better features like HD quality imaging and voice. This technology is now widely employed in both public and private sectors, allowing these companies to be more efficient. While the internet has allowed video conferencing to go mainstream, it also highlights the need for premium products that can offer security and enhanced features that give a business grade solution.
A multitude of free and paid services are available to meet the requirements of many different types of businesses. For some, free options have been appealing but whilst the software works well for one-on-one video conferencing; they can’t provide true large group collaboration over the internet. Free video conferencing solutions offer little to accommodate multiple users and your conference is completely at the mercy of the suppliers servers. For organisations that require secure one to one and group video conferencing on demand, free services simply cannot offer the reliability, scalability, or manageability of fully-integrated solutions.
When choosing a conferencing system, it is important to consider your future needs as well as the current business environment.