WHAT IS VIDEO CONFERENCING?

Video conferencing: How do we explain the concept?

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Video Conferencing technologies enable face-to-face communication over distances. This means two or more people do not have to be present in the same room, nor at the same time. A video camera captures your video feed, while a suitable microphone setup captures your audio to share with all participants.

 

Time is money! and video conferencing is the next best alternative to meeting face-to-face in person. These technologies (evolving) make it easier for people to work and collaborate remotely, making communication more effective.  

 

This increased face time made possible anytime, anywhere will help you drive productivity, and is therefore crucial to your organisation's overall collaboration strategy.

Some of the most common video conferencing applications are:

Telecommuting. Enable your staff to work from home while still being fully engaged in the workplace with a face-to-face connection. As a result you also save on real estate and operational costs, while increasing productivity and morale of employees who avoid losing precious hours in traffic.

 

Access to remote experts. Connecting customers and employees to experts and advisors over video no matter where they are located saves time, money and carbon emissions.

 

Global meetings. Avoid the red-eye flights whether meeting with the board or your global team. Just a short walk down the hall or a quick call from the desk and everyone can meet face-to-face.

 

Customer briefing centers. Video unites purchasers, clients, sales staff and engineers in real time without travel to facilitate instant decision making and collaboration.

Distance learning. Schools and training facilities get an added lesson in conservation when they connect via video to remote institutions to enhance learning opportunities and save on costs.

 

R&D. Designers and researchers around the globe can hold video discussions about product design, carry out component modifications, and advance development timelines, without increasing their carbon footprint.

 

Team building. Multiple offices often lead to isolated teams of people. Video allows remote team mates to see each other as often as if they were in the same office.

 

HR recruiting. Video-based screenings of out-of-town candidates cut costs and carbon emissions by eliminating travel, while allowing hiring managers to read candidates’ facial expressions as in a face-to-face interview.

 

Real-time collaboration. Organizations can deal with large amounts of rich data and collaborate in real-time from multiple locations with the visual and multi-media capabilities of video conferencing, instead of losing productivity from rigorous travel out into the field.

 

There are two distinct types of video conferencing systems.

 

Web Collaboration Platforms

 

These technologies can connect individuals over video calls, typically on desktop or laptop computers. These will do the job, but we call them “best effort” solutions rather than enterprise-grade technologies. They rely on public, insecure internet connections, and their inherent focus is on ubiquity and lower costs. You may find them very inexpensive (or free in many instances) to buy and use.

We wouldn't start without completing a full video conferencing site-survey with yourself first. This helps establish exactly what you want to achieve. 

 

Enterprise Grade Video Conference/Telepresence

Corporate Video Conferncing is vastly different to web collaboration and mobile video calling options. Enterprise grade technologies provide far higher quality performance, greater security and uptime than the other technologies. They are, of course, also more expensive to deploy and use.

 

While the focus of other technologies tend to be on simply connecting individuals, Enterprise Grade VTC focuses on connecting locations like conference rooms or classrooms. Worthy of note is Immersive Telepresence, provide enhanced experiences allowing a person to feel as if they are actually present when communicating remotely. Telepresence displays a further level of technical sophistication and improved fidelity in sight and sound over traditional Enterprise Grade VTC.

 

 

Post-installation Training

 

If You Can Control Your HDTV’s Remote Control, You Can Make a Video Call. Today’s Video Conferencing equipment and systems are very easy to use and don’t require expert knowledge or intensive training.  

 

Our installations, however, will include end-user training & overview of how to use and configure the system - we'll ensure you have the know-how to run the systems on your own, without the need for a manual. Rest assured, we will ensure that your video conferencing system performs as desired, and that your team know how to use them right! 

Hassle-free Installation

Over the years we have learnt how to keep disruption to the minimum, while your employees carry on as normal with their daily routine. Going green is just as important for us - most of our equipment, tools and disposables are provided in recycled cartons and our engineers will carry all the packaging away with them after installation to the recycling units at our offices.

Contact us today for more information about our installation service.

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