Video Conferencing & Collaboration
Video Conferencing is a Key Component in any Successful Collaboration Strategy
The ability for people to collaborate quickly and easily plays an important role in any organization’s success. From project meetings, sales meetings, product development meetings, to impromptu collaboration sessions, video conferencing makes everyday interactions more convenient, more efficient, more productive, and more valuable.
Across all industries, today’s workforce is more distributed and more mobile than ever before, and video conferencing has become a key component of a successful business collaboration strategy. Video has found its way into just about every area of our lives. From our living rooms to our boardrooms, to our laptops, mobile phones and tablets.
Today, nearly all desktop and mobile devices are equipped with a front facing video camera. More and more organizations are tapping into the power of always on, on demand video collaboration as a way to:
- Increase efficiency, improve productivity, and boost overall performance
- Improve and speed decision making by connecting key stakeholders face to face in real time
- Reduce or eliminate unnecessary employee travel
- Enable distributed workforces, remote employees, partners, and customers
Video conferences can be classified into two usage categories; Point-to-point video conferencing and Multi-point video conferencing.
Point-to-Point Video Conferencing & Multi-point Video Conferencing
A video conference consisting of a conversation between two people in different locations (offices) is known as point-to-point video conferencing. A video conference between many people from multiple sites is known as multipoint video conferencing.
Real Time Content Sharing & Collaboration – More Than Just Video Conferencing
Video conferencing is not limited to seeing and speaking with people between locations. It is also used for real time collaboration and file sharing. Digital content, including documents or multimedia files often accompany and enhance face-to-face interactions. The integration of whiteboards, document cameras, and other A/V resources into visual communications have really brought video to the forefront of telecommunications. And, it doesn’t matter how many people are in your video conference, you can share content with every single person as if they were in your conference room or office with you.
If You Can Control Your HDTV’s Remote Control, You Can Make a Video Call
Making a video call is very easy. If you have a desktop video conferecing unit, you dial the recipient just like you would on a phone. If you are using a wall mounted system connected to a codec, you pick up the remote and dial the recipient just like you would on a phone.
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