A Couple of Questions
If you and/or your employees have never used HD Video conferencing, you are missing out. There are some actions you may be expected to perform or execute that would be facilitated by the use of an HD Video Conferencing system. For example, sharing content, scheduling a multipoint conference, or moving a system and setting it up again in a different location are just a few ways that HD Video Conferencing can help. Here are two common questions that many people have when they jump into HD Video conferencing:
- Where are the places I can Video Conference?
- What kind of things can I share from my computer?
To answer question number one, the places you can Video Conference have multiplied drastically over the past couple years.
Room systems and rack mounted systems are pretty much going to stay in the rooms they were designated for. The exception being that room systems can be torn down and redeployed to another room or a completely different location. Keep in mind, if an employee is going to take a system to another location, the address will need to be toggled to auto or reset with a static IP.
Desktop systems are next in line. They are highly mobile and most are easy to setup. An executive can have one shipped to a summer home to stay connected. Desktop systems such as the Radvision VC240 and the LifeSize Unity 50 not only look professional on anyone’s desk, but also double as your PC monitor. In the near future, as Video Conferencing becomes mainstream amongst work places, government, and even public platforms, desktop systems may be the norm on every desk. As companies compete, affordability will ensue.
Mobile Conferencing Apps are the latest and greatest. These are going to expand the communication world to its limits. As network technology gets more advanced and faster, Mobile Conferencing will sooner or later take over voice. Voice will never go away, but the trend in how people communicate leans towards a Video Conferencing world. Most Mobile Video Conferencing apps require wifi and a few run over 3G and 4G. Security should be a priority for any company utilizing Mobile Conferencing, but for individual private use it’s not mandatory. Company meetings, where sensitive data is exchanged, should not use a public wifi. Secure multipoint bridging is available on apps such as Scopia Mobile V3.
Video Kiosks in a public arena are coming onto the scene now. Imagine video enabled kiosks in a metro area that let a user video call a live attendant for directions or help. The applications to use kiosks in a store front can bring a company’s customers together at different locations and let them interact with presentations and ad campaigns. The future of shopping will be quite unique.
Video Conferencing and sharing data.
Sharing screens, presentations, and images from document readers are a common thing for Video Conferencing. They are also a part of why HD Video Conferencing makes such an impact on the productivity and speediness of projects. Instead of emailing (or worse, driving) back and forth a document or slides of a presentation, co-workers can complete a project right on the spot. Sometimes, decisions are made for the whole workforce by one or two people. For example, imagine a superintendent at a housing construction company. He is in charge of the construction of 7 houses in 3 different neighborhoods. The workers are waiting at each house, in various stages of completion, for him to come by and approve or sign off on their work. If each of the locations has a smart phone with Video Conferencing capabilities, the superintendent could see over the approvals in one location, make any adjustments or critiques, and save himself time by getting the projects done faster. This is just one of many examples that demonstrates how Video Conferencing and collaboration can improve how a business can manage its time.
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