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Video Powered Communications have made significant advancements in just a few short years – in technology, quality, price and interoperability. It’s the only technology/solution I know of that can allow VPs/Executives to be in two places at the same time. So why isn’t Video Conferencing a MISSION CRITICAL business tool like Telephony?

There use to be some fairly legitimate excuses for SMB’s not deploying high-end Video Conferencing solutions. Here are 6 of the most common barriers to adoption that I experience when speaking with organizations:

  1. We tried it years ago and couldn’t make it work…
  2. Our office doesn’t have enough bandwidth…
  3. Video Conferencing is not a priority for the IT Departments…
  4. I know how to use the Audio Conferencing Bridge, that Telepresence or Video Conferencing System is hard to operate…too complex and confusing…
  5. We don’t have webcams on our desktop computers…technology isn’t compatible…
  6. Too expensive for a non-essential luxury device…

As we all know the technology world is ever changing faster than ever before in recent history.  Video conferencing and mobile video collaboration solutions of 3 years ago were better than their predecessors 5 years earlier, but the solutions that have come to market in the past 18 months are truly amazing.  Cloud-based Video Conferencing in HD Quality, Software-based MCUs, and Video Conferencing as a Service (VAAS) , allow any size company to dip their toe into the VC world without the major capital investment once reserved primarily for fortune 500 company budgets just a few short years ago.  These impressive, low cost technology innovations will shock even the most tech savvy.

Case In Point; A powerful testimony to the value and benefit of leveraging current video communication solutions is illustrated with our client, North Country HealthCare. When Greg Hales, Telehealth Manager of North Country HealthCare, was first introduced to LifeSize ClearSea, an enterprise-class client/server solution for desktop and mobile video collaboration, he was immediately intrigued.

“In order for our clinics to be able to connect to remote care providers and offer the kind of treatment we believNCHCLogoe in, I knew we needed a future-proofed video conferencing solution that could work with mobile devices of any kind, as well as laptops and desktop PCs,”said Hales.“LifeSize ClearSea provided great image quality, even over wireless networks, and offered the security we needed to use it in a medical environment.”  – Greg Hales, Telehealth Manager, North Country HealthCare

By using LifeSize® ClearSeaTM, NCHC was able to offer video conferencing to their provider base using desktop PCs, laptops and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. North Country HealthCare’s RV travels across the state of Arizona to provide primary healthcare services to individuals in need. Click Here To Read Full Success StoryNCHC Case Study EN

By equipping a mobile clinic with LifeSize ClearSea, NCHC can help more individuals (including elementary and high school students, and employees of a major local company) than ever before. The organization plans to continue using LifeSize ClearSea to reach more of its telehealth goals is the future.

NCHCMobileUnit“The LifeSize – ClearSea product deployed through our video communications partner, Face To Face Live,  provides great image quality, even over wireless networks, and offered the security we needed to use it in a medical environment.” Greg Hales, Telehealth Manager, North Country HealthCare

So no more excuses…this is just one example of how our clients are leveraging the new power of video to rise above the status quo and deliver significant value to their community.  By utilizing your organizations current investment in desktop/laptop and mobile devices to be used as Video Conferencing endpoints that not only communicate with each other but with most standards based h.323 endpoints.  Gone are the days of investing large dollars in a room based system!

Whether it’s a solution from LifeSize such as ClearSea, or Avaya/Radvision’s Scopia Desktop/Mobile, or subscription based ZOOM Video, and BlueJeans.  Face to Face Live is your Video Solutions Specialist.

For a custom Video Communications Assessment to determine how these solutions can serve your organization please reach out to me direct at 602.206.6124 or email us here. And don’t forget to request A FREE TRIAL OF YOUR OWN PRIVATE, VIRTUAL ROOM.

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