How Does Video Conferencing Work And Benefit Your Business?
The increased reliability of SIP lines and VoIP as a standard solution for communication has enabled an increase in both audio and video conferencing. With VoIP connectivity, packets of multi-media data can be delivered over the internet to make communication easier, and more affordable.
In its simplest form video-conferencing can work by connecting a laptop to the internet and subscribing to one of the many cloud-based meeting software platforms like Zoom, BlueJeans, Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. Whilst this might be suitable for quick one on one meetings it will have drawbacks in terms of audio quality and the ability to frame more than one person in the screen.
For small meeting rooms you’ll need a large display/TV screen, a VoIP connection, which could be via a laptop, software and a high quality camera/audio device. For larger more immersive and professional meetings an audio conferencing unit is usually used as the base, connected to a control box, that makes the connection to the TV and camera. The system you need will depend on the number of people you want in any meeting, the size of the room and its location in the building.
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Benefits of video conferencing include:
- Reduce travel costs and frustrations (also helps the environment by reducing your carbon footprint)
- Reduced travel creates hours of extra working time
- Improved inclusion of remote workers
- More structured communications help to reduce the need for endless in-person conferences
- See the body language of clients and remote co-workers
- Increasing collaboration through seamless integration with mobile phones and headsets. Content can be shared on one screen from several devices to anywhere in the world
Video calling stands as the next best thing to a face-to-face conversation, adding the visual element to the immediacy of a telephone conversation. When extended to large groups of people, and combined with digital collaboration tools, teleconferencing has the potential to radically reform how people work together.
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