Why choose video conferencing?
Business video conferencing has become an integral part of almost every industry. With the advancements and the general rise of wireless networks and mobile devices, video communication has become widely accessible and a useful asset to businesses around the globe.Business schedules are always full on and it is often not easy or practical to get everyone together in a single place for a face to face meeting, as per traditional video conferencing rooms. With cloud-based video conferencing, employees and clients can participate even if they need to be elsewhere.
Benefits for businesses
Businesses choose conferencing hardware for a number of reasons, most commonly:
- Ease of large participation
- Connecting dispersed staff – reduces travel costs
- Exterior participants can easily join
- Fast response, quicker decisions
- Presentations can be made to distant clients
Get the best from your Video Conferencing system
Software based video conferencing solutions such as Skype business, Google Hangouts and Cisco WebEx are the frequently chosen soft codec in the market which are all suitable for small meeting spaces or huddle rooms. They are also perfect for a mobile workforce who cannot always get to a computer, office or even a reliable wifi source. The soft codecs are flexible and fully mobile, and depending on the level of platform you deploy, they are fully interoperable across all platforms and other video conference platforms (the obvious exceptions are Skype & Google Hangouts, but a soft codec solution from Starleaf or Blue Jeans can dial into a Polycom or Cisco system at a client’s office).
If your meeting rooms/video calls have a large audience or occupy a large space, then the soft codec alone will not suffice alone on a laptop or PC. The system will require hardware in order to expand, including professional microphones and audio DSP’s to handle the multitude of audio inputs and outputs without creating echoes and distortion on the call, as well as video switchers and scalers for video inputs. The alternative is a more traditional Video Conference system with professional PTZ cameras, codes in the room for some of the call management and native microphones and DSPs from the solution provider built into their hardware.
Fully integrated Video Conferencing systems
The soft codec platform also has the capabilities for large scale deployment for larger conference rooms so long as the correct hardware is installed alongside to deliver a professional solution.A soft codec is just the start; the potential of video conferencing is vast but to achieve this, appropriate hardware must be installed. Without relevant hardware, businesses may encounter issues with audio such as echo sounds or unclear picture making content sharing and communicating difficult. Ensuring that your system works seamlessly makes interacting easier, reflects well on your company and can help your business reach the next level.