‘Bringing the meeting to you’ at its simplest video conferencing provides transmission of static images and text between two locations. At its most sophisticated, it provides transmission of full-motion video images and high-quality audio between multiple locations. It is easily the most cost effective way to meet with colleagues and clients wherever they may be, both saving time and improving communication.
Video conferencing facilities were historically only available to large businesses who could afford to spend heavily on the necessary infrastructure. Now, thanks to innovative IP-based systems and improvements to the speed of broadband, video conferencing has become accessible to the wider market, allowing integration into the day-to-day operations of many organisations.
Room systems are more widely used than any other form of video conferencing and allow people to sit together, usually in meeting rooms, with large plasma type screens or projectors linking up to other meetings in other locations. A typical room video conferencing system includes the codec – which is effectively the brain of the system – the camera, microphones, speakers and a remote control. As well as being able to make and receive video calls, the option for users to collaborate and share data is also a common feature of many systems. What’s more, with the rise of home working, desktop video conferencing solutions are easily capable of operating with room systems so that remote workers can participate in video conferences without having to travel.
In addition, recent technological developments by video conferencing developers have extended the capabilities of video conferencing systems beyond the boardroom for use with handheld mobile devices that combine the use of video, audio and on-screen drawing capabilities broadcasting in real-time over secure networks, independent of location. As the technology increases, so does the accessibility. Third and fourth generation mobile phones offer one of the most exciting opportunities in years. With this development of lower cost end points, cloud based infrastructure video conferencing is moving from just a business-to-business offering to a business-to-consumer offering. Using equipment available in the high street, a company can now offer roving employees access to any meeting, whether in the UK or abroad. Experts, consultants or a travelling sales force can see the visuals and other participants in a meeting on their mobile phone display.
Video conferencing continues to play an ever-important role in education, business and organisations that wish to innovate and compete globally, removing the barrier of distance. Today’s solutions provide an easy and cost-effective way to connect with clients, colleagues, students and do not require special technical skills – making them ideal for all those who wish to improve communication within their business or organisation.
In order to reproduce the experience of a face-to-face meeting, visual and audio quality is of paramount importance. Providing the highest quality video conferencing equipment, Mustard Presentations can offer an effective solution to all of your video conferencing needs. We have the right products, skills, support and expertise to design, configure and install VC solutions which deliver on every level.
Whether you need a video conferencing solution to hire, video conferencing equipment to purchase for a small meeting room, or a complete conference room installation – Mustard Presentations can help. Based in the West Midlands, Mustard Presentations have a support facility and team of experts at our head office in Coventry. We can advise you on a strategy that fits your company and demonstrate how video conferencing can answer your specific requirements. For a better insight into what we can offer, why not contact our VC specialists come to you to demonstrate video conferencing on site?
Our experience spans all types of applications and situations, from hire by the day to permanent installations. We have the right products, skills, support and expertise to design, configure and install video conferencing solutions which deliver on every level and are certified re-sellers of Polycom, one of the leading manufacturers of video conferencing and communication technology. With the help of video conferencing equipment from Mustard Presentations, communication can become much easier.
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