Video conferencing provides face-to-face interaction among colleagues, business partners, and customers without the hassle of travel. This increased face-time strengthens relationships which can help drive productivity and customer satisfaction. The benefits include:
- Cost Savings
- Stronger Relationships
- Increased Productivity
- Reduced Travel
- Improved Work/Life Balance
- Reduced Carbon Footprint
Video conferencing clients and infrastructure are available in a myriad of different ways on a myriad of different devices. This makes deployments scalable, secure and cost effective.
With Video Hardware
Video hardware is a physical device that is dedicated to video conferencing. These devices can be standards-based endpoints or back-end infrastructure from manufacturers such as Polycom or Cisco.
With Soft Clients
Soft clients are video applications that can be downloaded onto a computer, smartphone or tablet. Participants can connect to a conference by simply launching the application and calling another user.
With Cloud Services
Cloud services provide the infrastructure for video conferencing. This includes virtual meeting rooms to connect multiple participants along with device registration and personal video accounts.
Most video conferencing service providers have WebRTC functionality which allows participants to connect to a video call through their browser. Users only need a webcam and can simply click on a link in the invitation to join the conference.