Are common myths about switching your business phone service to hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) holding back your business? As voice, video, and data networks meld into a single user experience, solutions that integrate phone service, unified messaging, voicemail, audio and video capabilities, rich-media conferencing, and mobility solutions are in high demand.
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Nov 04, 2011
Learn About the Features and Benefits of the Panasonic HD Visual Communications System. Our high quality video conferencing systems are easy to use, ease to setup, and offer a great opportunity to channel partners to enter a high growth market segment.
Within the field of Unified Communications (UC),
NACR offers a broad range of Microsoft integration
capabilities for voice, video, voicemail, IM, presence, and
conferencing. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, the company
employs a host of dedicated engineers who specialize in
best-of-breed Microsoft Lync UC integration in order to
help customers maximize their legacy investments and
optimize their communications infrastructure.
The ability to communicate and connect with internal and external stakeholders is a requirement for organizations to maintain business operations. From an internal perspective, employees must collaborate on a variety of topics, from establishing strategy and budgets to ensuring projects and activities are moving forward and staying on track. Organizations must also communicate and collaborate with prospects to sell their products and services and maintain their relationships with existing customers. In order to facilitate these various interactions, most organizations rely upon audio, video and web conferencing services to establish these lines of communication.
By enabling reliable, high-definition video conferencing for UC environments, Logitech
Business HD webcams and headsets can help your business maximize its UC investment while delivering an exceptional communication experience.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
A Practical Guide to IDF/MDF Infrastructure Implementation
Once relegated to early adopters and casual home users, VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) has matured. An essential element of any unified communications (UC) system, it is now the standard method of voice communication in business, education, government and healthcare. If your organization has not already migrated to VoIP, the question is not so much if it will, but when. Cost is the primary driver, since the data network performs double duty by carrying voice traffic as well. VoIP also offers capabilities that far exceed traditional phone systems, with unified communication platforms promising to integrate messaging, mobility, collaboration, relationship management, zoned security, intelligent call routing, disaster recovery, video, teleconferencing, status updates and other advanced features.
The transition to VoIP presents a number of challenges, including
assessing the ability of your network to handle not only additio
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: May 15, 2018
Your employees, customers, and partners need the ability to connect and collaborate, at any time, from any location—across time zones or simply across the conference table.
And those workplaces are expanding faster than ever, powered by mobile and cloud usage that makes virtual meetings essential. With scalable and secure voice, video, and content sharing, real-time collaboration can happen anywhere. Staying connected can lead to improved productivity and faster decision-making, as well as better customer service. But only if the technology offers a seamless experience and is intuitive enough to drive user adoption. While the need for better meetings is universal, not all conferencing tools are the same.
Choosing the wrong tool could actually decrease productivity by wasting valuable meeting time troubleshooting the technology, or by providing a negative experience that will deter users from embracing it. This is especially true in situations where poor meeting quality could impact
Despite momentous benefits, cloud computing has its own set of challenges that must be addressed. The primary concern that many enterprises and end users have is related to security, especially data protection and privacy and loss of control. This article discusses the several challenges associated with security for cloud-based video conferencing and how organizations can remove these barriers by adopting solutions that implement security as a key tenet.
In today’s globalized business environment, the need to build strong relationships with partners, suppliers, internal teams, investors and customers is more important than ever. High-quality video conference calls enable you to communicate as effectively as actually being there in person, helping you to build the engaging relationships needed for success in business.
Sure, ROI calculators help distill anecdotal evidence and analyze cost savings associated with travel, but it usually goes something like this: total hours spent traveling + cost of hotel, rental car, and food divided by the number of meeting hours. Well, at least that’s one version.
No matter the final number, the ROI total savings on cost of travel is only part of the story. Calculating the true ROI of video conferencing combines facts with real-life tangibles to help you understand and quantify your investment.
WebRTC, web real-time communications, is one of the hottest topics in the video communications industry, and for good reason. In a nutshell, WebRTC enables a user to connect over video without having to download a software client or plugin, and no username or password is required. Basically, all you need is a webcam, an Internet connection and the right browser (for example, the latest versions of Mozilla® or Chrome™), and you can connect over video with colleagues, partners, vendors and customers.
Video conferencing has long been thought of as the technology for the other half, something to be used by the Fortune 500 companies and executives in corner offices, the ones handling mergers and acquisitions and the like—not something that the average business could afford or make use of. In the last few years, however, a series of technological advances have changed that notion, making video conferencing not only a viable technology for businesses of all sizes but a necessity.
As business becomes more global and teams can often be dispersed across cities or continents, businesses have begun adapting telecommuting as an added corporate culture benefit and as a way to recruit and retain key talent. As a result, managers may find themselves forced to respond to an all-new set of needs and concerns from their staffs. How does the international team leader ensure that the necessary lines of communication stay up when there are thousands of miles and half a dozen time zones separating offices?
This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help technology managers select the right videoconferencing infrastructure.
Video has become an essential component in the collaborative day-to-day of business, but there are dramatic differences in strategies and approaches. Download PGi’s Video Conferencing Buyer’s Guide for everything you need to know before choosing the right video conferencing solution for your company.
Watch this live demo of the new Cisco Spark
We’d like to share with you the video of a really fun demo we made recently of new Cisco Spark.
It’s Cisco’s cool new product that rolls meetings, messaging, and calls into one service. All of this happens in digital workspaces in the Cisco cloud.
You can share files with your team there, screen share, and draw. Everything’s saved in this space.
When your business is ready, you can add Cisco video conferencing room systems, or desktop video phones. It all works together with your service.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Sep 04, 2012
Business will be dominated by the fastest innovators. Hiring the right people will not be enough; getting them to think about the right things in the right context will be paramount, and video is becoming the primary knowledge transfer mechanism.