Why we love cloud-based video bridging solutions
While it might not offer the real-to-life immersive experience of a telepresence video conferencing system, there’s a lot to be said for the incredible convenience and cost-effectiveness of cloud-based video bridging solutions. Now, no matter where you are or what device you’re using, you can start or join business-class video meetings – with up to 200 people, in multiple locations, calling in from various devices, and across various operating systems. Pretty nifty!
As with any cloud-based solution, the beauty of video bridging technology is that it can be instantly deployed, that it’s highly scalable, and that your capex layout is minimal. What’s more, you can either use the cloud solution on its own, or you can integrate it and enhance your existing video infrastructure.
While there are various products available on the market, here are some of the most common features and benefits that will enhance your meetings, for better collaboration and communication:
Compatible with most business devices
Whether it’s a one-on-one consultation, a management strategy session, or an 80-person web conference – you can join in from your mobile phone, tablet, desktop or H.323 / SIP room system. Some products are developed specifically for MAC, while others will work well on both Mac and PC, as well as on Windows Explorer, Chrome and iOS.
Content & screen sharing
In the meeting room or calling in remotely, you can share your documents or your screen – to all participants and across various devices – to add clarity and credibility to your conversation.
Ease of use
You can start, join and participate in high quality multi-point video calls – no matter how IT savvy (or un-savvy) you might be.
No more numbers or pins
Do you find yourself frantically searching for your conference number or pin like a needle in a haystack? (Or find that you’re the only one in meeting that was meant to start 10 minutes ago?) Now you can easily select a name or meeting description from a search-based directory, for direct calling, at the touch of a button.
Record and share
If you’re still taking minutes of your meetings, it’s time to give your PA a break. Simply record and then share your meetings instantly, to participants as well as those in absentia.
Even though you’re operating over various devices, you can rest assured that your conversations are encrypted and that your sensitive information is safe.
Is cloud-based video bridging the right solution for your business?
Do you often need to meet with individuals or teams located outside of the office? Do you like to conduct meetings on the fly? Will participants benefit from content or screen sharing? Are you looking for a high quality video solution without interoperability issues? Would you like to get through meetings without someone from IT standing by to assist?
If you have answered yes to any of the above, a cloud-based bridging solution would be a good fit for your business. Even if you already have a video conferencing system in place, a cloud-based solution will provide you with added scalability and ease of use, literally bridging various technology gaps between users.