Video Conferencing Options At Your Disposal

Take a look around and you’ll notice how the marketplace has changed, causing the way in which people conduct their businesses to change as well. Companies are increasing the ability of their employees to work remotely, therefore causing a large rise in the prevalence of video conferences being held. As this becomes more commonplace, it’s important to know the different types of video conferencing at your disposal.

Unified Communications Video Conferencing
Many businesses are choosing unified communications systems for their ability to keep all your communications applications in a central location. Within this system is a video conferencing feature that usually includes audio and web conferencing. If this is the type of system you’re interested in, we recommend you verify the details before signing up for service. Look into hardware requirements with respect to the microphone and camera you would be using. Learn whether or not the features works with only desktops, or with a variety of mobile devices. Lastly, consider the maintenance and licensing costs you might incur.

On-Site Video Conferencing
As the title suggests, this type of video conferencing is done on-site, usually within an office. Because the conferencing is run through your local data center, you can provide high definition conferences on a large screen, such as in a conference room. With this type you can have encrypted video traffic, higher video quality, and the ability to record video and audio. Installation and maintenance is provided by your own IT department.

Combined Video Conferencing
As with most types of business technologies, one or two solutions don’t always meet the needs of every organization. If your business could benefit from both types of video conferencing, you can merge the two and create a specific solution that meets your unique needs. Do proper research to figure out which services could work together to provide quality on-site and unified communications video conferencing within your infrastructure.