Choosing a video conferencing solution can be an overwhelming undertaking. That’s why we exist: to help you wade through the options and choose the one that’s best for your company. But whether we’re there by your side or not, there are a few features you should look for in whatever solution you end up choosing. Let’s take a look at them.
With the proliferation of mobile devices, anyone can video conference from anywhere at any time. Customers, clients, employees: they are all a mere click away. Or, rather, they CAN be, if you opt for a video conferencing solution that offers interoperability with all endpoints and devices. And really, it shouldn’t even be a matter of “if.” Interoperability is something you should value above all other features, as it cuts to the core of your reasoning for getting video conferencing in the first place: you need to connect with as many people as you can, as simply as you can. With a service like Prime Call Cloud UC, which is compatible with all endpoints and features an app that works on all devices, you’ll never have to worry about leaving people out of the loop.
We’ve said it a million times, but we’ll say it again: the cloud is the future, and it is imperative you implement a video conferencing solution that has cloud capabilities. A cloud-based video conferencing solution like the aforementioned Prime Call Cloud UC or Cisco WebEx makes it easier to connect with folks outside your organization, as users really only need a device with a camera to access a cloud-based conference. Additionally, cloud solutions can be easily scaled up or down as your company grows or shrinks--there’s no need to invest in bulky and expensive infrastructure, or divest of gear that is no longer being used.
So once you’ve laid the groundwork by selecting a cloud-based solution that gets along with all endpoints, you can start thinking about the bells and whistles. This is where it gets kind of fun. You can outfit your video conferencing system with any number of fancy additions, but we recommend starting with a camera that knows what it’s doing. With a camera solution like Polycom Eagle Eye Director, you can stop worrying about adjusting the camera every time a new speaker pipes up. Polycom’s innovative intervention does all the work for you by automatically finding the speaker and panning, tilting or zooming appropriately. Like all the best video conferencing solutions, a camera like this frees you up to do what you should be doing: sharing ideas and doing business.
Explore our wide range of video conferencing solutions and please contact us with any questions you might have about your conferencing wants and needs. We will have one of our experts get back to you shortly. If you’d like to try an all-in-one solution and see how it works for you, sign up for a free trial of Prime Call Cloud UC and let us know what you think.