Why Desktop Conferencing Still Matters

Posted by Annelise Fasnacht on Aug 10, 2018 3:13:00 PM

Mobile conferencing and collaboration solutions have radically changed the way we work. Untethered from the office and liberated from the desk, we now have a vast array of conferencing and collaboration tools at our fingertips at all times. Versatile models like Skype for Business allow anyone to join a meeting at any time, no matter where they are. This is most definitely a boon for businesses of all kinds, and for the mobile worker, the video capabilities of cell phones and tablets eliminate the anxiety of missing out on important happenings back at the office.

But in all of the hubbub surrounding the shift to mobile conferencing, we sometimes lose sight of the crucial role of desktop conferencing in the shifting landscape of the work world. Just as mobile devices are absolutely essential for a certain kind of employee, desktop conferencing and collaboration solutions have their own special place in the world of audio-visual integration.

For as much as mobility has come to define our lives, the vast majority of work still happens at a desk. It might be a standing desk. You might be sitting on a ball. And maybe your desk is a coffee table in front of your couch. Be that as it may, most of us are still working on desktop computers and laptops.

A solution like Polycom RealPresence Desktop is a shining example of just how vital a desktop solution can be, both at home and in the office.

With trademarked SmartPairing technology, Polycom RealPresence Desktop automatically connects your PC and searches the room system directory so that you can place calls with a single touch. Once connected, you can share anything on your computer--presentations, spreadsheets, pictures, documents--in HD quality without the hassle of searching for adapters or cables.

And with Polycom’s Acoustic Fence technology in play, RealPresence Desktop conferences can proceed without the interference one might experience with a mobile app, as unwanted noise from your surroundings gets caught in the Fence instead of sneaking into your conversation.

Polycom isn't the only game in town, either. Cisco Telepresence EX90 brings 1080p resolution to your desk, while web-based cloud solutions like Prime Call Cloud MeetMe brings delivers top notch video collaboration capabilities to all desktop users with no additional equipment required.

It’s tempting to stick with your more elaborate room systems for formal meetings and rely on mobile solutions for everything else. You could probably get by with such a strategy. But don’t forget about everything you can do with a desktop solution.

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