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Video Communication and Collaboration: Key Tools for Today's Workforce

October 14, 2016

  By Frank Griffin, Contributing Writer

Even though collaboration is getting a lot of attention these days, it is not a new concept. The reason organizations are now emphasizing collaboration is because there are several technologies that are readily available to simplify the collaborative process. While in the past collaboration required being physically present in a particular location, today anyone with a smartphone can come together with colleagues and partners from around the world to tackle a project. And video communications is one of the technologies making this possible.

The connected ecosystem in which businesses and individuals now live in have in essence made collaboration an invaluable tool to bring educated and skilled talent from anywhere to engage the entire workforce. With this technology in place, the talent of different departments within the organization can be pooled together to address the challenges of any project.

With video conferencing as part of the overall collaborative initiatives businesses are implementing, it becomes that much easier to effectively communicate with all the participants. And with the available technology today, it is more economical and effective to quickly launch a video conference no matter where all the parties are located as long as the infrastructure to support the technology is in place in their location.

A video enable IP phone such as the Yealink VC series of HD video conferencing systems, including the VC400 and the VC120 is just one of the many options businesses have at their disposal.

The VC400 has 1080p full-HD video conferencing system designed for head office use with H.323 and SIP dual protocol support to ensure compatibility with mainstream video conferencing systems. It includes an 18X optical PTZ camera with 4-party 1080p full-HD or 8-party 720P calls (asymmetric) with multipoint license. Additional features include USB recording and playback, dual display support, HD voice, 3-microphone array and multiple calling options.

There are many reasons for why video communications is so popular, and the fact that we are social creatures who interact better when we see who we are talking to is one of them. With the readily available phones such as the Yealink (News - Alert) video conferencing line of phones, as well as smartphones, we can collaborate and hold a conversation with anyone using video as easily as we used to with voice.

Edited by Maurice Nagle
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