In the past, the idea of communicating face to face with others around the world has required travel logistics, time away from the office, and significant travel expenses. In the current business world which includes isolation due to the pandemic, it is an undeniable reality that many workers now work from home offices and participate in video conferencing in place of face to face meetings and/or travel. A challenge occurs when a group of employees intend to meet as a group with a remote individual or group. Most video conferencing solutions work fine for personal participation, but fall short and require a group to crowd around a computer with camera, speakers and microphone. Quality participation falls short for the individuals on both sides of the conference, and fall short in promoting the quality image that many firms strive for.
Business success depends on building solid relationships with individuals and companies that help yours to grow. This involves strong communication and trust which can be difficult to maintain when you’re facing long distances. Which is why there is an undeniable advantage to using today’s technology to virtually connect people, enabling traditional forms of interaction virtually.
Thankfully, Cisco has been operating in enterprise grade video conferencing for years. And today they offer top tier video conferencing that is integrated into offices of any business and integrate tightly with their Unified Communications solutions.
Cisco’s Conferencing Solutions provide enterprise grade conferencing designed to approach the quality and rich experiences of in-person collaboration meetings. And conferencing solutions for a boardroom look good, work well, and showcase the quality your team insists on. Immersive Telepresence provide high-fidelity audio and video with telepresence connections to common office applications, such that video meetings can be created within common office calendar apps, and the availability status of participants can be viewed to arrange meetings when the most participants are available.
Cisco’s Webex Solutions include software modules to assist teams with collaborative work:
Cisco TelePresence allows easy connection to colleagues, partners, suppliers, and customers. Find their video address in your directory and simply click “Start”. Telepresence shows your availability to those connected to your Unified Communications environment, which updates based on your schedule and calendar. Others know if you’re at lunch, out of the office, on the weekend, or working and available for them to reach you.
Cisco’s conferencing cameras work together with microphone arrays to identify the speaker in a conference room. When one person stops speaking and another starts, the camera will shift to the new speaker and zoom in, expanding them to the other side of the call’s display.
Video feeds from multiple locations are merged into one display in a conference room, allowing your local staff to interact with them seamlessly.
Cisco’s revolutionary system reduces power consumption and network bandwidth use by 50% over offerings by competitors. To discuss how this capability could change the way you do business, please contact LeeShanok’s team.
For detailed information on a TelePresence Server, see Cisco’s DataSheet.
LeeShanok’s conference rooms in our Tucson and Phoenix offices are equipped with Cisco Video Conferencing and TelePresence capability. To see first-hand the power and sophistication of these solutions, contact us to schedule a visit and tour.