IVC Media News Blog
Video conferencing as we know it is changing.
Conferencing is transitioning to the cloud where multiple endpoints and participants join seamlessly together with both audio and visual communication capabilities.
Many businesses are aware of the benefits of video conferencing:
- Less travelling means lower costs
- Less travelling also lowers carbon footprint
- Visual benefits of face to face meetings to see changes in body language and participants reaction
However, the main hurdle in video conferencing has been that you could only connect like for like; in the same way that Skype users can only talk to other Skype users.
VideoMeet is breaking these boundaries.
With full support of connections from common endpoints like Polycom, Cisco Tandberg, Radvision and Lifesize plus desktop solutions including Skype, MS Lync and Google Video Chat all able to join in one conference.
A meeting can be scheduled, set up and running in a matter minutes. It doesn’t matter if you’re connecting with a supplier down the road, a new client inIndia, catching up with remote workers or training colleagues at another location in theUK, Videomeet is the ideal solution.
VideoMeet Basics: To get started, you need:-
- A video enabled device
- A broadband connection
- Someone to talk to.
Compatible video enabled devices start as small as your smartphone or tablet, right up to the full scale telepresence set up in the company’s boardroom.
The powerful technology behind VideoMeet has been developed by BlueJeans, the leader in interoperable video conferencing and are in partnership with European communications giant Deutsche Telekom. Together they have created a cloud based video conferencing solution that is affordable for SME’s everywhere.
Local business IVC Media Ltd has been awarded accreditation from safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
The company’s application for safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.
safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.
John Kinge, technical director of safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”
“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that IVC Media has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.”
safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
Under the safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.
Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over one hundred and seventy major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.
Here at IVC Media, we believe that this exciting new video conferencing technology, VideoMeet, heralds the beginning of the age of mass, minimal cost global video conferencing which has eluded us so far due to the expensive cost of the current hardware based technology.
Feedback from customers who have invested sometimes tens of thousands of pounds in the current video conferencing, hardware based technology is that their systems are very under utilised and therefore offer a very poor return on investment for the sole reason that most of the organisations they wish to communicate with do not have the same facilities at their end.
“With all this technology in place, there is still the problem of not having anyone to talk to”
The arrival of VideoMeet has eliminated that barrier by being an, in the cloud software solution. Gone is the need for expensive, compatible video conferencing hardware at all locations.
As long as anyone, anywhere in the world that you wish to communicate with has a broadband connection and a desktop pc or mobile device then VideoMeet provides the perfect solution. A VideoMeet call can take place with up to 25 participants all engaging via audio and video simultaneously.
VideoMeet makes videoconferencing an affordable option for SME’s everywhere, from conducting sales meetings with remote workers, to staying in touch with existing customers or making introductions with the new customers across the country or across the world.