2020 has been an unprecedented year, with lockdowns, social distancing, and remote working. But there have been things we can be grateful for, such as video conferencing technology, keeping us connected with work, family and friends. During these turbulent times we should be especially appreciative of the technology that keeps us going. Here are a few reasons to be thankful for video conferencing equipment this year.
It Keeps People Connected
Video conferencing technology keeps us connected more closely than ever before. A full-scale business meeting with partners dispersed around the globe or a quick video chat between a grandparent and grandchild are just a couple of mouse clicks away.
It Saves Money
Video conferencing cameras and speakerphones provide access to resources all over the world and allow companies to cut down on office space by letting their employees work from home.
It Saves Time and is greener
A great way to preserve time is by replacing business travel with efficient video conferences. Remote working also eliminates time spent commuting from home to a physical office, which means more time to spend on loved ones or valuable self-time. It also reduces our carbon footprint so making our world a greener place.
It’s Easy to Use
You don’t have to be a tech expert to use much of the new technology available. USB plug-and-play conference cameras are as easy to use as any webcam. Just plug them into your laptop or PC, pull up Microsoft Teams or Zoom (or whatever platform you use), and start collaborating. No complex installation or configuration is necessary. A professional and affordable USB video camera such as the AVer CAM340+ is perfect for work and home environment, improving the user experience and creating a professional feel, with ultra-wide field of vision and superior sound quality. Even if you’re an IT manager responsible for a high-rise full of meeting rooms and conferencing equipment, remote management software makes it easy to keep your complex network up to date and running smoothly.
It’s Rapidly Advancing
Remote communication devices are improving by leaps and bounds each year, and the rate of improvement will only increase. Expect much more AI automation — future generations of the auto framing, voice tracking and presentation tracking currently available — in your meeting experiences soon.
“The upsurge in use of video conferencing technology has hopefully helped us get through 2020,” comments Buhay. “ By making decisions now on how we communicate, and investing in the right tools to do so effectively will stand us in good stead going into 2021, whether you are self-employed, the CEO of an international corporation, or a family group”
AVer Europe provides intelligent technological solutions to harness the power of visual communications for business and education. With over 20 years of research, development and manufacturing excellence, AVer holds numerous international design, innovation, application, and service awards for exceptional product usability, reliability and customer satisfaction.
Rene Buhay, VP of Sales and Marketing at AVer Europe, the award-winning provider of video collaboration systems,talks about the recent upsurge in video conferencing that has enabled many businesses to function at near normal levels in the pandemic, plus helped families to keep connected.