Why Video Conferencing Has Saved 2020
Rene Buhay, VP of Sales and Marketing at AVer Europe, discusses the upsurge in video conferencing during the Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on businesses as well as families.
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 without the requirement for complex installations or configuration.
A professional and affordable USB video camera is perfect for your work and home environment, and will improve the user experience and create a professional feel. Typically, these solutions feature an ultra-wide field of vision and superior sound quality. Moroever, IT managers who are typically responsible for a high-rise full of meeting rooms and conferencing equipment, usually have access to remote management software that 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 the use of video conferencing technology has hopefully helped us get through 2020. By making decisions now on how we communicate, and investing in the right tools to do so effectively, we all stand in good stead going into 2021, regardless of whether we're self-employed, the CEO of an international corporation, or a family group.