In many science fiction movies the is a point where a phone call between characters takes place. It is almost a guarantee that that conversation will be held face-to-face through the use of video technology. Every conversation, even if it is between alien races across that universe, is done while facing whoever is on the other end.
While that may seem like a pipe dream conjured up by Hollywood writers, it is actually closer to reality than you think. One of the most in demand features of VoIP phone systems is the incorporation of video conferencing. While simple VoIP options like Skype and FaceTime can easily handle one-on-one conversations, the business community could require many more participants than that.
A recent press release from My VoIP Provider examined the ways that companies are are able to take advantage of the IP-based communication to improve business meetings.
First and foremost, with VoIP technology, employees one the road may never miss a meeting again. As telecommuting becomes more popular, video conferencing allows every worker outside of the office to hear and see what is going on. It also means employees and clients don't need to plan a trip to be in the same location, which can save on travel costs.
With the way that technology has evolved, any device that can connect to the internet can become a video conferencing hub. Businesses also have the opportunity to create a specific conference room that is outfitted with the latest in video conferencing technology that can be used for important business meetings.
Implementing this form of communication successfully takes more than just plugging in a webcam and putting on a headset. With the help of an IT consultant that is familiar with business VoIP systems, any company can improve its overall communication, productivity and profitability.
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