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WebRTC and Microsoft Lync Creating a Business Standard

Posted by Matthew Davis on Oct 24, 2014 9:08:35 AM

Anyone who has tried to keep in contact while saving money has needless to say watched, as conferencing solutions have gone from something that kinda-sorta-maybe could be considered a video call to high-quality, interactive discussions.

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Online Meeting Software, Audio Visual Advice, Microsoft Lync, MS Lync, Office 365, cloud based conferencing

A Wireless Future for Video Conferencing

Posted by Matthew Davis on Oct 16, 2014 1:38:00 PM

From the early telephonoscope concept in 1879, which transmitted “light,” or images, accompanied by sound, to Germany’s first commercially available “videotelephony” in the late 1930s, people recognized the value in accompanying audio with images or video. 

By the 1970’s, AT&T’s Picturephone technology had pushed the market as far as it could go, evolving from a series of static images generated every few seconds to a “smooth” video stream. Yet further progress seemed stalled as a result of the pipelines—preexisting telephone lines, which could only carry limited amounts of data.

Not only was it limited, but the extreme costs of owning and maintaining such equipment were ghastly, particularly to the budget conscious businesses of the time. As a result, the technology would remain out of reach for most businesses over the next few years. 

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Online Meeting Software, Audio Visual Advice, web conferencing, wireless usb conference camera, wireless webcam

How to connect H.323 & SIP to the Cloud

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 20, 2014 10:35:00 AM

H.323/SIP & Web Conferencing

Video conferencing has come so far in the past few years. If you follow the industry you know web conferencing software provides like: BlueJeans, Spontania, Vidyo and Zoom.US are providing "H.323 & SIP" integration with their cloud based services. In essence, this is connecting the traditional video conferencing systems from Polycom and Cisco to the cloud without the need to purchase expensive hardware. Without going into too much detail H.323 was the original standard protocol and SIP is the new and improved protocol (more info here).

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, Online Meeting Software, Audio Visual Advice, How To, H.323 and SIP

7 Tips for joining Online Meetings from your home office

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 9, 2014 7:00:00 AM

What's easier than conducting a important meeting right from your home office? If you are hosting, joining or conducting webinars and online meetings from your home office, check out our "7 Tips for joining Online Meetings from your home office".

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Topics: Online Meeting Software, home office video conferencing

What's your Video Conferencing Strategy?

Posted by Paul Richards on Aug 31, 2014 8:57:00 AM

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Online Meeting Software

Hosting your Own Meetings vs Paying Monthly Fees

Posted by Paul Richards on Aug 25, 2014 10:11:00 AM

What's the difference?

Hosting your own meetings requires a server, bandwidth and a little bit of IT knowledge. Hiring a 3rd party like GoToMeeting or WebEX can rack up huge bills over a couple years, but they are less expensive upfront. The reason why "Host your Own" is turning so many heads in the industry is:

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Online Meeting Software, TurboMeeting

Beginners Guide to Microsoft Lync and Office 365 video calling

Posted by Paul Richards on Aug 19, 2014 6:30:00 AM

What's more natural than launching a video call in a Microsoft Lync and Office 365 environment? Microsoft has built in high quality video conferencing to it's most core product line: Microsoft Office. Now that MS Office 365 has moved to the cloud, the natural pairing of MS Lync is a great way to integrate your workflow. Microsoft has considered what matters most: ease of use. By integrating online meetings with unified communications, presence and chat, meeting face-to-face with your team is just a click a way. 

In our, Tips for Optimizing MS Lync 2013 & Office 365 Guide

  • Prepare your Lync Meeting
  • Schedule a Lync Meeting
  • Join a Lync Meeting 
  • Join a Lync Meeting Audio 1
  • Set up your video device 
  • Managing your Meeting MS Lync 2013
  • Set Meeting options 
  • Choose the layout 
  • Manage the participants 
  • Start your Video Call MS Lync 2013
  • Video Calling Start a video call 
  • Start a video meeting 
  • Answer a video call 
  • Invite other people to a video call 
  • Add video to an IM conversation 
  • Sharing your Desktop in MS Lync 2013
  • Share your desktop or a program 
  • Share a PowerPoint presentation 
  • Choose the view
  • End Video Call MS Lync 2013
  • Record and Playback the meeting
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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Online Meeting Software, MS Lync, Office 365

Competitive Online Meeting Software Matrix

Posted by Paul Richards on Aug 18, 2014 8:30:00 PM

With so many choices in the Online Meeting software marketplace CRS decided to simply your life :). Check out our complete Online Video Conferencing Competitive Matrix which includes:
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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Online Meeting Software, Audio Visual Advice

Spontania Online Meeting Software - Initial H.323 Testing

Posted by Paul Richards on Jul 31, 2014 2:15:45 PM

Spontania Online Meeting Software

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Topics: Online Meeting Software

Online Meeting Software Comparison

Posted by Patrick Kirby on Jul 16, 2014 4:32:00 PM

Online Meeting Software Comparison

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Online Meeting Software

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