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5 Reasons Video Conferencing for Your Business is Genuinely Valuable [List]

Posted by Tess Protesto on Jan 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

 Many prospective clients come to us with questions like, “Why do I need to conference through video vs. phone?” or“What’s the value of having an entire conferencing camera system?" I’m here to show you that, yes, it does make a difference. I’m not going to pitch to you why our products are amazing or better than the rest, we’ll save that argument for another day ;). I’m here to talk to you today about relationships.

Here’s an example of what I’m referring to. You go to your local deli every week to purchase your lunch meats and the occasional pot roast. You choose there as opposed to the supermarket because you enjoy contributing to a local business in your community. Joseph, the butcher, is a jolly old fellow that’s owned his delicatessen for 23 years now. He puts a smile on your face every time you walk in with his witty jokes and ability to remember your name, your order, and your kid's name. He tells you about his grandson’s soccer trophy and his wife’s silly nagging. His products are 30 cents more expensive to the dollar than the supermarket, but it’s worth it. That interaction you have with him every time you go to buy your cold cuts is part of a positive relationship you’ve built with this business owner. Your visits have become a fun experience.

 

Joseph’s the one that’s got it all figured out. What’s most important and often ignored in business is building and maintaining relationships with your clients and equally as significant, your employees. This can be difficult if you run a large company or a business that doesn’t allow for in-person interaction with the client. You’re left with reaching your customers via phone and e-mail, or spending the money to travel to meet. Investing in a video conference system provides a solution to these issues and allows you to develope or maintain those relationships.



Here's a simple layout of how video conferencing will benefit your business:

1) Reduces Travel Time & Cost

Installing a video conferencing system will eliminate the need for traveling and will, in turn, save you A LOT of time and money on flights, hotels, per diem, etc. This will also likely please your employees by not taking them away from their family and homes on a regular basis. Less travel time also allows employees more time for productive work in the office.

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Topics: Video Conferencing, HuddleCamHD, web conferencing, conference streaming

High Optical Zoom USB Cameras for Large Spaces

Posted by Paul Richards on Oct 6, 2016 10:57:49 AM

USB Camera with Optical Zoom

When you think "webcam" or "USB Camera" most people think of the desktop logitech webcams. And until recently that's what a "USB Camera" was. With the new HuddleCamHD camera line we have added 12X, 18X, 20X and 30X options for larger rooms and spaces where HD video quality is needed. Check out our test footage to see exactly what Optical Zoom on a USB camera does for video conferencing and web-casting during your webinars. 

Reason's for using Optical Zoom USB Cameras

  • Webinars in auditoriums or large spaces
  • Need for dynamic presentations
  • Zooming in to whiteboards
  • Recording live shows
  • Broadcasting events
  • Live streaming
  • Board Meetings in large spaces
  • Showing detailed images from far distances
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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, HuddleCamHD, PTZ USB Cameras

PTZOptics vs HuddleCamHD

Posted by Paul Richards on Jun 23, 2015 1:50:00 PM

Hello IT Pros,

So the question has come up so frequently in the past few months "which camera is better the HuddleCam's or the PTZOptics"? We decided that a blog post was in line to review the details of this question. There are some core differences between the product lines that makes this decision not as hard as it may seem at first. Let's take a look at this decision tree which take the four main video camera requirements into consideration.

  1. Web Conferencing - Only requirement being USB
  2. Traditional Video Conferencing - Only requirement being HDMI or DVI
  3. Broadcast Video - Only requirement being HD-SDI or HDMI
  4. WebCasting - Only requirements being IP Streaming or RTSP/RTMP Streaming
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Topics: Broadcasting, HuddleCamHD, PTZ USB Cameras, ptzoptics

Huddle Cam Air Release Schedule

Posted by Paul Richards on Feb 27, 2015 7:38:00 PM

Hello All, 

2/27/15: The latest HuddleCam release information will be posted here. :) You can also follow hashtag #HuddleCamAir

3/4/15: Video # 2 is released.

3/10/15: Officlal PowerPoint Slide Deck Released

3/12/15: Interview with Lead Engineer

3/13/15: HuddleCam Air Webinar

HuddleCam Air Release Schedule

Sign up for HuddleCam Air release details and get invited to the Live Webinar all here!

It's true. The world's first wireless USB PTZ camera is here. Well almost. The first public release of the HuddleCam Air will be March 16th. The HuddleCam Air will be the first "Zero-Latency" wireless PTZ USB camera in the world! Check out the complete release schedule below. 

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Topics: HuddleCamHD, wireless webcam, wireless video conferencing

What should you look for in a conference camera?

Posted by Levi.davis on Sep 22, 2014 1:42:00 PM

Be confident in your choice of conference camera by using our helpful guide

One of the most common questions we receive here at Conference Room Systems is “Which camera would you recommend for my situation?” The answer to this question depends on the specific needs of each customer.

Some important factors to consider would include:

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, HuddleCamHD

Remote PTZ Control Software Review HuddleCamHD

Posted by Stephanie Peters on Aug 8, 2014 7:30:00 AM

HuddleCamHD Remote PTZ Control Software Review

RocoSoft recently put the HuddleCamHD Camera line through rigurous testing to confirm RocoSoft PTZJoy Control software compatibility. Staci Thatcher from RocoSoft worked closely with engineers from both teams reports "The HuddleCamHD cameras are an excellent choice for clients looking for a quality video conferencing camera. They are easy to connect and control from any PC using a Visca Control cable and our PTZJoy Controller Software. The HuddleCamHD cameras are fully supported by our PTZJoy Controller, which offers a variety of control options and features, including camera control from any mobile device or web browser over any LAN, Wi-Fi, and WAN IP Network. PTZJoy Controller is a great addition to any video conferencing setup utilizing HuddleCamHD cameras."

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Topics: HuddleCamHD, RocoSoft, remote ptz control software

5 Reasons: Why USB camera's for video conferencing?

Posted by Patrick Kirby on Aug 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

5 reasons why USB Camera's for video conferencing...

The Question must be asked. Video Conferencing is changing the way we meet and the way we collaborate. So why choose a USB camera over traditional "Hardware Based" video conferencing systems? 

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, HuddleCamHD, PTZ USB Cameras

HuddleCamHD announces Real SONY Lens Integration

Posted by Levi.davis on Aug 5, 2014 8:30:00 AM

USB Cameras with SONY Lens

HuddleCamHD announces three of their new HuddleCamHD USB Pan Tilt Zooms Cameras now come with real certified SONY SE600 lens's. This brings a whole new

level of quality to our HuddleCamHD USB PTZ Camera line for a variety of reasons. First of all, the SONY Quality Assurance process is just about the best in the world. Anyone who knows even a little bit about video conferencing and camera optics knows your picture is only as good as the lens your image sensor is using. Every SONY Lens is manufactured in Japan known for high quality optics ranked right up there with Germany.

The HuddleCamHD 3X Wide, HuddleCamHD 20X, and HuddleCamHD 30X Models both feature real SONY Lens's. Combining a real SONY lens with our HuddleCamHD camera design creates a unbeatable picture quality and performance.

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Topics: USB 3.0, Web Video Conferencing, USB video conferencing, HuddleCamHD, PTZ USB Cameras

Acadia Mobile USB Video Cart Case Study

Posted by Paul Richards on Jul 29, 2014 2:31:00 PM


INTRODUCTION:

The Problem: Acadia University was looking for a way to connect multiple classrooms and campus's together using Zoom.US. Zoom.US was catching on so quickly with both faculty and staff they Acadia needed to find a way to provide High Quality USB video conferencing equipment between classrooms. Without a budget to install video conferencing equipment in every room. They decided to build (2) Mobile video conferencing carts. One Dual Display and one Single Display video conferencing cart model. 

The Solution: Knowing Zoom.US will handle both single and dual display installations Acadia started with a super fast Mac Mini for the brains of the operation or "Soft Codec". They selected VFI's MC-1000 video conferencing cart made with stainless steel durable material and features two easy to use handles which enhance mobility. For the camera they chose the HuddleCamHD 10X for Optical Zoom, Presets, and 1080p video quality. The microphone solution chosen was Phoenix Audio Quattro 3. For a complete list of components see 

Complete Part List

Single display cart

Media cart:  http://www.video-furn.com/m_MC1000.htm?v=
Computer: Mac Mini
Webcam:  Huddlecam 10x
Conference phone: 2  Phoenix Quattro 3 MT303 (with daisy chain kit)
Display: NEC E554 - 55" LED-backlit LCD flat panel display
USB Extension: Tripp Lite USB 3 active extension repeater cable (for conference phone)

Dual display cart

Computer: Mac Mini
Webcam:  Huddlecam 10x
Conference phone: 2  Phoenix Quattro 3 MT303 (with daisy chain kit)
Displays: NEC E554 - 55" LED-backlit LCD flat panel display
USB Extension: Tripp Lite USB 3 active extension repeater cable (for conference phone)

 

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Topics: Mobile Carts, USB video conferencing, HuddleCamHD

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