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How I built a WebRTC Enabled Website in 20 minutes!

Posted by Paul Richards on Dec 11, 2014 4:21:00 PM

Hello Web Conferencing Professional!

I wanted to share my experiences with WebRTC and how quickly you can get a free Face to Face video conferencing software up and running on your own website or server. As many of you may know Google has released a Open Source code library giving anyone the capabilities to install and use WebRTC! Using the free resources from Google and some basic HTML and CSS knowledge you can create a "Skype" like application in only a couple hours. 

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, web conferencing, webRTC

Calculating ROI for Video Conferencing

Posted by Joseph Mulcahy on Nov 30, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Hello Web Conferencing Professionals,

Calculating the ROI for Video Conferencing is an important step to justify increased investment in technology. There are quite a few variables and sometimes the task may seem daunting. That is why we have made one truly easy calculator to help you determine: A: Your Costs & B: Your Gains. With these two variables we are able to create a Return on Investment and Pay Back Period fairly easily. 

There are actual 3 calculators used. But don't be afraid the entire process takes less than 5 minutes!

Step 1: Estimate your cost of implementing video conferencing

Step 2: Estimate your gains from implementing video conferencing

Step 3: Input your results from Step 1 & Step 2 to determine your ROI and Payback Periods

Tip: When you are done calculate your total CO2 Emission Offset here.

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, audio conferencing, Audio Visual Advice, web conferencing

Why simultaneous USB, HDMI, DVI and IP Streaming Options are important today

Posted by Paul Richards on Nov 10, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Hello fellow AV & IT folk,

As you may know cameras with simultaneuos video outputs are in high demand for applications such as: Distance Learning, Live Event Streaming and Video Conferencing. Having simultaneuos video outputs from one camera solves quite a few video conferencing problems when it comes to audio visual design. Let's take a look at 3 case study examples show casing why cameras with simultaneuos video output streaming can be beneficial.

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Audio Visual Advice, How To, web conferencing

"Take your conference room to the cloud" - Webinar w/ industry experts

Posted by Paul Richards on Nov 8, 2014 12:45:00 PM

"Take your conference room to the cloud" is a webinar hosted by Zoom.US's Head of Product Marketing Nick Chong. Nick has invited industry though leaders: David Maldow from Let's Do Video and yours truly, Paul Richards, from CRS. This webinar will discuss 3 questions concerning web video conferencing and conference room technology.

How has the conference room changed?
What are the latest use cases by industry?
What are the latest trends in technology?
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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Webinars, Zoom.US, web conferencing

How to avoid Video Conferencing Bandwidth issues

Posted by Paul Richards on Nov 2, 2014 7:15:00 PM

Video Conferencing Bandwidth Tools from Conference Room Systems 

Bandwidth is possibly the most important asset to a successful video conference call. Access to high quality bandwidth is also the driving force for the spread of high quality video conferencing. So how much bandwidth do you need and how can you quickly determine how much bandwidth your system has access to? 

Free Tool: Check your video conferencing bandwidth speeds anytime using our free network tool specifically designed for video conferencing anytime @ http://speed.conferenceroomsystems.com. Check your bandwidth speeds using any web browser! There is no PHP , Java, ASP or other server-side scripting needed! This is a pure JavaScript broadband tester run by the web browser. *Note this software is installed on 

our servers in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you are in another part of the world or would like to test our software on your network you can learn more here

Run a Free Speed Test Now!

Video Conferencing Bandwidth

Video Conferencing uses a lot of bandwidth. That bandwidth travels from the server that hosts the meeting to the network of the participants joined into the call. This server is located in Scottsdale, AZ, USA. So it's a great middle ground for testing what a GoToMeeting or Zoom.US call will use.

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, Audio Visual Advice, web conferencing

Out with the old & in with the new[Video Conferencing Trends]

Posted by Paul Richards on Oct 20, 2014 6:51:00 PM

What's old? 

In technology today, anything that is 2 years or older is "old". Just take a look at the latest iPhone and it's predecessors. Every year you can expect products to be twice as good for half the price. It's a great world to live in if you ask me! 

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, USB video conferencing, web conferencing, 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

Introducing the MobileRoom from CRS

Posted by Paul Richards on Oct 5, 2014 11:53:00 AM

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Mobile Carts, USB video conferencing, web conferencing


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