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Basics of Video Conferencing Networking

Posted by Paul Richards on Jan 21, 2015 2:24:00 PM

Hello Web Conferencing Professionals,

Today we are going to review the "Basics of Video Conferencing Networking" as it applies to your network internally

What is a Network?

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, networking, bandwidth

Who has the best mobile app for video conferencing in the industry?

Posted by Paul Richards on Jan 14, 2015 12:17:00 PM

 

Hello Web Conferencing Professionals!

Who has the best video conferencing app for iOS and Android? We took down the latest review from 2015 and put together our top 10 mobile video conferencing apps. The tables below show the user ratings for various web conferencing software providers. We found this is a wonderful way to do a completely objective review :) with the caveat that we simply could not review every company :( If your looking for more features to compare such as: Security, Interoperability, Affordability and more read our Top 5 Feature Post here!

Here is our list based on user reviews:

  1. Zoom.US
  2. VSee
  3. Vidyo
  4. GoToMeeting
  5. Bluejeans
  6. WebEX
  7. Skype
  8. Adobe Connect
  9. AT&T Connect
  10. Fuze
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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, web conferencing

CRS releases new Designer App!

Posted by Paul Richards on Jan 12, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Hello Web Conferencing Professionals!

CRS is really proud to be releasing our first ever video conferencing room layout application. It works on virtually any PC, Mac or mobile device using your favorite web browser!

This free app is released by Conference Room Systems in 2015 to provide an easy way to design USB based video conferencing systems for any room size. Room sizes available: HuddleRooms, Classrooms, Conference Rooms and Boardrooms. Simply choose the room your want to work in and set up your conference room with: cameras, microphones, computers, mixers, furniture, podiums and much more. Once you are done you can print out your room design and total up your estimated budget. This is a great place to start if you are designing a video conferencing room and you want it to be compatible with popular software such as: BlueJeans, Google Hangouts, FuzeBox, Skype for Business, MeetFree.US, WebEX, VSee or Zoom.US.

Start Designing Here!

Download out App for Android here!

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing

Calculating your Carbon Footprint offset for Video Conferencing

Posted by Paul Richards on Jan 5, 2015 10:38:58 AM

Hello Web Video Conferencing Professionals,

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, web conferencing, carbon footprint

Calculating the ROI for Web Video Conferencing

Posted by Paul Richards on Jan 5, 2015 10:26:02 AM

Hello Web Conferencing Professionals!

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

End of the Year - Video Conferencing Technology Timeline[SlideShare]

Posted by Paul Richards on Dec 30, 2014 3:32:00 PM

Hello Technology Pros,

As we reach the end of 2014, Conference Room Systems put together a Video Conferencing Technology Timeline covering audio and video conferencing technologies from 1980 all the way up to 2015. We cover web video conferencing hardware and software including: Apple iPhone, iPad, Logitech's first webcam, Jabra's first bluetooth microphone, Phoenix Audio, HuddleCamHD, PTZOptics, ClearONE, Apple FaceTime, BlueJeans, Lync, Google Hangouts, Vaddio, WebRTC, Skype, Polycom, GoToMeeting, WebEX, VSee, Zoom.US and finally Conference Room Systems.

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

Is UVC Control the best option for "far end camera control"?

Posted by Paul Richards on Dec 18, 2014 1:44:00 PM

Good morning Web Conferencing Professionals,

I wanted to share an eye opening web conference call I had today with a company called "SecureVideo". SecureVideo.Com provides HIPAA compliant video conferencing software based off the VSee conferencing engine. Our goal was to test the Remote PTZ Control capabilities for the HuddleCamHD camera line. The first camera we tested was the HuddleCamHD 12X which we had connected via USB 3.0. We found the PTZ Controls worked perfected and pop up right in the video window using Secure Video. 

What is UVC?

"The USB video device class (also USB video class or UVC)... Webcams were among the first devices to support the UVC standard and they are currently the most popular UVC devices... UVC v1.1 support transmission of compressed video streams, including MPEG-2 TSH.264MPEG-4 SL SMPTE VC1 and MJPEG" - Wikipedia

Compatible Cameras for Remote PTZ Control using UVC:

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, web conferencing, Far End Camera Control, UVC Camera Control

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

10 Tips for Sales Professionals using video conferencing

Posted by Paul Richards on Dec 1, 2014 2:49:00 PM

Hello IT Professionals and Sales Managers,

Today we are focusing on ways to use video conferencing effectively for your sales team. Using these 10 Tips your sales team can wield a more effective sales approach and reduce the costs of business travel. Let's quickly look at the Pro's and Con's of using Video Conferencing for 100% of sales related business calls.

Pro's:

  • Lower your overall cost of doing business
  • Increase your time to sell
  • Increase your availability for clients
  • Boost productivity with collaboration tools

Con's:

  • The old fashion handshake is lost
  • Establishing rapport can prove more difficult
  • Gathering site survey information can prove more difficult
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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, Audio Visual Advice, How To

Take on your Carbon Footprint with PledgeVideo.Org

Posted by Paul Richards on Nov 30, 2014 5:46:00 PM

Hello IT Professionals and Environmental Leaders!

Today we will be taking a quick look at PledgeVideo.Org and the Carbon Footprint reduction calculations you can use to show reducing business travel and the result that has on our environment.

PledgeVideo.Org's Mission Statement:

PledgeVideo.Org is a free online tool for companies to use and promote reductions in business travel and "carbon offet" using web video conferencing. With the growing online video conferencing industry making huge strides to reduce travel in the corporate world, a easy way to calculate carbon footprints reductions was needed. Please share this free tool and submit your results and display PledgeVideo.Org certificate badge! 

 

Calculate your Carbon Neutrality with PledgeVideo.Org

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Topics: Web Video Conferencing, Audio Visual Advice, pledgevideo.org

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