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Why Video Conference? Read About Some of its Top Benefits

Still haven’t made the leap to video conferencing?  Well it’s time to consider with all the benefits video conferencing could bring to your business or organization.  One of our customers were able to save over $30,000/year in travel expenses by reducing the need to travel from branch-to-branch with one of our video conferencing solutions.

Based on Polycom’s research, some top benefits are:

  1. Reduced travel costs
    • By substituting routine business trips with video conferencing – you get all the benefit of face-to-face meeting without the cost of traveling.
  2. Increased productivity
    • The time saved from traveling could be put to better use on other business matters.
    • By using video conferencing to conduct distant meetings instead of non-visual methods like emails/instant messaging/phone calls, your workforce could better understand and  collaborate with their colleagues based on additional visual cues.
  3. Improved hiring and retention of top talent for your work force
    • Instead of paying for the recruiter or candidates to travel for interviews, organizations could reduce time and expenses to conduct the interview over video conferencing either from their own home or via satellite offices.
    • Additionally, video conferences could be recorded for post-analysis instead of relying on pure memory or notes taken during the interview process to assist in the hiring decision.
  4. Sustained competitive advantage
    • Workforce can communicate via video to share knowledge and improve communication/collaboration.
    • Sales and support forces can also utilize video conferencing to engage their customer/clients and built the personal relationship needed for the business.
    • Video also allows executives to appeal directly to numerous audiences at once in their pipeline.
  5. Green technology
    • And of course, by communicating over video the need for travel is reduced along with the associated carbon foot print.

Okay, so the benefits of video conferencing are clear but where do we start?  It is important to incorporate the right video conferencing solution for your business or organization so we’ve selected a couple of our favorite models for your consideration.  You can also browse our entire video conferencing selections at The Telecom Spot, or talk with one of our helpful consultants about your conferencing needs.

AVer HVC310 (Model: COMMSH310)

 

Polycom VVX 1500 (Model: 2200-180691-025)

 

AVer HVC310 COMMSH310 Polycom VVX 1500 2200-180691-025
The Aver HVC310 is the most versatile HD video conferencing solution on the market today. It combines premium features such as full duplex audio, HDMI, multi-site conferencing and recording into a single budget-friendly, easy-to-use system. The included 3-year warranty with one year of advanced replacement is an AVer exclusive, and a testament to their solution’s reliability.

Core Features:

  • Full duplex audio and echo cancellation for unmatched voice clarity
  • HDMI connectivity provides full digital HD video conferencing
  • External microphone support is perfect for presentations and lectures
  • Share content wirelessly from your desktop with ScreenShare software
  • Transform your mobile device into a system remote and share images using our VCLink mobile app
  • Industry’s only 3-year warranty, including one year of advanced replacement and 2-way shipping
  • Precision 7x optical zoom PTZ auto focus 5 megapixel camera ideal for a variety of conferencing environments
  • Powerful codec produces amazing HD full motion video even with limited bandwidth
  • Dual display support for versatile viewing using two monitors
  • Embedded 4-way multipoint control unit (MCU)
  • Direct to USB flash drive recording to capture live video and content for training or review
  • Exclusive Snapshot captures crisp high resolution snapshots to save or share
  • RS-232 support for seamless integration with podium controls

 

Read more at http://www.thetelecomspot.com/aver-hvc310.html

 

The first business media phone that combines advanced telephony, one-touch video, and integrated business applications into a seamless, lifelike experience. The Polycom VVX 1500 comes bundled with several applications including the Polycom Productivity Suite, which enables users to initiate and control audio conference calls right from the device’s screen as well as record calls locally using a flash drive in the phone’s USB port.

The Polycom VVX 1500 also features a free Web service called My Info Portal through which customers can select to receive content such as local weather reports and other personalized information on the screen when the device is not in a voice or video call.

Core Features:

  • Intuitive, color touch-screen interface for voice, video and applications
  • Six-line, feature-rich phone with Polycom HD Voice
  • Instant, one-touch business-grade video conferencing right from the desktop
  • Adjustable camera, base, and display to suit the environment and provide eye-level visual interactions
  • Highly customizable applications platform with open Polycom API, integrated full browser and USB 2.0 for applications
  • Bundled with productivity and personalization applications, including Polycom Productivity Suite, Polycom My Info Portal and Digital Photo Frame
  • Deep IP PBX integration with leading SIP-based IP PBX and Softswitch Platforms
  • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) switch for bandwidth-intensive applications
  • IEEE 802.3af powered at under 11W maximum for a “green” world
  • Smart motion detection to enable the screen to go to power-save mode when no one is in the office

 

And did we mention there’s a $100 trade-in rebate offer available thru 12/31/2012?  See more at http://www.thetelecomspot.com/polycom-vvx-1500.html

 

Phoenix Audio Duets are now HD Audio (16Khz)

We are excited to announce that Phoenix Audio Duet PCS (MT202-PCS) and Phoenix Audio Duet EXE (MT202-EXE) will now be shipping out with HD Audio (16Khz bandwidth audio) and a free carrying case.

Phoenix Audio Duets HD Audio

Please feel free to contact one of our helpful consultants or leave a comment below.  We love to hear from you!

Phoenix Audio Quattro3 Comparison Guide

Shopping for new conference phones but not sure where to start? Consider the popular Quattro3 from Phoenix Audio. The hardware and software design of the Quattro speakerphone provide it with extended range of audio pickup and broadcasting to cover larger spaces without the use of satellite microphones or speakers. Phoenix Audio Quattro3

The Phoenix Audio Quattro3 is an upgraded version from their Quattro2 conference phones and incorporates the latest in digital signal processing and technologies.  Most noticeable are the relocating the connectors to underneath the units for easier “under table installations”, embedded daisy chain interface, improved performance, and built-in dial pad options.

Take a look at the Quattro3 quick overview chart below to see which one would best fit your needs:

USB MT301 PSTN MT302 Smart MT303 Power MT304 IP Phone MT305

(Coming soon)

 Connection  USB  USBPhone line (PSTN)  USBAnalog cable to “smart” device  USB  USBEthernet cable
 Bridge  Between USB and PSTN  Between USB and “smart” device  Between USB & IP Telephone
 Daisy Chainable (Expand Up to 15 Units)
 Single Source Daisy Chain Powering
 Fully Functional Dial Pad w/ LCD Screen
 Echo Cancelling & Noise Suppression
 4-Microphone Beam-forming Array
 Full Duplex Communication
 Automatic Voice-Level Adjustment (AGC)
 De-reverb
 Automatic Gain Control
 Interchangeable interface modules
 Durable Aluminum Casing
 Battery Talk-time (w/secondary  interface) 7hrs 7hrs 7hrs 7hrs
 PC (Windows/Linux) & Mac Compatible
 Small/Home Office
 Small to Large Rooms
 Class or Training Rooms
 Smartphone / Tablet Conferencing

We hope the comparison chart above has been helpful for you, but if there are any questions please feel free to contact one of our helpful consultants or leave a comment below.  We love to hear from you!