When using video, low quality is a major challenge. And investing in high quality audio/video equipment used to cost an arm and a leg. However, things are changing. We’ve done our part, introducing the new Beacon camera; it combines 1080P resolution at 30 fps with Smooth Accu-PT movement and IR Camera control, allowing organizations to enjoy HD quality video at a more than reasonable price. Finally, businesses can have high quality video capabilities without breaking the bank.
Businesses can no longer afford to sacrifice video quality
Video is fast becoming a business mainstay, with video conferencing, mobile and remote workers, and webinars and video casts entering the mainstream. While most laptops and notebooks come with built-in cameras, generally the quality is subpar. Mobile computing devices might be good enough for one person but their smaller screen sizes, and poor audio and video quality are not sufficient for a conference room meeting. While these devices provide the advantage of mobility and allow users to video conference from almost anywhere, they cannot replace room-based video conferencing technology.
Today, video conferencing is the medium of choice for face-to-face communication when companies have widely dispersed teams and clients. Therefore, video quality cannot be compromised.
How should businesses deal with the issues of inconsistent video quality?
This most common issue with low-cost video conferencing services is network fluctuations. Video conferencing services often lag when streaming video and audio. This is one reason why many organizations choose audio conferencing over video conferencing.
Video quality is affected by various factors, including your system’s connection speed. Lower kbps equals lower quality video resolution. That’s why a speed of 1024 kbps will provide HD quality video and 720p resolution. It is recommended to hardwire your video system to your network to ensure that the video quality is optimum. This eliminates wireless interference that often disrupts connectivity.
Additionally, it is important to have adequate bandwidth to both upload and download video files. Avoid transferring or downloading files during a call. Running virus protection scanners, stock tickers, and news widgets in the background can also adversely affect video quality.
There are a few other factors that affect your connectivity speed and video quality. When connecting from home, you will have slower outgoing speeds. For more symmetrical speeds, you should connect from a corporate office.
Stay away from your emails and YouTube, and don’t browse social networking sites during calls, as that will also chew up your bandwidth. To ensure a successful video conferencing call, always perform a speed test and make a test call before starting.
Video solutions are being designed to meet the primary demands of most organizations, making their meetings better and more productive at a relatively low cost. With such options available, businesses can leverage the power of video technology without stretching their budgets. If we can help in any way, let us know.