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Stefano Aracena



Stefano Aracena

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    The past three decades have been vastly the technology age for the globe. With various tech firms conditioning low-cost business ideas for the ever-increasing business world.

    Video conferencing has become an instrumental element of communication for many corporate office spaces around the globe today. A production magnate with set-up in all the continents today can hold an Annual General Meeting without incurring heavy transport costs.

    Zoom, Uber Conferencing, Skype, Cisco Webex Meetings are some of the common options used around the globe to date. And today companies have drastically cut overhead costs thanks to video conferencing.

    History of video conferencing

    Whereas the first concept of video conferencing coming up in the 1870s, the breakthrough didn’t happen until the late 1920s thanks to AT&T company Bell Labs and John Logie Baird. In 1927, AT&T ran experiments with video phones. And further experiments ran in Germany.

    This technology largely dependent on phone lines involved sending of still photos. AT&T however didn’t begin commercialized use of this service until the early 1970s.

    Coupled with the computer revolution, video conferencing began to pick up traction. Transmitting video images became practical for some companies once the necessary communications components were in place.

    The advent of video codecs, as well as the rise of broadband services such as ISDN, motivated the widespread use in the United States. The phone craze in the early 1990s also further pushed the video conferencing ideology.

    Webcams became an obsession for university students in the 90s, the first being QuickCam introduced in 1994 mainly compatible with Mac and later with Windows. Then an offspring of others like CU-SeeMe came to the market the following years.

    Products to consider for ultimate video conferencing experience

    Fast forward to 2020, there is a need for precision and productivity in the office space. Companies have thus looked for products that suit their particular model of business. For one to have a 360 degrees life-changing experience, one has to have the best infrastructure in place. There are simply two products that you have to keep in mind if you are to have a desirable return on investment;

    ClickShare wireless conferencing systems

    ClickShare is a top state of the art communication system with no strong attachments to physical hardware such as cables and adapters. It’s more free-range communication.

    Designed by Barco, ClickShare was designed to work wirelessly with an already existing video conferencing system as well as a range of USB audio-visual peripherals such as mics, soundbars, and cameras.

    ClickShare integrates with pre-existing meeting room solutions and allows the new tech to be added effortlessly. And the best part about the product is you don’t have to schedule it; you can take a meeting at the park if you wish to.

    Logitech Room Solutions

    Available in small, medium, and large configurations; Logitech provides you everything you need to have a successful video meeting. Pre-configured systems include a mini-PC, Logitech conference cam, PC mount with cable retention as well as Logitech Tap touch controller.

    With this product, it is easy to deploy Microsoft Teams Rooms throughout the workplace. Match the preferred configuration to each room in the office space and then add accessories to suit your space.

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