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Smarter Video conferencing – the benefits of cloud hosted standards based video conferencing

ID-10061158Video conferencing has been available for a long time, but some of the most widely used video conferencing platforms adopted are Skype and Face time. The main reasons for this are cost and flexibility. In order to invest in a standards based (H323) video conferencing system with the ability to run multi-way calls organisations traditionally need to invest 10’s if not 100’s of thousands of pounds or dollars to achieve the best video conferencing experience. Video conferencing products such as Skype have entered the market to allow video conferencing software to be used on a range of PC’s, tablets and Smart Phones. However, H323 standards based video conferencing systems can only talk to other standards based systems from manufacturers such as Cisco, Tandberg, Polycom, Lifesize and Radvision and Skype users can only speak to other Skype users running Skype software and a Skype account. Smarter Video Conferencing provides the solution to both of these challenges.

Flexibility – speak to anyone

Smarter Video conferencing allows anyone using a PC, Mac, iOS or Android device to speak to anyone using any one of these same devices through a free software app download. In addition, the service allows any H323 standards based video conferencing hardware solution from any of the leading video conferencing manufacturers to also connect. In addition to licensed users the service also allows each call to have 5 guests invited to the service. Therefore a video conferencing call can take place between a PC user, Mac user, iPad user, Android Smart Phone user and a standards based video conferencing system. This provides the flexibility of Skype with the enhanced features of high definition video multi way video conferencing. Some of these enhanced features include PC screen sharing, voice activated switching, security encrypted calls, changeable layouts and optional call recording.

Cost – access video conferencing for the cost of an iPhone contract

The Smarter Video conferencing service is available in two versions – one for the personal PC or mobile user and one for a video conferencing hardware. This does not mean you need to pay for each of these devices if you invite them into a video conference on your service.

PC or mobile user – each user can invite up to 5 other devices to each video conference they run. The account can be linked to up to 5 different devices so if you own a PC, iPhone and iPad all of them can be linked to the service. Each time you want to run a video conference you simply email a link to each user giving them a link for their device, an IP address for the H323 standards based video conference system or a telephone number if they are unable to attend on video. All of this is available for £39 per account, per month.

Video conferencing hardware user – the same as the PC or mobile user each account can connect to 5 guests on each call which can be a mixture of PC, mobile and video conferencing hardware users. All of this is available for £75 per account, per month.

Summary – the best of both worlds

Smarter Video conferencing combines the flexibility of Skype with the power and quality of high definition multi-way calling enabling you to run video conferences with any existing video conference user as well as inviting in users who currently use Skype or a similar service. This combination of functionality, flexibility, convenience and price really does offer more for less.

Please contact Smarter Interactive to set up a demonstration, all you need is a device connected to the internet and we can connect to you to show you the power of the Smarter Video conferencing service and how it will transform your ability to communicate.

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