Using interactive white boards and video conferencing together can be really effective. Having the ability to both see the other participants and share data makes virtual conferences much more productive. One of the best ways to combine data and video conferencing is by using SMART boards with LifeSize products. Both companies strive to create innovative technology that is feature rich, and combining the power of both means businesses benefit hugely.
SMART boards on their own are becoming more essential in the boardroom, as you can share data and work on projects with colleagues whether they are in the room or somewhere else. Video conferencing has long been an important tool for businesses that need to communicate with people in other departments or on the other side of the globe. Now think about what happens when you combine these two technologies.
Many businesses use video conferencing on a daily basis and being able to talk to people wherever they are based and see their facial expressions and body language improves communication and leads to less chance of misunderstanding. However, sharing data is difficult – how do you show someone a prototype, or a spreadsheet, or a schedule? Currently you have a data share option on some video conferencing systems and all Lifesize video conferencing units from the Express and above. But, this will only share a data image and therefore each site can only view this rather than interact with the information or data which is ot ideal – which is where combining video conferencing with interactive white boards comes into play.
SMART boards are essential for effective collaboration. They have a range of tools that let you amend documents, highlight key facts, open websites and videos and manipulate objects onscreen. These tools create a dynamic, two-way collaboration experience on any data or whiteboard notes that is far more powerful than just watching a shared image. But collaborating needs more than just data – you need to be able to communicate verbally too.
LifeSize are one of the leading suppliers of video conferencing equipment. Their range has something for every business budget, and many of these systems, including Room 220, Team 220 and Express 220, can also be used with SMART boards for an exceptional communication experience. Using SMART boards with LifeSize video conferencing gives you unrivalled communications options. You really do get the best of both worlds because you have data and video/audio sharing at your fingertips.
If you would like to be able to create an experience that is as close to communicating with each other in the same room then you need to consider SMART Boards and Lifesize HD Video conferencing used in tandem. Our clients use these solutions to run projects, train, and collaborate with individuals or teams anywhere in the world.
If you would like to find out more about using SMART Boards with LifeSize video conferencing technology, give us a call on 0118 336 0010 and we’ll be happy to discuss the options available and we can even arrange a demonstration.