Everything you need to know about videoconferencing.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Cloud-based versus Equipment-based video conferencing.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Videoconferencing

 

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1.What's the difference between web conferencing and video conferencing solution?

Both web and video conferencing solutions take the concept of multiway communication and attempt to create a more engaging and productive experience. Web conferencing works great for broadcasting a single speaker’s speech to a large audience, but if quality, reliability and dialogue are important to you, nothing beats video conferencing solution.

2.Should my business use local hardware-based or cloud-based video conferencing software?

 It depends on how you’ll use the system, as well as where your employees are located. These days, a growing number of companies are turning to cloud-based video conferencing software because it enables employees to use it from any location and usually provides some cost-savings. Look more in article below this FAQ table
 

3. Is it possible to use Lifesize with Microsoft Teams?

The Lifesize integration adds video conferencing enhancements such as 300-way video calling, integrated 4K conference room systems and 4K screen sharing that you just can’t get with Microsoft Teams alone. Together you get a truly superior communication solution that is the best of both worlds. Create, schedule and join Lifesize video meetings directly from Microsoft Teams. The Lifesize integration with Microsoft Teams adds extraordinary video conferencing inside and outside your organization from within the Teams workflow.

 

4. How is the interoperability between Lifesize and Microsoft Skype for Business?

For the 100 million enterprise users on Skype for Business (formerly Lync), we’ve made it easy for them to call directly from their native app to connect to Lifesize meetings without having to download another app. Check out how it works in blog, Lifesize and Skype for Business.

 

5. How can I get UltraHD 4K video conferencing?

Quality can vary among services. Free and consumer-grade apps can result in poor picture quality, pixilation and bandwidth hiccups, which can be distracting during meetings. But as soon as you step up to enterprise quality HD video conferencing, you’ll benefit from seamless and lifelike picture quality and audio that really makes you feel like your conversation is taking place in the same room, even if the people you’re talking to are thousands of miles apart. Enjoy UltraHD 4K video call quality. The atmosphere is as close to real as possible. 4K video possible if both parts have 4K cloud videoconferencing solution. 4K video conferencing requires the combination of a 4K camera, 4K display and a 4K-capable video conferencing software. Without all three, the resolution is simply limited to the best possible scenario in the solution set.

 

6. What kind of solution should I use?

Most laptops and monitors come with built-in cameras—these work great for the Lifesize App. For meeting room spaces, we have video conferencing systems and cameras that are specifically designed for small huddle rooms, conference and boardrooms, and large auditorium spaces.

 

7. Can I make live streaming of my video conference/webinar?

Yes, you can. Live streaming user license allows to live streaming functionality for your meetings with more than 300 viewers

 

8. How can I record my video conference?

You can recording via laptop, tablet, smartphone and conference room system. License allowing recording with automated publishing and access control for further on-demand viewing.

 

9. Is it right to use free video conferencing solutions for my business?

Popular free video conferencing solutions such as Skype and Google Hangouts - are they appropriate in the business setting? While these technologies are great for chatting with friends or family, they often lack the security, reliability and performance of enterprise-grade video solutions.

 

10. Please explain etiquette & tips for videoconferencing.

  • Allow a few minutes for setting up and shutting down the video conference.

  • Stick to time limits.
  • Remember to mute your microphone when you are not talking.
  • Consider using a location banner.
  • Take turns speaking and allow time for audio delay.
  • Don't multi-task on camera.
  • Be aware of possible audio distractions if your microphone is not muted - coughing, paper shuffling, air conditioning units, laptop and projector fans, phone ringing, etc.

 

11. Can I video call people outside of my organisation?

  • Yes, you can. Our solutions allow users to send guest invitations, so adding people from outside your organisation is easy. This can be done from a Microsoft Outlook add-in or a Google Calendar extension or from within the Lifesize App Schedule menu.

 

12.Is video conferencing secure?

Security features vary by vendor. We offer industry-leading network reliability, security and firewall traversal to ensure that your meeting is accessible only to people you’ve invited, and not unwanted third parties. Managed traversal lets you maintain a secure perimeter and keep your Lifesize systems safely behind your firewall. Our controls, policies and vendor management are aligned with ISO best practices, and all of our communication streams support 128-bit AES and TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption for all signaling. Check out Lifesize Network Reliability and Security page for more information about our secure video conferencing solution. 

 

 

 

 

Cloud-based versus Hardware-based video conferencing.

The age of video conferencing is here. How to choose the most suitable solution for remote meetings for your company?

 

 

Video conferencing is one of the most realistic ways to hold meetings today, and companies can choose to use cloud technology or hardware conferences based on their business preferences and needs. So what makes video conferencing different and which one to choose?

 

On-the-cloud video conferencing

  • Cloud conferencing is based on cloud-based video conferencing applications, which solves the problems faced by older versions of applications - on-premise local data storage and network security.

  • Cost-effective and easily scalable solution. Company employees can easily communicate and share information, and cloud services can be subscribed to, saving the company's financial resources.

  • Applicability. The scalability of cloud conferencing makes the solution suitable for small businesses where things are less predictable. At the same time, cloud-based video conferencing applications can be successfully used by companies of all sizes and industries.

  • Which solution to use? The most popular cloud-based video conferencing applications are: Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, Zoom and our partner solution Lifesize.

 

Hardware (on-the-premise) video conferencing

As for this type of conferencing solution, it is quite significantly different from cloud conferencing applications. Key aspects that distinguish cloud technology conferences from hardware conferences:

  • The company has more control over the maintenance, updating and security aspects of the service.
  • More capacity, which will be particularly valued by large companies.
  • The hardware conferencing solution could be used more successfully and efficiently by any large company that is aware of security issues and manages the data it stores and shares. It is also wise to use such a conference solution for organizations that want to avoid unnecessary risk, such as governments, large financial institutions. They are also likely to be the institutions with the necessary budget and human resource to maintain and operate such videoconferencing systems.

 

Typical video conferencing features and what we can get in addition

Most video conferencing solutions offer standard features. However, depending on the service provider, you can get a couple more options in the bonus.

For instance:

  • Online control panels for administration and reporting;
  • Device compatibility;
  • User friendly and ease of use;
  • Scalability (refers to the number of users in general and the number of people during the call);
  • Online chat;
  • Virtual meeting rooms;
  • Registering and sharing meetings;
  • Security: encryption and authentication functions;
  • Integration with other applications such as calendars, CRM, email marketing platforms.

In general, video conferencing is a communication solution with a number of advantages:

  • Lower costs;
  • Increases productivity;
  • No need to spend time getting to the face-to-face meeting;
  • Improves work-life balance.

 

Adventus Solutions offers Lifesize Cloud and several other solutions for video conferencing

Adventus Solutions has introduced the Lifesize Cloud conferencing tool, which allows a user to connect to a video call or meeting from almost any device. The solution focuses on security, making it more business-friendly than consumer video conferencing solutions such as Skype. To give businesses an even better video conferencing experience, Adventus Solutions also offers the Jabra Panacast video conferencing camera. Crucially, it is the world's first intelligent 180 ° Panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution. Barco Clickshare, on the other hand, is a novelty in offering wireless presentation and video conferencing technology that allows users to interact easily and naturally.

 

 

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