Video conferencing is nothing new. The technology has been around for decades and it has been evolving continuously over the years. On the one hand there is the traditional desk top specialist video conferencing solution with appropriate hardware and software that necessitated everyone in an organization to gather into a room to carry on a teleconference. Today, it is different as one can use smartphones to carry out a video conference from anywhere, at any time, using appropriate software.
Changing trends, evolving technologies
The way people work and interact has changed. It is not necessary for a company to have employees working in its office. It is about distributed workforce these days. Whether it is a single company with just one office or a multinational, they all have employees in different locations. Communications and interactions have become easier, speedy and better with the implementation of WebRTC into video conferencing solution development . Anyone using a computer, a laptop or a smartphone can simply use the browser to start and take part in a one to one or multi-person interaction. Viewing another person and carrying on a chat is good no doubt but there are limitations. This is where future technologies make it even better.
AR and VR revolutionize video conferencing
The future is AR and VR rolled into the video conferencing solution. Donning a headset and carrying on a conversation is a quite difference experience. One can turn one’s head this way or that and view the person with whom one is chatting. It is possible to display documents and presentations when AR/VR becomes part of the conferencing solution development. For workers spread out over various geographic locations this is a great way to interact. It is as if one is there in person. At the same time, improved codecs and implementations reduce bandwidth load while assuring seamless videos without breaks or jitters that were once the bane of video calls.
Ease of use, lots of features, Unified communications
Video conferencing that blends in the best of audio conferencing features such as authentication, participant name recording, DTMF, recording, scheduling, polling, notifications and rollcall features, to name just a few, make it even better at interactions between distributed workforces. The right video conferencing software includes all these features besides being scalable and user-friendly, a unified communication system. Distributed workers need not bother about complicated setup—this is handled in the backend. All they need to concern themselves with is to use their smartphone for video calls with head office personnel or with other workers in any part of the world.