Video conferencing trends and history

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Every invention in technology begins with room for improvement, including the history of video conferencing. The first real Peer to Peer VC device was the Picture Phone presented by AT&T in the 1960s, however, this type of new technology was simply too expensive for the average customer to own. Because of this it meant that VC for the average business was put on the back burner until a more affordable technology could be found.

Through the years many different VC models have been introduced on to the business market, many of which have delivered poor quality in terms of the devices picture and audio, demonstrating there was yet more work to be done concerning VC to make it as high tech as it is today.

In 2005, Life Size Communications introduced the first HD (High Definition) Video Conferencing system. Since most main companies now offer HD it has become a standard feature.

Video conferencing and collaboration has come a long way in the last three decades, with the up-to-date versions allowing you to have online video communications from almost any locations around the world. Yet it’s not just businesses who have benefited from this step up in technology, we are also learning to use video more and more in our own personal lives as well through consumer products such as Skype and Facetime.

The impact of VC on business can be considerable and it’s a simpler and more affordable experience than ever. It enables you to engage with your colleagues, customers and suppliers in-person, without needing to leave your office, your desk or your home. If you’re always on the move then you can collaborate by video from your smartphone or tablet. Some Conferencing solutions are available on a price per use per month basis and provide high definition and secure video collaboration.

Whatever the size of your business, you know that communication and relationships with colleagues and customers is essential but you also want the whole process to be made as simple and as easy as possible. Well now it can be, just select the right Video Conferencing solution for your business and the rest is history!

To find out more about video conferencing and how it could work for you, please give us a call on 0800 50 533 50 and one of our team will be happy to help, or send us an enquiry online.  Alternatively you can download our telephone systems buyers’ guide as useful reference material or even run a quick quote to obtain a budget cost for a new telephone system in less than 60 seconds.

Tech Advance provide Video Conferencing Room Systems & Video Conferencing Cloud Rooms for businesses who want to stay ahead of their competitors and increase the productivity of their business.

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