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Full Article: Reveals the Top 4 Important Ways IP Video Conferencing VoIP Service Improves Business Meetings

March 15, 2013 | Telepresence Options

(PRWEB) March 15, 2013 Video conferencing isn't a thing of the future anymore. announces the best ways that IP video conferencing improves business meetings to become more fun, more effective, and more inclusive.

Not too long ago, a feature like video calling seemed like a technology of the future. Today, thanks to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, video calling is reality.

The most common form of IP video conferencing is the PC-to-PC call. All the user needs is a webcam, a built in microphone or microphone attachment, and the requisite software, and they can make video calls using their computer. In recent years, companies have introduced mobile apps that support IP video conferencing on a smartphone or tablet.

Many people are familiar with free video calling apps like Skype, but most free providers actually charge fees for video calls that include more than just a few participants. According to VoIP expert Rachel Greenberg, most business VoIP providers, on the other hand, offer IP video conferencing that can handle large numbers of participants, into the hundreds even.

A feature like IP video conferencing allows a business to include all of their remote employees in a meeting. In fact, IP video conferencing can give remote employees an experience that is comparable to actually sitting in a conference room. To explain how, My VoIP Provider has revealed 3 important ways IP video conferencing improves business meetings.

1.) IP video conferencing includes all employees in a meeting.

IP video conferencing is great for a business with telecommuting employees or employees who travel a lot. IP video conferencing lets employees participate in a meeting, even if they aren't actually in the conference room.

They can hear, and more importantly see, everything that happens during the meeting. That means remote employees and clients don't need to plan a trip to the same location every time there is a meeting. In the long run, this can save the business a lot of money.

2.) A business can outfit a conference room specifically for IP video conferencing.

A business can use devices purpose-built for IP video conferencing to create a unique virtual conference room. With ceiling microphones, the business can capture audio from any area in the room. That way, it doesn't matter who is speaking, as every employee on the call will be able to hear them.

The business can also use an IP video conferencing display, so anyone in the conference room can see and hear everyone. In most cases, these displays are medium to large-sized TV screens that will give any conference a very polished and professional appearance.

3.) Almost any Internet-connected device can be used for IP video conferencing.

For remote employees and clients, calling into a conference is as simple as turning on an Internet device and downloading the conference software.

Many providers offer a piece of software called a softphone application, which lets employees participate in video calls. There are also IP phones available that are pre-built to support IP video conferencing. These are basically business phones with an added screen, camera, and speaker.

4.) Multiple cameras will help remote employees get all the details they need.

IP video conferencing hardware can also help an employee better interact with the business meeting. While the single camera setup works well for smaller meetings, a business might want to outfit their conference room with multiple webcams. With multiple webcams, an employee can not only view the speaker, but also any visual aids as well.

For example, a business can have camera A focused on the person speaking and camera B on a white board, and the employee can switch between them as necessary. This is much better than having one single camera where some information might be obscured.

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