The 2020 pandemic changed how we work and introduced many to remote working for the first time. And now that the panic has subsided, some workers are returning to the office while others are holding onto the freedom and flexibility afforded by remote working.
So, video conferencing has come of age, and meeting rooms have adapted to facilitate natural integration between on-site and remote workers. These are the five principal approaches to video conferencing:
- Personal Video conferencing — accessed through a plethora of smart devices, personal video conferencing solutions offer connectivity to workers wherever they are. All they need is an internet connection and a compatible smart device, and they can access HD video and audio with individual work colleagues or large teams. Great for remote workers who aren’t chained to a desk.
- Huddle Meetings — pioneered by collaboration platforms such as Slack, huddle meetings are on-the-fly video conferences that require little set-up and almost instantaneous connection. Great for quick impromptu virtual team meetings, interviews, and client consultations.
- Desktop video conferencing — suitable for offices large and small, desktop video conferencing brings the power of desktop computing to physical meeting rooms while providing access by remote workers and guest speakers. A great way to bring disparate teams together by negating the need for travel.
- 360 video conferencing — traditional round-table meetings made remote access expensive and challenging, but now businesses have the choice of incorporating remote workers or streaming one-way round-table sessions to the broader workforce. 360 video conferencing cameras provide the widest possible video angle, including everyone around the table rather than focusing on just the speaker.
- Service-based video conferencing — connecting service users with advisors for an authentic face-to-face experience. Exceeding traditional phone support, service-based video conferencing has been adopted by banks and utility companies around the globe.
Avocor’s interactive touchscreens offer access to a broad range of internal and external customers, helping keep everyone connected in high fidelity. And our GroupShare platform offers secure one-touch access to a massive range of video conferencing applications and collaboration tools.