The other category of video communications is enterprise video conferencing and Telepresence, generally represented by Telepresence rooms and large capital IT infrastructure for dedicated video conferencing equipment. Such systems are generally positioned for mid to large enterprises with not insignificant capital outlay and IT staff.
Both these types of video communications offer tremendous value based on their characteristics but there is an unfilled chasm between them.
There is a broad category of business users underserved with video conferencing solutions that offer the security, reliability and quality that they need. These business users can be small businesses as well as small and remote offices of larger businesses. Additionally, the business users extend to the ‘edge of the enterprise’ – every desktop user within an enterprise that can benefit from video communications.
Such applications also need an ease of access and deployment available at an affordable price. Enterprise grade security and reliability is essential and these combined features make such solutions distinct from the two available categories listed earlier.
Video communications qualifying for this middle tier is possible today and can be available to every desktop in the enterprise – i.e., beyond the executive suite and Telepresence conference rooms – as well as within the reach of small businesses.
The underlying premise of such a transformation is the relatively recent emergence of software-as-a-service (SaaS) based platforms and cloud based computing. High Speed Video has pioneered the use of such technologies for video conferencing and Telepresence, thereby creating a solution in the middle of video chat and hardware based Telepresence room and video conferencing systems.
The full whitepaper (by Jim Cantalini, President of High Speed Video) is an informative read for organizations debating the merits of video conferencing, and can be viewed and/or downloaded here. This whitepaper details the current situation for video conferencing, the economic basis for video conferencing, personal and professional video conferencing, a discussion on current solutions, and some industry use cases.