With the recent foiled terror plot, travel has become even more difficult. Airlines have now requested travelers show up 1 1/2 hour ahead of time. What this means is the cost of doing business has just gone up
(PRWEB) August 21, 2006
Ricardo Trinidad, President of Telcom & Data, Inc., says that businesses investing in conference call and video conferencing technology may avoid decreased productivity due to heightened security at airports.
“With the recent foiled terror plot, travel has become even more difficult. Airlines have now requested travelers show up 1 1/2 hour ahead of time. What this means is the cost of doing business has just gone up,” Trinidad says. “Sending an employee or contractor on a trip that has longer security check-in time equals less productivity. More time is being spent waiting at airports, and the time to take a trip will continue to rise.”
Trinidad continues: “There is so much affordable technology in areas of teleconferencing or audio, web and video conferencing. The quality is very good and the prices of these technologies have come way down. It is vastly less expensive to conduct a real time conference using any of these technologies then to send someone on a trip.”
According to Trinidad, the simplest and most affordable collaboration tools are audio conferencing bridges, which can support from 6 to 960 conference attendees. Audio conference bridges can connect to an existing phone system and utilize existing phone lines. It allows for increased efficiency and productivity in the business forum because it saves time and money, allowing dispersed members of an organization to hold meetings from any number of points around the world at the click of a button. Audio conference bridges can be both reservation based and reservation less.
Other types of conferencing include Web, which allows participants to share presentations, documents, videos and multimedia applications. Other benefits include saving money on the costs associated with video conferencing high bandwidth demand, meeting whenever from wherever (as long as you have a PC/laptop) and the ability to demonstrate how products work and view other connected users' desktop.
Video conferencing has also come down in price and IP based systems have surpassed more expensive ISDN type systems. Video conferencing can be point to point or multi point conferences with hundreds of conference participants. For the most part, videoconferencing takes place across the Internet, from PC to PC. This is what is referred to as desktop video conferencing. There is a wide range of video cameras and corresponding software that is installed onto your PC containing codecs designed to compress the transmitted/received signals. The camera itself generally requires a USB port through which to connect to the PC. Desktop videoconferencing hardware components include camera, Laptop or PC and Software.
“Web conferencing, video conferencing and conference call technology will never replace face to face human communication,” Trinidad says, “but utilizing this technology smartly and effectively will increase your business productivity and return a higher ROI (return on investment).”
For more information about conference call and video conferencing technology, please visit http://www.conference-bridge.net.
Ricardo Trinidad, President
Phone: 800-335-0229 x152
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