The impact of video conferencing on business

The impact that video conferencing has upon the business world is enormous. Over the past 30 years, video conferencing has become a mainstay in companies of all sizes, as well as government agencies, healthcare organizations and educational institutions. Not only does it enable businesses and professionals from different locations – even the other side of the world – to have a meeting, they can do so with little notice.

It also saves a lot of time and money, which is invaluable to an economy – the time and money that would otherwise have been spent on travel can be invested elsewhere. Video conferencing also allows employees to work from home, saving commuting time and overheads from office space. It can also foster stronger relationships amongst colleagues and clients and increase productivity. Instead of endless e-mail chains, video conferencing allows colleagues to interact in real-time and capture the same feeling as if everyone is in the same room.

The Social Care Exchange can provide a quality virtual office that can be hired cheaply on a pay as you go basis. The latest video conferencing equipment is included in your room booking (selected rooms only) - with both wide angle and HD lenses available to use on multiscreen, this offers the best quality video conference technology for meetings.

For more information please get in touch at or 01522 246 454.

Webcam details:
LOGITECH Pro C920 Full HF Webcam

Applications: HD 720p video calling on most major IM applications and Logitech Vid HD
Video Resolution: Up to 1920 x 1080 pixels
Motionless Picture Resolution: Photo Capture: Up to 15 megapixels
Microphone: Yes
Mac/PC: Windows® XP (SP3 or higher)
Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
For HD 1080p video recording:
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
2 GB RAM or more
Hard drive space for recorded videos
USB 2.0 port (USB 3.0 ready)

Recommended requirements for full HD 1080p and 720p video calling:
1 Mbps upload/download for 720p
2 Mbps upload/download for 1080p
(Requirements for H.264 and MJPEG formats vary)
Skype certified: Yes
Skype compatible: Yes
Range/USB Cable: 6-foot cable, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (USB 3.0 ready)
Other: Tripod-ready base
H.264 video compression
Carl Zeiss® lens with 20-step autofocus
Built-in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction
Automatic low-light correction
Logitech Fluid Crystal™ Technology
1-click Facebook®, Twitter™ and YouTube™ HD upload (registration required)