The ability to collaborate via video with distant parties is increasingly a requirement for a meeting space. Successful video collaboration avoids the cost of travel and all the associated costs that go along with it like accommodation and time lost in transit. Video equipped rooms also enable geographically dispersed teams to meet more often because getting together becomes so easy.
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The experiences delivered by video collaboration spaces vary greatly, however, and it is necessary to ensure a positive experience if you want the concept to succeed. You therefore don’t just want any video collaboration space. What you actually need is a good one.
Essentially the closer you can get to the experience of a face to face meeting the better. This means aspects like facial expression, eyelines, audio quality and human interaction all count as benchmarks.
Translated to technical requirements, this means that camera capture and playback need to suit the purpose, as do audio capture and playback. If the collaboration is between two meeting rooms, the cameras at each end ideally need to be able to capture participant facial expression in detail, either through pan tilt zoom manipulation, or by automated vision switching as used by high end VC systems. Irrespective of what video collaboration platform you might choose, you need a hardware system that works and is easily comprehended by end users. The Ci Group makes this outcome a reality.