The Beginner’s Guide to Video

Video solutions like Avaya Scopia make it simple for people to join a video conference from any device, including smartphones, personal laptops and tablets without complex licensing agreements or firewall issues. The cost of video collaboration is coming down, and user expectations, shaped by the ubiquity of consumer video conferencing tools like MS Skype and Apple Facetime, all contribute to rising demand for corporate video solutions.

Then there are the compelling use cases: Medical centers can extend expert care to patients in remote clinics through video-linked specialists. Financial services companies can provide personal, face-to-face service to more clients in more locations. Educational institutions can expand their classrooms to reach more students and to enrich the experience for those they teach.

One consequence of the rapid adoption of video collaboration technology is that many of the people who take part in the process of defining, evaluating, testing and rolling out video solutions are unfamiliar with many of key concepts and technologies. These included end-users who need to have a hand in defining how video will be used in the organization as well as technical staff who are new to video issues.

To help, Avaya has created a quick, interactive guide that provides an introduction to important video conferencing concepts for a non-technical audience.

The Guide includes:

  • ·       Bandwidth Bandits: A short introduction to bandwidth management.
  • ·       Compression: A quick visual introduction to the need for and technology involved in video compression.
  • ·       Building Bridges and Avoiding Technology Islands: An introduction to the concept of interoperability.

There’s much more, including a glossary that explains terms like Gateway, MCU, HD Video, and SVC.

You can access the guide here: The Beginner’s Guide to Video

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About Vic Levinson
Telecommunications and IT professional with over 20 years experience in Business Telecommunications. Specializing in voice over IP (VoIP) for business: hosted VoIP, business VoIP phone systems, SIP providers, carriers, T1's - the works. Founded Prime Telecommunications in 1993 and providing business communications solutions. Cloud Applications- everything from hosted network security, hosted Disaster Recovery, hosted printer management, data centers and colocation solutions for businesses.

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