Did Google Miss the Mark with their Chromebox Room System?

Google recently announced their Google Chromebox, a low-end room system starting below $1,000. It is well packaged with a small codec, camera and mic/speaker. Google wasn’t the first to announce a product like this. Logitec announced one a few weeks prior. Cisco announced their low-end room system just last week and they probably won’t be the last to do so. Does Google and other small room systems providers think these low-end room systems will become ubiquitous?

Is Lync 2010 compatible with other video systems?

It all seems very simple. You have a web camera on your computer and a video button inside your Lync app. Shouldn’t it just work? Shouldn’t you just be able to make a video call to a Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize or Vidyo system? But Microsoft Lync2010 doesn’t support video calling to other video systems and what does this mean for a user? There are options for what a user can to do to make Lync2010 support video conferencing.

Skype for Business – A Unified Communications Tool?

Skype is used for a lot more than video. In fact it really started out and is still primarily used for voice calls. Skype offers a full Unified Communication (UC) technology stack, which is pretty powerful, but not as “industrial” as some enterprise UC technology offerings from say, Cisco or Microsoft.

Conference Room Audio Visual Solutions are an Integral Part of a Well Executed UC&C Platform

The same best practices to implement UC&C holds true with audio visual room systems. Meeting rooms and spaces require a clear definition of what collaborative technology is required in the room to support four different conferencing technologies. But they need to support those technologies in relation to the UC platform deployed.

Pros and Cons of Using Skype for Business Video Conferencing Calls

Why spend money on a videoconferencing solutions when Skype is free? Here are 6 reasons Skype may not be the right solution for your business video conferencing needs