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Conferencing Week in Review: Uses Across the Spectrum

October 04, 2014

The uses of conferencing technology are ever-expanding as its benefits are many—and industries across the spectrum are realizing just how valuable this burgeoning technology is. Let’s take a look at the week that was in conferencing, it’s time for the week in review!

One group of people realizing the benefits of conferencing technology are the disabled. Blue Jeans Network added features to its video conferencing solutions to make it more disabled-friendly. Blue Jeans’ additions will aid those with blindness or low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity or any combination of the above.   

TMC’s Tara Seals reported this week on the increase in telecommuting in the United States and the integral role that conferencing plays in this trend.  In 2013, 3.3 million people in the United States considered home to be their workplace, and telecommuting has increased nearly 80 percent from 2005-2012.  This increase displays a clear need for real-time interaction for businesses and their teams.

Revolabs made the news with its announcement of a new phone offering.  The Revolabs FLX offers the benefit of a wireless remote dial pad, microphones and speaker that can all be detached from the base unit offering new freedom in where one chooses to place the base unit. The Revolabs FLX is compatible with all industry standard conferencing solutions and provides exceptional audio quality while also ending the need to shout across a conference room to be heard.

TMC’s Frank Griffin reported on the use of conferencing in healthcare.  The ability to use video conferencing for consultations eliminates the cost and headaches of travel, but can also aid in decreasing wait times for an appointment.  The Veteran’s Administration has already deployed conferencing technology, and due a growing shortage in healthcare workers Medicare will most likely have to follow suit.

Stay tuned to all the happenings in the conferencing right here, in the Conferencing Zone.  See you next week!