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Conferencing Zone Week in Review: Telepresence, 4K & Business Benefits

May 28, 2016

This week in Conferencing news headlines we continue to hear about the benefits video conferencing can bring to the business setting – for companies of all sizes. We also heard about a new Telepresence robot that’s changing how journalism is done and got a special guest feature that looked at the future of 4K video.

Nirav Gandhi, Director of Product Development, StarTech.com submitted a guest feature, “4K: The Full Picture,” that talked about the huge advancement made in display technology over the last decade and how the latest 4K technology is the most life-like and vivid we’ve ever seen.

Along with the advancements comes the need to also improve software and deliver positive user experiences. That’s where the future of 4K lies.

For journalists, the future lies in robotics.  A report by TMCnet’s Steve Anderson this week looks at how video conferencing was used to help reporters do their jobs. The benefit in the newsroom is the ability to reduce the need to travel and the costs associated with it and instead using a robot that’s dispatched to cover the news.

In the business setting, video conferencing has brought benefits and some perks to IT departments. Not only are costs cut and better communications achieved but IT professionals armed with better video conferencing solutions can also better manage and assist users with their tools is also possible.

Small and medium sized businesses perhaps stand to benefit the greatest from having a quality video conferencing solution installed. This is because they can save money and still use the tools their bigger counterparts use to collaborate and do business without the large costs.

According to one report, 71 percent of SMEs in Singapore are looking to ways to improve productivity over the next year – and video conferencing will be part of the solution. Read more about it HERE.

That’s all for this week – be sure to check back for all the latest Conferencing news as it happens. Until next week…

Edited by Peter Bernstein