Video Conferencing Software Reviews
Thanks to everyone who came out to see VSee telemedicine video conferencing solutions at this year’s ATA 2014 expo. We had a great exhibition with an overwhelming show of interest in our eVisit products for online video doctor visits. Our only disappointment was that our favorite video conferencing competitor, (which also provides great quality video), decided to change booths at the last minute from their original booth space #2414 right next to ours to #3413 way out yonder on the ATA show floor wilderness. We were looking forward to our usual friendly rivalry at this year’s ATA exhibition, but I guess they were feeling shy – oh well, maybe next year
Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize, Vidyo vs. VSee
Other than Vidyo, the usual suspects were also out on the ATA show floor strutting their stuff —, . Since we get quite a few questions about what makes VSee telemedicine video different from these other guys, I thought it might be a good time to give a bird’s eye view of the differences.
Polycom, Cisco, and LifeSize provide legacy video conferencing systems (a.k.a. traditional video conferencing systems). This requires purchasing expensive hardware. It also requires dedicated infrastructure which is complicated to set up and expensive to maintain. Both of these make expanding telemedicine endpoints pricey and difficult. The good thing about such systems is because video is running on the system’s dedicated hardware you can expect standardized video and audio quality.
Vidyo is a little different from Polycom, Cisco, and LifeSize in that it’s a software solution, so it’s cheaper because you’re not required to purchase as much fancy hardware equipment. However, it still requires dedicated infrastructure which translates into expensive servers to maintain and extra servers to purchase when you want to scale up.
For a more detailed discussion of Legacy video conferencing systems check out this discussion with expert Rich Griffin or this post on room-based video conferencing systems.See also:
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Who could share their experience? Video Conferencing
Each office must have an hardware videoconference Unit, they are costly because of the camera.
some thig like this, i have delt with polycom the are good.
they have better camera which can capture the whole board room.
then these devices are integrated to the TCP/IP.
once they are done. mobile users can stream the video using net meeting.
>>>allow individuals to enter the video conferences from the mobile PCs via webcam.
I guess these users only view the main conference, i mean 1 way.