What is a Video Conference?

What is a video conference?

In current times, a lot of people are looking for methods in which they can get their message across the globe and people have been using phones and other technologies like video conferencing to disperse their information. Organizations have worked hard to adapt to the ever changing rate of technology and the emergence of video conferencing has helped many people to interact and exchange their views without the need of travel. It is face to face interaction purely online with minimal hardware and software requirements.

StreamGate will assist you in selecting the best video solution that will help tackle your business communication needs. This includes features such as talking back and forth over multiple sites and also the inclusion of sharing PowerPoint presentations within the broadcast. Below are the reasons as to why you need to consider a video conferencing solution at your next event;

  • Increased productivity through connecting different work teams together.
  • Enable employees to join together through their desktop or phone by the use of internet.
  • It is an environmentally friendly communication solution as there is no need to travel.
  • It speeds up decision making by being live in screen which provides great customer interaction

Live video conferencing

Live video conferencing is also known as point to point video conferencing. It is the newest way people are using to connect with each other. It makes it possible for more than two people to meet and interact despite the distance separating them. Live video conferencing reduces the cost of travelling that employees and clients have to do in order to interact with each other. It will take little time to interact through video conferencing as compared to when you have to travel between countries. You can get the connection link from the internet at a very small cost. This type of technology has been a proven and highly successful way in which many groups of people can meet and interact at an affordable cost. At StreamGate, we provide state of the art technology that has been used within live video conferencing systems for years with proven results.

Conference broadcast

Good communication is what brings clarity to many employees located in different areas around the globe and another way you can make a meeting live is to involve yourself in conference broadcasting.  Non verbal communication signals like gestures are supported in video conferencing and are not possible in other communication mediums.

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video conferencing web solutions

 

Video Conferencing – The benefits of our new interfaces

Video Conferencing – the Benefits of our New Interfaces

The most common way businesses conduct a live video conference between various departments or geographical locations is to head to some fancy meeting room. The room consists of expensive specialized software that has limited functionality and flexibility. For example, what if two or more departments need to make a conference call at the same time or if an employee is not in the office? The current way of creating virtual meetings doesn’t seem all that practical or particularly useful within the business world we work in today.

Features of StreamGate video conferencing interfaces

StreamGate have revolutionized the way businesses use live video conferencing, no longer shackling you to the meeting rooms. Some of our fantastic new features include:

Inviting colleagues via text message: The days are over when you must send an e-mail or setup up a meeting days in advance to ensure everyone at the office is prepped and ready to be at the conference room at a certain date. The StreamGate video conference interface allows users to invite anyone in their mobile address book to a meeting. They aren’t required to run back to the office and head to the meeting room, instead our video conferencing services allows clients to join the conference instantly from their mobile device or tablet computer.

In-browser conferencing: We understand that sometimes business computers don’t allow the downloading of extra software due to the security threats they can provide. Luckily for our clients, our video conferencing services includes a web-plugin that lets you take part in company meetings and discussions using only a web browser.

StreamGate combined with Outlook: StreamGate has configured its video conference interface so clients can organize a StreamGate meeting with a single click!

Public and private chat options: If you’re in a meeting with your customers or some prospect clients and need to send some data or web links, you can with our public and private chat options. You can opt to chat to each party independently, or to all members involved at once.

Share your screen: Perhaps you have created a several page presentation and want to share that with the rest of the people involved at your conference. Using our video conference interface any member can share their screen with the rest of the participants, and switch from one screen to another effortlessly.

2X extreme definition: With all the features StreamGate offers, don’t think that we have slipped up on our video quality. Our video conferencing supports full HD and dual-screen multipoint videos.

Is there nothing StreamGate can’t provide? Well that’s a good question, we have listened to the feedback from our clients and have come up with what we believe is the most efficient, practical, and affordable solution to the future of video conferencing. With a sparkling new video conference interface that lets you do almost everything but order a hot Starbucks coffee straight to your office. We believe it’s time to ditch the old time consuming way of holding video conferences, and join us in the 21st century with live stream conferences.

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Online Video Conferencing – the benefits of our new interfaces

The benefits of video conferencing

Video Conferencing – Benefits of Video conferencing

StreamGate video conferencing allows two or more locations to setup a live video conference with a crystal clear video stream, perfect audio, and allowing the exchange of data. Video conferencing provides businesses with a number of advantages that were not available to them before, but thanks to StreamGate who now offer a reliable, secure, and an affordable option. More and more businesses are starting to take advantage of what live video conferencing can do for them. These include:

Increasing work productivity

It’s not uncommon these days for an organization to have several offices around the world, with the majority of communication done using phone calls, e-mail, or an internal instant messaging service. Using these methods, it can sometimes be very difficult to get across your thoughts, especially if the topic is deep or complex.

A live video conference not only improves the communication between two or more parties, but increases the likelihood of both participants being more attentive and focused on the topics being discussed. With clearer communication comes better productivity, as individuals know exactly what they need to do.

Bringing employees of a business closer together

As mentioned, most commutations in a businesses are done via e-mail or phone calls, often members of a organization talk to each other on a daily basis without actually seeing one another. StreamGate video conferencing can allow employees or even the CEO of a company to setup a global company meeting with offices from across the globe. This feels more personal and makes employees feel apart of the team, compared to a generic e-mail response that would of been sent out on a huge mailing list, being ignored by many.

Video conferencing not only saves time, but money too!

Picture this, you’re on a live video conference call with one of the factory managers in China who’s showing you the latest prototype of your soon to be released product. Well with StreamGate video conferencing you’re no longer required to travel halfway across the world to discuss projects or waste valuable time travelling. Using our live video conference as the heading mentioned, will not only save you time, but money too!

You don’t require advanced computers to use StreamGate

StreamGate video conferencing doesn’t require you to buy the latest computers, servers, or a ultra-fast fibre optic internet connection. Our video conference works on all web browsers and most computers. It’s so simple that you can even have a video conference from your smartphone or table computer.

These are just a few of the many benefits that StreamGate video conferencing can provide for your business. Others include:

  • Allowing up to 6 different sites to connect to one call
  • Password protected video conferences
  • Conferences can be streamed live on the internet
  • Video, audio, and presentation broadcasting

With the countless benefits, added privacy, and a the lower costs compared to using alternative methods, StreamGate provides businesses with a efficient way to communicate better with it’s own organization, suppliers, and customers from all over the world, regardless of their location.

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online video conferencing web solutions

Any event can be streamed live or pre-recorded

Video Streaming – Any event can be streamed live or can be recorded

With the increasing need to share content with your colleagues, clients, share important videos, advertise and business updates, hosting content online is the perfect solution. This method allows easy access to your content so it can then be viewed by your audience whenever they feel like. With the help of these video streaming service providers, any event can be streamed live or be pre-recorded and viewed later either on a computer or any other supported device.

Advantages of video content hosting

Any time you host your videos with StreamGate, you can easily lead prospective customers to your site and let them interact through that platform rather than on YouTube. This will ultimately generate more revenue and increase traffic through your site.

Similarly, through video analytic services provided by StreamGate, you will easily get to know about the progress of your videos, their reception and their impact. You will get a summary of loads, plays, hours watched and the average viewer engagement.

If you have a sales video, video content hosting is the best way to ensure viewership and viewers are prompted with a “call to action” option after viewing the video.

Is video streaming hosting necessary?

Hosting of your videos via StreamGate is quite important since once they are uploaded, they are stored on servers and this makes them available for streaming anytime. StreamGate provides these videos to your viewers allowing a better viewing experience and ensuring content protection and allowing for real-time streaming.

Live video stream hosting

Anytime you wish to broadcast the event in real time, the best way to do this is via live video stream from StreamGate. We shall provide you with the services of our complete modules and robust platform which ensures deep customization of your content. With real-time video servers, you will be able to deliver high-quality streaming, engage with your audience via a crystal clear stream, experience quality monitoring, real-time analytics as well as on demand playbacks. StreamGate’s live stream platform can be utilized by most events that happen in real time.

You can use live video streaming to provide your viewers with a firsthand experience of these events, rather than leaving them to view replays and recorded data which is not as unique since they might already know how the event came to a conclusion. Think of a football match, your viewers would prefer to watch it in real time rather than watch a recorded video while they already know the results of the match.

Streamgate - Live Streaming Analytics

Streamgate – Live Streaming Analytics

 

Extend Your Reach With Live Streaming

Conferences everywhere are using Live Streaming as a means to reach those that aren’t geographically nearby and thus, connect with a wider audience. For example, last week at the Meetings & Events Australia National Conference in Darwin, even though Lauren was Live Streamingthe only member of the Forum Group Events team physically present to receive our National Awards for CSR and Education, the rest of our team were still able to enjoy the moment because of the Live Streaming.

Watching at home in Sydney, we still felt connected to the Association, the event and conference attendees, and we were able to compliment our industry colleagues on their speeches (without them knowing we were watching in our pyjamas)!

The weekend prior the TEDxSydney Conference utilised Live Streaming technology and had viewing parties from close as the Studio Theatre, underneath the main concert hall in the Opera House, to as far as Peru. In our increasingly global marketplace, we predict that within a few years Live Streaming will be the standard for all conferences wanting to have an internationally recognised brand.