Video conferencing allows people in different locations to communicate via video and audio. Modern teams are leveraging video conferencing, with its ability to capture non-verbal, visual cues to make communication more interactive.
Video conferencing solutions range from standalone video-cabable phones, to web cameras, to full-scale video conferencing applications. Video conferencing solutions are also available using dedicated cameras, control panels and video teleconference rooms.
Video conferencing has grown in popularity in recent years for a few reasons:
Video conferencing removes distance barriers and improves communications between people.
Video conferencing gives workers the flexibility to work from anywhere.
Video quality has improved with better video compression and faster networks.
The challenge with video conferencing solutions is that the hardware is still not intuitive to use. Starting a video conference often requires too many steps and results in a frustrating experience. Often, a technical expert is required to help.
In addition, traditional video conferencing systems are expensive to acquire, proprietary in nature, and may involve ongoing hardware maintenance and support costs.
Effective video conferencing solutions should be easy to use, easy to control, and attendees should be able to join video conferences from anywhere.
Amazon Chime is a modern, fully-managed communications service from AWS that delivers frustration-free video conferencing.
With Amazon Chime, you can join video conferences from an in-room video system, mobile phone, or your desktop, both inside and outside your organization.
Amazon Chime allows you to conduct video conferences with an HD video experience that makes meetings more engaging and productive.
Amazon Chime is a pay-as-you-go service.
There are no upfront investments, no minimum fees, you pay only for what you use, and you can cancel the service at any time.
You can increase or decrease the number of users at any time, without penalty.