Video conferencing can make life so much easier for you and your business, if you have the right tools. If you don’t have the right system in place, however, it can be frustrating, time consuming and expensive. Blue Jeans Multi-point video meetings are powered by cutting edge multi-point video conferencing tools, allowing you to connect with your clients whenever you want and wherever you are. If you’re thinking about using a video conferencing system for your business, here are some important tools that you shouldn’t be without.
Cloud Based Video Bridging
If you’ve tried multi-point video conferencing in the past, the chances are that you used a traditional hardware based video bridging system. These are based around a physical multi-point control unit (commonly called an MCU). There are obvious disadvantages to using MCU hardware. There’s the initial cost of buying the hardware, and maintenance and repair costs if anything goes wrong, as well as the logistical drawback of having the MCU nearby when you’re holding a video conference.
Blue Jeans multi-point video meetings free you from these problems and let you enjoy video conferencing freedom. That’s because they utilize a cloud-based system. You won’t have any hardware or software to worry about, and so you can reduce the burden on your IT team. Forget about maintenance contracts, and forget about having to wait for the hardware to fire up. When you hold Blue Jeans multi-point video meetings, you’ll be able to start the meeting straight away.
Traditional hardware based video bridging systems had limited scalability. The capacity that your system had was dependent upon how much you initially paid for it. Businesses grow, and so their video conferencing capability has to be able to grow as well. Under the traditional system, a business could be left with a white elephant that wasn’t robust or scalable enough to meet their current needs.
There is a better way. By offering dynamic scalability, your Blue Jeans multi-point video meetings can feature up to one hundred people at a time. There’s no fixed capacity limit, and you can have multiple meetings running at the same time. The virtual ports that are on our cloud-based system are compatible with any kind of connection, whether it’s HD video or PSTN audio.
There’s a growing number of video clients out there, and if your video conferencing system isn’t compatible with them then this can cause a major headache. People today are watching videos on their PCs, their laptops, their tablets and their cellphones. Each of these can have a number of different video enabling systems operating on it. That’s why interoperability is one of the most important aspects if your video bridging system, and it’s one where Blue Jeans rises to the challenge.
You can hold Blue Jeans multi-point video meetings with people using just about any device and any software. The Blue Jeans system is compatible with desktop systems, browser based systems, soft clients, hardware multi-point control units, Unified Communication Clients, Telepresence, H.323/SIP Room systems and many more. To put it simply, when you hold Blue Jeans multi-point video meetings you won’t have to worry about what the other attendees are going to be using.
Advances in mobile technology are having a huge impact on society, not least in the world of business. Processors are quicker and more powerful than ever, meaning that tablets and cellphones are now becoming real alternatives to desktop and laptop computers. Blue Jeans multi-point video meetings can be attended on any modern hand held device, because our system is optimized for mobile technology. It’s a future proof system, and means you won’t have to upgrade it when the next technological advance arrives.
Single Sign On Solutions
Using a video conferencing system should be as easy as walking into a room and talking to someone, and just as secure. Blue Jeans provide SSO (SAML) capability for all of their systems, whilst still providing outstanding interoperability. This means that you can rapidly access the system, and people can on-board Blue Jeans multi-point video meetings instantly.
The system is designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, and the interface is intuitive yet flexible. If you do need any assistance, however, our support team are easy to reach, and ready to help. They’re contactable every day, at any hour, and you can get in touch via telephone, email or an online portal. We won’t leave you stranded, whenever you need us.
When you’ve hosted your first Blue Jeans multi-point video meeting you’ll be amazed at how easy it is, and how much of an advantage it is over hardware based video bridging systems. With all the multi-point video conferencing tools you need, why settle for anything else? You can save up to 75% over the five year cost of running a hardware based MCU. The future’s looking brighter for businesses like yours.