Video conferencing enables employees to work faster and smarter and forges easier collaboration. Holding internal and external meetings through video conferencing has become an integral element of business communication as we know it today.
However, video conferencing can also provide meeting hosts, attendees and IT departments with a headache. Old school tech can lead to an embarrassing company image, ‘who’s using what’ difficulties caused when user’s systems are not compatible with each other, not to mention sound quality, picture quality and general ease of use. Starting your meeting without having to call IT for back up would make a nice change…right? Read on.
So in order to take this headache away from our clients (let’s face it this is what we excel at) Quad Vision has embarked on a journey and newly partnered with StarLeaf who offer a video conferencing system unlike any other.
After looking at the full array of options available, Quad Vision opted for StarLeaf. StarLeaf offers the most flexible and intuitive solution for clients requiring video conferencing collaboration in its many different forms, from small spaces to large auditoriums, on the move or at the desk.
Put Quad Vision and StarLeaf together and you’ve got a solid partnership that is best placed to offer a total integrated video conferencing solution for clients.
Or to put it another way ‘a VC system that does exactly what it says on the tin!’
Sanjay Saini Quad Vision’s MD says “we recognise that for our clients the most exciting benefit of this system is its compatibility. Through its App and Cloud Portfolio, StarLeaf interacts, seamlessly with a wide range of standards-based video conferencing solution such as Skype for Business, Polycom, Zoom and Blue Jeans. It’s also Microsoft Teams compatible. Meaning, that no matter which system your meeting attendees are using, they can join in the video conference without any fuss or complication.”
With a clever standalone ‘black box’ device (codec) in the meeting room, use of a laptop or PC is not needed to connect to meeting attendees. The codec device is pre-programmed with your contacts who can then be accessed via the connected touchscreen interface. Laptops for presenting/sharing are easily connected to the codec via html cable. The benefit of employing the codec system is that every meeting room scenario will be ‘ready to go’ for hosts and attendees, IT can stand down and you can get on with your meeting as you planned it.
Furthermore, the StarLeaf system is offered to customers on a one-off licence/fair use basis. Meaning that individual user licenses are not required. The system is specified and priced for your entire organisation.
StarLeaf offers a wide range of benefits, not least:
- Scales video to everyone
- Invite anyone on any video system to join your meeting
- Use your existing video endpoints
- Straightforward to use
- Hold 1-1 meetings or go large
- No on-premise infrastructure
- 24/7 customer support
- Click-to-call browser based dialling
- Add-ins for Microsoft Outlook Office 365 and Exchange server and an extension for Google Chrome
“StarLeaf enables seamless collaboration through intelligently engineered, reliable meeting room systems, superior video conferencing, and secure messaging. Designed and engineered by StarLeaf, the experience is intuitive and feature-rich, allowing total interoperability across all devices. StarLeaf brings future-proof communications to the enterprise, with a 99.999% uptime guarantee, robust security, ISO/IEC 27001 certification, and data jurisdiction control.” [www.starleaf.com]
Whatever your requirement for a video conferencing solution, StarLeaf offers unparalleled compatibility with other video call services, enabling your organisation to connect with the widest possible audience, seamlessly and without complication.
As a StarLeaf preferred partner, Quad Vision now offers a complete video conferencing solution, integrating both the hardware and software, support and service into one attractive package for our customers. Contact us if we can help firstname.lastname@example.org
Remote working and video conferencing
StarLeaf’s recent blog talks about the use of its video conferencing solution as a means to keep businesses operating, at least to some degree, during the current outbreak of Coronavirus. We’ve included the blog here, as it contains some useful information if you’re considering embarking on remote working for the first time and would benefit from some guidance and support.
“Doctors and medical professionals are warning that public transport could become a “hotbed” for coronavirus disease, official name COVID-19. As fear and uncertainty lingers, more organisations are starting to consider the effect on their working practices.
Remote working is a way to reduce the risk of daily commuters falling ill with coronavirus and is already being adopted as a solution in business hubs, such as Silicon Valley. The merits of remote working are well understood, but the seriousness of COVID-19 means it could be a key tool for businesses to ensure employee safety.
William MacDonald, Chief Strategy Officer at StarLeaf says: “Many organisations already have the systems and processes in place to support remote working. But as the seriousness of the health crisis rises, remote working is something that every company is going to have to consider now, even if they previously haven’t.
“Organisations will firstly need to establish their remote working policy, outlining what is expected when working outside the office. Depending on your culture, it might go into detail about all aspects of remote work, including expectations of working hours, legal rights, and privacy/security requirements.”
“To ensure employees can carry out their jobs to the best of their abilities, the right collaboration tools need to be in place. Emails and voice calls are no longer the best way to communicate and can easily eat into an employee’s working time, damaging an organisation’s productivity. It is critical for organisations to have an effective video conferencing solution in place, for instant collaboration and content sharing.”
Previous research undertaken by StarLeaf reveals 90 per cent of organisations experience some sort of challenge when trying to share their screen via a video meeting. We also know a third of organisations have difficulties when trying to start a video call due to poor audio. An intuitive cloud-based video conferencing solution will provide the capabilities and features people need to communicate easily, reliably and securely. With StarLeaf it’s free for users to get started with enterprise video conferencing that’s simple, reliable and secure.
Unfortunately, the situation surrounding coronavirus remains critical and doesn’t show signs of easing. Organisations which have traditionally not offered remote working are going to have to rethink their approach, to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum. They will need the right policies and processes, underpinned by the right technology.” [source: https://www.starleaf.com/resources/news-and-blog/]