Video Conferencing (or video conference) means to conduct a conference between two or more participants at different sites by using a computer or Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) network to transmit audio and video data.
For example, a point-to-point (two-person) video conferencing system works much like a video telephone. Each participant has a video camera, microphone, and speakers mounted on his or her computer. As the two participants speak to one another, their voices are carried over the network and delivered to the other’s speakers, and whatever images appear in front of the video camera appear in a window on the other participant’s monitor.
Multipoint Video Conferencing allows three or more participants to sit in a virtual conference room and communicate as if they were sitting right next to each other. Until the mid 90s, the hardware costs made Video Conferencing prohibitively expensive for most organizations, but that situation is changing rapidly. Many analysts believe that Video Conferencing will be one of the fastest-growing segments of the computer industry in the latter half of the decade.
HD Video Conferencing takes it to another level. Momentum offers several Video Conferencing platforms that allow you to hold video based conferences and three of those allow you to connect in HD across multiple platforms: iMeet VRC, Blue Jeans and Vidyo
First, introducing iMeet VRC (Video Room Connector).
iMeet VRC integrates into your room-based video conferencing system providing one easy-to-use solution for all your video, web and audio conferencing needs.
Superior Audio Quality for Your Video Meetings
Even the best video systems won’t work if you can’t hear the people you’re meeting with. iMeet is built on a global hybrid audio network, trusted by 75% of the Fortune 100™. So, you’ll have the best possible audio quality in every video conference.
Easy To Connect
Connect to iMeet from your conferencing system in a few simple steps via H.323 or SIP protocols.
Maximize Your Video Investment
iMeet works with your existing room-based systems so you can save money and get the most out of your investment.
iMeet connects the people in the video conference room with remote workers joining the meeting from laptops or mobile devices. No matter where you are or what device you’re using, you can easily collaborate with colleagues.
iMeet works with the most popular video conferencing systems, including Polycom, Tandberg, Lifesize, Cisco and more.
Second, introducing the Blue Jeans Network.
The developers at Blue Jeans believe video collaboration should be as flexible as your favorite pair of jeans. That’s why we bring all of the major hardware and software video platforms together with a uniform user experience for you, your partners, and your customers.
Have you ever been running late for a video meeting, wishing you could join without booting up your hardware or launching an application? Blue Jeans brings full HD video conferencing right to your web browser. You can easily launch an instant meeting from the browser you already have open or join one with only a few clicks.
Blue Jeans supports major browsers on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Sometimes it may not be possible to make it to the conference room or your desk for a video call. No worries, Blue Jeans turns your tablet or smartphone into a mobile video system. Join from wherever you are and don’t miss a beat. Blue Jeans offers both iOS and Android applications.
Room Systems (H.323 & SIP)
Room systems offer the ability for multiple people to attend a video meeting from a conference room.
While these systems made by vendors like Cisco, Polycom, and LifeSize are great for intracompany meetings, there are challenges connecting externally due to incompatibility and network constraints. Fortunately, you can use Blue Jeans to easily bridge these gaps and connect to customers and partners over video, regardless of what video platform they are using.
Blue Jeans interoperates with any H.323 or SIP room system.
Simply put, Blue Jeans enables Microsoft Lync to be a more effective collaboration tool. Standard Lync deployments don’t enable you to connect with room systems, or even Lync users at other companies. One-time federation to the Blue Jeans cloud is at all it takes to enable Lync for external use. Blue Jeans also plays the vital role of reducing bandwidth usage in Lync video meetings.
Other Software-Based Video Clients
With soft clients for laptops, tablets and smartphones, the ability to be face-to-face regardless of location is just a click away. That is unless, of course, you want to call someone on an incompatible system. Blue Jeans can fix this by connecting you from any platform to any other, whether it’s Microsoft Lync to web browser, or any other combination.
Blue Jeans supports the following 3rd-party clients:
- Cisco Jabber
- Polycom RealPresence
- LifeSize Softphone
- Avaya Scopia
Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) Audio
In the event you’d rather work from home in your PJs or take a meeting in the car on your way to work, we provide an audio bridge for you to dial in from your mobile or landline phone.
Many companies have H.323 and SIP conference room video systems and desire the ability to incorporate them into Hangouts meetings. If that’s you, the Blue Jeans for Hangouts product is a great fit. Separate from the flagship Blue Jeans service, it utilizes the cloud to extend face-to-face collaboration through Hangouts across the full range of business environments.
Third, introducing Vidyo.
Connect, unify and empower: Vidyo puts users in the picture and in control. Vidyo works the way you do. It runs on the devices you’re using now from smart phones to tablets, desktops to video room systems, bringing HD-quality video and content to every participant.
VidyoDesktop™ and VidyoDesktop VE (virtual edition) extends high-quality video conferencing to Windows, Mac and Linux computers, allowing users on these systems to participate at their office, from home, or on the road. With support encoding at resolutions up to full HD and dual-screen multipoint video, VidyoDesktop delivers a first-class conferencing experience to any workspace. VidyoDesktop VE extends high quality conferencing and collaboration to virtual desktop and thin client environments.
- Ultra HD 4k support to display rich content and multiple full HD participants
- Multiple user-selectable layouts for continuous presence, active speaker, and shared content
- Supported in Windows, Mac, Linux and select virtual desktop environments
- In-conference public and private text chat
- Share any app or desktop into the conference, and switch between multiple streams of shared content
- Far-end camera control of Vidyo and third-party group solutions
- Host conferences in your own virtual conference room with simple click-to-connect access for both administered users and guests
- Works on existing computers and laptops, no need for an expensive dedicated appliances
- See the details by popping shared content out to a separate window or second monitor
- No more commuting to the conference room