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How Telepresence Services Can Help You

With all the changes in technology today, it is now easier to reach out to people around the world without the cost and time constraints of travel. Instead, you can easily see and hear someone who is on the other side of the world in an instant with the help of a telepresence service. Learning when telepresence can save you time and money will allow you to choose if it is the right step to meet your needs.

Business Meetings

Whether you are meeting with an important client or it is a company meeting with employees in different locations, it isn't always easy to coordinate the meeting. If some of the meeting members are dispersed throughout the city or even around the globe, someone will have to spend the time and money traveling to another location. Holding the meeting with a telepresence service for those who are farther away can provide you with the chance to reach out without requiring the travel.

Online Education

More colleges are offering online options for people who want to attend school, from elementary school all the way up to college programs, even graduate schools. A telepresence service can help you set up online classes where the students attend virtually instead of coming into class. This can be a great way to provide students with the flexibility they desire without sacrificing the critical interactions between students and professors.

Business Conferences and Presentations

Similar to business meetings, conferences and presentations often used to mean travel for at least some of the attendees. This travel was often paid for or reimbursed by the business, leading to increased costs. In addition, those who had to travel missed time from work, which can lead to lower levels of productivity. When these employees are allowed to use a telepresence service to attend these conferences and presentations, it saves the business money, allows the employee to continue working before and after the event, and increases productivity.

A telepresence service can be a great way for you to reach out effortlessly to those you couldn't previously reach. Whether you wish to use this technology for business meetings, business conferences or online classes, it creates the ability for everyone to be right in the room, regardless of their actual location.

 

VidyoMobile: The Must-Have App for Your Mobile Workforce

"Connectivity is like oxygen for today's mobile workers. The improved ability to work anywhere as long as they are connected appears to be driving higher productivity. This reinforces the need for IT departments to provide services that ensure high quality, safe and affordable global connectivity for their employees," -- MarketWired.

The new mobility required of today's workforce demands new strategies for properly equipping those workers.

Picture the following scenario. Your primary client just offered you the largest contract your business has ever seen -- providing you can deliver his or her request quickly. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, and passing it up is unthinkable.

You've got the staff and the expertise to fulfill this request, but unfortunately, they're currently scattered across the globe. Perhaps your best IT folks are in the office, but half of your marketing department is at a leading industry conference in Mumbai, your Research and Development head is working from home, and your go-to employee from Accounting is on vacation.

Your key players all have different mobile devices, and you need them on a video conference call in an hour, or the deal disintegrates. What do you do?

Do you have a solution?

With the free VidyoMobile app installed on your workers' devices, you're all set. Whether Andriod or iOS based, VidyoMobile allows your scattered employees to digitally meet face to face at a moment's notice.

Because VidyoMobile can connect via Wifi, 3G, or 4G, your team can assemble despite the fact that they each may have to access wireless connectivity using different protocols. Your now quickly assembled team will enjoy the seamless integration with your Vidyo subscription services delivered by Batipi.

Don't let that once-in-a-lifetime contract elude you due to inability to quickly and efficiently assemble your team, regardless of their physical location or mobile device.

To get started using the VidyoMobile feature with your account, have users download the respective application for iOS and Android, from their mobile or tablet device.  Each user will require their account login details, such as, the portal url, along with the username and password.  Contact us for more detailed instructions.

VidyoGateway: Where Old Meets New

In the fast moving world of technology, it's a common problem: You've invested in a legacy telepresence system that still has plenty of life left. But you also want the benefits and efficiency of new video conferencing technology as well. That's where equipment such as the VidyoGateway comes in handy.

VidyoGateway enables your existing video conferencing system to integrate with Vidyo infrastructure, thus allowing you to continue to use the equipment that you've already purchased for as long as possible. VidyoGateway facilitates interoperability between legacy endpoints and also provides secure video, audio, signaling and content sharing with any Vidyo endpoint, including VidyoDesktop, VidyoRoom, VidyoMobile and Vidyo Panorama.

VidyoGateway offers a user experience that includes the ability to connect and control legacy endpoints and cameras, mute audio and select video privacy for participants, add additional legacy endpoints, and a customizable voice response feature. In addition, VidyoGateway makes administrative tasks easy, allowing for the real-time monitoring of resource utilization, built in security management and the creation of reusable profiles.

VidyoGateway is available as an appliance or via a virtual edition that features the same performance and capacity as the appliance. Up to 50 audio-only ports are available on the system and multiple VidyoGateways can be stacked to allow for more supported ports.

The world of technology moves fast. Batipi offers scalable cloud hosting, flexible price plans and cutting edge technology -- including the VidyoGateway feature -- to help you stay ahead. And with VidyoGateway, you can keep the equipment you've invested your money in as you go.  Contact us to learn more about using the Gateway service with your account.  It's as simple as placing a direct call!

 

Discover the Benefits of Telepresence Services

The business world has been changing rapidly, particularly with the increased use of the Internet. In the face of these changes, it is important for businesses to either adapt or be left behind, struggling to succeed. One of the areas in which business has changed drastically is the ability to use a telepresence services instead of being there in person. This technology can offer many benefits to businesses.

A Global Reach

The Internet has made reaching around the world more possible than it ever was in the past. The global economy has greatly shaped many businesses, allowing them to expand without spending a lot of money on travel and long distance phone calls. Today, any business can reach out to clients or business associates anywhere in the world.  Using a telepresence service will bridge the geographic divide and put you in the same room as your clients.

Greater Productivity

When employees need to stay home because they are ill, a child is ill or the weather is poor, they typically lose out on the ability to work. With telepresence services, though, these employees are often able to complete some of their work from the comforts of their own home. Instead of heading into the office despite an illness or the weather, employees can log into a video conference with the office to attend meetings and complete necessary work to increase their level of productivity.

Save Money and Time

In the past, many businesses would send employees to important business conferences and other meetings in other locations. Even when these events were in the same city, employees would use up valuable company time and resources driving to the location, attending the conference and driving back. Some events required more extensive travel over longer distances and greater time periods away from work. When people can attend these events via telepresence, it will save your company the cost of reimbursing their travel and the time employees would otherwise spend away from work.

A telepresence service offers many benefits to businesses and the employees who use it. If you haven't yet considered the use of video conferencing and other long-distance solutions, it is important to consider all the benefits to determine if this is a solution that will allow you and your employees to increase productivity, save money and resources and expand your reach. 

 

In times of an emergency, telepresence services are crucial

Telepresence acting as life saving tool for emergency response and preparation is something that many people do not think about. However, there are many ways that telepresence technology can ensure that emergency management agencies are as prepared and connected as they need to be.

Here are a few ways how using telepresence as a service can help in times of an emergency.

Interagency connection:

Emergencies often require the efforts of multiple agencies. These efforts can only happen smoothly when there is communication between the agencies. Vidyo's telepresence technology and cloud hosting by Batipi provides the ability for agencies to hold data sharing and information meetings regardless of where the participants of those meetings are.

Planning:

Planning for emergencies is crucial and sometimes it is important that experts in the field take a look at an agency's emergency plan or help with the development of one. Vidyo is an affordable option for bringing that expertise to you, whether you're five miles from the expert you're working with or hundreds of miles away. Save on the cost of travel expenses and lodging. Communicate with your expert where you are, and where they are.

Training:

Multiple agencies can participate in emergency response training via video collaboration services without the need for travel time and meeting costs. On-going training and certification is critical for emergy response personal; telepresence services make it much easier to deliver to your staff remotely.

Mobile applications:

Remote emergency coordination requires clear communication. Vidyo offers high quality conferencing through its mobile app for Android or iOS smartphones and tablets. This app allows emergency service providers in the field to communicate clearly and seamlessly with 2, 3 or more experts using the mobile devices they have on hand.

Contact us today to learn how we're helping prepare emergency response teams with life saving communication tools.

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